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  1. 103 votes
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    Thanks for the feedback. This is a known issue which we have concrete plans to fix. However, please continue to vote on this issue.

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    Scott [MSFT]

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  2. 60 votes
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  3. 62 votes
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    This is great feedback. We are looking into the details of this. Please continue to vote on feature ideas which will increase their likelihood of getting in the product.

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    Scott [MSFT]

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  4. 62 votes
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  5. 64 votes
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    We are looking at several ways to make formatting easier. This is an interesting approach that we will consider.

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    Scott [MSFT]

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  7. 128 votes
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  8. 253 votes
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    Thanks for the suggestion Levi! We’ll be taking a look at this along with some other asks around conditional formatting. It’s a big help to see the things with the most votes, particularly within areas like formatting. So please keep the votes coming for things you want us to do sooner!

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    John [MS XL]

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  10. 288 votes
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    Thanks for the suggestion Jessica. We’ve got a few other suggestions on the site that are similar with scientific notation, etc. We’ll take a look at this area, and pay special attention to any cases that get a lot of votes. So please keep the votes coming to help us do a good job at prioritizing asks like this!

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    John [MS XL]

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  12. 695 votes
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    Thanks to Graham for starting this conversation. If you would also like Excel to maintain named range references and structured table references in the “applies to” field for Conditional Formatting rules, please add your comments and vote this one up. We will prioritize accordingly.

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    Steve (MS Excel)

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  13. 851 votes
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    Thanks again for all the passion on this issue – we hear you and we’ll get someone on the team to dig in to the issue. I’ve seen a few related sub-issues while scanning over the comment section for this one, so we may reach out to a few of you for clarifications. Thanks again for all the votes, and keep them coming for the issues you care about!

    John, Excel

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  14. 8 votes
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    Jason Schaeffer commented  · 

    Sometimes the column headers have to contain long text. My easy answer to allow as much info as possible to show up on one screen is to turn the text sideways and turn word wrap on. However, every time I push Refresh to get new data, Excel turns my text horizontal again. The odd thing is, the Wrao Text and Orientation buttons in the ribbon stay selected just as I had previously specified; Excel just ignores them until I deselect and reselect each option.

    It would be great to have a way to apply a format in the Field Settings dialog for each field dragged into the rows, columns, or values boxes in the Pivot Table Fields pane. If those formats could stick, and if the "Autofit column widths on update" option would honor them, keeping the chosen Wrap Text and Orientation options in mind, I wouldn't have to fiddle with my pivot tables every time the data needs refreshed.

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  15. 180 votes
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    Great suggestion, thanks David! And thanks to other people who took the time to clarify/comment on this one. There’s definitely room to tighten this experience up in a number of places. We’re getting a lot of traffic on the site, so please keep voting for the things you care about most to help us do a great job of prioritizing.

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    John [MS XL]

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    Jason Schaeffer commented  · 

    This is a minor positive side effect of floating tables: We would be able to have multiple tables next to each other on the same sheet without one table's overfilled word-wrapped cells uglifying the rows of the other table.

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  20. 876 votes
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    Thanks for logging this great suggestion, Zack, and to others for voting it up. We’ll prioritize this according to the number of votes, so if there’s more interest, please make sure to register your vote!

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    Ashvini Sharma
    Lead Program Manager
    Excel

    Jason Schaeffer commented  · 

    I look at Excel tables as the first step towards allowing Excel to store more structured data where the row is more strongly encouraged to have meaning (a lot like a database table). There needs to be a form of protection that allows rows to be added and deleted while preventing calculated columns from being modified, similar to the way updatable Access queries work. Right now, there is no way to make an Excel table function as a designed list of rows -- either the end user can't add and remove rows, or the end user can change the design of the table to circumvent the wishes of the designer.

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