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  1. Pivot Table Auto-filtering

    When doing a search in a Pivot Table, the data is not not get auto filtered as it does in a non-pivotable Filter. After you type in the search item you then have to uncheck the select all box and re-select the checkbox of the item you are searching for to filter the data. Please fix. Thank you.

    17 votes
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  2. fix the filter. It is now extremely slow to filter a column.

    When you open the dialog box to filter, the cursor is in a useless box instead of where you can type. Once you start typing to filter, you have to wait a ridiculous amount of time between letters or numbers on a sheet with 9000 rows. And this with 16 GB of ram, 2.6 core i7, and 1 TB SSD. Filtering was much better on 2011.

    10 votes
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  3. Fix recent update. Filtering a date column no longer works!

    The filter function for a column of dates has stopped working with a recent Excel for Mac 2016 update. Tip/clue: if you delete one of the dates in the column, the filtering again works as normal & expected.

    8 votes
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  4. In the Filter function, please add an option "Blanks" to show blanks only in the column

    In the Filter function, please add an option "Blanks" to show blanks only in the column. The blank is all the way at the bottom. Adding it at the top would help filter the blanks quickly.

    6 votes
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  5. Colorize the chevron above a filtered list

    Colorize the chevron above a filtered column. It would be helpful if the filter box / icon at the top of a column changed color when a filter has been applied. When dealing with many columns, it would help to visually identify which data has been filtered.

    6 votes
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  6. Customisable filter

    It would be great to customize the size of the filter box in excel. At present I can only manually resize it, and each time I reopen the filter, I have to resize it again. It would be great if the default opened to whatever size you made it the previous time. Also would be great if the text size could be enlarged.

    6 votes
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  7. Reapply Filter

    Add the reapply filter option as seen in the Windows version. If you filter on an item and change the cells value so it no longer meets the filter condition then the reapply action should refresh the filter results based on the current cell value and remove the recently changed cell from view.

    5 votes
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  8. Toggle / Switch option under filtering

    If we have large number of data in table and we want to see data belongs to few filters and then rest of the data. Say I have data for 100 cities and wanted to see data of 30 cities first and then rest of 70 cities. In first filter action I can select 30 cities and can look for its data and for rest I can just use toggle option to select rest 70 and unselect earlier selection of 30.

    5 votes
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  9. Embed images in cells

    Users should have the ability to embed and image into a cell, so that when you sort data alphabetically, the image moves with its respective column. If google sheets can do this, so can Excel. The "move and size with cells" as well as "move but don't size with cells" options do nothing to help when alphabetizing other data in the same row.

    4 votes
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  10. 4 votes
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  11. Add current selection option to the filter for Mac when searching filter items

    When searching for items in a filter I'd like to be able to add the current selection to the filter like in Excel Windows.

    4 votes
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  12. Add ability to create Waterfall charts on MAC version as is possible in Excel on Windows

    Add Charts to allow for better ways of smartly analysing or visualising your data, like Waterfall charts! Why is this only in the Windows version?

    4 votes
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  13. What has happened to filtering? If I filter now I end up on row 5000+ and have to scroll to the top to find the filtered data.

    What has happened to filtering? If I filter now I end up on row 5000+ and have to scroll to the top to find the filtered data. This was never a problem in 2011. For folk who have to do a lot of filtering this is a massive pain ;( Please, please fix it.

    4 votes
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  14. The ability to copy (or paste) 'visible cells only' when copying/pasting from a filtered range into a column of empty cells

    This option did not seem to work at all, and would just paste a few headings ignoring the filtered data.

    (2016-06-20 Dan [MS]: updated title to match Win32 title)

    4 votes
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  15. Return Features That Were Removed

    Simply return the Data Form... feature.

    3 votes
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  16. Pourquoi ne trouve-t-on pas dans Excel 2016 la possibilité d'user des formulaires ? C'est une régression par rapport à Excel 2011 !!!

    Pourquoi ne trouve-t-on pas dans Excel 2016 la possibilité d'user des formulaires ? C'est une régression par rapport à Excel 2011 !!!

    3 votes
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  17. Allow search in slicer

    Allow search in slicer

    3 votes
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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Increase number of rows that can be filtered to more than 100,000

    Increase number of rows that can be filtered to more than 100,000. 10,000 is way too small when we deal with our data base. Is there maybe a way to increase this manually ?

    2 votes
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