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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.

    85 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…

    539 votes
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  3. 591 votes
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  4. 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.

    66 votes
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  5. 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.

    5 votes
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  6. Excel online- More Colors!

    More colors and more themes. Please!

    529 votes
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  7. 3 votes
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  8. Freezing Cells

    Please bring back the old method of freezing cells. In both the vertical and horizontal planes on the same worksheet. The old method was more functional and easier to use.

    5 votes
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  9. Change Case

    Adding the ability to change case as an option in Excel.

    9 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.

    3 votes
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  11. Split Cell Feature.

    Cells should be able to be split into two, instead of having to merge cells.

    8 votes
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  12. freeze panes -

    make it easier to freeze multiple rows/columns by just selecting and right click to apply

    7 votes
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  13. Add page layout features

    Add page layout features

    5 votes
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  14. 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.

    2 votes
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  15. 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.

    2 votes
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  16. 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

    4 votes
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  17. 2 votes
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  18. Online Excel should have capability as that of Offline Excel

    User should be able format data in Online Excel as that of Offline. Online excel should allow user to copy data from offline excel & paste it in online one.

    Speed of formatting can be improved. Sometimes it happens that formatting goes wrong due it's performance & we have to remove/undo our work done.

    3 votes
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  19. Please add PAGE BREAK view and Margin resizing for Excel online.

    Please add PAGE BREAK view and Margin resizing for Excel online.

    6 votes
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  20. Whe trying to replicate the format with "format painter" I cant apply the copied format tomultiple rows

    Whe trying to replicate the format with "format painter" I cant apply the copied format tomultiple rows

    6 votes
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