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  1. I used to get ( ) with negative amounts. Now I get -. How can I get ( )?

    Negative $500.00 should be shown as (500.00), not -$500.00

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  2. Global Color Picker Wheel with Distinct Colours

    Before & After Magazine had a great colour wheel with hues and tints of distinct colour (not continuous colour gradients) Something like this:
    https://www.truevaluepaint.com/color-101/color-wheel/
    With this tool it would be very easy to match contrast or analogous colour combinations. This can be an addition to current tools. Thanks.

    4 votes

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  3. Make the Conditional Formatting Rules Manager window adjustable

    Can the window on the Conditional Formatting Rules Manager be able to be adjusted so I can see more of my rules?

    14 votes

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  4. Default footnote font size

    I would like to have a default footnote font on every document. For example, I always want my footnotes to be size 8 font, regardless of the font size on my workbook.

    1 vote

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  5. Keyboard shortcut for Merge & Center

    I merge and center a lot, it would be nice if I could have a simple keyboard command to automatically Merge & Center selected cells, and also unmerge selected cells

    1 vote

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  6. Manage the footer to be shorter

    I use Sharepoint, so when i put the full path, I get https://domain.sharepoint.com/sites/"site name"/shared documents/folder name/sub folder name/document name
    It would be nice if i could get the footer to start at "folder name"

    1 vote

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  7. Create a format for elapsed time

    Create a Time format where, for example, 1 minute & 30 seconds would be displayed as '1:30' or '01:30' or 10 minutes & 30 seconds would display as '10:30" ... one hour, 10 minutes, 30 seconds would display as 1:10:30 etc. In doing so, also create a corresponding formula, so this elapsed time may be added or subtracted correctly. For example: @sum .. 01:30..07:45 = 09:15 [one minute, 30 seconds (+) 7 minutes, 45 seconds (=) 9 minutes, 15 seconds]

    1 vote

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  8. Add new cell format option for automatic decimal point

    Under "File/Options/Advance - Editing Options - Automatically insert a decimal point" it is possible to insert an automatic decimal point (usually 2 places) which is very useful for accounting/bookkeeping purposes. Unfortunately, it does this to every cell on every worksheet. This is NOT optimal! Some cells you want it, some you don't. Make this an available choice under "Format Cells" and you will have make accountants (like me) VERY happy!

    2 votes

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  9. Allow User-defined Shape Styles

    I do not like any of the shape styles (for shapes or text boxes) offered and I have to recreate my own preferred style (outline, fill, shadow) for every new workbook and copy the format every time I want to reuse it. It would enhance usability greatly if we could have user-defined styles for shapes just as you can for cells.

    1 vote

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  10. Allow User-defined Shape Styles

    I do not like any of the shape styles (for shapes or text boxes) offered and I have to recreate my own preferred style (outline, fill, shadow) for every new workbook and copy the format every time I want to reuse it. It would enhance usability greatly if we could have user-defined styles for shapes just as you can for cells.

    1 vote

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  11. Ensure that data populated by formula is treated the same as if entered manually

    When a cell/row is formatted to allow for wrapping and auto height, then this should apply regardless of how the cells are populated. ie Currently if a cell has more data than can be displayed in the cell, this is not shown unless it is entered manually or the height adjusted manually after it is populated.

    1 vote

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  12. Trivial Way to make a Column Into Clickable Links (as appropriate)

    You have a column of Links - make them clickable in one short step

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  13. Add "Cell Style" option to Condional formatting

    Hello,

    Background


    1. Make sure you've any of predefined Cell Styles like "Bad", or "Heading 1".

    2. Create any conditional formatting rule allowing custom formatting. Let's say "Format only cells that contain" with "cell value greater than 10".

    Problem

    You can click "Format" and set up a format you like directly in a rule editor.

    This way you've to adjust format each time you create a new rule and can't re-use format you've created.

    Proposal

    Allow to use "Cell Style" function already existing in an Excel with conjunction of Conditional Formatting.

    Everywhere you can apply custom formatting in "Conditional Formatting" add an…

    2 votes

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  14. Making an option to create a white page without grids

    Making an option to create a white page without grids

    1 vote

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  15. Blank page at opening

    Making an option to create a blank page sheet at opening (without grids)

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  16. military time

    in formatting the cells, I would appreciate the ability to utilize the universal standard of military time (done without using a colon (:)

    3 votes

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  17. Is it possible to allow conditional formatting to work on text displayed from a formula

    If I enter text in a cell (eg, Feb) I can use conditional format to change its colour. If the 'text' in a cell is the result of using a formula, even though the required text is displayed correctly the conditional format does not work. No matter what I have tried conditional formatting appears only to work on what is entered in a cell, not what is displayed in a cell

    1 vote

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  18. Use conditional formatting on checkboxes

    In stead of letting the checkbox control other cell's format, allow excel to format the checkbox depending on if it's checked or not.
    This could come in handy when following up on a long list

    1 vote

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  19. Most used currency symbols and the dropdown menu for currency/money formats

    I want to be able to pin the currency/money format I use the most on the drop-down menu.

    2 votes

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  20. Arrows for increase or decrease decimal

    The arrows are not correct here and very confusing how you draw this.
    When you go from .0 to .01 it actually should have an arrow pointing to the right, not left. You are adding decimal places. It is odd that you have the arrow to the left for this.

    So when you go from .01 to .0 it is actually reducing the decimal places so the arrow should be to the left direction! Also, you should line up the decimal places. You have it backwards. Not sure who designed this, but it has always messed me up. It isnt…

    1 vote

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