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  1. what if we added a choice to transfer sheets from bottom to left side instead of column A?

    what if we can add a choice for users to transfer sheets from bottom to left side instead of column A?
    as excel user, I start using first sheet, then second one then third one then I find myself using high NO of sheets which makes finding specific sheet boring and frustrating. and if we have high NO of sheets, it will be harder even if I name the sheets

    but what if we had the ability to transfer all sheets from bottom to left side from top as they fill all column A and column A starts the next…

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    • Arabic typing on MAC Excel, Automatically goes English when typing in Excel. MAC OS Mojave version 10.14.2 MS Excel version 16.20

      Arabic typing on MAC Excel, Automatically goes English when typing in Excel. MAC OS Mojave version 10.14.2 MS Excel version 16.20

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      • repair problem

        When using <Control><;> to input the date it sometimes goes in correctly as per settings (English NZ) dd/mm/yyyy and sometimes it is mm/dd/yyyy. This is in the same excel file and same formatted cells.
        I'm using Excel for Mac 16.21.1

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        • Keep lines when filling cells with color

          Make it so lines between cells don't disappear when you add fill. Having the lines gone makes it hard to read across the sheet horizontally.

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          • Wrap text doesn't work anymore with multiline cell

            Since last Insider Version (190123), the "Wrap Text" cell formatting is giving totally wrong carriage return with multiline cell text (way too much spaces are taken)
            See red zone in the printscreen attached.

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            • Correct border changes

              When I change existing border settings in cells, rows, or columns the new setting is ignored, and instead, the previous settings are even removed.
              I am using Office 2019.
              Before when I made changes to border setting, for example replacing a thinner with a thicker line, I just had to select the new line style, click the border I wanted to change and the new line style was set.
              Now, when I do the same, the new line style is displayed right after clicking the border I want to change, but when ok'ing back to the form, the border line…

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              • Find and Replace Formatting

                E.g., Find all blue text and Replace with white text and blue fill.

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                • method for multiple-cell, single-keystroke, conversion to absolute references

                  Multiple-cell, one-keystroke, change to absolute reference

                  I suggest you add a method of converting (say) a blocked 20 row x 30 column shaded portion of a work page from "standard" to absolute references. I have such a need, but I must make the change cell-by-cell, meaning 600 keystroke, not one. Each cell has a different. cell to which it refers.

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                  • Bring back option to remove black line around embedded Word documents

                    Enable Shape Format --Shape Outline options for embedded Word documents on spreadsheet that appear as objects. In past versions of Excel, you could remove the black line in formatting so that text appeared on the sheet without a border. Haven't been able to turn in reports for over a year in newer version. Only works with the text box which defeats the purpose of being about to Word functions such as grammar, etc. inside Excel.

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                    • Paste value different excel file

                      When copying cells with values to a different excel file, paste values does not work. Ctrl--cmd--v. Rather it does the annoying paste special

                      Paste values works within the same excel file, but not to a different.

                      Please fix

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                      • Please return the customized keyboard!!!

                        Customized Keyboard option is really helpful to make the app work for you efficiently.

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                        • Fix Slicers Formatting

                          The formatting for slicers won't work. When you click to modify a slicer style, all the options are table elements instead, not slicer elements.

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                          • Fix view header problem

                            Opening files in Excel Mac 365 created with a template using Excel (Mac) 2011, headers are overwritten when I use View->Headers and Footers while viewing in "Normal" mode. Instead of displaying the header contents from the opened file, a blank header is created, erasing the previous header contents. When this happens, the footer is unchanged. If instead, the file is being viewed in "Page Layout" mode, the header is displayed correctly and can be modified. Seems like a bug in the Normal view while operating on some older files.

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                            • If type "11-12", have it echo "11-12'", NOT "12-Nov" !!!

                              Why that ugly, stupid format?
                              If I has wanted "12-Nov",I WOULD HAVE TYPED IT IN THE FIRST PLACE!

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                              • Text overflow in a cell using Soft hyphen

                                We need a mechanism in Excel what to break the words for text wrapping according to column width. Please give us hyphenate by syllables.
                                This feature is supported in Word as a soft hyphen; if the line doesn't break at the hyphen, it is invisible.
                                Now using text wrapping is 95% of the time ugly.

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                                • Include format options for controls

                                  Currently there does not appear to be a method to format controls (Check boxes, Option Buttons etc) in Excel for Mac 2016. When inserting a control, there is a fixed size and font only which may not not be suitable. Provision needs to be made for a user to format the font/size of the control text/label and potentially the size of the control itself (size of the checkbox for instance).

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                                  • include a date picker function for excel, similar to the the date picker on the developer tab in word

                                    include a date picker function for excel, similar to the the date picker on the developer tab in word

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                                    • Cursor Box Formatting

                                      Hi I have been using excel recently to create spreadsheets for work.
                                      I have noticed that I keep trying to locate the cursor box and have been looking for a function that allows me to make it more obvious but haven't managed to find anything.
                                      It would be a huge help if I could:
                                      Change the colour of the box by filling in the box with a different colour
                                      or
                                      Changing the colour of the border of the box - also if the border could be made thicker.
                                      Thanks for reading my suggestion. Would make a huge difference if this…

                                      4 votes
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                                      • touch

                                        Please, add a function of customising Touch Bar! There are only default functions on it with no opportunity of customising! It is horrible!

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                                        • Please Add Quick Analysis for Formatting

                                          Quick Analysis is available on Windows Excel 2016, but not Mac 2016 - please add.

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