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  1. Insert voice memos

    I would like to be able to click on a photo and for it to then speak the text. this would enable disabled children to hover the mouse or use the touch screen to say a word or sentence

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  3. Please correct the error in the accounting format


    • Open a new Excel worksheet


    • Format the entire worksheet with Accounting Format, 0 Decimal places, Symbol: None


    • Enter 100 into cell A1


    • In cell A2 enter the formula =A1*5/12


    • Note that the format has now changed to show 2 decimal places


    This only seems to occur with the Accounting Format. Using the Number Format this change won't occur. However the Accounting Format is a convenient format for someone like me in the financial professional that likes their worksheets to show "-" instead of "0"

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  4. EXCEL

    I went need excel

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  5. Having the option to format folders (colours and size)

    It would be great it we could have the option of formatting folders (colours and size). So when we right click on a folder we can format it

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  8. “Ползунок” Прокрутки с правой стороны и снизу - сделать масштабируемый и многоцветный!

    “Ползунок” Прокрутки с правой стороны и снизу - сделать масштабируемый и многоцветный!
    .
    На самом “ползунке” разместить Кнопку - при нажатии = открывается мини окно
    = тут меню ВЫБОР Размера ширины ползунка, = и ВЫБОР Цветности ползунка !!!
    +Размер = Стандарт (по умолчанию), Средний, Крупный.
    +Цветовая гамма, - например 5-10 видов, разного цвета.
    .
    Проблема= “ползунок” справа и снизу = очень узенький!!! и очень тусклый!!!
    При частом пользовании = большая боль!

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  9. Allow for Formatting to function

    I have a great Idea! Make the formatting function!

    So many times data has embedded formatting that requires pages and pages of work-arounds to get it to be not screwed up. Take importing phone numbers, or any data of a long length, like an account number. Excel automatically makes this data unreadable and basically unusable as a right of passage.

    Now instinct would say simply go to formatting and change the format to whatever it is... NO No No not so fast, that is because formatting doesn't work like. It basically doesn't work.

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  10. Layout & appearance

    Why can't the column widths be adjusted row by row. Layouts would be easier to manage. Note the problem with the city st zip which I want in separate cells. It can't be done with acceptable spacing.

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  11. Automatizar que los temas de Office se adjunten al libro

    Se trata de que al enviar un libro Excel por correo a un destinatario de fuera de nuestra organización vaya incluido el tema para que no cambie ni la tipografía ni los colores del mismo.

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  12. Ribbon feature

    I like the ribbon because it reduces click numbers. It would be helpful to allow multiple cell color icons on the ribbon at once. Today, I am putting a color code for each item in a list in column A of my worksheet (green = category A, red = category B). Maybe an 'expand' option in the drop down menu would allow users to temporarily expand the number of cell color icons showing at one time. This would avert the need to pull up the drop down menu each time we encounter an item from the opposite category, or the…

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  13. Single cell formatting

    The ability to format height and width of a single cell

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  14. Andrey

    Добрый день.

        При работе с файлами книги Excel 97-2003 иногда не сохраняются изменения такие как форматирование ячеек, выделение цветом и проч. 
    

    В Excel есть встроенная возможность преобразования файла если он открыт в режиме совместимости в новый формат.

        Но вопрос, каким образом можно преобразовать, допустим, в новый формат несколько файлов? Есть ли какая-либо обработка? Как это можно сделать?
    

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  15. Don't change format after the "replace"-function has been applied. E.g. '1-2 before replace (' with ) remains 1-2 not feb. 1

    Hi,
    I am working on an excel sheet with approximately 1700 entries where I need to combine two columns to one (e.g. A122 + B122 should return 1-2). Currently, I have to add an " ' " in addition to the concatenation. This results in undesirable results, as a VLOOKUP looks for '1-2, not 1-2.

    Currently, this is resolved by using the replace formula (not function, ctrl+f). If Excel didn't find it funny changing my numbers to dates, this problem wouldn't have needed manual fixing by the end-user.

    I suggest giving the user an option to enable or disable the…

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  16. Highlight Duplicates Based on the Occurrence

    Conditional formatting that will highlight the third or fourth occurrence of a duplicate.

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  17. Move Print option, it is buried in the middle of the column

    move share and export up, to be under open, and put Print above close. Print is buried and i have to look for Print everytime.

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  18. Style 'Buttons' Ideass

    Allowing the Styles 'Buttons' to not only change formatting but also apply custom text such as a place holder.

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  19. Improved Text to Columns

    Some data can only be found in a single string e.g. "Bob House SUV Susan Apartment Coupe Jeff Apartment SUV". There is currently no easy way (that I could find) to paste this in as a table.

    The current functionality of text to column only allows for each of these to become their own column e.g.
    Bob| House| SUV| Susan| Apartment| Coupe| Jeff| Apartment| SUV

    My suggestion is to be able to seperate out rows as well in the case where each row would have an equal number of columns. The example above would therefore become:
    Bob | house |…

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  20. In editing Excel charts and upon naming a chart, I suggest Excel save the title when this element is de-selected and then re-selected.

    In editing Excel charts and upon naming a chart, I suggest Excel save the title when this element is de-selected and then re-selected. The current and standing shortcoming of the Excel app appears when editing elements of a new chart (via the + tab just right of the chart). If users activate/select "chart title" and create a custom name, users will lose the chart title if de-selecting "chart title" in the elements tab.

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