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  1. Hide ribbon bar in Excel online

    Please allow to hide the ribbon bar in Excel Online.

    It is important to be able to prevent user from messing around with the sheet structure and even make the sheet not usable. It would be even better if only the owner can turn this feature on and off.

    Also, when user is using iPad, the ribbon bar takes up too much screen room

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  2. Cells in a table should be able to be merged

    While editing in excel. I was hoping I should be able to merge cells within in a table

    12 votes
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  3. SAVED notification.

    When editing a document, whether Word or Excel, to show a message in the middle of the screen, or the top, in a BRIGHT COLOR, that ensures that our document was saved. :)

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  4. Allow user to set margins for page and printed page.

    2 things: 1. allow the user to adjust page margins when preparing and printing the document;
    2. Although Canada is a metric country (sort of), the default paper sizes are the same as the US. Canada does not use metric sized paper. Please adjust the default

    11 votes
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  5. Make Excel Online App to be default app for opening excel files online and offline

    Thanks Microsoft for providing Excel Online app . Wish this app allows to create and edit files as the default app for users who don't have excel full application.

    This will allow users to use Excel Online as default app in windows and whoever wishes to have more functionality can choose (and will choose) Office 365 subscription or buy Office 2019 .

    Allowing this feature will be benefitted by Windows Desktop Users i increase the Office Online apps userbase subsequently may subscribe for Office 365 plans

    11 votes
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  6. Create list view of excel sheets for excel online and add option to change sheet colors

    Expand Excel online capabilities allowing sheet colors to be changed and opting for a list view of the sheets. It is tiresome to click through pages of sheets.

    11 votes
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  7. Multiple cell selection using Ctrl+selecting non-adjacent cells should be activated for copying and pasting values across a spreadsheet.

    Multiple cell selection using Ctrl+selecting non-adjacent cells should be activated for copying and pasting values across a spreadsheet.

    10 votes
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  8. unable to unprotect the sheet in online with password to avoid accidental changes from saving

    unable to unprotect the sheet in online with password to avoid accidental changes from saving.

    Can add protect / unprotect sheet in excel online

    10 votes
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  9. Encrypted files will also be open in online excel, which is not possible currently.

    Encrypted files will also be open in online excel, which is not possible currently.

    10 votes
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  10. allow access XLS file extensions for users on office online

    Team,
    Allow access XLS file extensions for office online users. we are getting mail with xls extension and its difficult to access it. we need download the file and change extension and re-work on it. can u please include the office 2003 file extension on online office. i have gone through your article which is mentioned below. please do the needful

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-sg/help/3003659/office-365-users-cannot-edit-an-office-document-directly-from-an-email-message-in-outlook-web-app

    10 votes
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  11. Lock cells

    I would like to be able to lock a portion of an excel sheet so that no other user can edit that portion without a passowrd

    10 votes
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  12. move a row

    In google sheets it's very easy to grab a row and move it up or down and not replace data where you want to drop it but rather insert the row where you want to drop it.

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  13. Switch / Swap Cells on paste (Paste Special > Swap)

    When you move data to a cell that already has data in it, it'd be sweet to have the to swap the data or to replace it.

    EG I have data in A3 and B6 but want them to switch to each other's locations.
    EG I would like C:C data to go to D:D and for D:D to go to C:C

    10 votes
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  14. Make Excel Online App to be default app for opening excel files online and offline

    Thanks Microsoft for providing Excel Online app . Wish this app allows to create and edit files as the default app for users who don't have excel full application.

    This will allow users to use Excel Online as default app in windows and whoever wishes to have more functionality can choose (and will choose) Office 365 subscription or buy Office 2019 .

    Allowing this feature will be benefitted by Windows Desktop Users i increase the Office Online apps userbase subsequently may subscribe for Office 365 plans

    9 votes
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  15. Encrypted / password protected excel should open online, Independent of installed software.

    Encrypted / password protected excel should open online, Independent of installed software.

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  16. Tab Navigation

    Add a pull down list showing all tabs with the ability to navigate to that tab from the list (this functionality currently exists in Visio).

    9 votes
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  17. Multiple users should be able to update excel online.

    Sharepoint custom list (data sheet view) in 2007 version was so flexible. It served purpose of a large shared excel sheet.

    Multiple users should be able to update excel online.

    9 votes
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  18. Add the Page Layout to the online version please..

    Add the Page ayout Tab to Excel online.

    9 votes
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  19. Assure users their work is being auto saved.

    Show on screen every time a document or spreadsheet auto saves while working online. This will assure users that their work is in fact being saved automatically. Google does it why not Microsoft?

    9 votes
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  20. Insert Cut/Copy cells into a document

    Can you add Insert Cut/Copied Cells when you right click the mouse. otherwise you have to insert a row, cut what is needed and then paste it

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