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  1. Allow INSERT of Rows in Table with Locked Columns

    I would like to provide a table to a user where the formula (calculated columns) are Locked. I do this by Locking the relevant column(s) and protecting the worksheet. When I do this, the user cannot extend the table by inserting rows. It seems this cannot be done in the Windows version either. A chance for the Mac developers to take the lead!

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  2. Tables : Like 'Lock Titles' also Locked footer/total row

    We can lock the title from a table on top of the window, but I would be really nice to have the footer from a table also locked but then at the bottom of the window. Or de footer/total row just under the title row.

    3 votes
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  3. Filter Drop Down Menu Search Box

    When invoking a filter drop down menu, can you please have the cursor start in the search box instead of the sort button? it is more usable to have the cursor there instead of on the sort button.Screenshot attached. Thank you.

    3 votes
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  4. Can Excel also have smart decimal outline number sorting?

    So 1.24.3 comes before 1.101.4 and after 1.9.14?
    Needed for all sorting in table with classifications numbered according to some standard.

    3 votes
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  5. Flip feature in Excel filter

    There is no way to flip the filter condition selected for a column.

    Ex. If I have selected 3 conditions for filter out of total 10 there is no easy way to select the remaining 7 without unchecking the 3 and then selecting the 7. It would be great if we can have a flip feature included

    3 votes
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  6. Needed to fix copy paste the tables from excel to outlook

    Needed to fix copy paste the tables from excel to outlook without border issue

    3 votes
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  7. I want to be able to sort my sheets/tabs in alphabetical order within one worksheet.

    Create a one-click option to sort tabs/sheets within one workbook the same way you can sort data within your worksheet cells.

    2 votes
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  8. Ability to Drag and Drop Rows/columns to re-order

    I would like the ability to drag-and-drop rows and columns to re-order them. Google Sheets has this ability and I use it all the time. In excel if I want to move a row or column to re-order it, I need to use copy/paste and insert. It's a pain. If I'm viewing a list of items which I want to put into priority order, it is very difficult to do this in Excel. Whereas in Google Sheets, I can just drag and drop the rows to re-order them very easily.

    2 votes
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  9. 2 votes
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  10. AutoFilter Spacebar Selector

    Like in Windows, it would be much faster to use keyboard shortcuts for things like selecting items in the AutoFilter list (i.e. using the space bar). As of today, you cannot highlight and select different items in the filter list without the mouse. Also annoying, is the fact that selections are applied instantly, causing nonsense CPU work and worse yet the window shifts in view as calculations are running. Messy.

    2 votes
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  11. Utiliser plusieurs tableaux pour créer un tableau croisé dynamique

    pouvoir regrouper plusieurs feuilles dans un seul TCD

    2 votes
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  12. Bring back "Remove Duplicates" calculations in the dialog BEFORE executing.

    I tested with version 16.16, when selecting the range and clicking Data>Remove duplicates, it opens a window asking you to exclude any columns, but it does not show any calculation.

    When I tested with older version i.e. 15.41, when doing the same Data>Remove duplicates, I see the calculation. See attached images.

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  13. Filters on mac like on windows

    Select what to filter and then click ok to actually filter without being calculating while selection is made.
    Same process on mac os like it is on windows, avoiding multiple calculation

    2 votes
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  14. 2 votes
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  15. Highlight rows headers of that rows that are filtered

    It is hard to know if there are some columns with the filter activated, because the row header does not shows the numbers in blue, like the office for Windows

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  16. Allow sorting using letter-by-letter alphabetization

    There are two acceptable ways for alphabetical sorting: word by word (which counts spaces as punctuation as characters) and letter by letter (which does not). Add a preference setting to use one approach vs. the other.

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  17. Easy Tables & Charts

    Allow Mac users to create tables, graphs, and charts as easy as on Windows.

    1 vote
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  18. 1 vote
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  19. remember the size of the filter menu that drops down from the filter twisty with filters on

    Mac and Windows applicable.
    Remember the size of the filter menu that drops down from the filter twisty with filters on.
    Thanks.

    1 vote
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  20. Include custom filter for pivot table

    When filtering the pivot tables or excel tables, we the Mac users aren't allowed to use custom filter and that can be frustrating when we need to filter out names from A to N, but as the row is categorised as "Texts", we do not get to use filters like "Greater than or equals to" which is only for "Numbers" category. Need this to be included soon.

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