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  1. Please consider allowing multiple font colors in a single cell of an Excel Online spreadsheet. Thank you!

    We use excel online with Huddle to allow multiple users make daily updates to a file. It would be nice if the functionality in regular Excel, that allows multiple font colors in a single cell, were incorporated into Excel online. The way we would like to use it, the user would highlight changes made to a cell in red text, while the existing text remains black. Thanks for your consideration.

    11 votes
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  2. Allow for custom colors or an expanded option set for choosing colors for text, cell backgrounds, and tab labeling.

    The color palette for excel online is extremely limited. Expanding the palette or allowing for a color wheel selection option or HTML color entry would be fantastic.

    15 votes
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  3. Implement an analytic tool for Excel online

    The analytic too for Excel client doesn’t work for Excel online. I would like you to implement an analytic tool for Excel online.

    3 votes
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  4. open in desktop app

    pressing open in desktop app should not need another pop up for approval to open in desktop app

    15 votes
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  5. Money in Excel: Import historical transactions

    Money in Excel: It appears that you only import a couple months of historical transactions. I would like a way to request you pull more transactions, or the ability to load historical transactions from a CSV or Excel file.

    6 votes
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  6. Excell should launch directly without opening the browser

    Excell should launch directly without opening the browser

    16 votes
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  7. 3 votes
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  8. A More diversed pallet of Cell Colors

    A More diversed pallet of Cell Colors

    6 votes
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  9. Table Name

    I think Excel online can customize table name

    35 votes
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  10. Improve the compatibility in between Excel Desktop version and Excel Teams version. Hiding Columns and adding pdfs is impossible

    It is impossible to make columns invisible or add pdf files to the Excel Microsoft Teams file. It would be great if the online Version of Excel would be fully compatible with the Desktop Version!

    9 votes
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  11. Edit history for individual cells

    I would like to see edit history for individual cells. Google sheets has this option and it has proven invaluable so I would like to see it available in Excel Online

    49 votes
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  12. Define Name for a range

    Name a range in Excel Online and make available to use in formulas in other workbooks

    139 votes
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  13. Linking of excel sheets in multiple files using formulas in sharepoint.

    Working in single file is a basic thing. However linking of multiple excel files through formulas are not present in sharepoint. For example VLOOKUP(), SUMIF(), MATCH() e.t.c.

    4 votes
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  14. dark theme support for spread sheet and menu

    Dark theme for both spread sheets and menu will be very beneficial to protect our eyes as well as save laptop batteries. Just for printing you may have to reverse the colors to normal mode.

    28 votes
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  15. Allow Double Clicking Pivot Value to open records in new sheet

    In the offline version of Excel, you can double click a value in a pivot table and it will create a new sheet with the associated records.

    10 votes
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  16. bind office script to events

    bind custom functions written with office scripts to events such as "onChanged" as described in the documentation for addins:
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office/dev/add-ins/excel/excel-add-ins-events

    it's essential to enable automation

    4 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Macros, Scripts and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for the feedback.

    Currently, events APIs are not supported within Office Scripts. One of the main reason is that events can be long running and scripts have a defined start and end points. Unlike an add-in, the script doesn’t stay in the background to listen in and act on the events.
    Could you please let us know how you’d utilize events API support? That will definitely help us understand the requirement better.

    Thank you
    Sudhi Ramamurthy
    Program Manager

  17. Be able to link cells between excel files in teams.

    Be able to link cells between excel files in teams.

    9 votes
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  18. Add Macros features in Microsoft Excel.

    Add Macros features in Microsoft Excel.

    9 votes
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  19. Make standard colors primary instead of Theme Colors.

    Have the option to have Standard Colors and its gradients as the working colors or have Theme Colors as working colors. I prefer the Standard colors as they match my other applications and the Theme colors do not.

    11 votes
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