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  1. Money in Excel Template

    Upcoming Due Dates needs to expand so that more due dates are available

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  2. Money in Excel Template

    There is no way to sort the recurring expense or transactions to make it easier to read (A-Z, Amount, etc.)

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  3. Change background for "white" border selection

    I tend to invert colors for columns in Excel, means black background, white foreground.

    When I set border color to white, borders "examples" in the formatting dialog cannot be seen, because the dialog background is white, too. This makes it hard to e.g. choose the thickness of the border AFTER you chose the color, and it is difficult to tell (except from the little buttons) which border is active and which not.

    I suggest to darken the background in the dialog if "white" is choosen as border color or even use the background color of the cells, where the border…

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  4. Auto outline based on the level specified in a cell

    There are many types of data which requires hierarchical presentation using outlining.

    Unfortunately, current Auto outline is based on subtotals which ties it only to tables which summarize numerical data (every outline tutorial on the Web based on sales examples). Other data types require either manual outlining (which is basically useless in case of frequent changes) or VB macros.

    It would be very useful to be able to to auto outline data based on the level specified on a certain column similar to how Word outlines headers based on list numbers. See attached file.

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  5. Make cell style a valid criteria for logical functions!

    Let's say I want to find all the "good" styled cells in a column and add up their values. Normally, I could use a sumif function, but as far as I know, excel does not support cell style as a logical criterion. Allowing this would let me use sumif to pick all the "good" cells in a column and add them. Tying this in with conditional formatting, using rules to set good or bad cells, would make functions and formatting tie in quite nicely.

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  6. Add multi tick mark tool in Format Axis (Tick Marks)

    Let`s consider a plot with Two vertical axes and One Horizontal axis and if I want to have the same tick marks pattern for all of the Three axes then it would be great if I have the tool which can copy the tick mark format of one axis can apply to other axes simultaneously.

    (Format axis-Axis options-Tick marks)

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  7. Please bring back the ability to keep the color palette open while working.

    Please bring back the ability to keep the color palette open while working. I miss it so much! It's an old ability that deserves a comeback

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  8. Page border in excel

    We should have option of Page border in excel (like Ms Word)

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  9. Graph Paper should be an option for Excel,,, that is actually square.

    On tool bar, choose "Graph Paper" to be provided with row heights and column widths that are in the same units, so that you can choose sizes for to make graph paper with cells that are true square.

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  10. Conditional format cells based on the 'time' value entered

    Be able to conditional format cells based on the time value entered and when the current time matches that of the cell, it gets highlighted or a symbol appears.

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  11. Change First Letter Capitalization in Dates (In any language)

    I was working on a table with dates and I found a hard time trying to capitalize the first letter of a date. I noticed that in english dates, going in the custom format and adding ;@ would do the job. However, I was working with data in portuguese.

    I found out a solution, derived from a support post in Microsoft. The solution would be to use this code: =PROPER(TEXT(Cell Selected,"[$-pt-BR]mmm/yyyy")) You would be able to use it clearer in any date format. And to change to the language you're working, I believe you would have to change from the…

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  12. Enable Fill Handle Default

    This is not exactly a new idea but, it is a much needed improvement.

    While the fill handle is a great tool, it would be much more useful if you didn't have to enable it every 2 minutes while working in the same Excel document.

    Please allow the user to set Enable Fill Handle as a default setting so they don't have to re-enable it. . . ever.

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  13. Once my form columns & lines are set-up. I would like to be able to drag cell formats vert. or horiz. WITHOUT disturbing the lines!nes!

    Once my form column & row borders are established; I would like to be able to duplicate cell calculation formats, by dragging either vertically or horizontally WITHOUT disturbing the existing column or row borders' i.e., WTHOUT bringing cell border format along! In other words, I want to be able to drag cell function formatting into new territory, WITHOUT having to redo the border formatrting each time I expand, correct or revise my form. Please advise?

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  14. Provide shortcut to Copy format style of cell

    Please provide the shortcut for copying and pasting format of cell just like in MS Word. CTRL+SHIFT+C to copy and CTRL+SHIFT+V to paste format of one cell to other.

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  15. Allowing for hyperlinks to be placed into the 3D maps software for easier integration to the excel workbook

    I am currently working on making a master list of Distributors in the US for the company I work for, I am using the 3D map to showcase the locations of the distributors. I only wish I could allow for a link to the data in the workbook where more information is given. To work around this I made a search page to sort through the data table. This change would make the map feature feel more streamline.

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  16. Replace all previous keyboard shortcuts, especially Alt+E A to clear a cell.

    Replace all previous keyboard shortcuts, especially Alt+E A to clear a cell.

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  17. Conditional Formatting

    Conditional Formatting is difficult to work with...when using the conditional formatting rules editor, there is no way to scroll through a long list of fields...using the arrow keys creates chaos and adds new fields.

    Also, the dialog box are not resizable, greatly increasing the difficulty or using this feature. The cells cannot be resized either

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  18. Please make "Autofit Row height" the default format option.

    Please make "Autofit Row height" the default format option.

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  19. Easy 'collapse all' (rows/cols) functionality without losing wrap text, grouping, and automated cell sizing functionality.

    Similar to the grouping functionality on excel spreadsheets where you can easily collapse by group / ungroup areas by rows or columns for larger sheets, then it would also be great if you could simply 'narrow' all of the rows or all of the columns to a certain size despite there content, to enable easier review of large sheets with a lot of info in each cell. i.e. an easy 'collapse all' functionality without losing wrap text, grouping, and automated cell sizing functionality.

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  20. borders

    I have worked in Excel for years - one thing I am always frustrated with is if I move information in a field whether it is copy paste or click and hold the border comes with it. I then have to stop and fix border. Could you provide a way or is there a way to firm the borders so they do not modify when data is moved?

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