autofilter enabled table in word, possible embed an xlsx worksheet

pma111 used Ask the Experts™
is it possible to embed a spreadsheet in a word document so it appears as an actual spreadsheet and users can use autofilter on the data as the would in a traditional xlsx file. I don't just want a file embedded as a separate file that loads on its own, more a table that they can use auto-filter on the data as you can in excel. whether that is a feature of a word table somehow or you can truly embed a worksheet in a docx I am not sure.
Watch Question

Do more with

Expert Office
EXPERT OFFICE® is a registered trademark of EXPERTS EXCHANGE®
IT System Administrator
Distinguished Expert 2017
I don't think there is a way to do it natively. But I did find an add-in that was created by Christopher Rath that claims to do just that. Though it uses VBA to accomplish this and only works in Word 2010 or higher. You can find it here: Autofilter Add-in

Do more with

Expert Office
Submit tech questions to Ask the Experts™ at any time to receive solutions, advice, and new ideas from leading industry professionals.

Start 7-Day Free Trial