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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.

    35 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

    11 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…

    20 votes
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  4. online excel zoom

    online zoom for excel

    3 votes
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  5. 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?

    6 votes
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  6. 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.

    1 vote
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  7. 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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  8. when a file is checked out that you op[en from a link - why cant you state what user has the file checked out. I have no way of seeing thisd

    when a file is checked out that you open from a link - why cant you state what user has the file checked out. I have no way of seeing this and it renders it useless

    1 vote
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  9. 5 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 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.

    1 vote
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  12. Request edit access

    Allow users to request edit access to documents that have been shared in read-only mode.

    1 vote
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  13. Printable comments

    Would be very useful if comments could be printed as a PDF listing row, column heading, comment and cell it is attributable to all in list form i.e. comments on student tasks printed of as a readable document on one continuous sheet of paper as you might in mail merge to readily share with students. Currently a separate document has to be drafted or additional columns added which can make spreadsheets larger than they need to be.

    1 vote
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  14. 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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  15. 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

    7 votes
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  16. Allow Users to Edit Ranges should function in Excel Online

    This functionality would be incredible for several things my office would like to implement if it worked online. Maybe I'm doing something incorrectly but it appears other users have been having the same issues. When I open an excel online file in the desktop app and give specific users permission to edit locked ranges it works when editing on my computer in the desktop app but not when editing on the web app.

    2 votes
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  17. prevent users from downloading or printing shared files

    prevent users from downloading or printing shared files

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

    shared worksheet should have detailed history just like gmail.

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  19. 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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  20. 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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