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  1. Colour scale conditional formatting based on another cell value NOT the value of that cell

    Colour scale conditional formatting based on another cell value NOT the value of that cell

    9 votes

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  2. Unable to Delete / Hide / Add columns when cells are merged

    When you have merged cells on top and then unmerged cells below (merged cells will be a header for January and unmerged cells would be data points like Salary / Budget / Available) you are unable to add / remove / hide specific columns, if you select the Salary column and click hide / insert or delete excel will delete the 3 columns since they are merged together. This bug was not present in earlier verions of excel.

    10 votes

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  3. Better default format for a time from a csv file

    This is relating to opening CSV files with fields formatted like 12:34:56.789

    My Excel sets them to custom format mm:ss.0, which is rarely a useful form to work with the value. I'd prefer if they stayed as text or were a time in HH:MM:SS.000 format.

    Sorry for duplicate suggestion of https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304921-excel-for-windows-desktop-application/suggestions/15958735-i-think-the-default-way-to-format-a-time-should-be; I wasn't sure if my comment was seen.
    Currently my system short time format is h:mm tt and long time format h:mm:ss tt.

    4 votes

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  4. Add 1 button for drawing "all borders" and "thick box border (outside)" of the table at the same time

    There are a lot of kind of buttons for drawing borders of the Excel table. But as long as I know the most used ones are "all borders" and "thick box border".
    I have to click both of them most of the time for each table. can you add 1 button for drawing "all borders" and "thick box border (outside)" of the table at the same time ?

    2 votes

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  5. Styles for conditional formatting

    The applicability of styles would be greatly enhanced if they could be included in conditional formatting.
    Example:if the value in this cell is zero or negative than it would automatically receive the Bad style, otherwise the Good style. (It is hard to see use for these two styles without them being applied by conditional formatting)

    23 votes

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  6. Add 7 more border linestyles in the conditional formatting

    Currently only 7 border linestyles are possible in the conditional formatting cell properties, which is very reduced. A lot of the borderlines are missing in the conditional formatting cell properties. It should be in total 14 border linestyles, see the cell properties with the normal text.

    10 votes

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  7. 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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  8. Improve cryptic number formatting (##,#) with preview...

    Current number formatting using ##.#, ? , semi colons and commas is too cryptic and has no preview and is just doesn't fit the Excel style. Instead, provide a dialog box similar to font selection with instant preview along with conditional formatting, number format separation, color. Also an option to select for positive, negative, zero and text.

    4 votes

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  9. Enable Feature to Autofit Row hight for Merged Cells (and not just single cells)

    Enable Feature to Autofit Row hight for Merged Cells (and not just single cells)

    65 votes

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  10. 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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  11. Copy Conditional Formatting

    Allow users to copy conditional formatting rules. For example, I am trying to pair down 240 columns by marking them as "Keep" (green), "Review" (yellow) and "Delete" (pink) using data validation and conditional formatting. It would be nice if I could set up a conditional formatting formula once and then copy and adapt it to the next criteria.

    16 votes

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  12. Increase the string length for Highlight Duplicates

    Highlight duplicates will not highlight any string with a length longer than 255. Please increase the size or give me a warning when it has encountered a string that is too long.

    2 votes

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  13. Make custom number formats available across workboooks / an application level setting

    I have a preferred number format that I use in many workbooks. Each time I introduce it into a workbook, I need to re-write the format string. Excel should make it available in the custom list automatically, given how much I use it.

    3 votes

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  14. Percentage Point Formatting

    It's very common to express a decimal as percentage points.

    For example Growth last year was 10%. This year is 15%. The change is 5 percentage points, but saying growth increased by 5% would be confusing (5% increase of 10% is 10.5%)

    It would be nice to able to format the value to appear as 5 without having to multiply the true decimal value by 100. Alternatively if I could get the effect of using a "%" sign in the number formatting string without having "%" appear in the cell, that would work as well.

    14 votes

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  15. Create a new orientation in data bar (up to down, down to up)

    The current model Data bars in the conditioning format allow just you decide to change the orientation left to right or right to left. Is it possible to get this data bars orientation up to down or down to up. Thank you.

    2 votes

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  16. 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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  17. Dedicated Tickmark Ribbon Financial Analysis/Auditing

    Make a dedicated Ribbon that contains tick-marks used by every financial analyst as well as auditors. This Ribbon would also have the ability to document what each tick-mark represents in a "legend" of sorts. We use Excel everyday all day and I find myself searching through fonts and conditional formatting icons for the right level of them. For example, I wanted to have a conditional formatting rule that had 6 icons but i am limited to this and had to create a work around for this and ultimately we moved over to another tool that was able to customize icons.

    2 votes

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  18. Add number formats for just hours for calculating time elapsed

    When calculating time elapsed, I would like a format option for the answer to show up in just hours instead of hours and minutes. Right now, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm will result in a time elapsed of 8:30. (hours and minutes) I would like an option for it to show up as 8.5 (hours only). This will help in calculating payroll.

    3 votes

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  19. Allow line spacing for Excel as you can for Word (ALL Excel versions-not just Windows. Maybe add an option to suggest for all versions).

    Allow line spacing for Excel as you can for Word (ALL Excel versions-not just Windows. Also, add the option to suggest for all versions).

    3 votes

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  20. 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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