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  1. 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.

    53 votes
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  2. 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…

    481 votes
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  3. Define named ranges.

    Add ability to define named ranges on the web. Excel is useless to me without this. :-(

    36 votes
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  4. 564 votes
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  5. Be able to open excel files online even if it is with unsupported feature.


    • Should let us know which particular thing that sets off the unsupported prompt

    • Even if there are unsupported features inside the file we should be able to open the file ignoring the unsupported or opening it by creating a copy without the unsupported feature

    14 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 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.

    35 votes
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  7. excel online : Changer le séparateur décimal pour la France

    Pour excel online en France, prévoir l'utilisation du séparateur de décimal "," à partir du clavier numérique (à ce jour, c'est un point et la saisie est considérée comme du texte)

    9 votes
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  8. 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.

    60 votes
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  9. Edit history for individual cells

    I would like to see edit history for individual cells. Google sheets has this option and it has proven invaluable so I would like to see it available in Excel Online

    21 votes
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  10. please add the zoom level and page layout

    please add the zoom level and page layout

    7 votes
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  11. Enable retention of file type when downloading from Excel on the web

    Whenever a .csv file is shared from OneDrive or SharePoint and opened via Excel Web App, it automatically converts it to an .xlsx file.

    I want to be able to download the file and retain its original format as .csv and not as an .xlsx file.

    5 votes
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  12. Define Name for a range

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

    48 votes
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  13. 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.

    25 votes
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  14. Add an option to "Freeze up to Selected Column"

    Add an option to "Freeze up to Selected Column", not only the first column. Also, an option to "Freeze up to Selected Row".

    8 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. 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.

    30 votes
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  16. Multi user filtering without changing view of other users

    Generate the ability for multiple users to edit documents in Excel online and application where the users can filter for their screen only. This would allow for greater collaboration as multiple pieces of a project can be worked on in the same document without each users view being altered by one users filter.

    24 votes
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  17. 120 votes
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    18 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Excel online should have Filter View functionality like Google Drive

    Without Filter View, collaborators are constantly seeing their view change as other collaborators filter on their work. This makes what could be a much needed file unusable for more than 2-3 users. In our team of 20+, users have to save local copies to even work with the file. At that point, there isn't much value and its more of a headache than anything. Private filter views where collaborator can work on the document without other users impeding their progress is absolutely necessary

    11 votes
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  19. Excel online- More Colors!

    More colors and more themes. Please!

    487 votes
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  20. 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

    3 votes
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