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  1. Let's go back to the future, rather past. Return the ability to manually freeze multiple rows and columns.

    Until now, I could manually or using the ribbon to freeze the rows and columns I needed. Now, although your instructions say to select and freeze multiple rows and columns at the same time, it is not working. Why did you remove the ability to manually place the small bars to select and freeze panes.

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  2. Splitting Cells

    If you had the ability to split cells like you can in Word that would be wonderful.

    11 votes

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  3. 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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  4. Right click for conditional formatting

    Please add the conditional formatting menu to the options available when you right click a cell.

    11 votes

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  5. Conditional formatting cell width

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

    10 votes

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  6. Add eyedropper to excel

    Add eyedropper functionality in Excel.

    10 votes

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  8. Custom number formats can be saved and reused

    I'd think it useful to be able to save new custom number formats and be able to reuse them across multiple spreadsheets without needing to go back in and type the code each time.

    10 votes

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  9. Have an option as a default to not show zeros in a cell that is zero

    It is frustrating to have to change an option on every worksheet to not show zeros in cells with a zero balance. I would like an option in the default notebook to always not show zeros

    10 votes

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  10. Make it easy to change between decimal points and decimal commas

    Make it easy to change between decimal points and decimal commas, please. Non-English speaking researchers and international students write papers also in their mother tongue and in very many countries decimals are separated with a comma. Excel does understand decimal commas, but it is extremely difficult to change a decimal comma to a decimal point, when the same data is used for writing papers in several languages. Please sort this out, for example add the option close to the keys dealing with the number of decimals.

    10 votes

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  11. Conditional formatting deletion

    Conditional formatting ranges sometimes get broken and forked as you copy and paste in a region affected by the conditional format.

    Once you have many such ranges, it takes a very long time to delete any redundant rules, even if you know to spam Alt+D, as the time it takes to delete one single rule seems to grow exponentially according to how many other rules already exist within the selected scope.

    Allow users to select all rules that they wish to delete and then delete all with one button press. Even if it locks up for the same amount of…

    10 votes

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  12. Have favourites format option "box"

    My most used number format is #,###.00;RED but I have to go to format, custom etc. Could we have a favourites "box" which might include say 5 format options, number, font, fill etc

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    10 votes

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Select protected/unprotected cells

    In the menu Home > Find & Select > Go to Special, you have many pretty interest way to select cells (formula, blank, ...)

    I would like to add to this tool the option protected and unprotected cells.

    10 votes

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  17. Allow us to customise the "right-click menu option"

    We are already able to customise the ribbon menus. It would be great if we could also customise the right-click menu options. In particular the following would be useful:


    • Conditional formatting

    • Styles

    However, add these may make it too cluttered for some users, so it would be great if you could choose what items are shown.

    This is an extension of this idea by Emma...
    http://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304921-excel-for-windows-desktop-application/suggestions/10669878-right-click-for-conditional-formatting

    10 votes

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  18. Change Default Auto Fill Option

    Currently Double Clicking the bottom right corner of a cell will Auto Fill down to the last populated row in a data sheet. However in doing so it defaults to 'Fill Series' e.g. 1,2,3,4... it would be great to set the default to, say, 'Copy Cells' e.g. 1,1,1,1...

    10 votes

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  19. Engineering Notation

    In engineering, it is very common to use scientific notation that only displays numbers in factors of 10e-6, 10e-3, 10e0, 10e3, 10e6, 10e9, etc. I've seen this called "engineering notation" - it's just a special subset of scientific notation.

    It would be great to have an extra formatting option for this.

    For example:
    1.3e5 would be displayed as 130.0e3
    2.0e6 would be displayed as 2.0e6 (no change)
    3.2e10 would be displayed as 32.0e9

    10 votes

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  20. Get rid of scientific notation being automatically applied on large numbers

    Excel automatically converts large numbers to scientific notation. This is possibly the most useless and annoying feature ever. Please stop.

    9 votes

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