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  1. Allow cross sheet cell data and formulae

    Use data in between sheets, using formula's etc

    23 votes
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  2. R1C1 Format

    Hi, one of the things I would like to see added to excel online is the ability to use the r1c1 format for rows and columns as it is something that Google sheets doesn't do that I personally find very attractive about MS excel

    6 votes
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  3. Cross product and dot product

    You have many esoteric functions rarely used but you don't have dot and cross product. The dot can be faked with mmult but it should be easier and most engineers use these two functions.

    2 votes
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  4. Primary and Secondary Sorts

    I teach Computer Skills and Applications and Excel is a program that I use, however, with Excel Online I am not able to preform a primary AND secondary sort. I am not sure if I am missing something or if the function is not there. I see sort but can only sort in ascending or descending order. I would love to be able to do this using Excel Online.

    5 votes
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  5. 4 votes
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  6. Online scripting language

    Include a scripting language on the online version in the same way that Google sheets does. The ability to automate excel on the desktop version via VBA is where the real power of excel is, the online version is therefore significantly handicapped by the lack of any scripting language. Power users need the ability to automate spreadsheet tasks.

    138 votes
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  7. Cell Border Options

    Adding options like Customization of border color and size will be really awesome.

    18 votes
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  8. chat

    Is a great feature that users can chat upon each other when working into an on-line excel. However the use of the chat tool is not intuitive or user friendly. You should be able to select the person that is working in the table and send a message... simple and effective. It is even worse when the person is identified as "guest"

    13 votes
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  9. Hotkey for Paste Value\Paste formatting

    Please add hotkeys for Paste Value\Paste formatting commands

    21 votes
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  10. Allow edit of submitted survey

    After you have submitted an Excel online survey form, it would be good to have an option to edit your choice while the survey is active.

    9 votes
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  11. Survey on excel can add a ranking as a response type.

    Add ranking type response so like 1 is very unlikely and 5 very likely.

    5 votes
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  12. Upload directly from OneDrive an Excel attached to a email

    I see it is possible to upload in Outlook an Excel file from my OneDrive, while I can't seem to find any option to do the reverse.

    Because I am working in an enterprise environment, any facility to work faster is welcomed.

    Now I have to download the excel file then manually upload it to OneDrive, when I can edit it. Because I'm using Office 365 this means uploading is the only way for me to edit Excel.

    Thank you and probably this is a general topic for all apps in Office suite.

    5 votes
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  13. Being able to favourite a sheet within Sharepoint/Onedrive without having to use web browser favourites/bookmarks

    I think the title speaks for itself, just a nice simple feature that would be handy.

    2 votes
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  14. Enable the drop-down list feature in Excel Online.

    The online version of Excel doesn't allow the drop-down box option to work in files.

    193 votes
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    50 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,
    We do support drop-down list in Edit mode. We have also added support for creating data validation with dropdown list. Please add more explanation on the exact feature request.
    Thanks,
    Excel on web Team

  15. Allow for equations using the equation editor to reference values of cells

    The idea is that as users change the values of cells, the values within an equation object will change accordingly.

    3 votes
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  16. Add ability to Zoom in/out a workbook

    Add the ability to zoom a workbook in the web browser, without zooming the entire browser window.

    (2015-11-05 Dan [MS] - updated idea title and description to be clearer.)

    1,054 votes
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    Accepting Votes  ·  Tamar Tzruya responded

    Thanks for your feedback! We’re reviewing your suggestion. Remember, the more votes a suggestion gets, the more likely it is that we’ll do it.

  17. ability to fill in divided cells with a different color

    While this is a non-traditional use of Excel, my wife likes using it for quilting. What would help her is when she wants to make triangles that she could fill the cell with two different solid colors based on the triangle split.

    6 votes
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  18. please give a sheetwise sharing option, there is only a work sharing option in Excel online.

    i have an idea that please give sheetwise sharing option in online excel, there is a whole workbook sharing option, but don't have a sheetwise sharing option in the same.

    Google Docs have the ability to do so. they have given the protect sheet option to restrict other used of the doc to edit. they can only see the document..

    7 votes
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  19. Ability to add conditions to 'yes/no' questions

    I want the option to add, text box or choice list, to yes/no answers. For example; Did they save any money this month? If yes, How much. If no, why not. If I could put this all into one question I can more easily require the user to impute a response.

    6 votes
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  20. Allow the option to select multiple choices.

    I want to be able to create a question that will allow the user to select multiple choices from a drop-down list rather than one. It is very cumbersome to create multiple drop-down lists for the user to choose from.

    18 votes
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