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  1. set viewable region

    Allow the embedded link to see the size of the data set and limit the viewable area to this size only. This way when the excel spreadsheet is viewed it has a clear end to the cells with data in them.

    2 votes
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  2. 10 votes
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  3. When deleting a sheet, please indicate how much data or completed cells it has.

    There's a stock popup right now that warns a tab may or may not have data. A counter of data (bytes) or cells with data would be neat for powerusers or for collaboration teams that move through a high number of tabs.

    2 votes
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  4. It would be nice if you could create a slide bar for the Tabs.

    I work with 20+ tabs and over 8 different worksheets and a clicking through them all is exhausting. Would be nice if you could create a slide bar for tabs.

    3 votes
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  5. 2 votes
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  6. View sheets in full screen mode much like viewing a Youtube video.

    I have a sheet that 6 people can update and I would like the sheet displayed full screen on one of my computer screens permanently as an image with nothing else

    3 votes
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  7. Arabic Layout must be in place somewhere in this cloud xxcel app as well as it is in microsoft office packages in desktop

    writing in arabic begins from right to left as known so there must be a button on the office cloud interface that a user can switch the direction from Right-To-Left and from Left-To-Right for example columns' captions must be A, B, C, D, etc .... from Right-To-Left Enabled too.

    3 votes
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  8. previous version

    There should be a way to minimize the previous versions after it has been selected. It will stay pulled up until the page is refreshed, this can be quite tedious when you have to constantly review documents or just want to verify something in a previous version.

    4 votes
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  9. 5 votes
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  10. 37 votes
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  11. To add Hard Drive options in Office Online

    I think it will be better if added a hard disk drive options which can show the saving documents options like offline ms office's .
    It just only shows one drive option and download to pc option ....

    3 votes
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  12. 2 votes
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  13. Add Support for Password Protected Workbooks

    Please add support for opening password protected workbooks in Excel online. At present it means you have to drop to using the desktop version.

    175 votes
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    Accepting Votes  ·  Tamar Tzruya responded

    Thank you for your feedback we appreciate it. Please keep voting to influence the feature priority.

    Tamar [MSFT]

  14. stacked worksheet tabs

    We are currently experiencing a bug in which the worksheet tabs within excel online are stacked. Instead of just being one row, it instead gives 4 rows of tabs. I have an image but do not see a place to upload the image. We use it as a schedule and having access to many days at a time is quite beneficial.

    5 votes
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  15. Provide a link to return to the SharePoint library the file was opened from.

    When opened from a SharePoint library users don't know how to get back to the library. Sure, the back button works but a bit of navigation is nice.

    4 votes
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  16. Split view

    It'd be really nice to be able to enable split view while working on my docs online. This way I'll be able to view two parts of the work sheet at one time.

    8 votes
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  17. Real time changes when viewing a file

    I have a excel online file, which I update regularly, it's stored on Onedrive. I update it daily - sometimes, twice a day. I have sent the view only link to my friends, they opened it in IE, Opera, Chrome, etc. My suggestion is to make it dyinamic. What I mean, if I change something on my end (excel online), they see the updated version in real time, without needing to manually refresh page each time.

    My friends cannot edit document and not all of them have Microsoft account.

    10 votes
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  18. Add ability to for Find dialog to find results across the entire workbook

    Can only search up or down. Need to be able to search whole workbook like in excel for desktop. Would really love to see this fixed!

    32 votes
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  19. There is no way to select non-adjacent cells as in normal Excel.

    In order to tot-up figures, it is useful to be able to use Ctrl+click and select different cells. There is no functionality in Excel online to do this currently.

    579 votes
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  20. Teacher/instructor

    I am trying to assess students work I need be able to see formulas and functions used in the cell with out downloading the Excel worksheet.

    2 votes
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