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  1. More Colors option for Excel Online

    Please, please add the More Colors option to Excel Online! I don't understand what's the point of not having that option in Excel Online!!!

    8 votes
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  2. Editing Margins

    Few important features should be enabled in Excel Online. For example, editing margins.

    8 votes
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  3. Protect sheet

    I'd like to be able to protect / rename etc a sheet in excel on line [

    8 votes
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  4. NEED PASSWORD

    need a password protection option while going online or 3rd party edditing

    8 votes
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  5. Edit pay layout in Excel Online

    Allow us to make page edits online. The print area and page layout at a minimum.

    I have a workbook with multiple pages. When I edit one page, it is the only page that downloads and I cannot upload it after an edit easily.

    8 votes
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  6. Locked File cannot be accessed / overriden by Sharepoint page owner

    Locked / checked out files should be able to be overridden by the file owner. Currently files are locked and the user does not realise they are preventing updates to the file by other users

    8 votes
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  7. Allow for Check Outs

    When you need the check out an item, give the user the ability to check it out, rather than just saying 'Return to View' mode.

    8 votes
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  8. Timestamp the date and time a comment is entered or modified.

    Indicate the date and time a comment is entered or modified for a cell and by whom.

    8 votes
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  9. Remove filter

    I found the ability to add filter on excel online by creating table.

    But I don't find a way to either remove table format or remove filter

    8 votes
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  10. Using Excel Online - need to be able to "expand" the formula bar to show multiple lines without openning in Desktop App

    Using Excel Online - need to be able to "expand" the formula bar to show multiple lines without openning in Desktop App

    7 votes
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  11. Bring back Editing other users comments in Exchange Online

    The recent Exchange online updates appears to have removed editting capability for comments made by other users on the excel online.

    Such functions is necessary specially for users utilizing online only Excel.

    7 votes
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  12. improve size of copy paste, can copy large files

    Need to increase the size of copy paste files, cant be split it by chunks

    7 votes
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  13. Merge cells if they have identical values

    When merging cells I get the following message: "When merging cells, only one cell can contain a value. The current selection contains multiple cells with values and cannot be merged." It would be easier if the cells could merge if they all contain identical values.

    7 votes
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  14. Formula tab is missing in excel which shows precedents and dependents and formula checking in that tab

    Formula tab is missing in excel which shows precedents and dependents and formula checking in that tab. It should be made visible even when we are working online.

    7 votes
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  15. option to add header and footer

    as in offline editing, add option to add header and footer

    7 votes
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  16. Cut/paste feature needs to be the same quality as Google sheets or better.

    The cut/paste feature in Excel online is disgraceful. You need to emulate Google Sheets who they emulated Excel desktop. MS can not emulate its own desktop version.

    7 votes
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  17. Add notice to other member when someone is selecting the "edit in workbook" option.

    When someone is selecting the "edit in workbook" option, other member can see who is editing. Otherwise we have to wait without deadline.

    7 votes
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  18. 7 votes
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  19. Copy & Paste not working on Mac Safari

    Copy and Paste function does not work in Safari browser in Apple Mac for Excel Online. It should be possible in the same way as on Google Apps for now. You can refer to https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msofficeexcel-msoother/copy-and-paste-tofrom-excel-web-app-doesnt-work-on/2fde83e9-8c59-e011-8dfc-68b599b31bf5?page=2 thread where more users want this.

    7 votes
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  20. Maintain copied data on the clipboard even if the "dancing ants" aren't shown around the copied range (Copy-paste clipboard persistence)

    When you copy a cell or text and then you perform any action (like type in another cell) the item that was copied is not available to paste.

    Basically, copy/paste does not work if you perform any action (like typing in a cell) between copy and paste.

    This is applicable to desktop version too.

    (2016-07-08 Dan [MS]: updated title to match Win32 version of same idea)

    7 votes
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