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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 ?

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

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

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

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            • 5 votes
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              • Sort by designated row in a multi-row header

                PROBLEM: We continually face a problem with sorting tables (Excel and Word) if we employ two or more rows for the column headings in the table.

                DISCUSSION: First, it is not uncommon for tables to have headings of two or more rows. Often the first row includes labels that group the sub-labels in the second row and so on. However, we cannot create such headings because they disrupt the sort feature used with tables. Second, the visual or printed headings may not be conducive to the sort feature.

                As such, the user often has to use workarounds where multi-row column…

                3 votes
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                • 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…

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                  • Indication of filtered columns

                    When working with data sets with multiple columns, sometimes it is painful to find out which column I have filter applied on, particularly if you do not want to cancel all of them (basically scrolling left/right looking for those little icons) Maybe some popup window or "Go To" feature that would point you to what columns are being filtered.

                    Thanks a lot :)

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                    • please add autocomplete search bar to segment

                      The idea is to have a search bar, at the top in the segment frame, which automatically selects the corresponding segment.
                      This will avoid long scrolls when there are many.

                      2 votes
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                      • Table name and Headers in InsertTable box

                        Whenever we convert data into tables, we need to tick at Headers check box whereas 99.9% times it has. Also after converting into table we go and change the name of it.
                        my suggestion is ...

                        1. check box of "My table has headers" should already be checked
                        2. TableName defining is also available in this box.

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                        • filter box

                          I use the excel filter function a lot. Each time I click on filter, the filter box appears as a small box. I resize the box to show more entries, however when next selecting the filter, on any column, the box has returned to the default small size. Can Excel remember to keep the filter box to the size that I adjust it too.

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                          • can you update and upgrade the Excel unique from 10k columns to 100k

                            can you update and upgrade the Excel unique from 10k columns to 100k

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                            • When you use a filter, it would be great if you could scroll to the next in line by clicking a button

                              When you use a filter, it would be great if you could scroll to the next item in line by clicking a forward button. This could either be a range of selected items, or if no other elements are selected, you move to the next item underneath.

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                              • Fix bug when a table's column name starts with whitespace followed by a special character

                                If a Table's column name starts with whitespace (spaces, tabs), and is followed by a special character (such as #, @, <, ', etc.), then the auto-generated references to this column break after you leave and come back to edit them a second time by inserting a space after the table name.

                                See a fuller conversation around this bug here:

                                https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_excel-mso_win10-mso_o365b/excel-bug-tables-that-have-column-headers-starting/1192e9c5-832e-4c87-9e6e-89de56427d0f?messageId=ef3bf741-63a3-4e49-bf8e-5354a1f944df

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                                • Filter hotkey for check all / uncheck all

                                  when using the filter and selecting values with the checkboxes it happens that you sometimes need to go up again to check the box "select all"
                                  would it be not helpfull to click into a various checkbox with a hotkey to "check / uncheck all"
                                  We are using a program called "exact software" for data analytics which has these function in its filter boxes already.
                                  A click in a various checkbox with the hotkey "ctrl" checks all or unchecks all filter values.

                                  No need anylonger to scroll up again to check the box "select all"

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                                  • please add autocomplete search bar to segment

                                    The idea is to have a search bar, at the top in the segment frame, which automatically selects the corresponding segment.
                                    This will avoid long scrolls when there are many.

                                    So see example with picture joins

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                                    • Bring back the VBA calendar input tool!

                                      There was a perfectly good input tool for dates in the toolbox in VBA and it inexplicitly was removed in 2016. Bring it back pronto!

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                                      • Key option or hotkey to get to search box in table or filters

                                        When you select the filter drop down in a table or filter applied to a row, have a quick way to access the search box to type in values to filter. I constantly utilise the alt-down arrow to access the filter options, but have to use the mouse to get to the search field, or tab 7 times. This is time consuming when done one a regular basis.

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                                        • Let formula changes carry on to new rows

                                          Tables are not necessarily some "set and forget" kind of thing.

                                          For instance: a simple loan record in which different interest rates apply over time and all must be retained (because interest rates can change back and forth over time AND it is not always apporpriate to Paste|Values for the existing entries).

                                          Currently, one not only has to change the Table into a Named Range, and then back, one must create fake rows first, then do it, and change the formula in all the fake rows (MS itself says the last four rows need to have the new formula for…

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