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  1. Number format thousand separator and no decimals

    Every time (many days a year) I train people in Excel, someone ask why there is no button or shortcut to obtain a number format with "thousand separator and no decimals". At least - in northern Europe - this is the most common used number format. If "button-solution" not possible for Microsoft in order to have common buttons world-wide, at least a shortcut for this has been much appreciated. (Note that the current button for thousand separator and two decimals could not be used, though the alignment in that format are not disired/good and two decimals used).
    Today I teach…

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    • Shortcut for paste as values

      90% of the time I want to past as values, so as to keep the formatting consistent in the location I am pasting. Rather than having to right click then select "paste as values" it would be good to have a shortcut to be able to do this instead.

      19 votes
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      • Add number format for thousandth (K$) or millions (M$)

        Could you please add the number format K for thousandth and M for millions (like 5.8 K instead of 5812)
        It would be very helpful.
        Thanks

        3 votes
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        • Add Center Across Selection to the Merge & Center Drop-down

          Do you hate Merged Cells? Do you believe Merged Cells are evil? Do you curse every time your selection rectangle goes from one column to five columns just because you touched a merged cell? Do you constantly get workbooks from co-workers who continue to merge cells? Tired of not being able to Sort or Paste because someone merged a cell?

          Excel encourages people to use Merge & Center by offering it front-and-center on the Home tab. Thus, few people discover the (superior) Center Across Selection option on the Alignment tab of the Format Cells dialog.

          Currently, the Merge & Center…

          279 votes
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          • I need to add in URLs but I do NOT want them to be a hyperlink. There seems to be no way to have them as text only. They keep reverting

            I need to be able to turn off the hyperlinks! I need the URLs to stay text only.
            I paste in an address, then have to remove hyperlink and then reformat the cell. PITA. and worse, if I click on the cell, it reverts back to a hyperlink. Please let me turn this off!!!!
            It is so annoying to try to work on something and have the dam web browser keep opening.

            2 votes
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            • In older versions of Excel you could double click the format painter and use in various places without having to go back to the icon.

              In older versions of Excel, you could right-click a cell, double-click the format painter and use in various places without having to go back to the icon each time. If you have a lot of same-type formatting throughout the sheet the current method takes a lot of time and strokes. The old way was much more convenient.

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              • Save own Cell Formats

                It seems to me on first sight at least, that a solution to https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304921-excel-for-windows-desktop-application/suggestions/33545875-number-format-thousand-separator-and-no-decimals would be to be able to add and save own number formats within the "Format Cells" Dialog.

                4 votes
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                • CHANGE CASE BUTTON BACK ON RIBBON

                  Pretty self explanatory. Had this before now it is gone. fix it.

                  3 votes
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                    • Engineering Notation Suffix

                      Can we have a formatting option of changing a number into Engineering Notation with the appropriate suffix? For example

                      Changing the value "123000" to "123k"
                      or changing "12300" to "12.3k"

                      the formatting is very common in engineering/science/tech in general and it makes it more easily readable in presentations than "123E+3"

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                      • give access to heritage excel shortcuts

                        I just loaded office 2016 on a new computer. I am trying to customize excel. I cannot find the 'paste value' and 'paste format' buttons that I had previously. Please tell me that you did not remove the one step and forced me to do the multi-step paste special then choose what I want to do. Also the 'select contiguous cells' key was not obvious. are these buttons called something different? I will likely find additional shortcut buttons missing if there was a wholesale reduction in shortcuts.

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                        • Custom Format for Brazilian months in capital

                          Allow mmm or mmmm custom formats to capitalize first or other letters of the months by using
                          Mmm / Mmmm instead or even
                          MMM / MMMM

                          Specially for portuguese/Brazil. By using custom format, we always have month in lower case.
                          We all want to be able to custom format the date and see:
                          Jan/2018
                          Fev/2019
                          Abr/2020
                          Out/1979

                          But in portuguese, only portuguese, this never happens.

                          23 votes
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                          • Add automatic stamp date when adding a comment

                            It would be nice if the date autopopulated when you add a comment to a cell

                            4 votes
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                            • More than one choice of color in the “color cell”

                              When formatting cells and tables, it will be useful and more efficient to show more than one “default color” in the “cell color” toolbox. Hopefully, we can have 5 default colors already accessible in the toolbox.

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                              • Please insert justify function (like justify function in word) in Excel also. Please.

                                Please insert justify function (like justify function in word) in Excel also. Please.

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                                • Justify alignment with left-right indent

                                  Hi,

                                  Currently we can only set both right-left indentation in the distributed text alignment, but the last line is distributed too. So I think it would be a good idea that we could indicate indentation on both sides in justified text alignment (see attachment).

                                  Thanks.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • It is suggested that the page number function and the total page number function be added

                                    It is suggested that the page number function(page) and the total page number(pages) function be added

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                                    • Increase the numbers by 4 bits separate

                                      1. The number is increased by 4 digit division to meet the requirement of Chinese digit by 10000.
                                      2. It is suggested that the setting of the digital format break through the 3 restrictions

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                                      • It would be nice if you could include a bar code generator and have it sequence through a list of numbers from 1 to N.

                                        Include a bar code generator and have it be able to sequence through a series and generate that series from, for example 1 to N.

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                                        • I'd like to have regular numbers, mostly integers with some decimals when I need them

                                          It's useful that text can run to the left and to the right of its cell as long as there's nothing in those cells. But why can't text run up or down if there's nothing in those cells? I wanted to make some cells short but text with nothing else around it got clipped.

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