Have Excel scroll better when there are large cells.
If there's a really tall or wide cell, Excel jumps to the edge of the cell when scrolling past that area. This is a big pain when, for example:
- trying to position a shape
- Trying to grab the edge of the row or column in order to resize it.
Excel should just scroll normally without jumping.
I’m happy to let you know that we are in the planning stages to make Excel for Windows scroll without jumping to the edge of the cell so you’ll be able to scroll smoothly. We don’t yet have a target date, but wanted to tell you about our plans.
We appreciate all the votes and comments supporting this suggestion.
Thanks – Steve K [Excel]
I for one wasn’t expecting it anymore ! What a surprise !
Great news! However, after 5 years of waiting, I will believe it when I see it. Perhaps, this feature can be added to the MS Office roadmap so that it's brings more visibility? https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=
@(different)Anonymous: Was checking my memory on that Word point raised and tested it. When I delete the marker, it changes nothing in the way the text and formatting either before OR after.
It DOES join the paragragh with the one following ('cause nothing is telling it to end the paragraph anymore) and pressing ENTER restores the separation and recreates the initial marker.
Which differs from my memory in that I used to be able (did this a lot maybe twelve years ago to ten years ago in a different job) to reformat a paragraph by copying the one I liked and pasting over the exisiting one. (That actually has no obvious effect at all now. Guess they were right and I should've fought through the buttons/Ribbon to use Styles on every single one instead of just a simple copy and paste (over). But then, I haven't needed it since so...)
@Anonymous: yes, just click on the blue link under the "How can we improve..." header at the top of this page ( ← Excel for Windows (Desktop Application) ). When you get there, just above the first Suggeestion showing, you will see "Hot Ideas" "selected"... just pick the one next to it: "Top" and it will show them by number of votes.
Desire for Python alongside VBA and the couple of other languages you can program macros in is the top one with almost twice this ones votes. This one is #2.
Let me get something clear though, in what you said. I think you might be onto something major here. Science could probably be vastly improved if I understand the concept. Not to mention safety in crossing streets and more:
You seem to be saying that past results from an action are reliable indicators of future results from those same actions. If that's true... science would be a lot easier and more accurate, this could be a whole new method from whatever they do now, that's actually catchy, someone should trademark it: "scientific method"... maybe with a "the" in front of it. And if crossing streets in traffic is dangerous one day, it seems to say it would be dangerous any day so maybe wait until traffic is cleared or stops! I like this.
Sadly... it would also mean we shouldn't expect j*cksh*t out of this update... 'Cause none of the others ever led to anything, not even j*cksh*t. I don't like that!
But you're dead on. Until they show the situation is somehow different, it will just seem like one more lie in a short litany of lies. (Not short because they only had so many lies in stock and had to ration them carefully, but rather because they couldn't even be bothered to lie 'cause that's too much effort.) I get the feeling someone aced his job interview by saying "One thing I can bring to the company is that User Voice site... you guys haven't used standard web techniques and I'm full of them (you know, like full of...). If I'm hired, I'll pretend to be several different project managers and fire off a batch of update comments that either say 'It's in planning stages" or 'F___ off, it ain't never happening' and that will get the sheople agitated and commenting, and basically reinvigorate their imprinting and hopes so they don't ditch your products. Basically, the standard 'owner of a website placing 25 product endorsements on the site to give the illusion the garbage he sells has performed wonderfully' fraud. But without the honesty of there at least being some basic garbage that would be sold 'cause we aren't really offering anything at all." "You're hired!"
I got a headache commented
Look above the title of this topic. There's a small blue link for "Excel for Windows (Desktop Application)". Go there and you get a couple sorting options, like "Top", "New" etc. Sorting by Status gives you a good idea of what we're up against, historically.
I'm not holding my breath, although it is slightly comforting to know that somebody at MS actually looks at these threads every 2.5 years or so.
Does anyone know if there is a way to sort these threads at uservoice.com by number of votes? I would love see if there are other Excel-related suggestion threads with as many or more votes than this one.
This is a glorious day. Thank you to everyone who has kept this thread alive over the years.
Sorry on responding to a side issue, but at least in my version of Word 2016 the behaviour when deleting the paragraph mark (as indicated by the pilcrow character, ¶) between two paragraphs, either by backspace or by delete, is that the subsequently merged paragraph assumes the formatting of the preceeding paragraph.
Good news on the Excel scrolling front, if this is in the traditional meaning of "planning" and not a "great plan" in the newly presidential meaning of the term.
Hopefully, this is a step in the right direction of Microsoft stopping thinking it knows best, of which this is but one example. Another I could cite is when you delete a paragraph mark between 2 differently formatted paragraphs in Word, they change the paragraph formatting of the preceding paragraph to that of the following, which is exactly the opposite of what's usually required.
Finally, thank you!!!
Great! Looking really forward to that!
Mark Gibb commented
Glen Young, thanks for joining in!
Mark Gibb commented
Microsoft speaks up
There is much exultation
Should we trust this news?
Glen Young commented
Smooth scrolling. No jumps? For real?
Page down my heart strings.
Oz du Soleil commented
Time to dance in the streets!!!!! 🎈🎈🎉🎶🎵🎶
Wow, that's awesome news Steve! Thanks you for the update! I look forward to any updates on this going forward!
david g commented
jesus, it only took 5 YEARS
Dreams come true. Believe.