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  1. enable merge cells in table

    enable merge cells in table similar to word table

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  2. Grouping outline +/- symbol - add mouseover title

    I'd like to be able to add a title to the individual outline symbols that shows when you hover your mouse pointer over each symbol.
    I imagine that it would be a "simple" right click and type option - much like the comments function for individual cells.

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  3. Table Names: Scope to Worksheet not Workbook

    Allow table names to be scoped to the worksheet rather than have them scoped to the Workbook.

    Your current 'workbook' scope implementation means that for similar worksheets I have to come up different table names to prevent them from clashing

    3 votes
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  4. Automatically apply Wrap Text to the headers when a table is created and AutoFit accordingly

    Because the names of columns are often wider than their values, it is common to apply the Wrap Text format to the column headers. After this, the user will shrink the column widths to take advantage of the Wrap Text format. When you have multiple tables in a spreadsheet, this can take a few minutes. To save us this time and effort, please automatically apply the Wrap Text format to the column headers when a table is created.

    The automatic AutoFitting of the column widths that occurs after a table is created should also be changed to better suit the…

    2 votes
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  5. Filter drop down list

    Once "Filter" the column. When click on the column's Filter drop down list. If it can also shows each data's count QTY. That would be grate.

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  6. Change the focus of the filter dropdown to select the "Type-In" for the type of cell you enter

    Instead of requiring a user to constantly move the mouse and click in the selection box in the dropdown filter, set the focus in that box. Then we could simply key our entry and hit enter.

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  7. Colorize active filter buttons in a contrasting (Pickable?) so they stand out

    Color active filter buttons in a contrasting color to make them instantly jump out at you. Much better than the "Dot" and Funnel approach which can be frustrating to spot when you are pressed for time.

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  9. Timeline

    Need a template for doing a Civil War timeline. I have events that occurred between 1860 and 1865. There are over 20,000 events I currently have in a MS Access database. MS Project can not handle dates that far back. Having a timeline would help visualize the chain of events. The events last from one day to several months.

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  10. Two Way Header Lookup Formula for Data Tables.

    Given a table result (I.e. lowest hotel price) there should be a simple look up formula that returns the column header (Name of Hotel), and another that returns the row header (Date). Index-Match can be used to find the column only if you can isolate the row and vice versa. This can be done but it is currently a complex combination of formulas.

    =INDEX($B$16:$AE$16,,SUMPRODUCT(($B$17:$AE$25=$B$28)*(COLUMN($B$16:$AE$16)-COLUMN($A$16))))

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  11. Enable to cut rows in a filtered list when shared on onedrive

    This does work when the file is not a shared file, but once it is shared, you cannot normally cut rows from a filtered list in the dekstop app.

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  12. Advance Filter for dates of a month for all years

    There is no option in advance filter unlike regular filter to insert criteria like "all dates of a month for all years". If there is any, please guide me.

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  13. Allow filtering to be turned off for particular columns in a table

    Applying a filter to a table, it applies the drop down filter to all columns. Sometimes it makes so sense to be able to filter on a particular column, so allow an option to exclude a column from being filtered on.

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  14. Trailing Date Filters

    Add trailing ("Past") date filters. These are different from the "Last" filters.

    On 6/15/2019, the "Last Year" is 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2018. The "Past Year" is 6/15/2018 - 6/15/2019. "Last Month" is 5/1/2019 - 5/31/2019. "Past Month" is 5/15/2019 - 6/15/2019.

    This can apply all the common ranges: Past X days / weeks / months / years.

    3 votes
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  15. When copying formulas between tables have option to keep formula intact (and not refer to old table)

    Currently when you copy columns with formulas from one table to another the formulas are adjusted to still refer to the old table columns, even if the new table has all the same column names.

    I would like the option (possibly in Paste Special) to just copy the formulas as is so that they refer to the new table (and not have to change them afterwards with a search and replace as we do now).

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  16. Make it *easy* to show *all* rows after someone else's annoying filter, ie clear filters easily

    Make it easy to show all rows after someone else's annoying filter, ie clear filters easily

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  17. CIDR Sorting

    To have the ability to sort a column by CIDR (Classless Inter-Domain Routing), so it is easier to sort a column containing IP addresses or IP addresse masks.

    Database like PostgreSQL provide such feature and it is missing in Excel without having to code

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  18. Is it possible to use " Filter horizontally " it will help to collapse or expand data in horizontal & vertical direction

    Is it possible to use " Filter horizontally " it will help to collapse or expand data in horizontal & vertical direction

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  19. When filtering. i.s.o clicking on each item to be filtered, rather click and slide over the items to select or deselect

    When filtering a list containing a large number of selection items, in stead of clicking on the items one by one (to select or deselect), rather hold click and slide over the items to select or deselect. Will save me hours of time in a year. I may just buy you a Pepsi if you get it right :-)

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  20. When spilling information carry the formats of the numbers in the spill range

    When spilling information from one sheet to another, the formats of the cells do not carry over.

    I'm on a live updating spending tracker with stat spill tables that auto fill. I also have a huge Grand Totals sheet where I can over look all ov my months. When spilling the information from one sheet to another, only the values show on the second sheet. Meaning currency, percentage, etc.

    3 votes
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