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  1. Align the validation button on the right side when cells are merged

    When for layout purposes i need cells to be merged and need a validation list in that merged cel, the button isn’t alligned at the most right cell.
    Please fix this. Now it , the button, is aligned on the right side of the most left cell. However the text is right alligned in the right cell. The button covers the text, when the cell is selected????

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  2. PLEASE change back the Save As function so I can choose PDF without going to Preferences!

    PLEASE change back the Save As function so I can choose PDF without going to Preferences!

    5 votes

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  3. restore option for column width dialogue box to display in inches as in Excel 15.31 and earlier

    PLEASE restore option for column width dialogue box to display in inches as in Excel 15.31 and earlier

    5 votes

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  4. 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.

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  5. Find and replace text without affecting font style[Bold,Italic,Subscript,Superscript]

    I want to find some text and replace to null string, After the text will be replaced. But, the following words font style would be affect.

    Any idea to fix this?
    Thanks.

    5 votes

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  6. 4 votes

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  7. 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.

    4 votes

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  8. Make office for Mac , same as in Windows

    Make possible to see toolbars with colored Icons ,(same as in 2013 version) and also the option to place it bellow the ribbon.
    There are many missing functions, that are not available in Excel for Mac

    4 votes

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  9. Let user control decimals; do not automatically modify input values

    Excel will change the number of decimals displayed when a user inputs numbers. For scientific and engineering applications, this has huge impacts on our data.
    The input 2.00 is very different than 2, because fewer decimals displayed implies that we have not measured precisely or that we have a large amount of error in the number.
    This applies across Excel. For example, I recently made a chart where the data was measured to three significant figures (ie my inputs were 5.24, 6.00, 6.25) but the line graph on the y-axis shows the markers "5.2, 5.6, 6, 6.4." This makes my…

    4 votes

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  10. Please return the customized keyboard!!!

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

    4 votes

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  11. Clarify the units of measure for row height and column width. What are these dimensionless numbers? conversion factors? clarify!

    Whatever the cell width and length are, be clear what it is and give conversion factors to some common units of measure like cm or inches - anything actually measurable with a ruler or micrometer.

    You are not even using the same units for vertical and horizontal - Pick one well known unit to use for both directions. Then Help file could give a list of conversions to anyone in any country.

    Metric system seems appropriate rather than some unexplained dimensionless number.

    Inches is not accepted in my edition of EXCEL contrary to what is described by other users who…

    4 votes

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  12. add a "distribute columns evenly" in Excel

    Please, please, please add a "distribute columns evenly" button

    4 votes

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  13. PUT THAI BAHT CURRENCY SYMBOL BACK IN THE STANDARD LIST

    Put the Thai Baht Currency Symbol back in the standard list

    4 votes

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  14. 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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  15. Make Cmd+Y repeat the previous action

    all of a sudden, command-Y no longer functions as "repeat last action" --- please fix this!

    4 votes

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  16. I have a question: How can we resize the worksheet tabs at the bottom of the page

    I have a question: How can we resize the worksheet tabs at the bottom of the page
    Please let the experts solve this issue in Excel for Mac

    I HAVE A CASE #1388365282 PLEASE HELP

    4 votes

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Cell gradient compatibility with windows office

    Better compatibility and be able to apply gradient fill on cells.
    When a document with conditional formatting applying gradients on cell is done in windows an then opened on mac the same breaks and file lags everywhere until remove all the gradients.
    This shouldnt happen....

    4 votes

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  20. 4 votes

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