Modernize conditional formatting formula editing.
As of 2013, it conditional formatting formula editing is still inconsistent with the regular application, and makes it harder for users to learn conditional formatting, which is one of the more abstract concepts of the early Excel learning process.
Arrow keys are still modifying formulas rather than moving the cursor, for example.
Great suggestion, thanks David! And thanks to other people who took the time to clarify/comment on this one. There’s definitely room to tighten this experience up in a number of places. We’re getting a lot of traffic on the site, so please keep voting for the things you care about most to help us do a great job of prioritizing.
John [MS XL]
Ingeborg, Thank you!!
Ingeborg Hawighorst commented
hit F2 while editing the formula to toggle the behaviour of arrow keys (select cell / move cursor)
Oz du Soleil commented
I can change the formula myself, I'd like the arrow keys to just move the cursor.
Levi Bailey commented
I'd just like to echo this and note that there is some overlap of this with the "Include a Conditional Formatting Manager" and "Refine Edit mode, Enter mode and Point mode" suggestions.