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.
Good news! We’ve started working on this suggestion, and we’re currently testing the improved scrolling experience in our lab. It will allow you to stop partway through the row or column. The sheet will no longer need to snap to the top and left edge of the cells. Since scrolling is such a fundamental and highly used action in Excel, it may take a while to get it right. We hope to have it ready within a few months, but can’t provide an exact target date just yet. Thanks again for all your support and patience for this long awaited improvement.
We’ll post an update here when we start rolling it out for you to try. It will be made available to Office Insiders first. Here’s how you can join – https://insider.office.com/en-us/join/windows.
Thanks – Steve [Microsoft Excel]
Keith Keydel commented
Thank you, I'm working with a bunch of large spreadsheets with some large cells, and this has been frusterating.
MAURICIO SOLORZANO commented
It's about time. I mean, this should have been a standard functionality. Microsoft has added so many other functions that aren't as important as this.
I am so glad to hear that this is being implemented! I like Excel and hope it continues to get better.
It's idiotic that a simple feature like this is still not available
"lol, finally started working on it and I just cancelled my Office365 a week ago to start using alternative products 😂 That timing 😂"
Mee too. I use prezi, openoffice, etc.
MS managers = really amateurs. ULTRA SLOW hobbysts.
They knows NOTHIN' about UX, and good sw!
N O T H I N'
Brent Hackers commented
Careful 'Steve'. You don't want to end up like Eric...
lol, finally started working on it and I just cancelled my Office365 a week ago to start using alternative products 😂 That timing 😂
Oh and in case you were wondering, yes, my cancellation was mainly due to the way excel scrolls 🤭
This is great news ! Overdue, nonetheless great news.
@Tuan - Diablo 4? That's probably a given. Star Citizen might come faster than smooth scrolling!
Nearly 6 years later, over 3K votes, and 50 pages of comments. Hopefully the solution doesn’t introduce some bug that takes a few more years to resolve. Diablo 4 might be released before this.
But thanks for starting. Just please don't over engineer this. I count on you! :-)
"Since scrolling is such a fundamental and highly used action in Excel, it may take a while to get it right"
I really appreciate your effort but this sentence made me laugh. Steve, you cannot make anything worse here. Just look at Google Spreadheets or your own web-based Excel implementation. Its chrystal clear how it should be. Just implement it and push it out.
I got a headache commented
Status = "STARTED"
I didn't think I would live to see the day.....
Steve, we've given your team a lot of sh*t, but I want to thank you for the positive update. An eventual fix is better than no fix at all. But still hurry, please!
Steve - It has taken Microsoft more than 6 years to plan this? Really? Microsoft keeps creating new features in Excel that only clutters the little space that it is left - who needs all of that !
Austen Lowe commented
Microsoft is far too lethargic, it's taken them 5 years to plan it!
Richard Moore commented
Wasted another hour trying to work out whether Microsoft had implemented this yet.
Do people at Microsoft ever do any work? All your products are rotting!
Visual Studio is a buggy mess, and you guys can't even do a simple mod to Excel in under about 10 years.
Seriously, for the most valuable company in the World, you really ought to spend a bit of your profit on maintaining your products.
Richard Chien: impossible? it is not impossible you code-idiot!
Smooth as butter on a hot griddle.
I've got my mouse button setup so I can switch between smooth and cell scrolling...
Mark Gibb commented
Smartsheet sounds cool, but can it do smooth scrolling? 🙂
Microsoft has been satisfied with their level of product for too long. I'm switching over to Smartsheet, and I didn't realize how limited MS was in their discrete approach to things. Smartsheet has everything functionally integrated, and is organized more like a database than excel, functionally. Which means your data gets stored how it's best organized, not how it best looks, then you make it look good by changing the view from grid to tiles, to whatever, or you can create a form instantly to populate the data. Smartsheet becomes a part of your process with all the automated workflows, rather than a parallel organizational and tracking tool like MS that dies if you don't feed it. MS, you're done. Too little too late.
Oh, and a bonus for you timing study engineers, you can break your tasks down to the nanosecond units, so you can actually use the Gantt tool to do a proper timing study with functional relationships. I don't know any other tool out there that can do that, and I've looked. Project, no. Clarizen, no....