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  1. Pick color in Excel Like at Powerpoint

    In Powerpoint there is a color picker tool to bring custom colors to the pallete.

    Many times we need to do it using PowerPoint to get the RGB combination to be used in Excel.

    Could you replicate this color picker into Excel in the same way it exists in PowerPoint?

    Portuguese:

    Conta-gotas PowerPoint

    No Powerpoint existe uma ferramenta para pegar as cores e retornar para a paleta, o conta-gotas.

    Vocês podem fazer o mesmo no Excel?

    Porque muitas vezes nós precisamos fazer isso usando o PowerPoint para pegar o RGB e colocar no Excel.

    1,142 votes

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  2. "Dax Formatter" Nativo no Power Pivot (Excel & Power BI)

    Um sugestão seria ter um botão na "Caixa de Diálogo"
    Medidas no Power Pivot (Excel) para "identar" as funções DAX digitadas, como mostra o anexo.

    33 votes

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  3. Excel subcells (unlimited formatting possibilities)

    Spreadsheets needs a radical improvement, no spreadsheets at the moment allows subcolumns creating subcells. This would improve the formatting dramatically. We should not have just letters, A, B, C, D... we should be able to divide these columns (letters) in subcolumns and subcells A, A1, A2... but...
    How these spreadsheets would be read? Easy.
    As they are right now (classic style).No subcolumn, no subcell, Column A, Row 2: Read: A2
    Advanced style (subcolumn and subcells), subcolumn A1 Row 2: Read A1#2
    Just columns could be divided with subcolumns, this generates a subcell (comprised with the subcolumn and the row)
    Rows…

    4 votes

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  4. Let add setting to switch gridlines on/off

    Now we can do that for current worksheet only. These days it's quite desirable to have an option to keep greedlines off on permanent basis for each new workbook. That could be done using template or by changing/adding registry key https://www.quora.com/What-are-some-ways-of-removing-gridlines-in-Excel-2007.
    That will be much more suitable if we have such option in Advanced section of Options.

    21 votes

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  5. In the status bar at the bottom, I would like an option to display a cell's format

    The only way that I know of to see a cell's format category (e.g., General, Number, Date, etc.) is to right-click and hit Format. I would like if there was an option in the status bar called "Cell Format."

    6 votes

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  6. Improve Meiryo UI font

    If you are using Excel for Windows 10 version 2004 and try to write in the vertical texts with Meiryo UI, some characters are not becoming vertical writing. For example, “-” should be “|” vertically, but it actually won’t be vertical text.

    7 votes

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  7. The ability to count the number of cells by a specific color

    The ability to count the number of cells by a specific color. I use fill to keep track of tasks who they are assigned to and which ones have and have not been completed.

    3 votes

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  8. Get rid of scientific notation being automatically applied on large numbers

    Excel automatically converts large numbers to scientific notation. This is possibly the most useless and annoying feature ever. Please stop.

    4 votes

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  9. A preset borders button that's thin interior lines with thick outer border

    I'm constantly using thin inner borders and thick outer borders to create easy-to-read tables that delineates details from totals, etc., but there's no present button for it in the borders formatting menu. I know it would save me personally a TON of time to have a single button for that, similar to the existing presets of "top and thick bottom border," and I can't be the only one!

    3 votes

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  10. A number format for telephone numbers

    Telephone numbers are not numbers, but Excel treats them as if they are (e.g. deleted leading 0). Excel isn't a database, but we all do it. Give us a specific 'number' format for telephone numbers so that Excel knows to leave the 'number' alone.

    2 votes

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  11. Adding Greenhouse Gas/Climate categories in formatting

    Climate awareness is flaring but Microsoft does not add any kind of feature or function to use in any softwares such as adding a category in formatting section. For example, put "CO2e" in category section.

    There is more and I can provide a bit more ideas for consideration.
    I hope that MS starts this belated features that new generations will use and hear more frequently.

    1 vote

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  12. Add the ability to paste pictures directly into a cell

    It would be very helpful to have the ability to paste an image directly into a cell in an Excel file. And then within that cell you can still resize the image so that your row/column isn't a crazy size. That way when rows or columns are grouped together & collapsed then the image would also collapse with the designated cell.

    I work for an interior design firm and my company uses Excel for all of our Furniture, lighting, Art & accessory procurement. We need to include images in these documents to send to clients, trades and for installs. When…

    2 votes

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  13. Being able to merge rows only or columns only within a selection.

    On selecting a set of cells (multiple rows and columns), having the ability to merge all of the cells in each row or each column would be useful.

    I have to do this when setting up table headings. Where the headings may have a master and sub heading for some columns, the rest I have to select and merge cells in all of the other columns one column after another to get this affect, so that centering in height or width then looks better,

    1 vote

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  14. draw the circle around the cell

    add feature that can circle the cell. highlighter doesn't work with B&W printer so need to draw the circle around the cell to be noticed

    1 vote

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  15. Apply Conditional Formatting to New rows added to the bottom of Tables

    Fill down the conditional formatting to rows added to tables at the bottom - i.e. when the table auto-expands having pasted or typed new values in the next row beneath a table (with/without a totals column)

    1 vote

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  16. Uppercase/Lowercase Cell Formatting

    It would be awesome if you could format a cell to only return uppercase or lowercase or proper content. It was also be great if this was a conditional formatting option as well.

    4 votes

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  17. Save font style and size for new documents

    Once a user has created a Font and Size they want, Excel will have a button to save that font and size for further new documents.

    3 votes

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  18. Reorder your account list

    Reorder your account list

    1 vote

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  19. Provide a military time format.

    Excel currently allows formatting times in the format of 13:30. For many professions (military, law enforcement, medical, and aviation), the proper format is 1330. This should be easy to accomplish by just eliminating the colon. I checked in other languages, but could not find that option.

    2 votes

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  20. Page Setup - Header/Footer - combined feature requests

    This idea combines a host of ideas which all call for similar functionality. The individual postings score minimal votes but together they add to 75 votes. I raise this to combine the feature requests, so that it gets prominence as I would dearly like to see this addressed.

    Features for the Header / Footer:
    1. include variables based on a cell reference
    2. more than one Picture and Shapes
    3. Print and save dates
    4. Number of pages of the sheet and of the workbook
    5. Add file properties (quick parts in Word)
    6. Option for the header/footer on the…

    21 votes

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