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  1. filter using multiple

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

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

    simple, give it all functionalities that excel has

    4 votes
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  4. 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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  5. 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

    15 votes
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  6. 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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  7. 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 "View Mode" and not in "Edit Mode" (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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  8. Add Support for XLTX Template File Format

    It would be useful to be able to use XLTX Template File Format also in Excel Online. Some Templates from the Office.com Template Gallery support the "Edit in Browser"-Option, so it seems that basically the "template functionality" exists also in Excel Online. But - as far as I know - it is not possible to use my own template files (*.xltx) to distribute e.g. a data entry excel sheet which should be duplicated automatically after opening the file in excel online.

    13 votes
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  9. It sucks and it doesnt work

    Excel Sucks and its ticking me off. I need someone to come down here and fix the dumb thing ASAP

    5 votes
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  10. User defined number format missing

    Start → Number Format → User defined → ???
    IT'S NOT "User defined" AS LONG AS THE USER CANNOT DEFINE IT!!!!!!!!!

    2 votes
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  11. When editing online show the user that has the sheet locked.

    When editing online show the user that has the sheet locked.

    5 votes
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  12. TELL ME HOW TO ******* SELECT DATA FOR A CHART.

    Maybe have an actual dialog and/or an ability to click on the sheet itself and select. If you simply must keep your tiny text box with no help or guidance or interface whatsoever, at the VERY *** LEAST have some sort of guide on how to enter data ranges available EASILY and OBVIOUSLY.

    3 votes
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  13. Create the ability to unlock worksheet and notify user.

    It is often difficult to figure out who is locked in the document! It would be so much easier if you could just notify them...

    2 votes
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  14. 2 votes
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  15. Use System Font

    Be able to use fonts installed on the local system in Excel Online. Or add more fonts to the options already there. Like Wingdings.

    6 votes
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  16. Insert Symbol

    It would be great if you could insert symbols and special characters like you can in the desktop version.

    5 votes
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  17. let me delete cells and shift up in a table

    let me delete cells and shift up in a table

    4 votes
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  18. Excel interface need to improve

    this excel feature okay but its not much fluidic like google docs and sheets. pls improve interface.

    4 votes
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  19. Please, create the option to protect sheets and to know who made changes.

    So we can protect what the people who we share with can edit

    3 votes
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  20. i am unable to 'edit workbook' opened read-only from sharepoint cloud having corporate acc. will be great if i can checkout by click on edit

    i am unable to edit/checkout work book by 'edit workbook' where file is opened as read-only from share-point cloud having corporate acc for office and sharepoint. it will be great if i can checkout by click on edit in windows 10 and office 365.

    2 votes
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