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  1. I need to be able to have a dashboard workbook reading data from other workbooks.

    I have a dashboard workbook that I need to populate with data from several other workbooks. I need to map to individual cells. This works fine in normal excel when the documents are on my local machine, but they break when they are on the cloud. I have people using tablets who need to be able to update document that need to be displayed on the dashboard workbook, but this only works when I open the documents on my local machine to have them update.

    Is there a way to map to a cloud document and have it pull data…

    2 votes
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  2. Copy as table - Excel Online

    Copy in Excel and paste in e.g. Outlook or webmail gives a table.
    Copy in Excel Online and paste in similar just gives a mess of text. It apparently copies text in TSV format to the clipboard. This produces content that is so ugly as to be unusable.

    Please make a 'Copy as <pretty>' available. So probably putting a HTML format onto the clipboard.

    4 votes
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  3. layout

    make a simpler layout

    5 votes
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  4. List of access users

    An overview who has access to the document, where you can add/remove users ad see who has been viewing/editing at what time

    4 votes
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  5. 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.

    14 votes
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  6. Excel Formatting copy

    When We copy from online excel to any other application formatting is not copied , the text is copied as plain text. No background color, bold italic all formatting is gone. I tested it on google sheets but it is possible there so I think this feature should be developed for excel online.

    3 votes
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  7. make it less confusing

    Make it less confusing.

    3 votes
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  8. Active X Support in Excel Online

    Active X support for Excel Online would make the Online a far more powerful tool for data presentation and data collection.

    7 votes
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  9. Give an option of specific excel files to be opened in the desktop version instead of excel online

    Currently Excel files that have links to other Excel files in SharePoint will not open in Excel Online, if the default in SharePoint is set to open excel is Excel online then an error is given. There needs to be an option to change the default application specific excel files are opened rather than global setting.

    33 votes
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  10. Message to user who has spreadsheet locked.

    When another user has the worksheet locked, be able to send a message within the system to alert them to unlock.

    4 votes
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  11. Excel clipboard copy option

    The current copy option from excel remains on the clipboard for one copy before paste, user may potentially expect to process multiple copies from clipboard until a new source copy is available from the clipboard, having the option to maintain the source copy from clipboard, user may save time.

    4 votes
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  12. Add Explore function like in Google Sheets

    Feature to ask a question about our data, without typing any formula. See Google Sheet.

    4 votes
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  13. Excel online support for text boxes

    We want to add instructions to an Excel sheet. Excel Online does not provide that ability of adding text boxes we would use for instructions and other data for users.

    6 votes
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  14. filter using multiple

    One have the ability to filter the data using multiple columns.

    8 votes
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  15. Avoid reoloading the workbook for edit

    When I open an Excel workbook and want to edit it within the browser I have to wait until it has been fully reloaded. On large workbooks, this takes quite a long time, especially when I'm on the road and have only a poor internet connection.
    It would be better and easier to open the workbook without reloading.

    2 votes
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  16. More functionality, why am i restricted to one color table

    simple, give it all functionalities that excel has

    4 votes
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  17. As an online excel user I would like to change only part of the content of a cell to highlight this particular content

    As an online excel user I would like to change only part of the content of a cell to highlight this particular content in a different color and/or font

    13 votes
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  18. I have a password encrypted excel file. It would be nice to be able to open those files via excel online

    I have a password encrypted excel file. It would be nice to be able to open those files via excel online

    14 votes
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  19. Excel files over 5 mbs

    If someone share a link to an excel file and the file exceeds 5 mbs, you cannot open the file. There should be an option (prompt) allowing for a user to download the file provide through the link.

    In trying to share a file from OneDrive on my phone, I have no way to share a large file that is too large for most to receive via email and too large for a user to open via a link

    10 votes
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  20. Give Excel Online a third mode "Data Entry" (without saving the data into the file)

    With our Javascript Add-In "data.io" - you`ll find it in the Office Store / AppSource - we could use ONE Excel File in Excel Online as a single "data entry file" for 1000s of users within the same data collection / planning process.

    Unfortunately this doesnt work due to several reasons:
    1. For this purpose it would be perfect to do the data entry in &quot;View Mode&quot; and not in &quot;Edit Mode&quot; (since we don
    t want to save any data in the excel file itself).It would be a third mode "Data Entry Mode" since now it is not…

    3 votes
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