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Add Center Across Selection to the Merge & Center Drop-down

Do you hate Merged Cells? Do you believe Merged Cells are evil? Do you curse every time your selection rectangle goes from one column to five columns just because you touched a merged cell? Do you constantly get workbooks from co-workers who continue to merge cells? Tired of not being able to Sort or Paste because someone merged a cell?

Excel encourages people to use Merge & Center by offering it front-and-center on the Home tab. Thus, few people discover the (superior) Center Across Selection option on the Alignment tab of the Format Cells dialog.

Currently, the Merge & Center drop-down offers: Merge & Center, Merge Across, Merge Cells, UnMerge.

My request: Adding a fifth item of "Center Across Selection" to the drop-down.

As a bonus, add a tool tip explaining the perils of merged cells and how Center Across Selection is superior in nearly every way.

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