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  1. Power Query: Make it easier to connect to files on OneDrive and SharePoint

    Connecting to Excel files stored on OneDrive and SharePoint is a difficult and confusing experience. While it is possible, it is far too difficult.

    As more and more move to working in an online environment we need a simple way of connecting.

    165 votes
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    21 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Maintain hidden rows/columns in "sheet view" so other users are not affected by the change

    Sheets view offers a private view of the Excel sheet when sorted or filtered, another common change is hiding rows/columns but that currently affects all users when sharing document.

    Allow for row/column views to remain private in Sheet View so others are not affects.

    255 votes
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    28 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Can we add Immersive Reader support for Excel on the web?

    Since Immersive Reader also handles math, formulas, and translation, it would be really helpful to have this available in Excel. Immersive Reader also offers read aloud and is extremely beneficial in support of accessibility for all learners/users.

    50 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Word Wrap By Default for all cells

    Word wrap is not enabled by default. Usually we have to enable it one column at a time or cell at a time. Can we have it enabled by default ? (Option to disable can be there)

    24 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Freeze first row in Excel by default

    In most spreadsheets the first row is usually headings. Can we have that row frozen by default (of course have undo allowed).
    Save everyone across the world the time to freeze that top row !
    Those that want column and row freeze options can do it manually.

    21 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 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…

    677 votes
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  7. Add Office Scripts to the native Excel Application

    I understand getting full blown VBA working on the web is extremely unlikely (impossible?).

    So - make Office Scripts run on native Excel (and other Office apps). That way we get

    1) One common development language across all Microsoft Office applications

    2) Support for Javascript/Typescript in native Office.

    34 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Macros, Scripts and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for sending Microsoft feedback. Your input is valuable to us and helps improve our products.

    Office native platforms already supports JavaScript/TypeScript for the add-in (extensions) model. The built-in Office Scripts/automation is not yet supported.

    We do intend to support Office Scripts across other platforms and hosts. However, the priority and schedules for such expansion in coverage is not yet finalized. We are right now focussed on delivering it for Online platform with Power Automation support. Please stay tuned for future announcements to learn about the coverage.

    Thanks,
    Sudhi

  8. Password-protected Excel Workbooks on OneDrive

    Password protected spreadsheets do not allow them to be opened again on One Drive. No prompt to enter password...

    25 votes
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  9. Teams shows someone else has a excel file locked but it doesnt tell you who so please add userid of the locking user.

    While editing a excel file on team it mentions someone else has it locked but it doesn't tell you who so please add the userID of the user that has locked the file so it can be contacted to continue working.

    23 votes
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  10. Excel tabs

    Excel tabs in teams keep jumping around it would be great to be able to lock the tab order in place.

    32 votes
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  11. Enable Office Scripts to refresh Power Query queries

    Allow Office Scripts to refresh Power Query queries. It'd be very helpful to automatically refresh data using Power Automate, but that platform cannot currently refresh data.

    15 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Macros, Scripts and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    Thank you for providing the feedback. Your input helps us in making the product better.

    Reg. Power Query refresh action – yes, this is in our backlog. We don’t yet have an API that can refresh a Power Query. We’re working with the product team to prioritize the API. I don’t have an ETA yet. But, we’ll be monitoring this closely and update our docs once the feature becomes available. Feel free to email me if you need more details.

    Thank you,
    Sudhi Ramamurthy
    Program Manager
    Suramam@microsoft.com

  12. Customisable formula bar size. The ability to scroll within the formula bar

    Enable formula bar size adjustment. Add reliable scroll function within formula bar. Tap cursor back or forward to allow cursor movement between characters in formula bar.

    24 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Create IMPORTRANGE function much like google sheets

    I don't see an equivalent of Google's IMPORTRANGE to index data live from another workbook.

    13 votes
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  14. Online excel should be capable of at least opening password protected files, inter-linked excel workbooks, macro enabled workbooks

    Online excel should be capable of at least opening password protected files, inter-linked excel workbooks, macro enabled workbooks

    25 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Macros, Scripts and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Enable editing of text boxes in Excel Online

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    ExcelOnlineでテキストボックスの編集を出来るようにしたい。
    Enable editing of text boxes in Excel Online


    ■Description(内容):
    共同作業をする際にアプリのExcelのようにテキストボックスを利用できるよう、機能実装を希望いたします。

    When working together on a file, please make it possible to edit text boxes in Excel Online in the same way as you can in the Excel desktop app.

    5 votes
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  16. Office Scripts with Visual Studio Code

    I want to use VS Code to Develop Office Scripts, like Office Add-ins.

    6 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Macros, Scripts and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello,
    Thank you for sending Microsoft feedback. Your input is valuable to us and helps improve our products.
    We are in the process of developing VS Code Extension for Office Scripts. We are very curios to hear your feedback when we have the initial version ready for usability testing. Would you be interested in hearing from us on this matter? If so, please email me and I can reach out separately.

    Regards,
    Sudhi Ramamurthy
    suramam@microsoft.com

  17. Allow Sheet View for files on Box

    We would like to have the Sheet View function when editing files by Excel Online on Box.

    4 votes
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  18. open with excel desktop application by default

    I want to open the uploaded excel file with excel desktop application by default,
    so when I click on excel file in MS Teams it should open with excel desktop application by default

    22 votes
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  19. "Money in Excel"

    Money in Excel: It appears that you only import about a month of historical transactions. I would like a way to request you pull more transactions, or the ability to load historical transactions from a CSV or Excel file.

    5 votes
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  20. Protect Range/Sheet, Collaboration Range/Sheet, Tracking history of workbook

    There are several functions that don't work the same in the online version vs desktop. Besides that, in comparison, Microsoft Excel Online doesn't have advanced features in the Google Sheets. Below are a few that are particularly frustrating to me so far:

    ~ Protecting features only works in desktop version (not work online)

    ~ Microsoft Excel Only cannot protect sheets, but Google Sheets can protect sheets or ranges. Therefore, many users can collaborate together with high security in range/ranges, same sheet/sheets in a common workbook.

    ~ and so many advanced other feature in Google Sheets doesn't appear in Microsoft Excel

    67 votes
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