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  1. Conditional formatting cell width

    Allow conditional formatting to be applied so that cell widths and heights can be specified.

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  2. Where is the option Customize Colors?

    Hi guys, how are you? I would like to know what happened to the "Customize Colors" feature, which was in the "Layout> Colors" menu. I used this feature a lot and it disappeared from my program. Why? Can you please return with it?

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  3. Where is the option Customize Colors?

    Hi guys, how are you? I would like to know what happened to the "Customize Colors" feature, which was in the "Layout> Colors" menu. I used this feature a lot and it disappeared from my program. Why? Can you please return with it?

    1 vote
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  4. UPC format

    with all of the advanced features there are in Excel, I can't believe there isn't a UPC code format. Such a hassle. The rounding (which loses digits ) and changing to exponent format is constantly a hassle. There are some solutions provided online which don't seem to work reliably. I've literally probably lost hundreds of hours over my work years over this.

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  5. Half cell diagonal shading

    Half cell diagonal shading

    We need a function where we can shade the cells diagonally with 2 different colors.
    Not the diagonal gradient shading of cells. I know that we have that option in excel already.

    Thank you. :)

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  6. Format as table without breaking combined cells

    Actualy Format as table command break combined cells, I want for tables with combined cells to use the Format As Table comand without breaking combined cells

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  7. Mobilnummer

    Savner kategorien mobilnummer under formatering av celler - spesielt - skulle det også vært mobilnummer, gruppert 3-2-2 (999 99 999). Nå står det bare telefonnummer, som blir gruppert 2-2-2-2 (99 99 99 99).

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  8. PLEASE allow users to save a custom format in the Format Cells dialogue

    I constantly need to use the format 'yyyy-mm-dd' and I have to type it in over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over.

    Please, please, please, please, for the love of all that is good in this world, make a way to save custom formatting so it can be reused.

    5 votes
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  9. It's time for a UPC format

    Excel dev team. I love this product, and always have, but please, for the love of all that is holy, create a native UPC format for Excel.

    I have never, a single time, in the 25 years I have been using this product used Scientific Notation as a format, ever. For anything.

    Yet the amount of time I've wasted chasing down and re-formatting the columns containing UPC or EAN numbers to number, (no, 0 decimal places thank you) is as uncountable as the number of times I've used Scientific Notation is countable.

    Please. It's time.

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  10. Add a DateTimeOffset Format

    Expand the Date and Time formatting to include a DateTimeOffset format meeting the IS0 8601 standards.
    yyyy-mm-dd hh:mi:ss.mmm +/- 00:00
    yyyy-mm-ddThh:mi:ss.mmm +/- 00:00

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  11. Data Validation with Conditional Formatting

    The concept is basic, but the potential application could be GREAT.

    Effectively what I am asking for is for either:


    1. Data validation to be expanded to include conditional formatting options. E.g. Allow data validation to include conditional formatting rules and/or the inclusion of data bars, colour scales and icon sets.


    2. Create a bridge between Conditional Formatting and Data Validation to allow cross collaboration between the functions. E.g. pull data validation into Conditional Formatting options and vice versa. For instance how there is a custom/formula option in both Conditional Formatting and Data Validation.


    The introduction of this would eliminate the need…

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  12. Correct display of date in formatted cell in hh mm ss.

    Cell format hh:mm:ss
    Would be great to type 032537 and automatically have displayed
    03:25:37
    Now it is a mess with calendar date or you have to use laborious : sign in between digits.
    Also, formula of summing the time and give result in hours, minutes and seconds would be very welcome.

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  13. to hide formula on cells

    I mean if we protect a sheet, we won't be able to write/edit some cells. for example if we want to protect only the cells which contain formulas & not the whole sheet.

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  14. Fill only conditional format.

    I use a color or text format in cells but frequently remove the conditional format temporarily because of slowing or crashing. I then drag and fill the conditional format after building spread sheet. I would like to fill only the conditional formatting and not affect the test and color format I have used while building the spread sheet.

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  15. double click drop down

    Excel Double-Click Autofill/Copy Cells to be reinstated to the in excel 2019.

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  16. option to open gsheet directly in excel!!

    Please add an option to save file in gsheet and option to open ghseet file saved on my drive. I use excel but other end user uses google sheet.

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  17. Cell Formatting as Columns

    On occasion there is a use case wherein a cell may contain within it a line-delineated (Alt+Enter) list of items. It would be nice if there was a cell formatting option to format the cell contents into 2 or more columns, given the cell width is sufficient. Such an option could be added to the Alignment tab in the Format Cells modal dialog box.

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  18. Restore ability to paste text from multiple cells into single cell, without using Clipboard

    In past versions of Excel, it was possible to copy text shared over multiple or merged cells and paste this as text into a single cell, simply by double-clicking on the destination cell and selecting paste or CTRL+V.

    This option is now greyed out on clicking the destination cell and only possible if the Clipboard is opened and the data manually selected from there.

    This wastes time and reduces productivity. It has no benefit. Please restore this simple functionality and reverse this regression.

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  19. Allow Relative References when Highlighting Duplicate Values using Conditional Formatting

    Conditional Formatting on Duplicate Values does not support application/evaluation across rows on a large spreadsheet without writing a unique CF formula for each individual row. Attempts to use Relative Cell References (e.g., Applies To "=$A1:$L1000) automatically revert to absolute references ($A$1:$L$1000) and then search for duplicate values for the entire range instead of row by row.

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  20. EASIER WAY TO CASE CHANGE

    MAKE CHANGING CASE AS IS IN WORD ON EXCEL LONG DUE AN UPDATE.

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