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  1. I like to make the choice between Ecel application and online for a complete session at least as option

    Hello, we work with Onedrive and share data. Here and there I need to copy data from multiple Excel files on Onedrive to another one. Excel online is not always my first choice and I like to have an option for opening the files always in Excel application; choice for session is preferred.

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  2. 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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  3. I need to be able to imbed a link to the original OneDrive document so that when the original is updated, the OneNote imbedded vers. updates

    I need to be able to imbed a link to the original OneDrive document so that when the original is updated, the OneNote imbedded vers. updates

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  4. Desktop/Web version should support reply a message.

    Desktop/Web version should support reply a message.

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  5. Comments Filter for Mentions

    In the Comments pane, it would be helpful to have the ability to filter down to comments in which you are mentioned. Without this, it's difficult in a document with a lot of comments to find the ones you need to respond to.

    3 votes
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  6. data connections between excel online files

    We created an excel file PARENT which needs to retrieve data from few diffrent CHILD excel files owed by (or shared with) diffrent users within the company. Each user controls and enters data daily in his excel file (CHILD)
    Those data entered in CHILD files need to be instantly retrieved in PARENT file (not manually!!) and based upon them we set some sheets in PARENT file to calculate reports and statistics. This is the point where the need of connections between files arises.
    We couldn’t find any way to connect files in Office 365 and I can not understand why…

    6 votes
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  7. Save to desktop

    Make a Save As button on top when you open it online. So its easy to download/save rather than open in desktop and then save

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  8. Hope you can add a feature to prevent other users deleting the sheets in the workbook.

    Hope you can add a feature to prevent other users deleting the sheets in the workbook.

    2 votes
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  9. For Office 365 when sharing a worksheet, I would like the ability to lock down the cells that I have edited.

    I would like the ability to lock down cells after editing a shared workbook. This way if another user wants to edit those cells it would be a two step process to unlock the cells and edit the values a second time.

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  10. Text of Comment in E-mail

    In the notification e-mail when a user is tagged in a comment, it would be helpful to include the text of the comment.

    2 votes
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  11. Comments Filter for Mentions

    In the Comments pane, it would be helpful to have the ability to filter down to comments in which you are mentioned. Without this, it's difficult in a document with a lot of comments to find the ones you need to respond to.

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  12. Have a column to auto-populate "last modified" date for a row

    We don't always have all our data upfront and have to fill in the missing pieces over time. There are several people making changes but we don't know when or what. A column could have a "last modified" auto-populated when any change to a row is made, then we'd know which row to gather info from.

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  13. Open Excel instead of Excel in the browser

    When clicking on an Excel link, Excel in the browser is opened. Then when it has started (which is slow for large spreadsheets) you have to click on the "Open in Excel" button and wait again. Can we please have a "Remember my choice" or something like that so that we can choose to always open an Excel file in Excel directly?

    9 votes
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  14. How to test compatibility with Excel Online?

    I'm getting the "Unsupported Features There are some features in your workbook that we can't show in the browser" message suddenly when trying to open our file in Excel Online.... Nobody has added any of those features to the file, and I can't seem to figure out how to check any of those compatibility issues :( Our whole project is locked up until we can solve this... Please advise ASAP

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  15. Please discontinue Excel Online

    Look--there is Excel on a user's desktop that has one set of rules, then there's Server versions of Excel sheets that have a different set of rules. Now Excel Online has an entirely different (and cripplingly limited) set of rules.

    So if you must continue the madness--at least call it something else, like "Doodlebumpkins" or "Excel Lite".

    Calling it "Excel" severely diminishes the brand. People who have only used Excel in the "online" version will hate it forever and would be unlikely to ever purchase the "real" Excel because you don't get a second chance to make a good first…

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  16. I split data sorted by a column to divide for analysis by several, ea w/ many rows. To rejoin, I need to paste at row x, not at top. How?

    I split data sorted by a column to divide for analysis by several, ea w/ many rows. To rejoin, I need to paste at row x, not at top. How? I get an error pasting not at the top-left corner. Seems... troublesome.

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  18. It needs to be able to send file to waypoint

    It needs to be able to send file to waypoint

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  19. Range Objects for Flow (implement Range.CurrentRegion)

    Only being able to use data that is in a table, or having to create a table in order to use that data, is incredibly restrictive and frustrating.

    If we HAVE to use tables for Flow, then we really need a way to dynamically determine the range in order to create those tables.

    Ideally, we could just use a JSON object instead that mimicked how Range objects function in VBA.

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  20. Excel - "tagging" comments to specific users

    We would like to have a feature to add a comment to a cell in Excel but to assign it or tag it to a specific other user. That they would receive a notification or draw their attention to that specific cell/comment and what action or input is needed from that specific user. Then they could reply to the comment or resolve it.

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