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  1. Advanced filter options

    Introducing advanced filters like in Outlook desktop version will be great.
    We have filters for subject, from, to, body, date, attachment filters in outlook.

    It is a pain to search using keywords.

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      • Upon applying filter, online excel does not show number of rows selected.

        Upon applying filter, online excel does not show number of rows selected.

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        • Formatting first and last columns

          Add numbers to allow first or last columns to be formatted not just the first or last. E.g. if I have forename and surname I'd like the first two columns formatted automatically. I have Qty, Unit Price and Total price on the right and I'd like the last 3 columns automatically formatted.

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          • Multiple Filters

            Excel Online is currently only able to filter one column in a table. It would be useful to be able to filter multiple columns when you have a big table and need to sort through data quickly. Please help.

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            • make the tabs across the bottom cascade down (Multiple rows)

              make the tabs across the bottom cascade down (Multiple rows)

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              • when looking at excel sheet online it times out too fast!

                when looking at excel sheet online it times out too fast.

                2 votes
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                • Can you please add sort range to Excel Online, It is something that is necessary to sorting data.

                  Can you please add sort range to Excel Online, It is something that is necessary to sorting data.

                  6 votes
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                  • Adding advance sort features to Excel Online

                    Enabling advance sort features in Excel Online. I have requested that my organization stop using Google Drive and one of the issues a lot of people complain about is the ability to do advance sorting like you can in Google Sheets or the Excel app.

                    Currently, the only sort feature is ascending or descending by one column.

                    126 votes
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                    • Ability to decrease Excel Table Size in Excel Online

                      Right now, Excel Tables can only be increased in size in Excel Online (adding rows or columns) by selecting the table and dragging the corner downward or to the right. Strangely, the table size cannot be decreased by dragging left or up. This contrast to having the ability to decrease the table size by dragging in both Excel Desktop and on the IPad Excel App. It would be great to have similar behavior for re-sizing the table on all three platforms (Excel Desktop, Excel Online, and IPad App). The add-in I am writing depends on Excel Tables having this functionality…

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                      • Enable multiple users to sort/filter the same data table in different ways simultaneously

                        Our company would greatly benefit from the ability for multiple people to log in to the same Excel Online document and sort/filter the same table in different ways on each of their devices without affecting the sort/filter of the other users, and yet be able to update the underlying information in each view of the table in a way that appears immediately in each table.

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                        • colour the header field cell if a filter has been set

                          when applying a filter in Excel it can be very difficult to spot where a filter has been set (partic if there are a number of them). yes it shows a filter in the header field - but is grey. if a filter has been applied it would be very helpful for that field header to change colour - eg be highlighted to help spot where a filter has been applied.

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                          • Freeze panes, including those "outside of view"

                            When navigating a large, wide spreadsheet, I want to be able to freeze panes that are outside of my window view so I can keep context of each column/row for navigating my data.

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                            • Is there any method to perform "filter and sort by colors" in a table?

                              Is there any method to perform "filter and sort by colors" in the following table?
                              Actually, I have already waited for many years about the "sort and filter by colors" function. Why is there not any improvement about such basic function?

                              5 votes
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                              • Move Data in tables to create gaps

                                I would like to be able to add information in between two sets of data. By dragging the information down. But the error says I cannot shift the cells down due to it interfering with the table. Can this be adjusted?

                                2 votes
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                                • Excel Online is not user friendly when removing table formatting.

                                  There should be a fix for that rather than an error message. Example, a way to extend the current table or a way to remove the existing table formatting in order to create a new table.

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                                  • When using filtert, the drop down menu does not show the possible selection in the column. The offline version has this capability

                                    Filter in offline version automatically generate the option in the drop down menu. But the online version does not support it. Please add it!

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                                      • Allow Ctrl + Click on Excel Online

                                        Allow Ctrl + Click on Excel Online

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                                        • Private view filtering and advanced sorting

                                          -> Private view filtering, so only you can see some of the rows only; however, editing and saving one of these rows should be seen by all if visible the rows
                                          -> be able to sort by more than one column (as in desktop excel)

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