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Geneticists throw hands in the air, change gene naming rules to finally stop Microsoft Excel eating their data

Wellyboot Silver badge

I'll go with a poke at both sides.

As a curmudgeonly git I expect that whatever I type into an excel sheet* should stay exactly as I type it - until I do something about it.

Learning how to 'Format Cells...' isn't hard. Being a prima-donna about not learning to use the simple formatting tools is just unprofessional.

The first 20 years of desktop spreadsheets (visicalc onwards) had a lot of usage restrictions and yes formatting was a pain at times but at least you knew that the data you typed stayed as typed.

* I'd extend this to wordprocessors as well, underline in red by all means but don't change the letters I typed which may well be a correct technical reference or foreign word (or both).

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