Export a table directly to an MS Excel file

Idea created by jakek on Jul 6, 2010

    1. A couple versions ago we were given the ability to import and work with MS Excel files.  I've always needed to be able to EXPORT a table directly TO an Excel (.xls) file, without have to find a 3rd party app to do it.  (Still not in version 10's Table Options>Export command>Save as type options dropdown.)  Currently, we can export to a text (.txt/.dbf) file then import it to Excel; too many steps.  ESRI can this functionality be added soon???


    2. And why is "File Geodatabase" in the dropdown list twice?


    3. Also, the export should default to the previous "Save as type" last selected?  Not to the never used .dbf file type!!!