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  1. Excel Desktop vs Excel Online - online version should have all/most of the same features

    There are several functions that don't work the same in the online version vs desktop. Below are a few that are particularly frustrating to me so far:

    ~ Paste/Formatting - When pasting into the online version, the format doesn't stay.

    ~ Sorting - There are very limited sorting options in the online version.

    ~ Copying data. I have about 300 lines of data that's about 10 columns wide and am unable to copy it so that I can paste it into another document and sort it the way I need (since online version has limited options for sorting, as mentioned…

    203 votes
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    29 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Make Excel Online the exact same as Excel Offline

    Make Excel Online the exact same as Excel Offline

    82 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Examine copy and paste function within the browser version of Office 365 Excel

    Copy and paste function is so hit or miss in Office 365 Excel.

    For example, formatting of tables is completely lost even when I'm copying and pasting from one tab of Office 365 Excel to another.

    45 votes
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  4. Enable to sort multiple separate range columns in latest version

    Latest version of Excel cannot be able to sort multiple columns with separate range. Receiving an error when trying to sort it out.This was available on the earlier versions.

    22 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. PivotTables created with Power BI using Analyze In Excel should work after publishing to Power BI

    Power BI's Analyze in Excel functionality allows Excel users on the desktop to create reports using PivotTables and cube formulas connected to a published Power BI dataset. However (and this is very hard to explain to customers) these reports only work on the desktop: even though Power BI allows you to publish Excel workbooks to an App Workspace, reports created using Analyze In Excel do not work after they have been published to Power BI because Excel Online does not support connections to Power BI. Please fix this!

    535 votes
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    45 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. zoom feature

    zoom feature

    51 votes
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  7. please enable macros for Excel online

    please enable macros for Excel online

    165 votes
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  8. Excel online- More Colors!

    More colors and more themes. Please!

    342 votes
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  9. online excel to support zoom in and zoom out tables

    online excel to support zoom in and zoom out tables

    40 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Enable track changes in excel online

    Enable track changes in excel online

    171 votes
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  11. Increase Excel Online file size limit beyond 5MB

    Pls make Excel Online to be able to allow files editing beyond 5MB size. Currently it does not allow any file to be edited if it is more than 5MB. This size needs to be increased to atleast 50MB

    100 votes
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  12. It doesn't have all functionality as desktop excel. Make Online excel = Desktop excel

    Data formatting could be made as easy as in Desktop excel. As we are very much used to mouse it will be better to have those functionality to copy paste & other functions. In simple words make Online version = Desktop version.

    18 votes
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  13. Define Name for a range

    Name a range in Excel Online and make available to use in formulas in other workbooks

    19 votes
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  14. color and font themes need to carry over from excel offline.

    color and font themes need to carry over from excel offline.

    61 votes
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  15. Add the zoom features

    Add the zoom features cells data

    23 votes
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  16. Add the zoom features

    Add the zoom features cells data

    22 votes
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  17. If too large for Excel online allow the ability to download the file and open locally.

    If too large for Excel online allow the ability to download the file and open locally.

    16 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Excel Online - sheet print area

    Excel Online - Set Print Area - would be nice to be able to set a print area that can be saved, so that when others use the document, it will print the same way without having to redo all the settings.

    7 votes
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  19. add a zoom icon for excel online

    Add a zoom feature for excel online

    118 votes
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    15 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Excel Online - Filters and capacity

    Excel online doesn't allow users to filter without filtering the document for all rest of users. This is a key feature for shared documents so every user can filter and modify only the desire information without having to scroll or search.
    Also Excel online currently doesn't handle medium/big files. Files with 2.700 KB take long time to open and don't work well.

    4 votes
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