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  1. 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…

    46 votes
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. please make it so we can shrink the screen on exel

    please make it so we can shrink the screen on exel

    10 votes
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  5. 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

    23 votes
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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.

    4 votes
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  9. Pl. Provide BIT MAP OR CLOUD FASCILITY TO PASTE ANY EXEL SHEET ON FRONT PAGE

    Earlier we used to have BIT MAP fascility while copy and thae paste.

    This is missing in new microsoft

    3 votes
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  10. 2 votes
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  11. Improve msg when trying to freeze panes... "To freeze panes the selected cell has to be in view."

    To freeze panes the selected cell has to be in view. What does this mean? (needs clearer explanation)

    12 votes
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  12. Make Formula Bar also visible in 'Read Only' Mode in Excel Online

    Hello, when viewing files with Excel Online, the Formula Bar is not present in 'Read Only' Mode. In the cases where the cell content (usually a text) in one cell is too long, it is not possible to read the content without increasing the column width. It is not very hard to exceed the column width with some text, and very annoying. The current version makes the sharing of Excel files filled with text impossible to read for the other users. Please fix this by making the Formula Bar also visible in 'Read only Mode' (copy/paste and ctrl+c/x... disabled is…

    13 votes
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  13. Slidebar for Workbooks with Numerous worksheets

    The workbook my group is using right now has 120 tabs at bottom for different worksheets. If the last person to use it left it at tab #28 and I now need to use number 84, I have to click the arrows until I find the tab I need. Please add a slider to navigate through tabs more quickly, like there is in regular, full blown excel. Thank you!

    4 votes
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  14. Need better looking interface

    Things looks too white. More specifically, the scroll bar at the bottom of the page is all white and light gray. Very similar and really hard to see/differentiate where the scroll bar is.Add some darker colors.

    Also, having a move/hand tool on the fly -- kind of how Adobe has it across most of its products where by pressing the space-bar and the cursor becomes a move tool. Very handy to navigate through wide pages, rather than using the scroll bars.

    2 votes
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  15. Please enable using Cntrl Button in keyboard to select multiple custom cells. We normally use to use it to check the sum from random cells

    In the offline excel, we use Cntrl button and select multiple cells. We do this to view sum of values (below bar) between those cells.

    10 votes
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  16. Can not view multiple sheets on mobile phone screen - View Excel Online

    I'm trying using Microsoft Online Document with excel file.
    After I created link, this web app generated new link for me, you can see
    https://view.officeapps.live.com/op/view.aspx?src=http://wisdomaxis.com/technology/software/tableau/sample-data/World%20Bank%20Indicators.xlsx

    I opened that link with Chrome app on 4 devices : samsung j7, sony z3 verizon, iPhone 6+, and Samsung Tab A. As you can see, 3 first devices just have only the first sheet, while last device (Samsung tab A) can display both 2 sheets, at the bottom navigation.
    I suppose this is not issue with my phone, I guess Excel Online Web app detected screen size of device, then changed the display.

    Please…

    2 votes
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  17. Excel online - auto swith browser to full screen

    In the browser version - many less rows are viewable then desktop app due to browser menus etc.

    I suggest that when a spreadsheet is opened for editing in browser users given option to switch browser to full-screen mode

    8 votes
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  18. Have a minimize button if file is opened in office.

    Whenever we open a excel or document in office ,it blocks entire mail and restricts viewing mail until we close the excel.Can we have a minimize button which will help in providing better view.This will enable user to open file whenever needed through maximize button it will also prevent restricted view.

    2 votes
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  19. Search Option to move on a desired sheet

    Hi, I have a problem to move on other sheets on excel as i have number of sheets in one file and when I have to find my desired sheet there is no search option as available in MS Office by right clicking before the first sheet and there are available all the tabs and I can also search by pressing any key. But there is no such option available on online excel. Kindly make an update at earliest.

    4 votes
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  20. can we please get working check boxes in excel online

    it would be totally awesome if I created a doc in MS Excel and checkboxes showed would show up on the online version.

    I manage room rentals and checkboxes are a fast way to manage payment. it looks nice on my desktop, but then I take it to the online veirseon.. they just get cut out. is there a way you could allow them to appear, even if they aren't usable.

    Below is my document if you would like to see what i mean

    8 votes
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