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  1. Make cell highlighting in Find Feature much more obvious than the subtle green box

    When I use Control + F (Find), I would like the border around the highlighted cell to be much more obvious (than the subtle green box) or for the entire cell (containing the word or figure that I’m searching for) to change colour.

    I just had a Microsoft Online Support Chat and was told this is not possible.

    I find it hard to believe that this could not easily be made to be an option.

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  2. have a number format that will produce a bar code

    have a number format that will produce a bar code

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  3. INSERT - time to grow it up

    INSERT - give us number to insert or allow us to put in the number of rows

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  4. ******* stop changing the date format.

    Hi. Im a data scientist that uses excel on a daily basis. I am sick and tired of the default changing of date formats. my work a couple of times. **. Just leave em as it is. I want the date format as I've entered it in the original version. Yang pandai2 pi tukar tu pehal la bodooooooo

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  5. More options for formatting chart areas

    For work I have to format scatter plots that fill up the entire count allowed and formatting the lines themselves is a chore, but it really shouldn't be. My suggestion is to make an option to highlight all entities you want to format in the same way and be able to apply that formatting in a few clicks. It shouldn't take all day to format over 125 different series the same.

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  6. Need the ability to format multiple colours of text in one cell for excel online

    Currently in Excel Online, when I format the colour of text in a single cell it changes the colour of all text in that cell. I would like the ability to change the colour of highlighted text only so I can have multiple colours of text in one cell.

    After looking on multiple forums, I can see this has been an issue for many users for a number of years.

    18 votes
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  7. Simple Date & Time Picker

    Please add Graphical Date & Time Picker in cells options with current & History date and time options.

    2 votes
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  8. Introduce Engineering number format for numbers in excel.

    This would all selected numbers to display with same exponent eg E03. Very useful for scientific work.

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  9. Conditional formatting cell width

    Allow conditional formatting to be applied so that cell widths and heights can be specified.

    10 votes
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  10. Where is the option Customize Colors?

    Hi guys, how are you? I would like to know what happened to the "Customize Colors" feature, which was in the "Layout> Colors" menu. I used this feature a lot and it disappeared from my program. Why? Can you please return with it?

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  11. Where is the option Customize Colors?

    Hi guys, how are you? I would like to know what happened to the "Customize Colors" feature, which was in the "Layout> Colors" menu. I used this feature a lot and it disappeared from my program. Why? Can you please return with it?

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  12. UPC format

    with all of the advanced features there are in Excel, I can't believe there isn't a UPC code format. Such a hassle. The rounding (which loses digits ) and changing to exponent format is constantly a hassle. There are some solutions provided online which don't seem to work reliably. I've literally probably lost hundreds of hours over my work years over this.

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  13. Half cell diagonal shading

    Half cell diagonal shading

    We need a function where we can shade the cells diagonally with 2 different colors.
    Not the diagonal gradient shading of cells. I know that we have that option in excel already.

    Thank you. :)

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  14. Format as table without breaking combined cells

    Actualy Format as table command break combined cells, I want for tables with combined cells to use the Format As Table comand without breaking combined cells

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  15. Mobilnummer

    Savner kategorien mobilnummer under formatering av celler - spesielt - skulle det også vært mobilnummer, gruppert 3-2-2 (999 99 999). Nå står det bare telefonnummer, som blir gruppert 2-2-2-2 (99 99 99 99).

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  16. PLEASE allow users to save a custom format in the Format Cells dialogue

    I constantly need to use the format 'yyyy-mm-dd' and I have to type it in over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over.

    Please, please, please, please, for the love of all that is good in this world, make a way to save custom formatting so it can be reused.

    5 votes
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  17. It's time for a UPC format

    Excel dev team. I love this product, and always have, but please, for the love of all that is holy, create a native UPC format for Excel.

    I have never, a single time, in the 25 years I have been using this product used Scientific Notation as a format, ever. For anything.

    Yet the amount of time I've wasted chasing down and re-formatting the columns containing UPC or EAN numbers to number, (no, 0 decimal places thank you) is as uncountable as the number of times I've used Scientific Notation is countable.

    Please. It's time.

    2 votes
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  18. Add a DateTimeOffset Format

    Expand the Date and Time formatting to include a DateTimeOffset format meeting the IS0 8601 standards.
    yyyy-mm-dd hh:mi:ss.mmm +/- 00:00
    yyyy-mm-ddThh:mi:ss.mmm +/- 00:00

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  19. Data Validation with Conditional Formatting

    The concept is basic, but the potential application could be GREAT.

    Effectively what I am asking for is for either:


    1. Data validation to be expanded to include conditional formatting options. E.g. Allow data validation to include conditional formatting rules and/or the inclusion of data bars, colour scales and icon sets.


    2. Create a bridge between Conditional Formatting and Data Validation to allow cross collaboration between the functions. E.g. pull data validation into Conditional Formatting options and vice versa. For instance how there is a custom/formula option in both Conditional Formatting and Data Validation.


    The introduction of this would eliminate the need…

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  20. Correct display of date in formatted cell in hh mm ss.

    Cell format hh:mm:ss
    Would be great to type 032537 and automatically have displayed
    03:25:37
    Now it is a mess with calendar date or you have to use laborious : sign in between digits.
    Also, formula of summing the time and give result in hours, minutes and seconds would be very welcome.

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