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  1. Add Center Across Selection to the Merge & Center Drop-down

    Do you hate Merged Cells? Do you believe Merged Cells are evil? Do you curse every time your selection rectangle goes from one column to five columns just because you touched a merged cell? Do you constantly get workbooks from co-workers who continue to merge cells? Tired of not being able to Sort or Paste because someone merged a cell?

    Excel encourages people to use Merge & Center by offering it front-and-center on the Home tab. Thus, few people discover the (superior) Center Across Selection option on the Alignment tab of the Format Cells dialog.

    Currently, the Merge & Center…

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    • Add a warning when values Get Truncated and replaced with Zeros greater than 15 Char in length

      I find it sneaky and arbitrary that values get replaced with Zeros if they exceed 15 characters in length. If there was a comment inserted into the cell that zeros were used instead of using all the digits. While this may or may not result in significant digits, it should at least give us a warning in the cell.

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      • Problem with conditional formatting in pivot table (with more than 1270 rows). Excel 2013/2016

        After adding conditional formatting to the pivot table with the format "format all cells based on their values", it works until the table is expanded to more than 1270 rows.
        This problem occurs when the values are in rows, if the values in the columns, it works.

        Example when it works: https://prnt.sc/hcv0u0
        Example when it doesn't work: https://prnt.sc/hcv1jt

        The problem was tested in Excel 2013/2016.

        3 votes
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        • Remove The Conditional Formatting But Keep The Format

          Please give us an option to remove the conditional formatting but keep the format.

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          • LINE/BORDER WEIGHT CUSTOMIZABLE

            I do like if Excel can make line weight, especially for table border customizable. it is important because sometime file that is in word, have thinner weight compared in excel, so i cannot make table exactly in word in excel. even i have use the latest version of excel 2013. it will help other user as well because as your side know that excel were used widely and customizable format may be the biggest solution especially for heavy user like me. i do hope your site cooperation in advanced

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            • Paste special borders only

              When pasting formats it messes the other formats such as dates, percetage etc.
              I just want to paste borders and/or cell fill wothout it affect the data.

              2 votes
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              • Add another fill option.

                There could be two paint bucket icons so you could choose 2 different fill colors. That way when you are color coding data, you can easily use 2 colors instead of having to drop down and select a new color each time.

                13 votes
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                • I would like to have a big button to turn Conditional Formatting On or Off

                  I work a lot with mutli-sheet workbooks that have a lot of conditional formatting that is very useful, but does slow down calculation and lots of crashes. I would like the option to temporarily turn Conditional Formatting off or on, either for the whole workbook, or individual sheets, so that one can work for a while without the danger of crashes, without the formatting - BUT have it saved so that one can return to it later when needed, just by switching the button back on.

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                  • Be able to embed an OpenType font in workbook/exported PDF

                    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/908475/you-cannot-embed-an-adobe-opentype-font-in-a-document-in-an-office-pro

                    Word and Powerpoint already allow this. Need the ability to have the "ExportAsFixedFormat" embed a font when a PDF is produced

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                    • Conditional Formatting - make it non-volatile

                      It would be nice if CF was not volatile.

                      Perhaps a manual "Refresh now" option.
                      Or refresh when leaving page, or saving the file, etc.

                      2 votes
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                      • Add a bold and underline function that can be used in formulas

                        I could really use a function for bold and underline that can be used in an excel formula. I have a lot of formulas that creates a report from other tabs and it would really help to make certain things stand out. From looking on line, there are other people also looking for this. The function would look something like this:
                        =IF(A18<>"",IF(VLOOKUP($A18,LLlist,5,FALSE)="","",BOLDON&"OWNER: "&BOLDOFF&VLOOKUP($A18,LLlist,5,FALSE))&....

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                        • Copying from tab to tab within Spreadsheet

                          Once a print range, margins, headers, footers, etc are set in a worksheet, it would be great if those would copy over with the file when the entire worksheet is copied to another tab in same spreadsheet. I click on upper box next to row 1 and col A to highlight the entire sheet, when that is done, copy print information to other worksheet/tab.

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                          • You need a keyboard short cut for superscript in excel

                            You need a keyboard short cut for superscript in excel

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                            • text as date

                              I'm sure this is here somewhere but I can't find it. When I input something like 3/88, Excel automatically converts this to a date, in this case Mar-88. Please add a feature where I can turn off automatic conversions like this.

                              10 votes
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                              • "Format Cells/Date" much much much needed change

                                Under Format Cells/Date. the date format "14-Mar-12" and "14-Mar-12" should use a day in single digits for the example as in the 9th or 8th. This way user can see the leading zero ex "9-Mar-12" and 09-Mar-12" New users continually mess up date formats because they don't know which one is which. We like to use the 2nd one that gives a leading zero. In fact, all the date examples should use a single digit example and the year should reflect at the very least the version of Office in use as in 2016 instead of 2012 because I am…

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                                • Add a new column format "Summary" which does not expand col or row

                                  A lot of times I have data in multiple columns which I need to filter, sort, etc. to derive meaningful information. Occasionally each row also has a "Details" or "Remarks" column which I need to look at to get more details on the row. This columns typically has a lot of text and ends up expanding the row height messing up the "summary view" I am looking for. A way to format these cells as "Summary" cells with complete text shown on cell click which can be hidden again by clicking anywhere on the expanded text will be very useful.…

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                                  • Excel 2016 should recognize dates after 2029 in XX format

                                    Hi,

                                    Excel 2016 has a problem. It does not recognizes dates post 2029 in the XX format. You HAVE TO type the full year as for example: 2031. If I just type 31; it thinks 1931. I went into the Windows Date settings to change this formatting options but this is not reflected into Excel 2016.
                                    Please note that when I use Excel 2010 I do not face this problem.
                                    This is a real pain ********** as all my previous work on Excel 2010 was based on XX format.
                                    Thanks Microsoft. I hope I did not buy a new Windows…

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                                    • Changes to colors in Format as Table

                                      The recent update to 1705 removed several of the prior colors that I've been using for YEARS in the Format as Table. Please bring back the original colors & expand on that instead of getting rid of the colors.

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                                      • The ability to assign color coding with a hotkey.

                                        I use the Styles panel a lot to quickly assign formats to cells, but it would be nice if I didn't have to reach for the mouse each time I want to use the same few styles on cells.

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                                        • When borders are added to the Excel cells (which is done most of the time), the green highlighting is almost invisible. This cursor indicati

                                          When borders are added to the Excel cells (which is done most of the time), the green highlighting is almost invisible. This cursor indication should be thicker when there is a border. Otherwise it is very difficult to find the cells in case of search etc.

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