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  1. Tips on how to complete an action

    On MS Excel, when an action can't be completed, a tip on how to go about it would help.

    For example, while freezing panes, the pop up suggests that it's not possible to do it the way the user has chosen to do it. How about giving tips instead of how to do it?

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  2. Keyboard shortcuts for Inserting & Deleting Rows and Columns

    Since to add a row and column and to delete a row and column is a routine practise for any Excel user either it's online or offline. So, to operate data in a much smoother way or to enter data with ease we must need a keyboard short cuts for Rows and Columns Addition and Deletion

    2 votes
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  3. wrap text hotkey

    would be awesome to support hotkey to quickly reformat text to "wrap text"

    4 votes
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  4. Format Cells Number

    Format Cells --> Number tab --> Special --> Type: Phone number. The ability to format the number in the this format: +1 404 555 1234.

    5 votes
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  5. Multi user filtering without changing view of other users

    Generate the ability for multiple users to edit documents in Excel online and application where the users can filter for their screen only. This would allow for greater collaboration as multiple pieces of a project can be worked on in the same document without each users view being altered by one users filter.

    14 votes
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  6. Allow formatting in oneline systems

    Allow formatting suchas columns in online application.

    Also, allow to zoom in and out in excel

    2 votes
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  7. Add Manage Rules under Conditional Formatting

    Add the ability to manage multiple conditional formatting rules in the web client, similar to desktop. Currently, the only workaround is to setup multiple rules in the desktop client and copy-paste the cells into a web-hosted document.

    5 votes
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  8. Support for vertical fonts in Excel spreadsheets using Excel Online app

    Currently clients are experiencing formating errors when creating a spreadsheet with vertical fonts using Excel Desktop application. When opening spreadsheet with Excel Online the vertical fonts are shown as horizontal fonts impacting on user satisfaction and experience. This is commonly an issue for customers saving a document in a SharePoint document library where the spreadsheet can be opened using Excel Online and / or the Excel desktop app. This is currently an Excel Online limitation.

    5 votes
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  9. color and font themes need to carry over from excel offline.

    color and font themes need to carry over from excel offline.

    80 votes
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  10. Excel online should be able to change the color of text in a single cell without changing the text of all the text in that cell

    Developers, please allow us to change specific text colors (i.e. 1 word) in a particular cell but allow the remaining text in that same cell to be a different color. This is not possible on the online Excel but is on the standard Excel. I hope you guys fix this as its a major functionality issue for many users like myself.

    3 votes
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  11. When you open a document, the first time for a user or a new device.

    When a user opens a document for the first time, or the first time on a new device, a pop up window that allows the user to very quickly change the view to fit the new device/font/view.

    This would not be a repeat service for the same user on same device, the traditional way of doing so would be optioned then.

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  12. 1 vote
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  13. Option to customise cell fill colours

    I would like the option to customise the fill colour. I'd like to also be able to customise cells to add shading and gradient fill.

    1 vote
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  14. It would be great if we can lock/protect some column of an excel sheet?

    it would be great if we can lock/protect some column of an excel sheet?

    2 votes
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  15. YOU SUCKKKKKKK

    YOUR VERSION OF THIS SUCKS

    3 votes
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  16. Can you turn off the automatic hyperlinking of email addresses in a shared worksheet? Make it an option saved to the workbook.

    Shared Excel worksheets automatically change email addresses into hyperlinked version. Please allow a setting that globally TURNS OFF the hyperlink option.
    As you navigate through cells, it opens new web tabs due to hyperlinks.

    4 votes
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  17. Make the Add-in Sidebar resizable, and allow for horizontal scrolling inside it as well.

    I am developing an add in and it is rather hard to fit everything I would like into the size available, it would be ideal if the user could expand the sidebar for a better view of the add-in. Furthermore, there is no convenient way (that I have found) to add a horizontal scroll bar to at least attempt to provide the type of functionality I would like.

    2 votes
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  18. custom format

    custom format

    1 vote
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  20. several windows opened

    I would like to be able to open several windows at the same time, like in explorer, have different tab at the top for exemple.

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