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  1. Add comments to sheet tab

    Add ability to add a comment to a sheet tab, similar to adding a comment to a cell. This would allow you to add commentary for sheet usage and/or instruction.

    2 votes
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  2. Ctrl + Scroll Wheel no longer Zooming

    Until recently, I was able to use Ctrl + Mouse Scroll Wheel to zoom in and out of Excel Online. Since yesterday, this has stopped working.

    I can still use Ctrl + Mouse Scroll Wheel to zoom in and out of Word Online, which also controls the zoom setting on the Excel Online tab.

    This is strange.

    18 votes
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  3. Allow sideways scrolling on Mac

    Allow Mac users to scroll left and right with trackpad or mouse. This function currently not available in Chrome, not sure if available in other browsers.

    3 votes
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  4. find

    Currently when doing a "find" search, the program works pretty well as long as it finds what you're searching for. If it doesn't find what you are searching for, the cursor jumps up to the top left corner, in an empty cell, of the spreadsheet. It would be really nice if the cursor didn't move at all but the search command just returned a "not found" message so you quickly knew there was nothing in the spreadsheet, rather than trying to find your cursor & where it may have moved in a cell.

    2 votes
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  5. provide magnifying icon

    Provide (+/-) icons to increase/decrease size of display characters to preferences

    3 votes
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  6. 2 votes
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  7. Shortcuts

    Some shortcuts applicable offline don't work online. Like inserting rows and columns, moving in between sheets..etc for instance. Please make this work

    2 votes
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  8. Make the comment box pop up like they do in the desktop version instead of a "list only" style.

    When I click on a cell, and need quick access to a comment, it would be much easier for me if I could see a preview of the comments in a pop up box.

    6 votes
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  9. please make it more user friendly the same as current microsoft excel

    please make it more user friendly the same as current microsoft excel

    2 votes
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  10. Allow to sort and filter in read only mode

    Allow to sort and filter in read only mode

    5 votes
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  11. Let me input the password of an attached excel spreadsheet.

    Let me input the password of an attached excel spreadsheet.

    3 votes
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  12. Unhiding and Hiding multiple Sheets at the same time would be a nice option to have.

    Unhiding and Hiding multiple Sheets at the same time would be a nice option to have.

    6 votes
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  13. Improve filtering

    In the desktop version of Excel, clicking one of the column headers will display the filter options. This includes the free text search box which initially gets focus. This makes it very easy for users to click, type and hit enter to filter the data.

    Within Excel Online, similar functionality is available but it's much more tucked away. So more clicking and thus time is required to achieve the same result. Our users like the effectiveness of the desktop solution and would like to request a similar approach for Excel Online.

    24 votes
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  14. Right-click on arrows in sheet ribbon to open drop-down list of sheets.

    Excel desktop lets the user open a list of sheets when he/she right clicks on the arrows located in the sheet ribbon. This list makes it easy to navigate workbooks with many sheets. This feature is absent on the online version, but is greatly missed.

    8 votes
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  15. Allow an edit function to row numbering or start the rows with -3 to 0 which can be used for titles and row number one can be used to number

    Allow an edit function to row numbering or start the rows with -3 to 0 which can be used for titles and row number one can be used to number data entered.

    2 votes
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  16. Support Background image for excel worksheet in Excel Online

    We have an option to set background image for Excel worksheet using Page Layout > Background. We can add images like confidential, draft copy etc. using this option we can show the image on every page on excel worksheet.

    This option works fine in Excel desktop application. However, in Excel Online, it says this feature is not supported.

    Even in SharePoint Excel Web access web part also the background image is not showing up.

    It would be nice if this feature is enabled in Excel Online/SharePoint Web Access web part too.

    Alternate options for background option would be setting up…

    15 votes
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  17. Have the ability to freeze specific rows and columns at the same time...

    Have the ability to freeze specific rows and columns at the same time...

    old revs had this option - with a slide bars at the right, and the top- please bring it back.
    now you can only freeze a row, OR a column, in the middle of a worksheet. Sometimes you need to freeze multiple columns and rows on huge sheets

    14 votes
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  18. Unfreeze Row (Include Button)

    Photo included shows the missing option that is available in the installed application. The current functionality thinks in terms of a single-toggled button (same button, on or off). SaaS users might be trained to look for -- at the very least -- a change in wording. An "Unfreeze" option (as with other options) is not available. GUI users may be bettered served with an "unfreeze" option, rather than the current functionality as of Feb-2017, which requires the user to re-click the same button again.

    2 votes
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  19. Can we search all sheets for specific data, rather than just the one in view?

    Can we search all sheets for specific data, rather than just the one in view?

    3 votes
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  20. READ-ONLY in the Edit in Browser Header

    It would be great to see READ-ONLY in the header of the document / spreadsheet when initially pulling up a file to EDIT IN BROWSER

    2 votes
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