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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 →
    • 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)

      23 votes
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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.

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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…

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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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              • 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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                  0 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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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                    • paste as linked picture disabled if range contains tables (MSXL 2007+)

                      In Excel 2013 Paste as Linked Picture works for plain cells between any two different worksheets

                      The issue is that Paste as Linked Picture option is unavailable if the source range contains a table (Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016)

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                      • When inside a Table do not put "Table Tools" label in the Window Header area

                        When the user activates a cell inside a table Excel shows a new ribbon tab [Design] but it also puts a pseudo tab/label above [Design] in the window header labeled as "Table Tools".

                        This creates a problem for those of us maximizing the number of cells we see by collapsing the ribbon and having a lot of Quick Access buttons w/ the Quick Access toolbar in the window header because when you activate a cell inside a table the "Table Tools" label cuts off the row of quick access buttons where the "Table Tools" label starts and in the quick…

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                        • filter additional function

                          filter additional function

                          please check PT file

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                          • highlight/unhighlight button or shortcut

                            i use the yellow highlight background a lot. But it would be good to have a shortcut to highlight and un-highlight a cell. SO I dont have to click the mouse button 4 times

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                            • Use a formula in filter options

                              Please, add an option to define the filter we want using a formula. For example, Filter has to be equal to an specific cell, this can be really usefull when we want to use some charts that can't be used with pivot tables.

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                              • Excel Templates

                                Create an Excel template for flash cards and 7-31 day menus that allow enough room for Breakfast, Lunch & Supper

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                                • 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.

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                                  • Sorting

                                    When sorting data, an option to add empty rows after each data point would be helpful in order to give a better overview of the data.
                                    Thank you

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                                    • Sorting

                                      When sorting data, an option to add empty rows after each data point would be helpful in order to give a better overview of the data.
                                      Thank you

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                                      • Unable to use filters and other sorting options in view only mode of Azure Information Protection in MS Excel.

                                        We have some cases where there is alot of data and the user need not have Edit rights, it would become difficult for him to read the file without sorting and filtering.

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                                        • Allow to add filter to a new column without removing exiting filter for other columns

                                          (Excel 2016) Assume you have a few columns with the filter turned on. Then
                                          1. you insert a new column which has no filter.
                                          2. you select this column and click Data -> Filter
                                          3. Excel removes all existing filters, the second click on Data -> Filter applies the filter to the selected column.

                                          On Step 3 Excel should NOT remove the existing filters

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