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  1. PivotTables created with Power BI using Analyze In Excel should work after publishing to Power BI

    Power BI's Analyze in Excel functionality allows Excel users on the desktop to create reports using PivotTables and cube formulas connected to a published Power BI dataset. However (and this is very hard to explain to customers) these reports only work on the desktop: even though Power BI allows you to publish Excel workbooks to an App Workspace, reports created using Analyze In Excel do not work after they have been published to Power BI because Excel Online does not support connections to Power BI. Please fix this!

    664 votes
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    63 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are working on enabling connectivity from Excel on the web to Power BI. When this work is completed, a PivotTable that is connected to a Power BI dataset will be fully interactive when displayed in Excel on the web. It won’t matter how the PivotTable was created, whether by Analyze in Excel or in some other way. We look forward to implementing and deploying this capability, but I am not yet able to commit to a delivery date.

  2. Add ctrl+click to select multiple cells on Excel Online

    I can not select multiple cells on excel online by pressing CTRL and clicking on multimple cells.

    This is a basic function that prevents people from using the online version.

    35 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. RUNNING TOTALS

    Extremely useful. I add and use Running Totals virtually ALL the time.

    3 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Custom Excel templates for Group or global use in Excel Online/SharePoint

    Would like to enhance Excel templates in the ONLINE version - such that files can be saved-as templates, xltx files can be opened in the online version and then saved by users as a new file (like the desktop version) also be able to display Group shared templates so that everyone in the group or organization has direct access to company designed templates

    21 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Possibility to edit a text box in Excel Workbook or possibility to combine Excel Workbook sheets with Word text sheets

    Possibility to edit a text box in Excel Workbook or possibility to combine Excel Workbook sheets with Word text sheets.

    A Microsoft specialist suggested that I add this feedback to this forum (https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msofficeonedrivefb-msoother-mso_o365b/excel-online/b6226989-737e-4a89-8fe9-89743999543e)

    That would be really convenient because that way, people could share their combined files online and use only one file for tables and text parts.

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Possibility to edit a text box in Excel Workbook or possibility to combine Excel Workbook sheets with Word text sheets

    Possibility to edit a text box in Excel Workbook or possibility to combine Excel Workbook sheets with Word text sheets.

    A Microsoft specialist suggested that I add this feedback to this forum (https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msofficeonedrivefb-msoother-mso_o365b/excel-online/b6226989-737e-4a89-8fe9-89743999543e)

    That would be really convenient because that way, people could share their combined files online and use only one file for tables and text parts.

    4 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Improve large workbook compatibility and reliability with Excel Online for Coauthors

    I would like to request that more development of large multi co authored files be done to improve reliability, functionality and editing. Where files are heavily used and regularly hit the 500 version limit, issues come through with blocky jittery scrolling, loss of data entered in fields, slow loading, non saving etc.... Please fix these issues to make excel online a real beneficial tool.

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Create and edit custom Conditional Formatting rules

    It would be really nice if we could create and edit custom rules for Conditional Formatting in Excel Online, similar to how we can in the Desktop version of Excel.

    28 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    planned  ·  excelonlineteam responded

    Thank you all for your comments and votes supporting this suggestion. We are now in the planning stages to support to edit and customize Conditional formatting rules in Excel for the web.

    ‘Manage Rules’ is already supported and can be found in the ‘Home’ tab > open Conditional Formatting menu > click on Manage Rules button

    Thank you!

  9. I want more icon to represent progressive progress of a item in conditional format. Say 10%, 20%, 30% .... to 100% Color from Red to Green.

    I want more icon to represent progressive progress of a item in conditional format. Say 10%, 20%, 30% .... to 100% Color from Red to Green

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Don't waste screen space

    Excel online need to optimize is screen space usage.

    You have to keep in mind that you already "lost" some space because you are in a browser, you can't afford to lose a ton of space with useless bar.

    3 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. 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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    1 comment  ·  Macros, Scripts and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Hyperlinks are lost when saved as a pdf using Excel 2016 mac.

    When a word 2016 doc is saved as a pdf the hyperlinks remain in the saved pdf. Not so for an excel 2016 spreadsheet which is then saved as a pdf. The hyperlinks are lost. Surely this should be a standard feature.

    11 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Make Formula Bar also visible in 'Read Only' Mode in Excel Online

    Hello, when viewing files with Excel Online, the Formula Bar is not present in 'Read Only' Mode. In the cases where the cell content (usually a text) in one cell is too long, it is not possible to read the content without increasing the column width. It is not very hard to exceed the column width with some text, and very annoying. The current version makes the sharing of Excel files filled with text impossible to read for the other users. Please fix this by making the Formula Bar also visible in 'Read only Mode' (copy/paste and ctrl+c/x... disabled is…

    13 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. we want a new design (UWP, Fluent Design)

    we want a new design (UWP, Fluent Design). Google Docs is much more modern and helpful then Office.

    3 votes
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  15. Excel Online Auto Refresh Azure Analysis Services

    Excel Desktop PowerPivot Report connected to Azure Analysis Services Tabular model refreshing the data works in Excel Desktop.
    However, when you publish this workbook to Power BI workspace (from the workbook's ribbon menu > File > Publish > Publish To Power BI) then you try to refresh the data in Excel Online it doesn't work!!!

    Microsoft should fix this limitation otherwise what's the point of having a refresh capabilities for just Excel Desktop PowerPivot.
    We want our end users to be able to refresh powerpivot reports Online.

    24 votes
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    5 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. shared editing

    We should both be able to work on a shared spreadhseet at the same time without one of us having to exit out.

    3 votes
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  17. When a shared document is locked for editing because another user has it open in the desktop application, can we have the name of the user

    When a shared document is locked for editing because another user has it open in the desktop application, can we have the name of the user

    6 votes
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  18. Realtime updates - desktop to Web ap

    Need Real time Edit updates in both versions Web Ap and desktop version

    4 votes
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  19. ping when a change is made

    Notification or the option to refresh page every time a change is made

    4 votes
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  20. 2 votes
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