This is a little annoyance / QOL issue, but when sorting data in my sheets which are pretty (since I’ve formatted them in a way I want them to - alternating background colors and/or lines which don’t depend on the data but the actual line numbers for easier readability) - all the prettyness will be gone since I forgot to uncheck the “include formats” checkbox all the time. Is there a way to set it unchecked permanently? I could not find one, if there is.
I’m constantly in a situation where I need to redo my formatting since I’ve forgotten to uncheck the box, and the chances I’ve made are not in the undo buffer anymore (or if they are, they are very, very far away).
Now, this can be opinionated and my view can be controversial, but IMHO that checkbox should be disabled per default. I can think of only a few situations when I’d like to include formats when sorting, but vast majority of time it is only the data I want to sort, not the formats.
One way to work around the issue would be to use conditional formatting for a range, with functions which know the position (row() / column() functions in conjunction with styles), and hence don’t care if formatting is included; but I feel this should not be enforced on the user.
p.s. (there is another thread with a similar headline but the actual underlying issue the user was trying to solve was different and the user has it solved: Uncheck the "Include Format" in the sort options by default ; I chose to start another thread to keep the discussion relevant).