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  1. Create the option to split a cell for Mac users

    You can split a cell in Windows version of Excel, but not with Mac. Why are Windows users granted certain features that Mac users are not? Please rectify this blatant oversight and create the option for Mac users to split cells (rather that having to create unnecessary rows, only to merge all but two cells) as soon as possible. This will build a more user-friendly experience and allow for more creativity.

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  2. Stop breaking things. Please.

    Spreadsheets from Excel2011 look different in Excel2019.
    The newer version seems to render the same fonts and formats with a somewhat different tracking which leads to different wordwrapping inside cells with multiline text making the last line(s) illegible.

    Why do you do this?

    If we wanted to spend months of messing around reformatting lots of huge sheets (literally hundres of pages with thousands of such text entries) we would have switched to OpenOffice. Seems like we not only going to waste that time anyway but thousands for a few dozen licences as well.

    1 vote

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  3. make accounting number format, region friendly

    currently I'm using the app in Guatemala, the currency and accounting number format is Guatemalan GTQ; but the mostly used is just Q. I wanted to modify the ribbon content but was told it cannot be changed. It would be a great thing to be able to use the "Q. ", for now, I will be using cell style.

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  5. Under the chart design tab-add more chart element-And I cannot find "More Data Label Option" Where should I access it?

    Under the chart design tab-add more chart element-And I cannot find "More Data Label Option" Where should I access it?

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  6. Hairline does not display properly (coding issue?)

    Printing Excel, More Borders, Line Style - first option. In Windows, prints as Hairline (Great!) but on Mac prints as blurry, dotted line (Not good.)

    Happened on my HP, and also on my Canon

    Just started with a fresh excel file. boxed four cells. Went to borders > line styles and used the first, second, fifth and sixth. Looks like it might be an error in coding - as first and second print out the same. Even with a magnifying glass it looks almost identical. it looks as though there's an issue with the first line in the Mac OS…

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  7. Button for sending request to allow editing for shared file

    Editing locked on a shared file. Should have a button which sends a notification to the other file sharer asking permission to edit the formatting in the file, even to just to resize columns/rows.

    1 vote

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  8. Add the bounds feature for graphs in the same area as found on a PC.

    I'm trying to edit the x-axis of a graph but the bounds feature is not found in the same area as on a PC.

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  9. Support for Engineering Number Format

    Same as Scientific format, but exponent is limited to multiples of 3 to correspond with metric system Kilo, Mega, Giga

    2 votes

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  10. After excel upgrade 16.41.20091302, text in Hindi not properly seen and printed.

    After excel upgrade 16.41.20091302, text in Hindi not properly seen and printed. Even if I save the file in pdf, it's not visible.

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  12. designed to change large number in general as a scientific number...that's ****! This is an accounting program - most are NOT scientists

    When in a cell and it's formatted for "general", your system is apparently designed to make a long number a "scientific" number - THIS SHOULD NOT HAPPEN. If we need a long number in a cell, we need a long number in the cell, the system should not automatically covert it to something totally different that what we entered!

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  13. 1 vote

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  14. Transparent Colouring of Cells

    Please add transparency formating to the colouring of the cells instead of just a solid colouring.

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  16. 1. Need a shortcut to auto-fit columns and rows to the cell with the largest data (value) string

    Need a shortcut to auto-fit columns and rows to the cell with the largest data (value) string

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  17. Please let me change my default copy/paste settings. I am going insane lol

    Please let me change my default copy/paste settings. I am going insane lol

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  18. Pasted images have two scale modes. Double-click, scale up to center fullscreen view. Double-click again, scale down to previous scale.

    Pasted images have two scale modes. Double-click, scale up to center fullscreen view. Double-click again, scale down to previous scale.

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  19. implement a way to split cells in a table.

    Have a way to split a single cell in a table into multiple rows or columns (subrows and subcolumns of the main table)

    6 votes

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  20. Allow setting cell padding

    I would like to see the ability to set the inside padding for all cells. Especially with wrapping text, I want some extra spacing between the text in adjacent cells to improve its readability. Currently I add blank columns/rows to add the spacing, but this makes navigation worse.

    E.g., for headers I want extra top and bottom padding, and for data cells something like 3pt left and 12pt right padding would give enough margin to keep text visually separate between lines.

    There is already an indent option, but this allows only changing one side, and thus is not able to…

    1 vote

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