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Make Tables similar to Excel

Status: Accepted
by *Expert Elite* on ‎01-08-2013 08:46 AM

We require Excel to use Inventor so why don't Inventor's tables work the same as Excels?

e.g. (off the top of my head)

  • F2 to edit the cell  (personally REALLY miss not having that)
  • when editing the cell with F2 have Ctrl+left/right to skip words
  • Enter to finish the cell and alt+enter for a new line within the cell
  • merge cells?  (not sure the need, but would help with copy/paste betwen Iv and Excel)
  • borders like Excel

also, while talking about tables - line-breaks in titles, is that in yet?

Status: Accepted
Accepted idea [US14718]. Thanks!
by Mentor ‎01-08-2013 12:49 PM - edited ‎01-08-2013 12:51 PM

My hope is that this is implemented both on the user side and the api side.  Right now the api for a table is worse than terrible. 


Hopefully tables will support features like strikethrough, bold, underline, etc for text within them.

by Contributor dmiller on ‎02-13-2013 07:48 PM

Text wrapping in headers would be nice.

by Employee on ‎03-01-2013 11:58 AM
Status changed to: Under Review
This project [US14718] is under review by the development team.
by Employee on ‎03-14-2013 08:14 AM
Status changed to: Accepted
Accepted idea [US14718]. Thanks!
by rscherich on ‎04-05-2013 12:33 PM

Would be nice to add colums w/o having to make a header or even merge cells together.

basically anything you can do in excel you should be able to do in the tables.

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