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  1. keep row with next

    Bonjour Luc,
    I would like make a suggestion:

    As in Word, add in Excel the feature "keep with next" (for a row or a column), to prevent the automatic page break separates two rows or columns.

    10 votes
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  2. Dynamic headers/footers

    Add functionality to allow users to create dynamic/formula-driven headers and footers.

    39 votes
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  3. Is it possible to have red arrow goes up and green arrow goes down for conditional formatting ?

    In the options of the conditional formatting, you can select arrows. The red arrow goes down and the green arrow goes up. Is it possible to have the color in the other way round red goes up and green goes down ?

    24 votes
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  4. Add borders with curved edges

    Add cell borders that have curved corners.

    3 votes
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  5. auto increase/decrease decimal

    HI we need excel to be able to handle auto decimal places to the next zero. For example if we have formatted data to the whole penny but sometimes want to include half a penny, then we have to manually change it for all cells. Shouldnt this be automated by now?

    3 votes
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  6. Suggestions for hiding/unhiding rows/columns

    We the professionals usually while Analyzing the data hide many a columns/rows and also wants quickly unhide those columns/rows when the work is done.

    Current excel features does not have an option to unhide ALL columns/rows at a single go and we have to unhide each row/column individually which consumes cum wastes a lot time.

    You must provide a feature that unhide all hidden rows/columns in a single command.

    11 votes
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  7. Custom chart Styles / chart Template button

    In older versions of Excel (pre 2010), a button was conveniently located on the ribbon bar which would allow the end user to quickly create a chart template / style from a existing formatted chart that could be used to quickly apply formatting to new charts. In recent versions of excel, this button was relocated and can only be found by right-clicking on the chart its self which is not intuitive nor easy to locate. An improvement would be to provide the means to create customized chart style / format sets which could be created & selected like any other…

    4 votes
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    Good feedback. We’ll consider this for a future release.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  8. Export fillable form to PDF

    To export a spreadsheet to PDF as a fillable form, specify which cells should be fillable in the PDF and what type of content is accepted in each cell. Then use Excel's built-in Export to PDF tool to create a fillable form.

    3 votes
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  9. Give us a "Center Across Selection" option for the Vertical text alignment

    "Center Across Selection" is available for Horizontal text alignment but not for Vertical text alignment.

    This would be useful for heading columns where the text is rotated through 90 degrees and spans more than one row.

    60 votes
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  10. have a setting for number of significant figures rather than just for number of numbers to the right of the decimal

    Currently, format can be set for the number of digits to the right of the decimal. Chemical data can vary over several orders of magnitude for a single parameter, but only 2 or 3 digits are valid as significant figures. Therefore, it would be handy to be able to format cells to show a specific number of significant figures. For example, 0.094686 has 6 digits to the right of the decimal, but if the analysis only has two significant figures, the posted value should be 0.095.

    14 votes
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  11. Improve merging of conditional formatting

    When cells are moved within a conditionally formatted range, the rules are duplicated for the destination cells making management of the conditional formats more difficult.

    To illustrate the problem, run this macro which conditionally formats a range of cells, copies column C and inserts before column G. Then Home > Conditional Formatting > Manage Rules > for This Worksheet. The rule has been duplicated for the new column F rather than being merged with the original rule which now applies to a 2-area range. This makes changing the rule for the entire range subsequently more difficult and error prone.

    Sub…

    27 votes
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  12. Stop prompting "Complex formatting that is applied... ..may take a while to display."

    I have a chart with just over 4,000 data points. EVERY TIME I draw a chart, I have to click past theis dialog in order to reduce the line style from crayon size to something that looks professional.
    I have a 12-core Xeon box running at 3.5 GHz. Guess what, it doesn't take a while to display.
    Please add a "Never ask me this again" checkbox.

    9 votes
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  13. Grammar Check in Excel

    I have been using excel from ages and i have wondered this for a long time.
    For the past almost a decade the kind of work we do on excel has exemplified. There are millions of occassions where we use excel with lot of texts, even paragraphs are written in excel sheets.
    A grammar check like in MS word would do a world of good for the excel users.
    Will be a new added feature.

    Thanks
    Gururaaj Dhanks
    gururaaj.dhanks@gmail.com

    5 votes
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  14. Insert Equations Into Cell instead of as floating object

    Allow the math equation objects created by "Insert->Equations" to be embedded in a single cell, rather than just a floating object. I would like to use nicely formatted equations as row or column headers and to describe the data or calculations nearby. As a floating object, they lose relative positioning as cell height or width are changed. If embedded in a cell, I would expect the fit to width or height commands to adjust to fit the equation.

    7 votes
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  15. I would like a new Format cell choice - Number without any decimal places

    I pull in data to Excel and i need to format several columns as numbers. Every single time i format as Number, it then bumps the decimal places out 2 places and every single time i have to change that to zero. It is a pain. Dont want the decimal places. Can you make a new format, NUMBER and no decimal places? NO use for these decimal places and it creates extra work for me every single time.

    7 votes
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  16. Allow custom icon sets for conditional formatting

    At the moment, the build-in icon sets can't be modified. One common problem is the need for a green down arrow / red up arrow.

    60 votes
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  17. Headers with Data Validation

    In the Data Validation dialog box, it would me nice if you had a check box, such as "my data has headers", when applying data validation to a while column.
    thank you1

    5 votes
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  18. Allow cells to be conditionally formatted to be locked

    I would like to be able to put conditional formatting on cells that allows them to be locked in certain cases, and leave them unlocked in other cases. For example, if someone selects "Yes" for an answer, leave cell B1 unlocked so they can fill it out. If they answer "No", no further info is needed so lock cell B1 (which will allow them to tab directly to the next unprotected cell in a protected worksheet). This would help eliminate confusion on what needs to be filled out and also help speed up the process of filling it out.

    8 votes
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  19. Metric/SI prefix support for number formatting

    There is (somewhat hidden) support for engineering notation as a number format (ie: the pre-defined custom number format "##0.0E+0"), but it would be extremely useful to take this a step further and allow for number formatting with SI prefixes. For example, the value 12E3 would display as "12k", 34E6 would display as "34M", 56e-3 as "56m", 78e-6 as "78μ", and so on.

    20 votes
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  20. After 'Filter' cursor always reinstate to first Row and Column

    If I have an excel of huge number of columns and while navigating through ;Nth' column (example : Column AB); if I feel the need to apply filter for the Title Rows and Press on "Filter", it always takes me to first row and column. It would be better if I stay on the same place where I pressed "Filter" which other wise I have to navigate again from first column till the Nth column (in this case : Column AB).

    2 votes
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