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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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        1 comment  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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)

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

          23 votes
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            9 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!

            4 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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              • 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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                  1 comment  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Table filter "Equals" does work unless you match exact format of number

                  If you use the table filter on a column of numbers and select that the number must be "equal" to X, you have to enter your criteria in the exact format of the number in the column. For example if you have 0 in a column, but the column is formatted as 0.00, when you try to apply a filter where cell must equal 0, it returns no rows. But when you change the filter where cell must equal 0.00, it works. Same goes for something like 1000 that is formatted as 1,000.00. Filter "equals" doesn't find it if you…

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                    1 comment  ·  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.

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                      2 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        1 comment  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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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                          0 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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.

                          12 votes
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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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                            • 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 :)

                              2 votes
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                              • Export the filter list.

                                I'd like to be able to export the list of items that show in the filter - both before and after any filtered items have be selected. Example: 9,500 rows of instances of doughnuts sold. I'm looking for 4 of the 20 types of doughnuts on our menu to filter. The drop down filter list will only show the 20 doughnuts. I want to export that list showing the 20 doughnuts.

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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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                                  • absolute reffernces in table formulas -be able to click F4 for absolute refference

                                    I want to be able to write a formula with absolute reference with the excel table formulas the same way as with the regular formulas ( F4 OR TYPING $$)

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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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                                      • "Custom View" in worksheets containing tables

                                        I hate having to chose between the functionality of a table and the ability to simplify views for people who use the spreadsheet for different purposes and want to see only certain columns.

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                                        • Add a row filter feature so that I can filter out unused columns, similar to the column filter feature.

                                          Add a row filter feature so I can apply the filter to the leftmost column of a table and filter out unused columns or columns that have no data in the table. The column filter feature in the top row of a table allows me to filter out unused rows, this would be the same functionality but would work across the table from the leftmost row.

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