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  1. Add an option to change the default for "Paste" so that it can be "Formulas" or Values"

    The default for the Paste button is Paste All. This instantly destroys conditional formatting, other formats, and bordering of regions. There are now a good selection of Paste options below the Paste Button and the ability to select any one of these as the "Current Default" would speed up development time considerably. The Paste button image could be changed to show the current default.

    The important ones are to have are "Paste Formulas" and "Paste Values". The best (and simpler) implementation, in my opinion, would be to have the Paste button do Paste Formulas with the button image changed to…

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  2. Include Text orientation for a cell

    In order to view the text in the cell to display alignment , we need to have a option as orientation for the cell.

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  3. Align decimal easier

    It's currently possible to align by decimals but it's very hard to use. The report to a manager could look much better if 10.01 and 1.01 were centered and aligned correctly. Make this easier to implement. I have to do a web search when I need to find how to do this.

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  4. If cell formatted as text, then excel has trouble with strings having between 255 and 1024 characters.

    For eg, it cannot search for text string within the cell. Also contents of cell are shown as ##### in spreadsheet.

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  6. New paste-special feature that can help curb some labour

    Hi, a new paste special feature can be added that can serve the purpose below -

    1. Select multiple cells / ranges from various parts of a sheet, copy
    2. Using new feature in paste special, paste the contents on a different sheet or a different part of the same sheet with the positions of the cells unchanged.

    For example, if you select the ranges A1:D7, E1:G1,H1:H7 and copy and then select A8 and paste, it should result in the contents being pasted to the ranges - A8:A14,E8:G8 and H8:H14

    pasting selections of multiple cells in the exact position

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  7. Just show me how to eliminate blank header and footer space that automatically entered my worksheet

    This is BS nothing here tells me how to remove unwanted header and footer spaces from my worksheet that automatically appeared as I was working on my spreadsheet

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  8. Paste and Paste Special work differently on filtered data

    When you filter data you can paste something that will apply to only the visible cells. However, if you want to use Paste Special (eg: to just paste a formula and not mess with the formatting) it will apply to both visible and filtered cells.

    Paste Special should be changed to not affect non-visible/filtered out cells.

    This should

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  9. Up arrow key

    in my previous excel version (2007), while im editing inside a cell, my up arrow key did bring the cursor from the end all the way to the front (like using the home key button)

    however, my current version (2016) doesn't. any solution?

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  10. "Copy Without Formatting" as a fill handle option

    The fill handle options currently let you fill a series with or without formatting, fill/copy only the formatting, or copy the cells with formatting. Please add the choice to copy the cells without formatting.

    This would be useful in the case where the cells that you want to copy end in a number, and it would be much faster than copying and pasting as values.

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  11. Add "Invisible Cells" to Find & Select in Home tab

    Being able to easily find "invisible cells" would make cleaning/editing workbooks less of a walk-on-eggshells process, especially if you inherit a workbook from someone else.

    Invisible cells could include cells with any of these properties:
    • Fill & font colours contrast badly (e.g. some people hide formulas by making the font white)
    • Invisible numbers custom format (e.g. ;;;)
    • Displayed characters are purely whitespace, non-printable, or hard to see (e.g. .:,)
    • Invisible non-default formatting, which add to the used range if you are not careful (e.g. deleting dates does not clear the date formatting)

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  12. Make row & column AutoFit ignore/consider only selected cells

    It is common to put notes above tables for other users to read. However, if you go to AutoFit your columns, the column will grow to accommodate the long note, even though the table column underneath is much shorter.

    To avoid this, I can't just AutoFit all of my columns at once. I have to AutoFit every column but the one with the note in it, then move the note into another column, AutoFit the column that had the note in it, and move the note back. This is a pain.

    My suggestion is for AutoFitting to either ignore or…

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