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  1. Online forms to support "grid" as exists in Google forms, and when done so to allow more than a single answer per row (Google does not)

    Support Grid or matrix as a survey option and allow user to select more than a single answer within the matrix (grid as Google calls it). (Google does not support multiple answers). An example is dates as rows and class names, time of day, availability (yes/no), etc. as columns. When dates are recorded in the form and then the spreadsheet, allow the format to be in date format unlike Google where they are text.

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Surveys  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Maintain copied data on the clipboard even if the "dancing ants" aren't shown around the copied range (Copy-paste clipboard persistence)

    When you copy a cell or text and then you perform any action (like type in another cell) the item that was copied is not available to paste.

    Basically, copy/paste does not work if you perform any action (like typing in a cell) between copy and paste.

    This is applicable to desktop version too.

    (2016-07-08 Dan [MS]: updated title to match Win32 version of same idea)

    7 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. calendar order

    Great that you have automatic date group in excel 2016, but it is calendar ordered. While it can be the default, there should be functionality to allow user to modify. Not everyone has the same fiscal quarters and year ends.

    5 votes
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    1 comment  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Don't provide a warning on Pivot Chart refresh

    Don't provide a warning on Pivot Chart refresh. I have a Pivot Chart which I right-click and press refresh, and I receive a warning that I need to be in a cell to perform a refresh.

    The warning should not be displayed.

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

    Good feedback. We’ll take this into consideration for our next planning phase. Please continue to vote on this feature idea.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  5. 4 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Add "insert.." , "delete" , and "clear contents" to right click options in onlne version.

    If I want to add rows to only a few columns in the middle of a sheet I have to switch to full version of Excel. I do this very frequently, so I miss this feature. As for clear contents, I can't highlight multiple cells and delete all at once. In full Excel I can do that with right-click and :delete contents." I would rather just be able to highlight all cells and hit "delete" have all deleted.

    6 votes
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  7. 2 votes
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  8. I need to be able to choose my Language to use Excel Online, but a can not do it.

    Even if it allows me to choose Language, then when opening the application appear again in English.

    2 votes
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  9. After making a selection from a drop down list that we created; Excel starts shaking up & down

    My team at work, uses Excel in SharePoint for almost everything that we need to track. We've all (16+ people) have been having an issue. While editing Excel in the Browser, it randomly shakes up and down, the best way to describe it is the sheet moves up and down a few rows, really fast). One of my peers noticed the sheet starts 'shaking' after selecting a word in a drop down list of the sheet. To fix the issue, we have to completely close out of the Excel Tracker and then re-open it... Which causes a lot of extra…

    2 votes
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  10. print friendly for Excel on the webpage

    I would like to suggest the print friendly for Excel on the webpage after publishing the worksheet such as Blogspot.

    6 votes
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  11. Add ability to Convert Text to Comumns to Excel Online

    Please, add the feature to convert text to columns

    216 votes
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  12. When scrolling down one line in Web Browser, Excel randomly scrolls 800-1000 rows down

    Example: When I'm on row 5, and need to scroll to row 6 or 7, the sheet will suddenly be on row 800 to 1000. I've tried using the arrows on the keyboard, clicking and dragging the side scroll (on the browser), and the scroll on my mouse. The most recent change I've made is added the top row Freeze Pane.

    4 votes
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  13. Excel Online should give you an update (via Outlook or Yammer, maybe?) once a document locked for editing by another person is free

    Excel Online should give you an update (via Outlook or Yammer, maybe?) once a document locked for editing by another person is free

    12 votes
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  14. [Embed] if you uncheck "Include a download link", then disable view full size workbook

    On the embed code screen, if you uncheck "Include a download link", then disable view full size workbook

    When you uncheck "Include a download link" your are telegraphing that you "don't want someone to download you Excel file".
    But you can still "view the full-size workbook" because icon is still active.

    Improvement: Disable "view the full-size workbook" when you uncheck "Include a download link"

    This would be a nice security feature Then this acts as a true viewer, like the good old ActiveX days ;)

    Also prevent someone from hacking the script to get the download!

    20 votes
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  15. Open a copy of a locked file

    When I try to open a file that another user is accessing in desktop Excel, I get an error because the file is locked. If real-time coauthoring isn't supported on the desktop, it would be great of Excel Online would give me the option to open and edit a copy of the original so that the files could be combined later.

    6 votes
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  16. a field to add explanations in surveys, which do not require an answer

    a field to add explanations in forms, which do not require an answer

    4 votes
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  17. Print highlighted cells and non highlighted cells

    My job just switched over to O365 from Google (wish they didn't). With google I could print the spreadsheets and have all the cells that I had highlighted highlighted on the print out. With O365 that is a big NOPE. Please put this in. I do not want to download the spreadsheet every time I have to print it. Should have been a day one feature.

    6 votes
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  18. Please add the abilty to copy charts from Excel online in order to paste into other apps

    Hi, I have set up charts for data visualisation within Excel that I would like others to be able to use in their reports and presentations. Unfortunately Excel Online does not appear to allow you to copy a chart.

    Is there a workaround (that doesn't mean the user opening in Excel desktop and thus locking the file) or could this be added please?

    Thank you.

    86 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    You can currently copy a chart from Excel Web and paste it into other office applications as a picture. We’re investigating expanding copy/paste from Excel Web to do more, so please continue adding votes if this is a feature you are looking for.

    If you are working in Office 365 versions Excel for Windows and Mac, opening the workbook from your desktop applications will not lock the file for others.

    You can learn more here: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Collaborate-on-Excel-workbooks-at-the-same-time-with-co-authoring-7152aa8b-b791-414c-a3bb-3024e46fb104

    Thanks!
    Auston [MSFT]

  19. 3 votes
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  20. 2 votes
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