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  1. Add option to filter drop down list

    i wants to add an option to filter drop down list which gives output as in inverse select in filter

    example: in a column i have values as 1,2,3 & 4. In a filter firstly i selected with 1 & 3 then with the help of above idea which output is select 2 & 4 in filter.

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      3 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Invert Filter Selection

      I'd like to see an option to invert filter selections. For example: If i apply a filter in a table i can select some boxes with a tickmark, but if i want to invert my selection i need to unmark selected itens before and mark the others.

      In resume, i'd like to invert itens selected in a filter for the others unmarked.

      77 votes
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        5 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Multiple total rows in tables

        Wouldn't it be great to have multiple total rows in a table. Say I have a column with the sum in the total row, but I needed the average and count for that column too. The only option I know of now is to make separate calculations below the table. I would be nice if all of those calculations were an integral part of the table.

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        • Blank Sudoku Template

          I would like a Sudoku template that is completely blank (basically a create-your-own Sudoku puzzle template). The template would allow me to type numbers (1-9) where I want.

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          • Maintain link between two tables using structured names as tables move

            When linking the values of two tables of the same dimensions (not that it should matter) using structured references in the form of =Table1[2016], the values are correct as long as the second table containing the formula is aligned horizontally with the source table, rows matching up with rows.

            However, as soon as either table is shifted up or down, the references act like absolute, unlinked cell references and one or more of the cells returns a #VALUE! error.

            As you can see in the pictures, several methods of referencing do not work:
            a regular structured reference, i.e. Table1[2016]
            locked…

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              4 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Filtering

              I work extensively in Excel, and run across a couple of things that I believe would be better served if they were rearranged.

              1) Filters:

              A. My primary idea for this is to move the “Blanks” check box to the top of the list. I often wish to filter only the blanks, and find it a little aggravating to have to scroll to the bottom of the list to select this.

              B. The ability to filter non-adjacent columns.

              C. The ability to create a custom filter that could include multiple columns of data simultaneously.

              3 votes
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              • Table Naming [#Headers] [#Totals] translation bug

                I am using Excel in different languages, English, Dutch and Turkish. When I open an excel file that I have created for example in Dutch, and I open this same file again in English then automatically all formulas and functions translate to the relevant formulas and functions, except for one type of functions/formulas!
                Namely all formulas contending Table references or formulas. I.e. Tab[[#Totalen];[Date]] (Dutch) does not become Tab[[#Totals];[Date]] or Tab[[#Kopteksten];[Date]] (Dutch) does not become Tab[[#Headers];[Date]] and vice versa...

                This means that you can't use conveniently Table naming for more complex usage of your excel work. Why are normal formulas and…

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                • Allow an Excel spreadsheet to retain pre-filtered data when applying a custom view

                  Currently when a user creates a custom view via "Views" -> "Custom Views" the user can define the columns he/she would like to see.

                  I am using the custom view feature to only show the columns for printing BUT I have a helper column that I sort by to get the requested records to be printed. If I sort the helper column to the records to be printed then apply the custom view to narrow the fields down it AUTOMATICALLY unfilter the data and I cannot refilter because the helper column is NOT part of the printed fields.

                  Allow the…

                  3 votes
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                  • Highlight selected filter in autofilter

                    When a filter is applied to a spreadsheet, the line number display changes to blue, to indicate that only a subset is displayed. It would be helpful to also change the colour of the filter button (downward arrow) for the column(s) that have an active filter.

                    The icon on the button changes from a downward arrow to a funnel symbol, but that is not very well visible on a small display. The two symbols have similar shapes. It would be helpful to also change the colour to blue, same as for the remaining rows.

                    2 votes
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                    • sort paragraph numbering

                      Sort by multi-level paragraph numbering like 1, 1.1, 1.1.1, 2, 2.1, 2.1.1 etc

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                      • recent filters

                        Have a Control with the most recent filters (last 5 to 10 filters), so the filters can be reapplied to an existing table.

                        This should enable power users to work faster and Archive more in Excel.

                        34 votes
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                        • Individual Standard Deviations for each bar in a Bar Graph

                          Please add the option to set a custom standard deviation for each bar, rather than "series". It can be implemented using formulas like 530±79 or as part of the chart design UI.

                          I need to make bar graphs for scientific articles that include standard deviation (and p-value), where each bar has its own unique standard deviation.

                          For example: http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/92/12/3381/tab-figures-data
                          This figure shows 535±32 to 445±31 for LQT3, and 530±79 to 503±60 for LQT2 patients.

                          I called the tech support and they just sent me in circles between their departments for 2 hours until they told me that feature is not…

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                          • Have Autofiltering for both Rows and Columns

                            If you could enable Auto filters on the Row headers the way you currently do for columns it would allow you to hide columns that do not contain the data you want to see in that row. I have large check sheets with many columns and would like to just tell it to show me all the columns in row 4 that contain "x" data, the same way you can do it with columns currently

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                            • Ability to r-organize pinned Excel files on the taskbar

                              Excel is pinned to my taskbar...I would like to re-organize any Excel file that I have also pinned to the taskbar in alphabetical order.

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                              • Error when adding a chart that is connected to a table via named range

                                There seems to be an error when creating an Excel chart that is connected to a table. The steps are as following:

                                1. Create a table from your data.
                                2.Define a name that spans one column of the table.
                                3. Define a new name with a simple formula that uses the name defined in step 2 (for example multiply the name by 2).
                                4. Connect the name defined in step 3. to a chart series.
                                5. If you now go to the end of the table and press "Tab" (which inserts a new row in the table) you get "We…

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                                • Single pass advanced filtering

                                  For my work I regularly have to use advanced filtering on large datasets (200k lines+), with an equally large amount of filter criteria. When using excel advanced filter this takes a LOT longer then it should. It looks like excel is making a new pass of the data for each criterium, when in fact it should be a one-pass job.

                                  My frustration is that I can write a macro myself that is a lot faster than the built in advanced filter function. Which is annoying, because I'd rather use a built in function than a custom macro. So here is…

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                                  • Hidden rows at top by default

                                    Grouping some rows on top and hiding them is being done by me in some worksheets. I can use these rows for adding List items and making them available in drop-down boxes

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                                    • Enter Formulae into a comment whose result will be dynamicaly altered when input cells are modified.

                                      It would useful to enter formulae into a comment whose result displayed would be dynamically dependent on other cells' contents.

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                                      • Excel 2010/2016 can only display 10000 item in the AutoFilter/PivotTable list

                                        In Excel 2010 and higher a Search feature was added to the Filter DropDown list which allows the user to use search to display records that are not in the first 10,000 unique items.
                                        10000 is not enough, the users need to list all the items in autofilter list.

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                                        • filter

                                          When the filter is turned on, one should be able to see easily and quickly which column(s) is filtered, without having to scroll down or right to see which one is filtered.

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