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  1. Multi user filtering without changing view of other users

    Generate the ability for multiple users to edit documents in Excel online and application where the users can filter for their screen only. This would allow for greater collaboration as multiple pieces of a project can be worked on in the same document without each users view being altered by one users filter.

    11 votes
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  2. freeze panes -

    make it easier to freeze multiple rows/columns by just selecting and right click to apply

    4 votes
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  3. color and font themes need to carry over from excel offline.

    color and font themes need to carry over from excel offline.

    69 votes
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  4. Stop forcing Sharepoint links to open using Excel online

    Link automatically open in Excel online which doesn't work for many documents that have macros or are over a certain size. Give an option to open in Desktop Excel or just download the file instead without having to waste time trying to load it in Excel Online.

    3 votes
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  5. Automatically open file in Excel desktop if the file is above 5MB

    Simple enough. Excel online throws an error when the file is above 5MB in size, and doesn't give the user any other options. Effectively, the file is inaccessible to the user. If the file is above the Excel online limit, have the file open in Excel desktop instead.

    4 votes
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  6. side by side

    There should be a horizontal 'side by side' option similar to the vertical side by side on the desktop version. Effectively a 'top and bottom'.

    In our example, we display 2 worksheets from 1 workbook on a monitor. A lot of screen space is wasted with all of the tabs, headers etc. Displaying 2 worksheets top and bottom (or side by side as the circumstance requires) would be faster, cleaner and more beneficial.

    3 votes
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  7. Freezing Cells

    Please bring back the old method of freezing cells. In both the vertical and horizontal planes on the same worksheet. The old method was more functional and easier to use.

    2 votes
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  8. Provide a way to set file(s) to always open on the desktop application.

    It's extraordinarily frustrating when, day after day, I have to wait for Web Excel to decide it can't open my macro-enabled personal Excel spreadsheet, then have to tell it twice that, yes I really DO want to open it in the desktop app, then wait for it to do so. I understand using Web Excel for files with collaborative authors, but it's a waste of time for many files that will never involve collaboration, especially when they use features of desktop Excel which might never be implemented in the web version. That's not "productivity" software.

    2 votes
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  9. Desktop Excel is great, spreadsheet edit within SharePoint is TERRIBLE. I suggest ALWAYS opening .xls* files within the desktop app.

    Desktop Excel is great, spreadsheet edit within SharePoint is TERRIBLE. I suggest ALWAYS opening .xls* files within the desktop app. Why even try to provide functionality within SharePoint?

    4 votes
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  10. Split Cell Feature.

    Cells should be able to be split into two, instead of having to merge cells.

    3 votes
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  11. If too large for Excel online allow the ability to download the file and open locally.

    If too large for Excel online allow the ability to download the file and open locally.

    18 votes
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  12. Provide an option to disable Excel Online and default to desktop version

    Excel Online continues to disappoint new users and is hampering adoption of both SharePoint and Teams. Even if the library and site collection are set to "Open in client application", every Excel file that isn’t opened directly form the library in SharePoint or files tab in Teams, opens in the garbage online version, then has to be change to desktop, then user has to close the useless window of the online version.

    There is no option to open in the desktop version for a file attached to a planner task embedded in Teams, so then it is either jump through…

    8 votes
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  13. Selecting: multiple selection with Ctrl key

    Multiple selection with Ctrl Key

    7 votes
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  14. 4 votes
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  15. m.wenob

    Team Work

    2 votes
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  16. When I open the excel from Online to desktop version. The online browser should close.

    After I open the excel from online to desktop version. The online version should close because it creates 2 copies of the excel on my machine. When we have to work with multiple excels this creates confusion as we see duplicate excels on the laptop.

    2 votes
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  17. Add an option to "Freeze up to Selected Column"

    Add an option to "Freeze up to Selected Column", not only the first column. Also, an option to "Freeze up to Selected Row".

    2 votes
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  18. Enable the pinch to zoom feature when using the touch pad mouse

    Enable the pinch to zoom feature when using the touch pad mouse

    4 votes
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  19. Allow user to set margins for page and printed page.

    2 things: 1. allow the user to adjust page margins when preparing and printing the document;
    2. Although Canada is a metric country (sort of), the default paper sizes are the same as the US. Canada does not use metric sized paper. Please adjust the default

    5 votes
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  20. Please add page layout tab

    Please add page layout tab in excel online version it is very difficult to setup the page for printing.

    5 votes
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