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Sheet View makes collaborating easier

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Hi, Office Insiders, I’m Avani Reddy, a PM on the Excel team. I’m happy to announce Sheet View is available for you to try. Have you ever collaborated with someone in a worksheet and suddenly the table shrinks and you’re unable to finish your work? Often, this happens when someone adds filters to or sorts a column in a table of a shared worksheet.

Introducing Sheet View

You spoke – we listened. Introducing Sheet View on Excel Desktop. It’s a new way to create customized views in an Excel worksheet to sort and filter your data. You can filter to display only the records important to you without being affected by others in the document. All your cell level edits propagate through the file regardless of your view, so you can make all your in-cell edits in your view, too.

screen shot of sheet view prompt


How it works

If you’re in the worksheet or workbook with others, you’ll receive a prompt to use a Sheet view if you want to sort and filter in a separate view. You can also create a Sheet View by clicking the View tab and clicking the New button.

sheet view new button


Sheet views are temporary initially. Once you’re done with your work, you can choose to save the view to reuse later or discard it. To discard it, simply exit the Sheet view. Views can be accessed again in the worksheet or workbook later, once saved. All you need to do is click the View tab and find the Sheet view you saved in the drop-down list on the left side of the ribbon.


This feature is available to Beta Channel users running Version 2005 Build 12816.20006.

This feature is available to Mac Slow users running Version 16.38 (20061401).

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