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  1. Add back the ability to select custom paper sizes

    This is a regression from previous versions of Excel for mac. When doing page layout, it is a requirement for many users to be able to specify the paper size, regardless of what is currently made available by the printer driver. This was possible in previous versions of Excel, but now, the Page Layout / Size menu does not have a Custom option.

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  2. Reinstate the user's ability to customize the print area by manually moving the dotted lines that show the page delineations.

    Reinstate the user's ability to customize the print area by manually moving the dotted lines that show the page delineations.

    13 votes
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  3. Scale to Fit

    In Excel 2011 and for Windows you used to be able to scale the spreadsheet when printing by setting the Scale to Fit option on the print menu to 1 page wide and leave the pages tall blank (or vice versa). This will no longer work, setting pages wide or pages tall to blank is no longer allowed, 1 tall or 1 wide is the minimum setting. To get this option to work you have to go to the File Page Setup window and set the scaling on the Page tab. This is clumsy and inconvenient. Please bring back the…

    11 votes
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  4. Print on any paper size and particularly larger than A3

    I'm on Mac OS.X.11.6 and Excel 2016 (15.26). I want to print on any paper size and particularly larger than A3. Thank you not to limit the number of paper size and can set it as one would do with the older Office. (Translated from French by Google Translate)

    8 votes
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  5. Exel 2018 - Man sollte die Zellrahmendicke auf sehr fein/dünn und dünn einstellen können. Die Rahmendicke ist viel zu auffällig.

    Exel 2018 Mac - Man sollte die Zellrahmendicke auf sehr fein/dünn und dünn einstellen können. Die Rahmendicke ist viel zu auffällig.

    7 votes
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  6. set print area" has been omitted

    in outlook for mac 2011 version 14.7.1 under the file drop down, "set print area" has been omitted. Please fix.

    7 votes
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  7. Die Druckqualität von Excel 2019 muss verbessert werden. Linien als Haarlinien drucken, gestrichelte Linie müssen immer gleich aussehen

    Es kann nicht sein das im Jahr 2019 Ein Programm Linien schlechter darstellt als das Program von 2011. Haarlinien gestrichelte Linien müssen regelmässig sein

    5 votes
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  8. Fix all the printing problems in the new versions. 2011 Worked great, the new one is horrible and I cannot use it

    IN Every version of Excel up to and including 2011, Excel could do a page set-up for a PLOTTER and I could print BIG spreadsheets on 48" Wide plotters. The "New" Excel CANNOT do this correctly. Anything bigger than tabloid, Excel interprets as letter size, it is disastrous. FIX THIS! or I will never upgrade.

    5 votes
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  9. Add option to turn off two-sided printing in Excel!

    Real pain to go into preset settings, and that DOES NOT WORK (at least for HP printers. A simple check box would make sense!

    5 votes
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  10. allow option for header on the first page only

    allow option for header on the first page only when using headers and footers

    5 votes
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  11. Print lighter lines when printing gridlines (Excel for Mac v. 16.37)

    I suggest you make the weight of the printed gridlines very light so that they are more comparable to those shown on the worksheet screen. They would then be more like guidelines, and any borderlines included in the worksheet would show. My former 2008 version of Excel for Mac was like I propose.

    The current setup prints regular borders around every cell obscuring any regular borders used within the worksheet. I tried using Borders rather than the gridlines, but nothing was as light as the old setup. It would be much easier to have light printed gridlines and use Borders…

    4 votes
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  12. 4 votes
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  13. Format cell to NOT print

    It would be amazing if there was a way to select certain cells and mark them as “DO NOT PRINT”. So that these cells could be visible while I’m working but not print out when I sent the worksheet to print. I know I can hide rows or columns but I need only specific cells. I also know I can change the font to white, but that hinders my ability to see the cells while working or would make me have to constantly change font colors back and forth. This could even be added in the “Protection” tab under “Format…

    4 votes
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  14. Excel Preview on Mac

    The Excel Mac preview is very small. This is unlike a PC where the image is much larger and easier to read. Also, there is no preview shortcut on the tool bar.

    4 votes
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  15. Fix problem with Excel crashing when printing a complex file that contains links

    Fix problem with Excel for Mac V16.X crashing when printing a tab from a complex spreadsheet that contains links. If I rollback to V15.41 it prints fine. None of your recent updates have addressed this issue. Using High Sierra OS, with latest updates.

    3 votes
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  16. Enable oversized spreadsheets to be saved as one single image PDF or Jpeg

    I tis asinine that users are unable to convert or save oversized spreadsheets as one single image PDF or Jpeg.
    There are comments going back to the early 90's asking for this feature. Nice to know Microsoft is so empathetic and in tune with their users needs.
    By the way your chat is useless

    3 votes
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  17. 3 votes
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  18. Bring back "Page Setup" button in the Print menu (used to be under Quick Preview)

    One could invoke Page Setup directly before printing and adjust based on Preview. As it is now, you would need to go back into the Page Layout menu and then return to the Print menu.

    2 votes
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  19. Excel for Mac Setting paper size

    change paper size and allow excel to remember the change for future printing. Currently if a page is set to US and I have to change it to A4 I must do this each time I print. Excel for Mac does not remember my last paper setting for the workbook.

    2 votes
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  20. Page layout preview!

    In Excel 2011 there is a Preview button in the Print group on the Layout tab - I used that all the time to make sure things were printing correctly. Now it's several steps to get to that! Going to print isn't enough because that preview is too small. You'd have to open it in a pdf viewer, but it's added time to do that.

    2 votes
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