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  1. Pick color in Excel Like at Powerpoint

    In Powerpoint there is a color picker tool to bring custom colors to the pallete.

    Many times we need to do it using PowerPoint to get the RGB combination to be used in Excel.

    Could you replicate this color picker into Excel in the same way it exists in PowerPoint?

    Portuguese:

    Conta-gotas PowerPoint

    No Powerpoint existe uma ferramenta para pegar as cores e retornar para a paleta, o conta-gotas.

    Vocês podem fazer o mesmo no Excel?

    Porque muitas vezes nós precisamos fazer isso usando o PowerPoint para pegar o RGB e colocar no Excel.

    1,079 votes
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  2. Let add setting to switch gridlines on/off

    Now we can do that for current worksheet only. These days it's quite desirable to have an option to keep greedlines off on permanent basis for each new workbook. That could be done using template or by changing/adding registry key https://www.quora.com/What-are-some-ways-of-removing-gridlines-in-Excel-2007.
    That will be much more suitable if we have such option in Advanced section of Options.

    20 votes
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  3. Improve Meiryo UI font

    If you are using Excel for Windows 10 version 2004 and try to write in the vertical texts with Meiryo UI, some characters are not becoming vertical writing. For example, “-” should be “|” vertically, but it actually won’t be vertical text.

    7 votes
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  4. In the status bar at the bottom, I would like an option to display a cell's format

    The only way that I know of to see a cell's format category (e.g., General, Number, Date, etc.) is to right-click and hit Format. I would like if there was an option in the status bar called "Cell Format."

    3 votes
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  5. A number format for telephone numbers

    Telephone numbers are not numbers, but Excel treats them as if they are (e.g. deleted leading 0). Excel isn't a database, but we all do it. Give us a specific 'number' format for telephone numbers so that Excel knows to leave the 'number' alone.

    1 vote
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  6. Save font style and size for new documents

    Once a user has created a Font and Size they want, Excel will have a button to save that font and size for further new documents.

    3 votes
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  7. Uppercase/Lowercase Cell Formatting

    It would be awesome if you could format a cell to only return uppercase or lowercase or proper content. It was also be great if this was a conditional formatting option as well.

    3 votes
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  8. Page Setup - Header/Footer - combined feature requests

    This idea combines a host of ideas which all call for similar functionality. The individual postings score minimal votes but together they add to 75 votes. I raise this to combine the feature requests, so that it gets prominence as I would dearly like to see this addressed.

    Features for the Header / Footer:
    1. include variables based on a cell reference
    2. more than one Picture and Shapes
    3. Print and save dates
    4. Number of pages of the sheet and of the workbook
    5. Add file properties (quick parts in Word)
    6. Option for the header/footer on the…

    18 votes
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  9. sheet tabs

    currently the amount of characters allowed per tab is 31 maximium. THIS IS NOT ENOUGH. please make an option to extend the amount to at least 100. If you do this you are good. If you don't you are bad. It is that simple.

    7 votes
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  10. please provide different underlining styles

    at present only solid line underlining is there in excel. that too breaks in white space. need continuous/non continuous underline option and also include different underlining styles. this helps a lot in report generation.

    3 votes
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  11. Global Color Picker Wheel with Distinct Colours

    Before & After Magazine had a great colour wheel with hues and tints of distinct colour (not continuous colour gradients) Something like this:
    https://www.truevaluepaint.com/color-101/color-wheel/
    With this tool it would be very easy to match contrast or analogous colour combinations. This can be an addition to current tools. Thanks.

    3 votes
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  12. change to lowercase/uppercase in the format cells ribbon

    change to lowercase/uppercase in the format cells ribbon like MS word and other applications

    2 votes
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  13. Make the Conditional Formatting Rules Manager window adjustable

    Can the window on the Conditional Formatting Rules Manager be able to be adjusted so I can see more of my rules?

    11 votes
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  14. Row Height move with data when sorting

    Move the row height setting with the row data when sorting. Currently when sorting, rows of data change their location; however, the row height parameter stays in the original location. Cells with lots of wrapped data which sorted into rows with little row height are cut off and cells with little data that sort into rows with more row height have lots of extra space. To correct this requires using one of the row height adjustment methods for wrapped data to fit properly.

    2 votes
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  15. 2 votes
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  16. Last 3 fill cell colours available on ribbon

    Having 3 fill colour boxes so your 3 most used colours are available at a click rather than having to keep changing between them constantly

    2 votes
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  17. Allow users to change case of the text

    Please allow the users to change case to like upper, lower, sentence or capitalize the first letter like in all other Office applications

    2 votes
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  18. Like in MS Word we can change the sentence to upper case or lower case. Similarly this feature should be included in excel instead of functi

    Like in MS Word we can change the sentence to upper case or lower case. Similarly this feature should be included in excel instead of function in a different cell. becuase if we do not want to keep the same text in another cell. instead of using a temporary solution like hiding that row or column or copy pasting, we should be able to change the case of text using toolbar.

    2 votes
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  19. Deleting Styles in Bulk

    It would be good to have the ability to multi-select styles so that they can be deleted in bulk.

    Currently there are 2 ways to delete styles: (1) manually click the drop down, right click 1 style at a time, and click delete.(2) run a macro that will delete them in bulk, but takes away your ability to distinguinsh which you'd like to keep around.

    When bringing data together from external sources, it often becomes a problem with bringing in many unwanted custom styles. When that happens, it can bog down the functionality of the spreadsheet. It's important to keep…

    2 votes
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  20. Slicer Font

    Enable the ability to change the font size of text in a Slicer

    3 votes
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