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  1. Provide drop down list of columns where filters are applied with column's alphabetical label in brackets.

    This ties in with recommendations of others where they recommend changing the color of the filter button to easily identify filtered columns. Also consider providing drop down option or pop up option to list column names (with alphabetical label of column, such as (A), (B), etc). This will help to easily identify columns where filters are applied. You don't necessarily want to go to each column, but rather want to catch up with the logic / thought process you were busy with. Maybe some short abbreviated info about the values filtered as well.

    43 votes
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  2. Bring Sheet View to the desktop app for files saved online

    Most people in my org who filter an Excel spreadsheet saved to SharePoint or OneDrive don't use Excel Online as it is not as feature rich as the desktop app. Sheet View avoids the problem Auto Save presents when filtering for other users collaborating at the time or opening it fresh with those filters auto saved. However, Sheet View is only available on the Online version of Excel currently https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/excel-blog/sheet-view-is-generally-available/ba-p/1032576.
    Can you please also bring this feature to the desktop app?

    8 votes
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  3. iPad create pivot table

    Please add full support for pivot table creation for IPad OS. This is a basic requirement for financial professionals such as myself. This alone would help me use the iPad as my primary work device.

    7 votes
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  4. Multiple cells selection problem

    We select multiple cells by holding control key. But when we accidentally select a cell without holding control key, all selected cells are gone and we have to do the selection again. This is very irritating. Please add option for the same.

    7 votes
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  5. Sorting rules deleted when data is deleted... NOT GOOD!

    Not much of an idea but more of a feedback. The sorting rules are being deleted after data is deleted is not an improvement. I would prefer being able to manipulate my data without the worry of my rules being affected. Especially upon removal of all data to input a new set.

    2 votes
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  6. Add option for "natural sorting"

    Add option for "natural sorting" as present in LibreOffice.
    Should sort cells with content D15, D100, D101, D1000 in this order and not as D100, D1000, D101, D15 (text sorting).

    6 votes
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  7. Allow Numerical Values in the Header Row of Tables

    Allow numbers in the header row of tables.

    Right now, header rows appear to be forced to be text types.

    Allowing headers to be values would allow the use of the XLOOKUP function on the header row using the "exact or next less" and "exact or greater" flags. This would greatly simplify step-wise lookups and interpolations where the data was arranged in a horizontal fashion.

    Right now, data tables need to be arranged vertically in order to use these flags on the "header" information if the header information is a number.

    It can be done, but in circumstances where data…

    1 vote
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  8. Add a Data Validation Manager GUI

    Determining which ranges/cells have data validation rules applied and which disconnected ranges (i.e. sets of ranges that aren't adjacent on a sheet) are managed by the same rule is currently very lacking.

    My request is the addition of a 'Data Validation Manager' analogous to the Name Manager or Conditional Formatting Manager.

    Like the Name Manager, this would show you a table of all existing sets of data validation in the workbook, what ranges the validation rules apply to, and a summary of the condition. From here you should be able to drill into specific data validation rules to modify them.

    4 votes
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  9. Please allow the ability to copy an embedded link from a Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet as it only allows you to copy the display text without

    Please allow the ability to copy an embedded link from a Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet as it only allows you to copy the display text without the link.

    1 vote
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  10. Horizontal filtering

    ONE VERY USEFUL feature is still lacking: "HORIZONTAL FILTERING" - i.e. ability to filter, hide, sort, ONLY COLUMS which fulfil certain criteria.
    Grouping works both for columns and rows...
    Hiding works both for columns and rows...
    Filtering works only for columns - maybe it is time to go from 1D to 2D?

    10 votes
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  11. Does anyone know of another program that does simple sorting?

    Does anyone know of another program that does even simple sorting. Excel is a bust for me without this. Does Word do it?

    1 vote
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  12. Filter typing jump to "Search"

    When opening a filter and one starts typing, the cursor should automatically jump into the "Search" box.

    4 votes
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  13. Malfunction in Tables and Sorting Fix with Insert Row and Copy-Paste

    I think there is a malfunction in Tables sorting, though looking through excess data, I cannot determine if it is true or not.

    Namely, Because the Tables have some fixture assigned to them, the normal Cut and Paste seems to have an ordering problem.

    For instance, if I read into a Table on Page 1, which is a compilation of several Tables from Page 2, 3, 4, and so on to 'n' tables...
    … if I insert a line into Table 'N', and input data, , and then go to the Page 1 Table and insert a line, then paste…

    1 vote
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  14. Allow Dynamic Array Spill Range in official Excel Table

    It would be great if we can insert dynamic array formulas in official excel table, currently its not supported.
    Wonder what in the world can happen if we can use Dynamic Array functions like FILTER/UNIQUE in an auto expanding and auto collapsing excel tables. This will AUTOMATE lots of work in a single feature.
    Please consider the request.

    5 votes
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  15. Put "Blanks" at the top of the drop-down filter list

    Currently "Blanks" appears at the bottom of the drop-down list. It would be helpful if it appeared at the top of that list. That way if you were searching for an entry, with the intent of keying it if it was missing, you wouldn't have to go to the bottom of a potentially long list to get to "Blanks".

    3 votes
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  16. Great Idea: Stop fixing what is not Broken

    Stop fixing what isn't broken. "The split cell command is command is only available in Word 2016 instead of Excel 2016."

    1 vote
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  17. I have a table that is updated on a daily basis with new numbers from right to left... Each row is the next day... I would like to be able

    Have a table that is updated daily. First column is the date. Most recent (numerical) data is entered into the table on a row associated with that date from left to right. Each day will have a different number of entries. I would like to be able to pick up the most recent data entry on the row for that day and paste it into a different cell on the same row to the right - always the same column. Can't find that this option is currently available.

    1 vote
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  18. In the new money in excel

    In the new money in excel please allow the sorting feature to work in the net worth tab accounts table. I tried to sort by account category A-Z and it tells me it is locked.

    1 vote
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  19. "format cells" \ Special \ Serial Number Make it a bunch easier if 00023232323232323 didn't show up as 23+14 or require '00 w/ cell as text

    you have 'format cells \ special \ social security number, why not also include serial number, basically text, but keeps the begging letters and zero's, without getting formatting errors for using " '00 " to keep you're zeros.

    1 vote
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  20. Please upgrade drop down list like excel web version

    Upgrade drop down list like excel web version. Excel web version drop down list is so much modern and useful.

    4 votes
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