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  1. 1 vote
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  2. 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…

    21 votes
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  3. Embed spreadsheet in public domain website

    I have created a giant financial database that I would like to share on a subscriber-only secured website. The problem is no matter how I share it, the end user is required to sign in to view it. Microsoft used to have the ability to publish on a public website. Is there any way I can get an embed code for my spreadsheet that allows me to share it on a website? Thanks for your time.

    2 votes
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  4. After opening shared file I'd like to see highlighted changes made while I was gone

    After opening shared file I'd like to see highlighted changes made while I was gone

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  5. Hyperlink Enhancement: 1)URL for specific cell of Excel online 2)Auto-Notification to e-mail if editing/mention assign (similar to G-sheet)

    Hyperlink Enhancement: 1)URL for specific cell of Excel online 2)Auto-Notification to e-mail if editing/mention assign (similar to G-sheet).

    These two features can help the team save working time and collaboration / sharing at the right point quickly and smarter, instead of now we need to communicate for long & always make confusion , such as please open "***' sheet , 'xx' cell. Auto-notification is also save working time much.

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  6. Document control panel to manage sharing and permissions

    I'd like either a sidebar or ribbon tool so when in a document I can see document permissions and sharing information.
    - file permission levels (shareable or not shareable)
    - shared with whom
    - document link is editable or not
    - who has viewed
    - who has edited and when (versions)
    - Document owner (allows them quick unlock to eject everyone else who has file open in order to rename or replace file)

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  7. Password protected files should be browser compatible, as everything is moving to browser based services now.

    Password protected files should be browser compatible, as everything is moving to browser based services now. When trying to open a password protected file on browser (through OneDrive), it asks for desktop Excel to open, view or edit.

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  8. Allow filter drop downs to display values in Excel Online and Teams view

    Allow users to view detailed column values when attempting to filter data on Excel online. Currently unable to see specific values

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  9. Be able to set up some kind of automatic authentication when repeatedly using all office products for web via your work environment.

    Be able to set up some kind of automatic authentication when repeatedly using all office products for web via your work environment to avoid endless extra logins followed by phone verification as with The City of Minneapolis MN etc.

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  10. 2 votes
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  11. Opening files that have been shared

    When sending emails to people that I have shared a file with using OneDrive, give them an n option to open the file with something besides the Office Online version. The online version has limits (size ...) and will always fail. Afterwards it is very difficult to open it with Desktop Excel or another application, and many people are technical enough to work around it.

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  12. share spreadsheet publicly

    Ability to share spreadsheet URL publicly just like google sheets.

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  13. Embed in web page so that it can have 'responsive width'. workaround here https://bit.ly/34SaqsD

    When embeding documents in a website, it is useful to have a responsive width so that it can viewed accessibly on a number of different devices.
    I used https://bit.ly/34SaqsD to edit the iframe to work in this way but it was a little bit extra.

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  14. 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.

    5 votes
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  15. 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.

    2 votes
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  16. 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.

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  17. 6 votes
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  18. Fix problem that renders inserted shapes always editable in web viewer.

    Using shapes for buttons (in lieu of ActiveX objects) to activate vba code. Shapes are always editable in browser -- even when the shape, sheet and underlying cells are locked.

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  19. 2 votes
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  20. Excel Web when used from corporate Share Point should allow copy pasting of items/data

    When you open an Excel Document from the corporate/authenticated Share Point site, the user should be allowed to copy data. If you have the right to see the document, you should be allowed to copy and paste information directly without having to open it in the desktop app.

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