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  1. Bring back Edit Comments (Legacy) to the Right-Click Menu

    The new Threaded Comments that appeared in Build 1809 are awesome for 99% of the people. But for the Commenting Gurus - anyone who has ever taken the time to build help systems by resizing, re-coloring, re-shaping and using Show All Comments, we are going to see our comments get destroyed by well-meaning co-workers.

    Yes, all of the legacy icons are available for adding back to the Ribbon, but we the comment gurus can not trust our co-workers and managers to take the time to add these.

    My request: If Excel detects any comment in the workbook that is a…

    104 votes
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    • Number format thousand separator and no decimals

      Every time (many days a year) I train people in Excel, someone ask why there is no button or shortcut to obtain a number format with "thousand separator and no decimals". At least - in northern Europe - this is the most common used number format. If "button-solution" not possible for Microsoft in order to have common buttons world-wide, at least a shortcut for this has been much appreciated. (Note that the current button for thousand separator and two decimals could not be used, though the alignment in that format are not disired/good and two decimals used).
      Today I teach…

      362 votes
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      • Add number format for thousandth (K$) or millions (M$)

        Could you please add the number format K for thousandth and M for millions (like 5.8 K instead of 5812)
        It would be very helpful.
        Thanks

        15 votes
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        • Shortcut for paste as values

          90% of the time I want to past as values, so as to keep the formatting consistent in the location I am pasting. Rather than having to right click then select "paste as values" it would be good to have a shortcut to be able to do this instead.

          32 votes
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          • New format cell date option: YYYY-MM-DD - facilitates chronological sorting

            New format cell date option: YYYY-MM-DD - facilitates chronological sorting

            3 votes
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            • Bring back Terminal font, plus a font with greater character differentiation

              Terminal font had two main strengths:
              1) It differentiated between zeros and capital "o" 's, between capital "i" and lower case "L", and other similar characters. This is essential when viewing passwords and other data. We need it back.
              2) It was monospace

              An improved version of Terminal font would include differentiating between numbers, letters and special characters by color. Within a single cell, we could easily identify the numbers, letters and special characters by their color. Would be useful in certain situations, such as passwords and other uses in which exact data is crucial.

              2 votes
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              • Phone number formatting

                It would be great to adjust phone number format presets to international standards. Eg. for Czech Republic (prefix +420)

                +420 123 456 789 +# ##0

                or even incl. the prefix: "+420" # ##0

                2 votes
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                • Setting allowing to NOT automatically create hyperlinks when entering a string with '@', ot http://...

                  Setting allowing to NOT automatically create hyperlink when entering a string with '@', or http://, etc.
                  As this can be extremely annoying (see multiple posts on the subject).
                  Should I finally wish an hyperlink, I'll do it...

                  2 votes
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                  • Please add Change Case facility as provided in MS Word

                    Please add Change Case facility as provided in MS Word as it is very cumbersome to apply formulas to do the same

                    3 votes
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                    • I need a cut/past option to paste as formatted rather than having to use =Text in each cell. For use with Word w/o DDE

                      Provide cut/paste option to paste as formatted rather than value as DDE no longer works with Word Mail/Merge and OLE doesn't keep formatting from Excel.

                      1 vote
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                      • Decimal separator

                        Generate a new option. The decimal separator is default set to: Use system separators. I Work with both point and comma. It will be a great help, if it is a file option. Let the file decide the decimal separator. Then both systems will work without any settings.

                        2 votes
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                        • drag to fill shouldn't copy cell format by default

                          One of my biggest frustrations with excel is when dragging a cell to fill a number of other cells it always pulls the formatting with it an breaks the formatting I have done on purpose. I am aware that there are ways to do this, but not as a default. I work in a shared excel sheet and most people don't think to use the shortcut and I have to keep fixing the formatting. Please add the ability to set the default to not copy formatting.

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                          • When typing info in a row, automatically go to the next row without having to manually select the next row

                            When typing info in a row, automatically go to the next row without having to manually select the next row

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                            • When using Text to Columns function Excel doesnt keep exact formatting

                              Hi, I have a Sentence in a cell which has parts written in normal text and other words written in Italics. If I use text to columns to separate part of the cell then the new cell writes all of the text in normal eliminating the Italics.... Is there a way I can use this function and keep the exact formatting?

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                              • the date format does not work in excel

                                fix excel date format - also should accommodate other country's format - it once did

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                                  • Merge & Center "Total"

                                    Look at my idea for Office 2019; when using Merge & Center command, it is centralized horizontally but not vertically. To do it vertically, you would need to click on the Middle Align command and then the phrase is FULLY Centralized. I suggest the following: Either the vertical option is added to the Merge & Center command, or a new option is created. Attached you can verify the image so they can understand it. If you accept this recommendation, you must add my information to the credits. I'm at tour disposal. Thank you very much.!

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                                    • I use a lot of UPC barcodes for my business and I would like to have that option for formatting the cells for this number type

                                      I use a lot of UPC barcodes for my business and I would like to have that option for formatting the cells for this number type.
                                      Currently I have to use custom number type with 000000000000 to get the output I need.

                                      2 votes
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                                      • To be able to change the colour when using the TEXT function.

                                        I can change the colour when creating custom formats, but when using the TEXT function the colour element does not work.

                                        This would allow parts of a formula to be formatted differently when cells are concatenated together.

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Error in Excel Border Shortcut Icon – Giving Thin Lines Weight Instead of Thick LInes

                                          Error in Excel Border Shortcut Icon – Giving Thin Lines Weight Instead of Thick LInes

                                          Dear Microsoft Support Team,

                                          Your support team suggested I contact you. I have Office 365 Home. When I work in Excel, either on my desktop or on Excel Online, the Border icon functions offer an option to place a bold (thick) border at the top and a bold (thick) border at the bottom of the cell. There is also an option to box in a cell (or range of cells) with a bold (thick) border, but that’s not what I mean. There is another option…

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