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  1. I need a simple tool to be able to change the column header from numbers (1 2 3 4 ...) to the default (A B C...)

    I need a simple tool to be able to change the column header from numbers (1 2 3 4 ...) to the default (A B C...)

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  2. typing 'hide zeros' in What do you want to do box crashes excel!!!

    typing 'hide zeros' in What do you want to do box crashes excel!!!

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  3. Calendar icon appears when column is formatted as date

    The calendar icon appears in columns that are formatted for dates

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  4. Create a 2 digit month and 4 digit year format. 08/22 shows as Aug 22, rather than August 2022. After 2031 it won't be an issue.

    Create a 2 digit month and 4 digit year format. 08/22 shows as Aug 22, rather than August 2022. After 2031 it won't be an issue but for now it can be confusing whether your cell is formatted month/day or month/year.

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  5. Unhide "all hidden rows"

    Add a "unhide all hidden rows" within a work sheet. If you have over 1000 rows and 300 of those are hidden, it is time consuming to try and double click or drag down. Under formatting, you have an option to unhide rows but it does not unhide all.

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  6. Add horizontal alignment to the Excel 2019 ‘Format Axis’ text options (‘Text Box’)

    When one creates a horizontal bar chart from a data table, there are limited options to format the axis text box. One would think that by highlighting the label area text box and clicking on the alignment options, one could left-justify the text … nothing seems to work.

    I verified with Microsoft (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/questions/59141/excel-2019-hw-does-one-left-justify-the-text-in-an.html) that only a default behavior is possible.

    Specifically, please add the ability to left-justify (or right-justify) the text. The default Excel behavior vs. the desired Excel formatting option is illustrated in the URL above (and in the attached document).

    In searching the various forums for…

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  7. Tab button to format formulas instead of next cell

    Can't we have the option to use switch the function of the Tab button from the settings?

    Then add the functionally to add indentation in formulas.
    It would be easier to use it to format formulas and create spaces like other programming languages. Makes big formulas easier to read.

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  8. An option to convert workbook into csv files without loss of data

    It is difficult for users to manually convert each sheet of a workbook to csv file. So an in built option to do the same helps us a lot

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  9. Double Strikethrough option in Excel

    Why is there no Double Strikethrough option in Excel as it is there in Word. Pls make this option in Excel too

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  10. bug on conditional formatting, It gets applied to areas I have not designated

    After applying conditional formatting when entering data conditional formatting will get applied to areas that I have not designated. This is an time consuming issue that requires me to apply the formatting after I enter data.

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  11. Use the Percentage Style when the sum or subtraction of ALL the inputs are in percentage format

    The result of = 1 + 5% should be formatted as 1.05. Factors of this type are more easily interpreted without the percentage formatting. Note that 5% may mean a reference to a cell formatted as a percentage. Therefore, automatic percentage formatting should apply where the sum or subtraction where all the terms in a formula are formatted as percentages.

    The ratio of one percentage to another should not be automatically formatted as a percentage, or, at least, it should be possible to revert the automatic formatting.

    The ISO standards (as well as the German, Spanish, French, Swedish, Finnish... standards)…

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  12. The subtraction of one date from another should not be automatically formatted as a date because the result is a number of days.

    The subtraction of one date from another results in a number of days. As such, it should not be automatically formatted as a date. Even when the formula involves dates, subtraction between them is not so.

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  13. Give us a "Center Across Selection" option for the Vertical text alignment

    Re-open https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304921-excel-for-windows-desktop-application/suggestions/10802853-give-us-a-center-across-selection-option-for-the.

    "Center Across Selection" is available for Horizontal text alignment but not for Vertical text alignment.

    This would be useful for heading columns where the text is rotated through 90 degrees and spans more than one row.

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  14. Use Defined Name in Custom Format String

    I need to use a base currency and selling currency on a spreadsheet. If a defined name can be used as formatting string (e.g. "[$₿-x-xbt2] #,##0.000000" for Bitcoin). You can specify your Base Currency and Selling Currency formatting strings as a defined names.

    If your base or selling currency changes for the spreadsheet, you can then change the defined names, thus changing the format.

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  15. Be able to add and delete Page Breaks in Excel files

    Be able to add and delete page breaks

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  16. Conditional formats that are locked and do not change when copy/ cut and paste actions are performed.

    Today I have conditional formats with formula. A copy and past action which is done often, will mess up the formatting. It tries to compensate for the change. However, it is rare that it gets the change correct. Instead the conditional formats double, triple or have errors in them. I want to have the ability to set a conditional format and have it static and not change until I decide to change it. e.g. =AND($E9<>0,$E10=0) with applies to: =$B:$I,$K:$M

    When I copy and paste (and any type of paste) the formula and cells affected are changed so that the format…

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  17. Being able to design forms and link them to the spreadsheet to create job sheets

    I would like to be able to design a form which I can link to the spreadsheet in order to create a jobsheet.

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  18. auto suggest enumerations, eg borders.linestyle= [xlsolid, xldouble,...] in vbe

    A drop-down box would save a lot of looking up and typing.

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  19. Format Object : Put the "Autosize" property in the "Size" tab instead of the "Alignment" tab

    It's pretty obvious that "Autosize" is a property related to size and unrelated to alignment. So why is it in the Alignment tab? I often find myself having to turn on autosize and looking for it all over the place because it's not in the Size tab. Please put it where it belongs.

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  20. Allow control over amount of indentation

    I wish I could control how far Excel indents text when I click the Indent button. Too often, the amount is too much or too little for my need.

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