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  1. Make the Default Alignment of Shapes Middle-Center

    When a shape is drawn in other Office apps, the text is centered both horizontally and vertically. But in Excel it's aligned to the Top-Left. Please make it Middle-Center instead.

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  2. Outermost right parenthesis ) miscolouring

    When you edit a formula, your parentheses may be temporarily mismatched. If you have more ) than ( and then add ( to balance the parentheses, then the ) of the outermost set of parentheses will have the same colour as the 2nd outermost set rather than be coloured black.

    For example, type =()) into the formula bar and add a ( to make it =(()).

    This miscolouring can add to the confusion of editing a large formula.

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  3. Outline font (glow effect) in the sheet tabs

    Excel automatically switches the colour of the sheet tab font to either black or white to provide high contrast with the tab colour for unselected sheets. However, there is sometimes a grey area where neither black nor white is easily readable (e.g. the "green" standard colour).

    In Excel 2016, the tab colour is lightened for selected sheets and the font colour is always green. For dark tab colours (e.g. black), the sheet name can be hard to read.

    My suggestion is to keep the sheet tab font white and outline it in black (or possibly let the user choose the…

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  4. Holes in the scroll bars of form control list boxes

    If you go to the Developer tab and, against a coloured background, insert a list box from the Form Controls, you will see a transparent 1-pixel strip on either side of the list box's scroll bar.

    This issue arises when you make a "pseudo-form" using form controls and shape objects grouped together.

    It's not visually appealing. Please fill these holes.

    Here is a demo file:
    http://www.mediafire.com/download/tddq0wkuiutdtd0/List_Box_Scroll_Bar_Holes.xlsb

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  5. & not displaying correctly in PivotTable Connections of Slicers

    If you right-click on a Slicer and go to PivotTable Connections (Excel 2010 and below) or Report Connections (Excel 2013 and above), then any & in the sheet name will not display correctly.

    If you have a single &, the next character will be underlined.
    If you have &&, it will show as &.
    If you have & at the end, it will show as a period.
    If you have two & separated by at least one character, the 1st one will disappear and the 2nd will show as a period.

    Other symbols that are allowed in sheet names seem…

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  6. Show objects resizing as they are being resized + AutoFit objects

    When we are in the middle of resizing an object, we should see what the object will look like at whatever size the current resizing is at. Currently, while you resize, you only see an outline of the space that the object will occupy, so it can be some trial and error to get an object looking just the way you want it. This feature already exists for Shapes, so why not graphs, Slicers, comments, etc.? Either that or allow such objects to be AutoFitted, since that is usually what we are trying to do when resizing.

    This would also…

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