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  1. 2 votes
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    • Print preview button

      I would like to see a 'print preview' button on the ribbon for one-click viewing as I make changes.

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      • Add the ability to print odd or even pages only

        This is for landscape as well. Alternatively, if I can print pages 1,3,2,5,4,6 in that order, that would work as well.

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        • Change order of options for Print > Output

          Please put the Output option "3 hole punch left" as the top option. It's surely what 98% of people use, at least in the US. It's a hassle to scroll down to that option every time I use it. Thanks

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            0 comments  ·  Printing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Excel duplex ability for Office 365

            I need to be able to duplex print two active worksheets.

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            • 1 vote
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                0 comments  ·  Printing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • its a complaint

                Under page layout there are two headings, grid lines and headings. It seem to default to print headings. if one deletes the tick box and then ticks the grid line print box and save the sheet. when re opening the sheet it has automatically defaulted back to print the heading instead of the grid lines. how does one resolve this issue

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                  2 comments  ·  Printing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Enable printing of thin colored borders (or warn that they will appear black)

                  When printing cells with thin borders (thinner than the default) that are not black the border color is always rendered as black. The custom borders dialog should either warn the user when setting a non-black color for a thin border, or prevent the user from selecting a non-black color for a thin border, or allow the user to override this behavior.

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                    0 comments  ·  Printing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Single click selected area printing to fit paper

                    I struggle with this since 20 years I'm using Excel. As people do not take the time to set the print area on their work, whenever I get an Excel and want to print it, I need to do 10 clicks to actually ********* one sheet of paper. 1. Select area, 2. page layout tab, 3. print area selector, 4. set print area, 5. file, 6. print, 7. page setup, 8. scaling/fit to page, (9. landscape if it is a wide table), 10. print

                    It would be fantastic to have a "print selected area" option that does all this and…

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Printing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Improve & unify Print dialogue system for all office products

                      I would like to see one Printing dialogue box/window which is the same whether you are using Excel, Word, Access or any other program. eg If you wish to 'Posh up' your Spreadsheet before printing it, say change font or size for a header, you have to do it 3 times for the Header [title on LHS] [Instructions in center] [date on right]. If you wish to change the Font, you can't just type a letter for say Bookman OS, you have to scroll down each time. If you are using Access, the Print Dialogue Box (PDB) is different in…

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                        0 comments  ·  Printing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow users to print gridlines in color filled cells

                        Allow users to print gridlines in color filled cells

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                          0 comments  ·  Printing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • We don't have options to add border line in header and footer area.

                          Suppose we are printing a page with a border outline of full page then our header and footer always come outside of that border . So we need to add border to header or footer area to match with our page border .

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                            0 comments  ·  Printing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make Excel use the standard printer settings, rather than force users to manually adjust every single tab to print in color

                            The title says it all. The current setup is not only absolutely unacceptable but it is also absolutely inconceivable how an engineer could ever have thought this is an economic and user-friendly way of printing workbooks.

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                            • Single click selected area printing to fit paper

                              I struggle with this since 20 years I'm using Excel. As people do not take the time to set the print area on their work, whenever I get an Excel and want to print it, I need to do 10 clicks to actually ********* one sheet of paper. 1. Select area, 2. page layout tab, 3. print area selector, 4. set print area, 5. file, 6. print, 7. page setup, 8. scaling/fit to page, (9. landscape if it is a wide table), 10. print

                              It would be fantastic to have a "print selected area" option that does all this and…

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                              • HAVE NUMBER OF PAGES ALSO SHOW AT TOP OF PRINT PREVIEW SCREEN

                                Trying to verify that print will be as intended, when open Print Preview, one has to scroll down to see how many pages are avail to print, but then have to scroll back up to see what the top looks like, then go back down. It would also be helpful if the default print preview screen scaled to fit most screens -- that would then mean that my first suggestion not needed after all - maybe there's already a fix and I am just ignorant of it.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Printing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Print at actual size

                                  Why doesn't Excel print to actual size? Visio will print a 10cm box the correct size but Excel prints it at 9.7 x 10.8 cm. In the past I have copied and pasted from Excel to Visio so I can print the shapes correctly.

                                  Due to the changes in licencing I cant buy current Visio for my personal use and the old version doesn't work on Win 10.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Auto display print preview

                                    I added a "Print preview and print" button to my button bar. When I click it, it takes me to the same page as File > Print, which is fine. In the area where the print preview should show, all I see is a button "print preview". It doesn't show the preview unless I click the button. Why doesn't it automatically show print preview like it did in Office 2010?

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                                      1 comment  ·  Printing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Printing Multiple files from Excel

                                      Office 2016 Home and Business Version 9226.2114 does not allow you to select multiple files and right click and print them anymore, this works in version 8528.2147 but has now stopped working, this only affects Excel as Word still works as expected

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                                        0 comments  ·  Printing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Let me print pages that are not consecutive, in one print command. For example, let me print pages: 1,4-5,9 from ENTIRE workbook.

                                        Let me print pages that are not consecutive, in one print command. For example, let me print pages: 1,4-5,9 from ENTIRE workbook.

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                                        • Printint function does not properly.

                                          I tried to print the entire spreadsheet under printing and selected single side as option. The first tab printed out fine. The rest of the tabs are back to double sided.

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