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  1. Excel - Format a comment in every way, not just text. Essential.

    Formatting a comment, not just the text, is essential. Comments are mini Notes & need to highlighted in many ways. I don't have a sheet without Comments & I use Excel more that Word. In versions before the subscription version you could format a comment completely. Tried using call outs but need to preserve roll-over function as wells permeant view of comments.

    8 votes
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  2. Some commands do not work in Quick Access Toolbar

    I need to have certain commands available on the QAT. I use Paste Values a lot but although I can place it in the QAT, it does not work from that location. Please look into this.

    Actually the QAT needs a complete rethink in my opinion. It is given so little prominence, especially when compared to the enormous amount of real estate occupied by the ribbons and their huge content of commands, most of which are not required on a regular or even irregular basis.

    10 votes
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  3. Decimal separator

    Decimal separator

    2 votes
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  4. Fix Comments in Excel

    The comment box in Excel is broken, it often results in Excel crashing.

    1) It's laggy
    2) It opens with the words "Microsoft Office". THIS IS SO BIZZARE WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT! Why not just leave the comment empty? There's no point in advertizing Microsoft Office IN the comment, when the comment feature is not as beautiful yet as the rest of the suit, and causes an otherwise wonderful program to CRASH rather often.

    A new comment should be empty, or PERHAPS have a greyed out phrase "enter comment here...", which dissapears the moment you click on the new…

    14 votes
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  5. Issue with text fonts and size in graphs

    EXCEL 2016
    I have a graph with x values from -2 to +10. The font type and size are consistent for the 0 to 10 labels on the X axis but the -1- and -2 labels are a different font and a larger size. And these two tables are not in alignment, being lower down than the other labels. I cannot seem to change this to make the labels all the same. Is this a glitch or yet another feature that requires another scavenger hunt.

    3 votes
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  6. How is the default wording "Microsoft Office User" changed in the Comment feature of Excel?

    How is the default wording "Microsoft Office User" changed in the Comment feature of Excel?

    2 votes
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  7. Fix struckthrough text so the strikethrough is actually visible

    Struckthrough text in Excel 2016/365 is almost impossible to distinguish from regular text. Please make the strike clearly visible, like it was in Excel 2008. See attached screenshots.

    5 votes
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  8. Add 'Inside Border' option to drop-down for table borders

    The drop-down for borders doesn't have an 'inside borders' option. It's got 'outside', 'all', 'top', 'bottom' etc, but not inside. Would make sense to have inside also.

    4 votes
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  9. conditional number format

    Restore the tab that give ability to change number format (currency symbol) in the custom format box when creating a conditional format formula

    3 votes
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  10. Resize columns in multiple sheets at the same time in the same workbook

    In Office 2016 Excel on Windows, when I select multiple sheets, then resize a column in one sheet, that change is applied to all of the other sheets in the workbook. This does not seem to work on Excel 2016 for Mac.

    18 votes
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  11. Floating, reshapeable, self-customized command toolbars

    Along with Styles, the FLOATING, SELF-CUSTOMIZED TOOLBARS in Word and Excel were among their most valuable features. Performing the usual functions without immediate visual, local access to numerous commands--and, instead, having to go to fantastically time-and-energy wasting pull-down menus, or dreary, multiple tab accessed toolbars anchored at the top of the page--is pathetically absurd. (Just a few examples among maybe 100: in Excel the 4 command icons for Insert Rows and Columns, print area, wrap-text or not. In Word, the several icons for creating or deleting specific borders in tables for cells, columns, and rows.) It would be great to…

    6 votes
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  12. Add a DateTime Cell Format

    Excel has been around for what seems to be forever, and this problem has been around for what seems to be forever!

    When working with data, such as a database extract, all DateTime fields and considered to be a Time format. So 24/02/2014 15:30
    appears as 30:32.0.

    The function I use more than anything, but a long way is to reformat this cell to dd/mm/yyyy hh:mm. Every time, for a million times over the years!

    It would save the world hours of (confusion and) productivity time if Excel had a DateTime format, which combined our Windows preferred date format with…

    3 votes
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  13. Automatic Style updates to formatted cells

    Modifying an existing Style does not update cell values using this Style. Win-Excel instantly updates format changes to a style. MacOS version requires to manually reapply the change style to all cells. Using OWA version fails as workaround as it does not support Styles.

    Issue seems related to missing formatting preview in MacOS version Win (Example: select cell, hover over new Filling color, cell instantly previews new color)

    4 votes
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  14. Bring back the "Paragraph" formatting feature for text boxes (previously available on the menubar)

    Excel for Mac 2011 previously included an option to edit features such as text alignment, indentation, line spacing, and other paragraph-related formatting features from the Format - Paragraph option on the menu bar.

    However, for some reason, this is missing completely from the menu bar on Excel 2016 for Mac. It is now only available when right-clicking inside a text box. Please see the following image for the menu:

    http://www.chapmancreativeworks.com/files/excel2016paragraphmenu.png

    The Paragraph menu items are not available from the new Format Shape - Text Options pane on the right-hand side of the screen, either. There are options for…

    6 votes
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  15. Number of Decimal Points

    The default way Excel displays numbers after the decimal point needs an update. Right now, here are the results of Excel default formatting settings. (the values in brackets are in different cells)

    A1 = [1.234]
    A2 = [1.234]
    A3 = [A1*A2] displays [1.522756]
    2X increase in values displayed post decimal!
    4 sig figs become 7 sig figs

    A1 = [2]
    A2 = [Log(A1)] displays 0.30103
    5X increase in values displayed post decimal!
    1 sig figs become 7 sig figs

    Excel is clearly just displaying all the digits it calculates. This is not the proper way to account for significant figures,…

    13 votes
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  16. It would be nice to be able to add a space after the text or ??? in a cell on AutoFit (kinda like indent) so the columns won't be so bunched

    Add and option to include spaces on the right when you AutoFit in VBA like you do to the left (indent) to keep the columns from getting so tight. I think it would make it a lot easier to read. Not so bunched up.

    3 votes
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  17. bullet items for words in a cell

    allow items in a cell to be buletted

    7 votes
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  18. 10 votes
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  19. 9 votes
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  20. 4 votes
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