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  1. 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…

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  2. how to split worksheet in different column width

    There should be an option to split work sheet into two sheets and both sheets column's width should be adjustable separately.
    Thanks
    qazi

    2 votes

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  3. Please add support for "More Colors" in both the cell formatting AND Conditional Formatting options

    Being limited to specific pre-defined colors is a pain when I want to do something like color-code each month of the year and there are only around 8 color families to choose from. Being able to set this manually via the cell background formatting option would be nice. In addition, being able to specify conditional formatting that goes beyond the red/yellow/green options would be very helpful. Google sheets can do this and I don't understand why this isn't even an option.

    2 votes

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  4. hyperlink on single words like google sheets, formatting, and hyperlink interface file directory with link


    1. URL can be linked to single words in google sheets, thus allowing to click the cell without navigation, or better looking format.


    2. conditional formatting if it cell contains hyperlink, to prevent other conditional formatting from undoing the normal hyperlink formatting


    3. the hyperlink interface that can look at files like in the desktop. But use the URL link instead of file Path link. So folder can move and not break linking and open correctly from all interfaces (instead of thinking its a download if done wrong)


    2 votes

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  5. 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.

    22 votes

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  6. About display of the “Shrink to fit” option on Excel Online

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    "縮小して全体を表示する" オプションの Excel Online 上での表示について
    About display of the “Shrink to fit” option on Excel Online


    ■Description(内容):
    Excel クライアントにてセルの書式設定で "縮小して全体を表示する" オプションを有効化している、且つ文字の方向を縦にしている場合、Excel Online 上でセルの幅に合わせて文字が拡大されます。
    以前は文字数が表示上限を超えない場合、文字の方向を横にしたとき同様に Excel Online 上で設定した文字サイズで表示されていましたが現在は動作が異なります。
    文字の方向を縦にしている場合はセルの縦の長さに併せて文字が拡大され、拡大された文字幅に対して横幅が狭い場合は文字が途切れて表示されます。
    クライアント上での表示と異なるためこの動作の修正を希望します。

    If you have the Excel client formatting setting “Shrink to fit” enabled and text orientation set to vertical, on Excel Online the text will expand to match the cell width.
    Previously if the number of characters did not exceed the limits of what could be displayed, the text would be displayed at the size set in Excel Online in the same way as happens for horizontal text,…

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  7. Bug in Online excel : Column 30(60, 90 etc) do not overflow text

    I am using online Excel O365, the bug does not exist in desktop excel on Win10

    Generally, in excel, if the cell(s) to the right have no formula/content, the content overflows.

    But in online excel, in the cells on the 30th (60th, 90th etc) column, the content does not overflow.

    I tried rebooting, and using a incognito/private window and relogin into my O365 account. Also, tried on my wife's laptop, her O365 login.. same issue. Tried it on my personal Microsoft(non-365) account, same issue.

    How to replicate
    * Open a new workbook in Online excel
    * In column AD row…

    1 vote

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  8. Allow Sheet View for files on Box

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

    5 votes

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  9. New Bug Found with: Locked sheets that have Format cells enabled

    A new bug has appeared in online Excel (was introduced in the last month or so):

    When a Worksheet is Locked, but with Format cells allowed, cell Interior color cannot be changed.

    Additional Information:
    This worked previously (i.e. interior color could be changed), and continues to work in desktop Excel.

    Other cell formatting (front, bold, etc.) still works ok.

    2 votes

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  10. Fix issue where opening files in Excel Online in Firefox displays ‘MS Mincho’ font in Gothic font

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    Firefox で Excel Online のファイルを開いた際に、 "MS 明朝" がゴシック調で表示されるため改善してほしい
    Fix issue where opening files in Excel Online in Firefox displays ‘MS Mincho’ font in Gothic font


    ■Description(内容):
    Firefox で Excel Online のファイルを開いた際に、 "MS 明朝" がゴシック調で表示されるため、全てのブラウザーで設定したフォントが表示されるように機能の改善を希望します。

    Opening files in Excel Online in Firefox displays ‘MS Mincho’ font in Gothic font, so please fix this so that all browsers show the set font correctly.

    1 vote

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  11. Need to be able to have more than 1 colour of text in a cell.

    Multiple colleagues of mine update our excel documents online. We usually use a traffic light system to show what stage each point in the calander is on which is not possible using one drive as it only lets us use 1 font colour per cell. This means we'd be better off working on a desktop version and sharing documents instead of updating on One Drive.

    1 vote

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  12. A More diversed pallet of Cell Colors

    A More diversed pallet of Cell Colors

    8 votes

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  13. Need a button in the ribbon or Quick Access Toolbar for "Center Across Selection"

    Merging cells makes copying and pasting of those cells difficult, so I almost never merge cells. Instead, I use "Center Across Selection" extensively, but it requires 4 mouse clicks or 9 keyboard clicks. Please provide a standard button for this in the ribbon, or at least a command icon that I can add to my Quick Access Toolbar.

    1 vote

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  14. Die Ausrichtung der Schrift/Zelle

    Die Ausrichtung der Schrift/Zelle sollte ein Muss in Excel für das Web sein!

    1 vote

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  15. Excel online should have the option to access more font colors the same way that Excel desktop has

    In excel desktop you can practically choose any possible color using RGB codes. Excel online does not allow that. It only gives you a limited amount of colors to choose from.

    2 votes

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  16. 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.

    11 votes

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  17. 2 votes

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  18. Be able to change formatting for single word in a cell (Ctrl H)

    Ctrl H - change format for a single word within a cell rather than apply the format change to the entire cell's content.

    1 vote

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  19. Row height adjusts for merged cells as well

    Very simple: unmerged cells, when wrap is enabled, result in the row height adjusting accordingly. Wrapped cells do not, which is a formatting gap.

    Please can merged cells, enabled for text wrap, adjust the row height just like for a single cell meeting the same conditions.

    1 vote

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  20. 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.

    14 votes

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