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  1. 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.

    32 votes
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  2. 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

    9 votes
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  3. Filter Views (collaborative work), zoom and freeze panes

    Hi,
    As much as I love using Excel Desktop version, online version is not that easy to use.
    Few ideas (for on-line I prefer using google only because it have features very easy to use):
    1. Filter Views - addressing the need of multiple people working in the same time, in the same spreadsheet but each on it's own view without bothering other folks


    1. Freeze panes - would be easier just to "drag" a line (as is with Google) and freeze whatever rows, columns etc.


    2. Rearrange the order of the column and rows - again referring to Google Drive where…

    18 votes
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  4. 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

    6 votes
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  5. 5 votes
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  6. Stop forcing Sharepoint links to open using Excel online

    Link automatically open in Excel online which doesn't work for many documents that have macros or are over a certain size. Give an option to open in Desktop Excel or just download the file instead without having to waste time trying to load it in Excel Online.

    3 votes
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  7. online excel zoom

    online zoom for excel

    2 votes
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  8. Desktop Excel is great, spreadsheet edit within SharePoint is TERRIBLE. I suggest ALWAYS opening .xls* files within the desktop app.

    Desktop Excel is great, spreadsheet edit within SharePoint is TERRIBLE. I suggest ALWAYS opening .xls* files within the desktop app. Why even try to provide functionality within SharePoint?

    4 votes
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  9. Move Excel out of MSTEAMS

    A file system, collaboration site, and meetings do not work well together in large organizations as it creates data overload. Stop Team! I love Excel. To improve it, please remove it from MS Teams. I detest trying to work on files in MS Teams and want it to go away.

    1 vote
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  10. prevent users from downloading or printing shared files

    prevent users from downloading or printing shared files

    1 vote
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  11. shared worksheet should have detailed history just like gmail.

    shared worksheet should have detailed history just like gmail.

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  12. Allow creation of a default "Sheet View"

    "Sheet View" is a great feature, but doesn't it require the user to remember to create the sheet view?

    The problem is that if I send an invite to 100 people to collaboratively edit an Excel spreadsheet with filters, it only takes one of them to leave the filters in a nondefault state to ruin the party for everyone.

    I suggest allowing the creation of a "Default" sheet view that is used whenever the sheet is opened online for collaboration. This would allow the default view to be fine-tuned by the spreadsheet maintainer.

    1 vote
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  13. I am unable to open files more than 25 MB over excel web , as per MS articles it should be 50 MB.

    I am unable to open files more than 25 MB over excel web in Teams Channels over Microsoft Teams , as per MS articles it should be 50 MB.

    1 vote
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  14. Too many clicks

    It takes too many clicks to open Excel files from online sources. It would be great to set a default of always using Excel on PC for files. Especially helpful since Excel online cannot open Macro enabled files.

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  15. Too many clicks

    It takes too many clicks to open Excel files from online sources. It would be great to set a default of always using Excel on PC for files. Especially helpful since Excel online cannot open Macro enabled files.

    1 vote
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  16. Freezing should not be restricted to single row or columns. user can select as many as they can depending on thier choice of requirement

    Freezing should not be restricted to single row or columns. user can select as many as they can depending on thier choice of requirement

    6 votes
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  17. Remove access to entire iframed spreadsheet

    There is a black bar at the bottom of a oneDrive spreadsheet embedded in an iframe. It contains four icons, one of the left and 3 on the right for such functions as give feed back, info about the workbook, and view full size workbook. I would like to hide the options for "info about the workbook", and "view full size workbook". I only want web users to be able to see the area that I have specified.

    1 vote
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  19. need to link excel files (fields) online for active, real-time team collaboration

    need to link excel files (fields) online for active, real-time team collaboration

    3 votes
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  20. I would like to be able to right click and fill a cell with a color

    I would like to be able to right click and fill a selected cell with a color. I am currently having to select the desired cell and then go to the header block to select the color fill icon.

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