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An error occurred while saving the comment Excel Help commentedKenneth I bring it up because this, like so many other intuitive and timesaving features, is a native feature in Google sheets. I'm sure you've either seen in these forums or experienced yourself that Google is much more attentive to user input and more aware of how we use their products than MS is, and the fact that this autocomplete already existed there before I even knew I needed it is a testament to how many people would use it in Excel.
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An error occurred while saving the comment Excel Help commentedI'd love to use addins to solve numerous Excel shortcomings, Gareth, but our organization requires we use MS products outofthebox.
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An error occurred while saving the comment Excel Help commentedLove this suggestion. It's the reason I sometimes avoid IFERROR and construct my own error checking.
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Thanks for all of the suggestions related to filtering. Unfortunately, we will not be able to address this in the near future. We’ll continue to track the voting.
SharonAn error occurred while saving the comment Excel Help commented3. Add Shift+click functionality to the filter menu, for selecting large numbers of consecutive items, but still fewer than the total list.
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Thanks for this suggestion. If you’d like to see the eyedropper tool to pick a color in Excel like you can in PowerPoint, please vote for this idea.
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Thanks for your support of this suggestion and all the great ideas in the comments. We have at least one improvement planned (resizing the dialogs – see link in the description), and we’re looking at some additional improvements.
If you have specific ideas that aren’t already listed, please add them in a comment.
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An error occurred while saving the comment Excel Help commentedAll of the above comments, I second. In addition, I've noticed a weird bug where the "Applies to" field turns blank for some rules as I'm scrolling through many rules. Change or delete a rule, and it comes back. But randomly that field is missing the cell references.
Btw MSFT, considering this "under review" for two years isn't very comforting. Can we get an update? Your power users are begging for long overdue changes to CF.
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Kenneth, I understand the syntax perfectly. As I wrote in my description and showed in the screenshots, I did use @ in one of my trials and it made no difference (and you can try it yourself, too you know!) Regardless, a wholecolumn reference like Table[Column], when used in a 1:1 relationship between the tables and with formula autofill turned on, DOES WORK. However, it only works when the A1 notation is the exact same in both worksheets. My post is about this second caveat.
The fact that it works only when the tables are aligned in physical space is the issue. Tables are supposed to be independent of their A1 notation and that is the strength and purpose of structured references. It's the result of an oversight; a bug in the program.
User Voice is for feedback on the software, not for soliciting solutions. I didn't ask for a lengthy workaround via helper columns, I'm trying to make the issue visible to the Excel team with the help of the User Voice community.