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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 ?

    105 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.

    14 votes
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  3. Automatically Change Range Names' Spaces to Underscores

    When pasting or typing a new name into the Defined Name New Name dialog, it is faster and easier to write table names with spaces. However, spaces are not permitted in table names. Therefore, the spaces should be automagically converted to underscore characters.

    3 votes
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  4. Setting proper width when inserting Table Column

    When inserting Table Columns adjust the columns to match the width where the data came from. Make it work like it does when inserting column on spreadsheet.

    5 votes
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  5. 2 votes
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  6. Excel should allow to copy & paste the values even when there is filter

    Excel should allow to copy & paste the values even when there is filter that is used. This will make our work faster, as we need not un-filter the cells to copy and paste the values. Currently we can't make range of cells static by copy pasting when there is formula in those cells.

    2 votes
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  7. Copy-pasting unsorted filtered data causes Excel to freeze for 2 minutes

    Copy-pasting the visible cells on a filtered selection of unsorted data causes Excel to freeze for 2 minutes before the data is pasted in a new sheet.
    However, when performing a sort first before applying the filter, the data is pasted instantaneously.

    We are running Microsoft Excel for Office 365 MSO (16.0.11328.20362) 32-bit / Click-to-run / semi-annual channel / Version 1902

    Steps to simulate the issue can be found in the attached PDF document.

    2 votes
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  8. Have excel highlight a column that has an active filter. Just turn the heading yellow or something that you can easily find

    At least make it optional. There is nothing more aggravating than losing what column you have a filter on in a huge sheet and searching for it. Highlight it yellow, or allow the user to select a color.

    2 votes
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  9. 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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  10. 1 vote
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  11. Excel tables should be separate UI elements from the tabbed spreadsheets

    I love the Excel Tables and I believe they should have been part of Excel from the beginning. Now that we have them, I am not happy with the way they are forced into the legacy GUI, namely that we still have monolithic single spreadsheet for a "canvas" that may contain more than one of these Excel Tables, but because these tables share the same spreadsheet grid, one always runs into undesirable side-effects, such as disabled Insert/Delete of spreadsheet rows and/or the "This won't work because it would move cells in a table on your worksheet" errors that should not…

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  12. Create a shortcut to create a dynamic drop down

    automated feature that will assist to create/ generate lists in order to retrieve and reference to several data for presentation purposes

    1 vote
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  13. 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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  14. Remove duplicates form should open the first item in column list having focus. This improves shortcuts.

    This will make the form easier to use for keyboard users. Currently, the most common way to use the form from the keyboard is alt-a-m tab tab enter. This suggestion gets rid of the two tab strokes.

    The current form opens with the "select all" button having focus. There is never a need to press the select all button first thing when the form opens, because it opens with everything selected by default.

    The first column list item is a natural place to start the focus because the enter key activates the ok button; so alt-a-m-enter would remove dupliates, or…

    1 vote
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  15. Updated filter handling, with possibility to select e.g. the only filtered text in a column.

    If I have filters active on all columns in a file and I e.g. filter on someting in column A which results in that e.g. only one value is left in column B, then I would like to be able to select that value in column B and filter on it. At this point, of course nothing will happen, but then if I now remove the filter from column A, I could get a different result, but since Iäm not able to select as describe above in column B, I will instead get ALL results when I remove the filter…

    1 vote
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  16. I want the text filter to be active when I select a filter.

    Quite often i have excel files with filters in the top row of each column.

    I would like it if the generic text input filed was active immediately after I have pressed the filter arrow in a certain column. That way I can either directly start entering the text filter, or even pasting an already copied text into that field. Now I have to click the field with the mouse and to me that seems an unnecessary step. It would be much faster if that field was active directly. I can't really see that it would hurt any other feature.

    1 vote
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  17. Sort & Filter

    When "Sort Warning" box pops up with 1 of 2 choices Prepicked for us, delete the prepicked setting and have it remember the choice we make.

    1 vote
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  18. hyperlink sorting

    in a table when I sort, the hyperlinks are locked to a cell and does not sort with the text. so if I fill in a hyperlink in cell 134 and it sorts to cell 39, the hyperlink is still linked to cell 134 and not to cell 39. Is there a way to have the hyperlink be locked to the text and not the cell so when I sort it updates cell location with the text?

    1 vote
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