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  1. can find print preview button in excel. also cant find what version of excel i am running.

    can find print preview button in excel.

    also cant find what version of excel i am running.

    4 votes
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  2. Incorporate "snaking" under the print options to allow printing long tall lists into multiple columns on one sheet of paper.

    Incorporate "snaking" under the print options to allow printing long tall lists into multiple columns on one sheet of paper.

    5 votes
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  3. It would be nice to have an 'Export to PDF' button (icon) under the 'Quick Access Toolbar'

    Frequently I export my worksheets as PDF documents. It would be really nice if there was an icon under 'Quick Access Toolbar' to this.
    The current process makes you go back to 'File' - 'Export' - 'Create PDF/XPS'.

    2 votes
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  4. My boss insists we use 2-sided printing. It can cause problems if we forget to set for it before printing each time.

    Such printer setups could be included as part of the file. When we copy a file these setups would also be copied as part of the file.

    2 votes
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  5. Printing an entire workbook with the same settings

    When selecting to print an entire workbook and you select the option "fit to one page" you currently need to go to each page in the print screen and select "fit to one page". It does not automatically apply to all the pages when printing an entire workbook. This would be a helpful feature.

    5 votes
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  6. I'd like to have a "no print" option for cells, rows and columns.

    I would like to be able control which cells, rows and columns would not print, without having to Hide them. Sometimes I want to see the data/formulas in the cells, but not have them on my final hard copies.
    Hiding and unhiding adds steps to my workflow.

    5 votes
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  7. PRINTING - Have excel check how many pages are being printed and not print numerous mostly blank pages or pages where font is unusably small

    Have excel check how many pages are being printed and not print numerous mostly blank pages or pages where font is unusably small, by default if these are detected open a print dialog which tells you how many pages will be printed and ability to select pages 1,3,5,6 etc, fit to one page, fit to minimum font size, adjust margins etc.
    Too often I end up printing an excel document multiple times and wasting lots of paper and ink because the print options in excel are kind of stupid.

    3 votes
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  8. Header and Footer

    I would really like to see images in the excel header and footer acting like they do in word, that is, they need to act like a water mark being underneath all other items instead of being on top blocking other items when printing etc.

    5 votes
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  9. Apply page setup setting to other workbooks

    I am looking for a method to apply page setup settings (header, footer, and all other page print setups) to other workbooks (not sheets in the current workbook).

    Example:

    I have the setting I need in a file (excel template or other excel file).

    Some other SW tool is automatically generating reports in excel file format (new workbooks).

    I need a method to apply the page settings to the new workbooks (and not to do it manually to each of them)

    4 votes
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  10. What happened to the TABLOID SIZE (11" x 17") in the page setup menu?

    What happened to the TABLOID SIZE (11" x 17") in the page setup menu? I am not even finding A3 size which is remotely similar.

    2 votes
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  11. Option to limit paper selection for printing

    Like most people, we only every use three sizes of paper in the office. Yet the print menu offers 32 different sizes and requires a person to scroll through them all to select the one you want, which is always letter, legal, or ledger. Why not offer the option of limiting this list so it only shows the paper sizes that actually exist, hiding the 29 alternatives that are NEVER used? This would save time and considerable aggravation.

    6 votes
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  12. 6 votes
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  13. Excel Images and Pictures

    Clicking on the image or picture in Excel and right click the mouse to print and print preview.

    3 votes
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  14. fix high contrast issues

    fix issue where switching to high contrast causes printed page to print in all black or invisible white on page. Also borders dissapear when switching back and forth. but can be fixed by closing and reloading excel...

    6 votes
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  15. Dialog box notifying user that Printing will generate a large number of pages

    When you click Print, Excel should look at the number of pages that will be generated and give you a dialog box noting that you should check your page setup because if you continue you will generate X number of pages.

    This is an issue I've had with Excel for decades, not years, decades! By now Excel should be able to review your document page breaks and identify that your spreadsheet for example is 26 columns wide and 26 rows long, could be printed on one sheet. It should then give you a dialog box alerting you to check your…

    5 votes
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  16. I need to be able to create PDF's from this data and the colors need to be in CMYK format because most newspapers require CMYK for publishin

    I need to be able to create PDF's from this data and the colors need to be in CMYK format because most newspapers require CMYK for publishing.

    6 votes
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  17. Add Print preview on Help windows to select page(s) to be printed; also include the ability to adjust the margins

    If we could see what we are printing before clicking the Ok button, we won't be surprise for a 10 pages printout when it would have been only 6 pages (we would have changed the fonts size). Printing materials from the Help windows for easier access on a later day when needed.

    4 votes
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  18. Allow multiple page ranges to be selected in the print dialog

    Older versions of Excel and the current version of word all have a single box for for defining a print range, and allow for a page set like "1-3, 7 10-12" to be printed easily. Excel has two boxes, allowing only a single range to be printed at a time. I frequently print assorted pages from spreadsheets, and have to open each resultant file in a pdf application and delete the unneeded sheets, especially if I'm printing or emailing the file.

    6 votes
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  19. Option to Permanently Disable Displaying Page Breaks

    For some reason, Page Breaks just annoy my eyes and serve as a distraction when I am working in a spreadsheet. I would love for there to be a setting in the Options to disable them so I don't have to hassle with toggling them off every time they appear.

    11 votes
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  20. be able to print an entire workbook instead of just 1 page at a time

    I do budgets one year at a time. one month per page/sheet. i'd like to print out an entire year (12 pages) without having to print one page/sheet at a time.

    6 votes
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