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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.

    153 votes
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    13 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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.

    81 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  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.

    47 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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…

    616 votes
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    65 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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...

    17 votes
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  6. 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.

    13 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.

    22 votes
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    1 comment  ·  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. Excel tabs

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

    18 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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

    16 votes
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  10. 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

    16 votes
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  11. 9 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. dark theme support for spread sheet and menu

    Dark theme for both spread sheets and menu will be very beneficial to protect our eyes as well as save laptop batteries. Just for printing you may have to reverse the colors to normal mode.

    24 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

    116 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Excell should launch directly without opening the browser

    Excell should launch directly without opening the browser

    13 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. 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

    38 votes
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  16. 633 votes
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    75 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Improve the compatibility in between Excel Desktop version and Excel Teams version. Hiding Columns and adding pdfs is impossible

    It is impossible to make columns invisible or add pdf files to the Excel Microsoft Teams file. It would be great if the online Version of Excel would be fully compatible with the Desktop Version!

    6 votes
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  18. 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

    39 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Sorting Not Working

    Advised by MSO365 support to raise a bug here. The sort function is not working correctly when using excel on the web however when we open the exact same file in the application it works fine.

    When we sort a date field in ascending or descending order (as shown in OnlineIssue1 & 2) it does not sort the data correctly as some data is still in the wrong order. If we follow the exact same steps in the application the data sorts perfectly as expected (as shown in Application1).

    I dont believe this is a data issue as…

    6 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. open in desktop app

    pressing open in desktop app should not need another pop up for approval to open in desktop app

    8 votes
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