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  1. Maintain hidden rows/columns in "sheet view" so other users are not affected by the change

    Sheets view offers a private view of the Excel sheet when sorted or filtered, another common change is hiding rows/columns but that currently affects all users when sharing document.

    Allow for row/column views to remain private in Sheet View so others are not affects.

    252 votes
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  2. Excel Desktop vs Excel Online - online version should have all/most of the same features

    There are several functions that don't work the same in the online version vs desktop. Below are a few that are particularly frustrating to me so far:

    ~ Paste/Formatting - When pasting into the online version, the format doesn't stay.

    ~ Sorting - There are very limited sorting options in the online version.

    ~ Copying data. I have about 300 lines of data that's about 10 columns wide and am unable to copy it so that I can paste it into another document and sort it the way I need (since online version has limited options for sorting, as mentioned…

    676 votes
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  3. Allow Sheet View for files on Box

    We would like to have the Sheet View function when editing files by Excel Online on Box.

    4 votes
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  4. Allow for custom colors or an expanded option set for choosing colors for text, cell backgrounds, and tab labeling.

    The color palette for excel online is extremely limited. Expanding the palette or allowing for a color wheel selection option or HTML color entry would be fantastic.

    15 votes
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  5. Please consider allowing multiple font colors in a single cell of an Excel Online spreadsheet. Thank you!

    We use excel online with Huddle to allow multiple users make daily updates to a file. It would be nice if the functionality in regular Excel, that allows multiple font colors in a single cell, were incorporated into Excel online. The way we would like to use it, the user would highlight changes made to a cell in red text, while the existing text remains black. Thanks for your consideration.

    10 votes
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  6. A More diversed pallet of Cell Colors

    A More diversed pallet of Cell Colors

    6 votes
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  7. Make standard colors primary instead of Theme Colors.

    Have the option to have Standard Colors and its gradients as the working colors or have Theme Colors as working colors. I prefer the Standard colors as they match my other applications and the Theme colors do not.

    11 votes
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  8. 695 votes
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  9. Improve Conditional Formatting in Teams

    I just posted an excel file to Teams and the conditional formatting did not come with it. I haven't done any trouble shooting, but it appears that it's because I used formulas for the conditional formatting, rather than the other options.

    Is there a reason you can't use formulas for conditional formatting on Teams?

    6 votes
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  10. Allow the formatting of one or more words without applying to all content in a cell.

    Allow the formatting of one or more words without applying to all content in a cell.

    Sometimes we want to make one or two words or numbers bold or 'red' in color in a cell so that it stands out from other content in that cell. In the desktop app we can do this, but currently in the online version, it is all or nothing.

    10 votes
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  11. It doesn't have all functionality as desktop excel. Make Online excel = Desktop excel

    Data formatting could be made as easy as in Desktop excel. As we are very much used to mouse it will be better to have those functionality to copy paste & other functions. In simple words make Online version = Desktop version.

    87 votes
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  12. Need for multiple text colors in single cell. Not possible in browser

    Need for multiple text colors in single cell. Not possible in browser

    I am trying to track copy changes using color in an easily sharable document, but Excel doesn't offer this feature in the browser version. It works in a standalone doc. The convenience of sharing a linked doc is helpful.

    2 votes
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  13. Change the autocorrect options in Excel for the web

    We should be able to change the autocorrect options in Excel for the web. For instance I want to turn off the auto hyperlinking, but I am unable to do so.

    2 votes
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  14. Color adding

    I HAVE BEEN USING teal color on my cell in excel, and i can not find this color anymore. would you please add the color to excel

    12 votes
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  15. Bugs i datoformatering

    Dato i kortversjon fungerer ikke som den skal. Prøv f.eks 10/9/2020.
    Og så ønsker jeg mulighet for egne celleformater i Web-versjonen også.

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  16. In Excel Online, it is shown a value as "4,255"; I need this value as "4.255" (with dot as decimal symbol, instead of comma). Is this possib

    In Excel Online, a cell shows "2,455", and I need "2.455" (with dot instead of comma as decimal symbol).
    Is this possible? How?

    2 votes
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  17. use multiple icons at once to adjust the color background, so you can work with multiple colors faster

    use multiple icons at once to adjust the color background, so you can work with multiple colors faster

    2 votes
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  18. 6 votes
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  19. 4 votes
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  20. Enable retention of file type when downloading from Excel on the web

    Whenever a .csv file is shared from OneDrive or SharePoint and opened via Excel Web App, it automatically converts it to an .xlsx file.

    I want to be able to download the file and retain its original format as .csv and not as an .xlsx file.

    6 votes
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