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  1. Recent activity data in online or offline office data.

    Hi , I use office online a lot , and i would like to know at what time i have edited which data into the document, it could be a excel or word of a PowerPoint.

    which will help a lot to normal users and also of the files are shared online for edition , owner will get to know which member has edited the document.

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. To add Hard Drive options in Office Online

    I think it will be better if added a hard disk drive options which can show the saving documents options like offline ms office's .
    It just only shows one drive option and download to pc option ....

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. clear "recent documents" list option

    I want to be able to clear the "recent documents" list that pops up when I click on "Open" link. I noticed that even deleted OneDrive document files are still on the list. If it's not automatically recognized by the system, then the user should be able to delete the name of the file on the list.

    4 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi E,

    You can do this already today, though you have to do it from within Windows Excel (so I’m leaving the idea open).

    To do it:

    • if you just want to remove one document – right click on the document in the MRU and choose “Remove from List”
    • if you want to remove all documents, follow the instructions here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/313454

    Hope that helps,
    Dan [MS]

  4. print background colours for cells

    Print cell background colours, they show in the printer friendly view but do not print. I use conditional formatting for a lot of my reports and it is frustrating that printing these through excel online reverts to black and whit

    19 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Printing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Add option not to allow "view full size workbook" on embed code

    Add option not to allow "view full size workbook" on embed code

    18 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Allow for autocompletion of typed text from a linked table (not just cells above the current cell).

    Allow for autocompletion of typed text from a linked table (not just cells above the current cell).

    3 votes
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  7. Add univariate scatterplots

    For small sample sizes, it is better to show all the data. This is a movement in how data is being presented in the life sciences. Right now, it is hard to make this type of graph in Excel. There is a template someone made (http://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.1002128) but it would be great to have it as an option in Excel in general (especially the online version which allows better real-time collaboration).

    6 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    I’m not sure I understand. I read through the article which speaks to the need for showing discrete data in the form of scatterplots, box plots, and histograms instead of bar and line graphs. We have always supported scatter charts in Excel and have recently added box plot and histogram in Excel 2016. Could you further clarify your request?

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  8. Add custom error bars to Charts in Excel Online

    My students need to be able to add previously calculated error bars to column graphs (to make a bar graph of means +/- standard errors). Adding this to the online version will make it easier for groups to be able to collaborate in real-time using the online version. This would make Excel online beat Google Sheets hands down for me.

    119 votes
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    26 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the feedback. We will consider this in our future planning. Please continue to vote on this feature idea.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  9. 962 votes
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  10. 4 votes
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  11. 2 votes
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  12. Excel online open a file from pc

    Excel online ,open a file from pc

    6 votes
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  13. Need to be able to restrict users to only editing with Excel Online

    Create a new share option that is "Edit in Excel Online". Limiting users to only editing online would prevent a lot of locked out issues when collaborating with a large number of people.

    118 votes
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    23 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Add Support for Password Protected Workbooks

    Please add support for opening password protected workbooks in Excel online. At present it means you have to drop to using the desktop version.

    172 votes
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    13 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Accepting Votes  ·  Tamar Tzruya responded

    Thank you for your feedback we appreciate it. Please keep voting to influence the feature priority.

    Tamar [MSFT]

  15. 6 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. stacked worksheet tabs

    We are currently experiencing a bug in which the worksheet tabs within excel online are stacked. Instead of just being one row, it instead gives 4 rows of tabs. I have an image but do not see a place to upload the image. We use it as a schedule and having access to many days at a time is quite beneficial.

    5 votes
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  17. Provide embed code for excel interactive dashboard

    Provide embed code. I made interactive dashboard with excel. this there ways to embed this to website or lms?

    3 votes
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  18. Provide a link to return to the SharePoint library the file was opened from.

    When opened from a SharePoint library users don't know how to get back to the library. Sure, the back button works but a bit of navigation is nice.

    4 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. protected structure

    Have the ability to protect the structure of a workbook so limited changes can be made.

    6 votes
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  20. Add signature to Excel PO

    ADD SIGNATURE CAPABILITY TO EXCEL PURCHASE ORDERS

    5 votes
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