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  1. Allow us to search by highlight colour.

    When searching a sheet, allow us to not just search by text in the box but by the colour we've highlighted the box with.

    3 votes
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  2. kill it

    its useless, just end it so it always open in the native excel software

    4 votes
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  3. minimise excel online title bar (not the ribbon bar which you can already minimise)

    I would like to minimise the green Excel online title bar (not the ribbon bar which you can already minimise)

    3 votes
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  4. ok

    make it more user friendly

    2 votes
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  5. to have split option as normal excel for easy ref. tq

    to have split option as normal excel for easy ref. tq

    3 votes
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  6. Should have vertical list of sheet's name.

    When my file have many sheet. I have a horizontal list to select the sheet i need to see but is too many i must click three dots symbol to show for each until i see the sheet i need. It hard and take more time. So i suggest that we should have a vertiabe list of sheet name when right click on three dots symbol. That's all.

    5 votes
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  7. Support “smart” folders in mail inbox like the desktop version of outlook.

    Support “smart” folders in mail inbox like the desktop version of outlook.

    3 votes
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  8. working in Excel version and on line work sheet match

    Need to have the online version match the Excel versions. I have noticed when you have it set up and line up in a certain way in the cells in excel it is good but if you open it up in the online version it is off. If you fix it online then it makes it off in excel version.

    5 votes
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  9. Simplified Ribbon

    Offer the option of a simplified ribbon for excel and powerpoint like the one that is being tested in Word online and is identical to the UWP mobile version of office.

    4 votes
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  10. Workbook size

    We need the ability to zoom and/or decrease size of workbook. It's so big, as a laptop user, I can only see a few cells at a time and have to scroll reducing efficiency.

    4 votes
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  11. 2 votes
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  12. 2 votes
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  13. Row and column highlighter

    Row and column targeting highlighter. I would love a feature that when I point or click on a cell, the entire row and column is highlighted with a
    color that I can choose from a pallet. This feature would confirm when entering values into a specific cell, that you can ensure you are working on the right row or column because often sheets are very large and making sure you enter a value into the right cell can be a problem especially after hours of staring at a spreadsheet with many values. This feature can of course be turned on…

    30 votes
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  14. Enable users to hide ribbon bar on Office 365 version, like on desktop versions. Difficult to view on tablets.

    The bulky ribbon at the top of the page makes it difficult to use Excel on a tablet or other small screen. The only way to hide it seems to be switching to "read view", which makes it difficult to access the editing tools. Would like option to hide ribbon and hover over it to open, like with desktop version.

    7 votes
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  15. it would be great to have the custom view option in the online version

    it would be great to have the custom view option in the online version

    3 votes
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  16. please make it so we can shrink the screen on exel

    please make it so we can shrink the screen on exel

    9 votes
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  17. If someone has a document open, Just incorporate a message to them in teams and/or outlook to close it

    If someone has a document open, Just incorporate a message to them in teams and/or outlook to close it

    21 votes
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  18. Sharepoint File Ownership

    As the owner of the file that is protected there are times I need to edit the document however folks have it opened in sharepoint and walk away. I'd like the ability as the owner to kick them out so that edits can be made. When they return they can re-open the updated document.

    2 votes
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  19. I'd love an alert when that person is out of the file. Plus a button to retry.

    In the error warning, there should be a button to retry the connection.

    There should also of course be options to request the person gets out of it...and then another option to get an alert when they are out of it.

    I distinctly remember that Excel used to have this option years ago.

    2 votes
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  20. Change the "Edit Workbook" button in Excel Online to add "Open in Excel as read only"

    Excel online is a good tool, but when using my PC on a desk with big screens, I prefer using the native Excel. I often have to consult files that I don't want to change. Adding the option "Open in Excel as read only" would be a great help to me.

    2 votes
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