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  1. put the +/- buttons for zoom level back.

    put the +/- buttons for zoom level back.

    3 votes
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  2. 2 votes
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  3. Allow zoom feature on mobile devices when previewing an excel file.

    When previewing an excel file on my android phone I have to scroll to be able to view the entire document. There is a zoom feature if I edit the file but, I dont want to have to disable autosave and open the file just to preview. If I could zoom out while previewing it would be much more convenient.

    2 votes
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  4. 2 votes
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  5. 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…

    11 votes
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  6. 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.

    5 votes
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  7. 4 votes
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  8. Please add PAGE BREAK view and Margin resizing for Excel online.

    Please add PAGE BREAK view and Margin resizing for Excel online.

    4 votes
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  9. 2 votes
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  10. There should be maximize and minimize button in online excel as it difficult to see all the pages at a time

    Please add the same feature maximize and minimize button which there in standalone version

    2 votes
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  11. Please let me name cells in the web version

    The title perfectly explains my problem

    5 votes
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  12. 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

    7 votes
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  13. Data Sorting

    Waiting for use online excel once the sorting is the same as desktop. I'm constantly having to download it to my desktop excel. Superior to online Please fix.

    1 vote
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  14. Split Cell Feature.

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

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

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

    71 votes
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  16. Selecting: multiple selection with Ctrl key

    Multiple selection with Ctrl Key

    9 votes
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  17. freeze panes -

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

    4 votes
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  18. i want to know the exact path of open excel when it is open inside teams

    i want to know the exact path of open excel when it is open inside teams

    3 votes
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  19. Stock Data: update / refresh data automatically

    Please keep the stock data automatically up to date without the need to manually refresh it (like in Google Sheets =googlefinance).

    8 votes
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  20. Protect Range/Sheet, Collaboration Range/Sheet, Tracking history of workbook

    There are several functions that don't work the same in the online version vs desktop. Besides that, in comparison, Microsoft Excel Online doesn't have advanced features in the Google Sheets. Below are a few that are particularly frustrating to me so far:

    ~ Protecting features only works in desktop version (not work online)

    ~ Microsoft Excel Only cannot protect sheets, but Google Sheets can protect sheets or ranges. Therefore, many users can collaborate together with high security in range/ranges, same sheet/sheets in a common workbook.

    ~ and so many advanced other feature in Google Sheets doesn't appear in Microsoft Excel

    6 votes
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