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  1. Pls add TRACK CHANGES capabilities for us to track who changed what (specifically not by versions), in excel online or browser mode.

    Pls add TRACK CHANGES capabilities for us to track who changed what (specifically not by versions), in excel online or browser mode.

    1,043 votes
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  2. Ifblank

    Like iferror or ifna, ifblank; ifnum and iftext would help eliminate an additional step while writing formulas

    2 votes
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  3. Sharepoint File Ownership

    As the owner of the file that is protected there are times I need to edit the document however folks have it opened in sharepoint and walk away. I'd like the ability as the owner to kick them out so that edits can be made. When they return they can re-open the updated document.

    4 votes
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  4. Office Addin Excel API JS - Insert Images programatically

    Hi,

    I am trying to add image in excel worksheet using JS api for office Addins.

    I came across this thread where users were asking to have option to support images insertion in office excel online.

    Now that it is possible to insert images in excel online from UI, do we have anything planned in office JS for addin in future releases to support inserting image to worksheet in excel online programatically?

    I didn't come across any documentation for achieving this functionality in

    https://dev.office.com/reference/add-ins/excel/excel-add-ins-reference-overview

    Please advice.

    Thanks in advance!

    10 votes
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  5. Files are Checked Out - But Excel Online does not tell who checked it out.

    If a file in Excel Online is checked out, it would be helpful to for it to say who has the file checked out.

    11 votes
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  6. In Excel, it could be a useful feature to be able to attach files (for informational backup purposes) to an excel workbook.

    In Excel, it could be a useful feature to be able to attach files (for informational backup purposes) to an excel workbook. This would help the user be able to trace back to important source documents.

    4 votes
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  7. Stop Kidding Yourself Microsoft, Office online is a joke.

    Said it in the title. Better off when Office was on the desktop.

    4 votes
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  8. Found a bug - Remove hyperlink, removes all formatting in the cell too! (Justifying, borders, etc.)

    When removing the hyperlink from email addresses in cells, all formatting is also removed. Please fix this bug.

    4 votes
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  9. Change the "Edit Workbook" button in Excel Online to add "Open in Excel as read only"

    Excel online is a good tool, but when using my PC on a desk with big screens, I prefer using the native Excel. I often have to consult files that I don't want to change. Adding the option "Open in Excel as read only" would be a great help to me.

    4 votes
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  10. Auto Saving Notification

    While using Excel online, the changes are saved automatically. Show it somewhere like a notification/confirmation that the changes are saved.

    4 votes
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  11. searching sheets

    When working in Excel online on ONEDRIVE, to search do the following:

    Make a Search Sheet to help you quickly move to a particular sheet.
    Right click on the tab you've name Search Sheet.
    Choose reorder.
    Move to before the sheet you are searching for, clicking OK.
    Choose your sheet.
    After you've finished searching, move Search Sheet back to before 1st named sheet so you know it's there for next time.

    5 votes
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  12. When a document is locked (being edited by you or someone else) it would be helpful to know the machine name that where the file is opened.

    Someone else has workbook locked

    Unfortunately, the workbook needs to be closed or checked in before you can edit it. If everyone uses Excel Online, you can work on it at the same time.

    (I know there are opened ideas to show the user who has it opened; however, it would also be great to show the machine name that has it opened as currently, it states that I am editing the file and I don't know what machine it is opened from.)

    63 votes
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  13. Basic Functions

    The inability to select a group of cells, press ctrl, and select another group of cells is detrimental to the online version of Excel. Being user-friendly is the #1 goal!

    Additionally, in the desktop version of Excel, the keyboard shortcut "Ctrl+;" inputs today's date. Making such functions available in the online version would be useful.

    4 votes
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  14. 2 votes
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  15. Excel Online should make it possible to view excel sheet protected with password

    Excel Online should make it possible to view excel sheet protected with password without using excel.

    16 votes
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  16. No preview for print

    When we give a print command no preview is available for what we are printing but the same feature is available in google sheets. So it should be developed.

    15 votes
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  17. Survey replies time

    Dear team!

    Can I have an option to see at what time the reply was received. This is because I am receiving revised replies from my audience and after sorting data, I will not be able to see which reply was latest.

    2 votes
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  18. If file is locked and uneditable - tell me who, so I can contact them. It doesn't say so - and if it does, I cannot find it

    If file is locked and uneditable - tell me who, so I can contact them. It doesn't say so - and if it does, I cannot find it

    3 votes
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  19. Online support

    Dear customer service officer,

    I hope that is an online support that we can communicate with an officer whenever we encounter any issue.

    Thank you

    Best Regards
    Lynn

    3 votes
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  20. 2 votes
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