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  1. add a search bar to look for something on a sheet

    When looking for something on a sheet, would like to type it in a search bar and pull it up by name.

    4 votes
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  2. Freeze the header line of a spreadsheet be static as you scroll through the workbook?

    Want the header line (1) to remain visible while scrolling through workbook.

    4 votes
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  3. Multiple users should be able to edit the same workbook

    We need to edit the excel workbook on the spot like Google Docs. People can edit the workbook together with colored boxes representing each

    4 votes
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  4. Move ribbon bar pin and up-caret to the menu bar to make them always visible.

    Move the ribbon bar pin and up-caret to the menu bar to make them always visible to the user. Otherwise, the user needs to adjust the browser's zoom level often to see the show/hide ribbon bar view.

    8 votes
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  5. Couldn't able to read an online Excel spreadsheet.

    "We're sorry. We can't open the workbook in the browser because it uses these unsupported features:

    • Scenario Manager"

    4 votes
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  6. hide formula bar

    hide formula bar option in "View" menu (like offline excel)

    7 votes
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  7. It would be great to see 'Comments' in cells when hovering over them (or with a different gesture) in Excel online.

    Currently, 'comments' entered in cells show up when you hover the mouse over them in the Excel desktop application. However, this feature doesn't work in Excel online. Need a way to see cell 'comments' in Excel online as well. Thanks!

    6 votes
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  8. Viewing word & excel documents online: being able to copy text WITHOUT having to open the document for editing

    See title.
    I do not want to edit the document, I just want to copy some text to use in an email or other document

    6 votes
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  9. Scrolling Lock

    It would be great if there is a way to freeze the spreadsheet and prevent it from scrolling to eternity - for horizontal and vertical scrolling.

    7 votes
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  10. 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.

    3 votes
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. provide magnifying icon

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

    3 votes
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  14. 3 votes
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  15. 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.

    13 votes
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  16. 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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  17. Allow to sort and filter in read only mode

    Allow to sort and filter in read only mode

    5 votes
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  18. 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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  19. 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.

    7 votes
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  20. 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.

    29 votes
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