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  1. Serious problem of sharing Excel external folders!!!

    Dear Developers, I have a serious complaint to expose, forgive my English because I am Italian. By removing network sharing of linked sheets externally from another sheet of Excell, you have blocked entire companies! I do not understand who a brilliant idea like that could have come to mind. Links to external folders do not work on OneDrive! How do we have thousands of external links to external folders to work in groups now? We use Excel since it was born, maybe who is now developing Excel, when we used it, was not even born. It seems to me that…

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  2. Create and edit custom Conditional Formatting rules

    It would be really nice if we could create and edit custom rules for Conditional Formatting in Excel Online, similar to how we can in the Desktop version of Excel.

    26 votes
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  3. Allow Multiple formating (fonts, color, Bold, Italic etc) in a single cell

    Our group just recently started using OneDrive for collaboration of an Excel document that we use on a daily basis. However, when trying to edit the document in the Browser, only one color can be applied to a cell. When using Excel in a local file, you can have more than one font color in a single cell by highlighting the targeted words in the cell and then choosing a different color.

    Recommendation: Make it possible to have multiple colors in a cell when editing an Excel document in browser like you can do in a local file.

    301 votes
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  4. Create the ability to lock certain cells while being able to edit other cells in the same sheet.

    Currently, there is not the ability to lock certain cells in a document online, while also being able to edit others in the same sheet. It would help a ton if there was a way to lock specified cells in a sheet and also be able to edit unlocked cells in the sheet when editing online.

    147 votes
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  5. What if we made deleting sheets undoable

    I don't see why we can't do it, unless the codebase for dealing with sheets is so obfuscated that nobody at Microsoft dare touches it.

    3 votes
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  6. Copy and Paste

    would be useful to be able to copy and paste from local excel to online excel

    4 votes
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  7. Please enable notification to the other user who has the file opened

    Please enable notification to the other user who has the file opened

    4 votes
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  8. Ctrl+Z/Ctrl+Y refocus on affected cell

    excel online doesn't refocus on cell affected when you press Ctrl+Z/Ctrl+Y (go to cell). desktop excel does and it will help excel online users a lot. won't need to look for the affected cell.

    can also be a shortcut to find where you left off your work. xD

    4 votes
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  9. 2 votes
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  10. Allow different items in a cell to be bold/italics/underline etc without changing whole cell.

    While in the online version if you have a list of names in a cell, you cannot make changes to one name without effecting all the items in a cell. So for instance if I only want to bold italics John's name I have to open the desktop version which creates issues when multiple people are in the document at the same time. It would be helpful to be able to do this in the online version.

    4 votes
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  11. 2 votes
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  12. Between different Sheets, it is difficult or even impossible to refer to cells from other Sheets.

    Let's say that I have a number in Sheet1 and I want to refer to this number in Sheet2. It is impossible to refer to the cell from Sheet1 to Sheet2.

    5 votes
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  13. My request or idea is that in Excel online allowed to make different filters or temporary filters and that these are not visible to other us

    My request or idea is that in Excel online allowed to make different filters or temporary filters and that these are not visible to other users who are working at the same time in the document. Thanks. Carlos Gonzalez.

    6 votes
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  14. when suggesting to use editing in exel online - please actually allow this!? or take the option away

    when suggesting to use editing in exel online - please actually allow this!? or take the option away

    3 votes
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  15. Copy and Paste

    would be useful to be able to copy and paste from local excel to online excel

    4 votes
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  16. Styles in Excel Online Ribbon

    Excel Online would be better if the styles option was available in the ribbon. Since we have multiple people working in a spreadsheet at the same time, it would be nice if they could have standard single click color selections to show the status of a particular line in the spreadsheet. Having to each user select the fill and text color individually each time makes for mismatches when selected as there are too many options and leaves too much room for error. Being as this is the primary method of multiuser editing, it would probably be extremely convenient to increase…

    13 votes
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  17. Allow copying text from read-only files

    If I want to copy text from a .csv file, I have to firstly convert the file to .xlsx to allow me to 'edit' it, even though I don't want to change the file. This is clunky.

    Is it possible to highlight and copy cells and text in the read-only file, without actually editing it?

    5 votes
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  18. Excel online do not have protected views like to lock sorting/ filtering something like that will be useful.

    Excel online do not have protected views like to lock sorting/ filtering something like that will be useful.

    4 votes
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  19. Why no simple series auto fill. Or if you have it, make it findable.

    Why no simple series auto fill. Or if you have it, make it findable.

    3 votes
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  20. The entered datas in Excel online are sometimes saved sometimes they are not saved. This should be rectified.

    The entered datas in Excel online are sometimes saved sometimes they are not saved. This should be rectified.

    2 votes
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