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  1. Tables should default to "My table has headers" being ticked

    It's taken me 10 years to realise this but I've never "unchecked" My Table has headers, it's ALWAYS the other way round, forgetting to remember to tick it because Excel hasn't recognised the header row.

    Let's default the tick to always on ?

    86 votes
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  2. Enable to sort separate range columns in latest desktop version of Excel

    Trying to sort out multiple columns in Excel but received an error!! This is possible on earlier versions of Excel desktop. Need to sort multiple columns at once.

    13 votes
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  3. other languges then english

    I use hebrew as a second language. and when i try to auto fill, excel doesn't understand to auto fill hebrew alphabet, months, days of week etc. i guess that the same problem applies to users of other second languages.
    it would be a great idea for excel to improve that. especially for right to left languages where its very important
    thanks
    i hope you will improve it the fastest possible

    8 votes
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  4. Avoid Window Shake when filtering

    When using a table and a filter is added, the screen doesn't move. When it ranges, and a filter is added, the screen moves. Please avoid this movement please!

    3 votes
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  5. When using a filter, a double click inverts the selection (deselects all except the one clicked on)

    When using a filer and wanting to select a single value you need to first in-tick "(Select All)", then you select the item you want.

    An improvement would be that with all values still ticked that a double click on the item you want de-selects all the other entries apart from that one.

    Really simply, but how many times have you scrolled down the list looking for the item you want, then realized you need to scroll back up to untick "Select All" first and then scroll back down again.

    Come on Microsoft, this sort of stuff is basics! :)

    2 votes
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  6. Filter Option - for 6 Months

    In Filter, there are options for Last Week, Month, Quarter & Year. There could be following 2 options that can help user a lot:
    1) Last 6 Months
    2) First 6 Months (Current Year)

    26 votes
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  7. Return to original row in table after applying and clearing filter

    After applying a filter to a table and reviewing/editing the filtered data, clearing the filter should take you back to your starting row.

    At the moment it usually takes you back to the top of the table, though sometimes it seems to pick a random row. I'm normally working at the bottom of the table.

    2 votes
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  8. Ability to paste to filtered (visible) cells

    PROBLEM: Excel's PASTE (ctrl-V) operation does not distinguish between filtered and unfiltered cells, even though its COPY (ctrl-C) operation copies filtered (visible) cells.

    SOLUTIONS:
    * Enhance PASTE SPECIAL (ctrl-alt-V) to support the ability to paste into only filtered (visible) cells.
    * Add a user option to support this default PASTE action.

    BENEFITS:
    * Eliminates the danger of pasting into a filtered area without realizing the problem. This is a very common problem with users new to Excel. Even experienced users must be constantly aware of this problem.
    * Addresses a problem for which there is no good workaround. All VBA…

    25 votes
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  9. 2 votes
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  10. table heading item count

    When clicking on a table heading, for example to select items in that column, it would be great to see a count beside each listed item. I realise that this could carry a performance hit, so perhaps it could be selected as an Advanced Option.

    2 votes
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  11. Save and Re-Apply Filters on Tables

    It would be really great to be able apply simple or complex filters on one or more columns in a table, to save as a named filter, and to re-apply it later on the table.

    2 votes
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  12. My suggestion is to have additional TOGGLE command or feature in MS EXCEL while putting filter.

    Greetings!!

    My suggestion is to have additional TOGGLE command or feature in MS EXCEL while putting filter. One can put filter to available fields for example A, B, C, D and E. When I put filter to A and B, and then I want to put TOGGLE filter like C, D and E, it's time consuming. This new TOGGLE feature or command will be really helpful when there will be large number of data. Example showing short data with five numbers only. Thank You!

    4 votes
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  13. lock cloumns together

    cells A1:A5 are merged, cells B1:B5 are sub categories of info in the merged cell. This is repeated for A6:A10, A11:A15, etc. I want to sort column B so that column A stays put, but the sub category info sorts while staying connected to the merged cells. For instance, A1:A5 have the letter "A" in the merged cell. B1:B5 have A,B,C,D,E dispersed through them, then A6:a10 has a "B" with B5:B10 havign a letter in each of those cells, and so on. I want to sort column B in alphabetical order while clomn A stays in it's current order, or…

    3 votes
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  14. filter table not affect other veiws

    Allow multiple people to sort and filter a table with their own view. Currently there can only be one view at a time meaning several people can't sort and filter in their own way at a time.

    1 vote
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  15. Data validation rules do not extend while adding new rows in a table.

    While formulas in columns extend with new rows added to a table, data validation rules do not. That's unintuitive and very inconvenient.

    5 votes
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  16. Table Headers should possibly be formulas

    Table Headers should possibly be formulas

    1 vote
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  17. Expand Filter Display to Show More than 10,000 Unique Values

    The filter display limit of 10,000 unique values is insufficient in many cases, and can be misleading, resulting in costly errors. Those who are unfamiliar with this limitation may incorrectly assume that a value is missing from the data set, when it isn't.

    1 vote
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  18. Create the ability to use Slicers on forms to filter data

    The ability to use a slicer on a form would be very helpful to filter on the underlying data within the form. Or have the ability to create a editable form from a pivot table.

    1 vote
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  19. Allow slicers to dock

    I use slicers with a fairly big table which results in the being either on top of the data or just out of sight. If they could dock to for example the right side of the screen (like the pivot table options do) and also snap together. It would be a very welcome addition.

    Thank you

    2 votes
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  20. Choose >= today in date filter

    I use filters to show certain data in my table, then I created a view I can implement with a macro button. This works well, however, each time I view this data, I am only concerned with data relevant to the current date or later. It would be convenient if the date filter had a choice of not only "today" but greater than or equal to today so that you do not have to manually enter the dates each time.

    2 votes
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