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]
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.
Thank you. We will be waiting anxiously for it's arrival.
Tori Kamal commented
Thank you very much for some positive 2020 news!
@I got a headache - Yep, I think you're right. Forgot about that. :-D
I wish Frank were still alive to see this. The world has changed so much since--it's a completely different place. He would never believe it.
Futski, if I remember right, the last time this scrolling issue was updated, there was a different MS Excel admin that updated a different topic on the same day.
I still wonder if they forgot about this user forum and today they were like, "Oh, sh!t, we should check on that."
WOW. MS is on a roll. So far I've seen 3 updates today.
1) "Not at this time" for Conditional Formatting - Apply to named ranges
2) "Accepting Votes" for Add Center Across Selection
3) "Planned" for Scroll Better.
What a day. Never saw more that the sporadic update in the past.
For posterity, it took 3363 votes to make it to the "Planned" stage.
No way!! I never expected to see this happen before I retire! (I'm 36).
It's still possible I retire before this happens, but fingers crossed!!
I was really confused when I saw the new email come in with the word "Planned:" preceding it. Oh, the joy!