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Naming columns in a table

I suspect that part of my problem is that I am not a native english speaker but here it is. I have a table with column header labels. One of these columns contains the "number of messages received". ...
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Should column labels for numbers be aligned right?

In a grid structure, I understand you should right-align numbers in the cells. Should you also right-align the headers for these columns?
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What is an intuitive name for a date column that displays events that are either in progress or completed?

I have a table of data that I need to display to my users that contains events that are either in progress or completed. My problem is that the names that have been suggested for this column header ...
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Is it a good idea to use letters as column labels?

I ask myself, is it better for users to use a generic grid with letters as column labels instead of numbers ? Excel, OpenOffice and Google Spreadsheet do it by default but I'm often confuse. I have ...
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How to add custom columns in a multi column table?

I am designing a control where the 1st column, 'Investment Categories,' corresponds with lots of purposes shown on the right. The users need to be able to add additional Purpose Columns as they work ...
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Handling wide column names when values are simple booleans?

I have a table of users. It has about 12 columns with titles such as "user name" and "start date". 5 of the columns relate to 'special permissions' that the user may be afforded. These permissions ...
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How to label Table Header Label Date vs. Date/Time

I have a table with a date time column. Right now the label reads "Closure Date" and it seems fine to me. I was wondering it was better practice to label it something like "Closure Date/Time". See ...
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Incorporating new (unrelated) data on an existing table

We have a big table where user enters hours for each day of a time period (14 slots for day inputs) each row represents a task. the Dev team wants to incorporate tasks from another system into that ...
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Should we use Microsoft's feature names, or our own? “Autofilter” vs “Column filter”

Many Microsoft softwares, like the Office suite and the Windows Explorer, feature a type of column filter that they have dubbed the Autofilter. It filters rows based on column content. It adapts the ...
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Standards or examples of graphically combining hover and sorting, in a column header?

I want to combine two things in the list header in our product: Sort highlight like Spotify. We have a small sorting arrow indicator, but adding a highlight to the header of the sorted column makes ...
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Toggling columns

I have some questions about toggling columns: in an older application, we have some columns that a user can toggle (regardless of available horizontal space). For example, the toggle between ...
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Is moving columns in a tree table automatically bad for UX?

I have a tree table that allows the user to group columns arbitrarily. Is it bad UX for me to move the grouped by columns to the front of the table right next to the tree controls? Would it be more ...
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How to sort on a single column; OR multiple columns at once (phase 2) [closed]

EDIT: I'm working on this page now and for the next couple of hours, so please don't bother looking at it. I had many outstanding suggesting when I first asked this question five weeks ago. The ...
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Keyboard shortcut to sort columns in a table?

Clicking on column headers in a table to set the sort order (or toggle ascending/descending if already sorting by this column) is a standard UI technique. However, it is mouse-only. Is there a ...