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  1. Email the Survey response back to the user

    When a user fills out the survey they can choose to email themselves a copy of the response.

    8 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Surveys  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Powerview feature on onedrive excel.

    It would be nice to have power view read/refresh options when we store excel on One drive.

    3 votes
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  3. More flexibility for action buttons

    Office online viewer is great idea. But need to make it more flexible. User should have permission to set action button visibility for document. Like does he wants viewer to allow download, printing, etc.

    3 votes
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  4. Make excel online a free desktop download application and charge if more features are needed

    Make a downloadable free version of excel, outlook, word online and if need more features to make the upgrade purchase the current office version with ability to save to onedrive via windows explorer :)

    1 vote
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  5. Make Excel and Word Online (more) usefull on the Chromebooks under Chrome-OS

    Excel (and the other Office products, specially Word) for Chromebook under Chrome-OS..

    2 votes
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  6. Add ability to for Find dialog to find results across the entire workbook

    Can only search up or down. Need to be able to search whole workbook like in excel for desktop. Would really love to see this fixed!

    32 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Give me the opcion to clear content.

    It would be easier to have the opcion when right clicking to clear content and to scroll to the left or right while shading for editing.

    3 votes
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  8. Collaboration needed

    When working with multiple people, we should have the option to send all of them or specific person, the notification via sheet itself to let them know it has been updated along with the ability to send annotation about it.

    8 votes
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  9. Provide an Embedding Configurator for Office 365 / SharePoint Online, like the one on OneDrive

    In Excel Online on OneDrive, you can choose File > Embed, and you get a nice dialog that let's you choose the part of the workbook you want to embed, and a bunch of other options and then it will generate an embed code for you.

    But, if the file is stored in Office 365 / OneDrive for Business / SharePoint Online, there is no "Embed" option on the File menu. There should be, please add it!

    6 votes
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  10. Ability to decrease Excel Table Size in Excel Online

    Right now, Excel Tables can only be increased in size in Excel Online (adding rows or columns) by selecting the table and dragging the corner downward or to the right. Strangely, the table size cannot be decreased by dragging left or up. This contrast to having the ability to decrease the table size by dragging in both Excel Desktop and on the IPad Excel App. It would be great to have similar behavior for re-sizing the table on all three platforms (Excel Desktop, Excel Online, and IPad App). The add-in I am writing depends on Excel Tables having this functionality…

    12 votes
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  11. Share specific cells on specific sheets with Office 365 users

    I have a user who has created a Spreadsheet with 25 tabs. She would like to share this with 25 Office 365 users (Online only - no domain). She wants each user to have view rights over the entire workbook, but have edit rights to a specific range of cells on that users tab.

    It looks like you can do this on a traditional network with a domain, but when saved to her OneDrive or to SharePoint, the sharing option doesn't connect with Office 365 - It is still looking for a traditional domain\Username to share with (See http://sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/118905/lock-cells-to-certain-people-but-give-access-to-others-in-a-live-excel-online-wo)

    17 votes
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  12. Wondering how co-authoring works with groups in Excel

    we have a group project that involves entering and editing about 30,000 rows x 8 columns of data in an excel sheet. I have been researching the co-authoring new function. Are there any limitations for mulitple users? We usually have around 3-5 people entering at the same time. Would this cause problems? we currently have gone away from Excel for this project and used Google Sheets. However, it does not seem very robust and there are frequent screen freezes and crashes.

    5 votes
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  13. Allow a site owner to kick a user out of a file opened in Excel Online

    If you have multiple people co-authoring in Excel Online, there are times when you need to open the file in Excel - typically for advanced formatting, etc. If someone has accidentally left the file open in their browser, there is no way to force them out and keeps the file locked. Although not always intentional, it can create a major headache by not being able to simply kick/close out that particular user from editing.

    419 votes
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  14. 1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Please provide further details on what you are referring to. Are you ask for maps to be supported in Excel Online or some other functionality?

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  15. ability to create multiple versions of the same chart for a different variable

    or, make statistical analysis easier
    or, take ideas from SAS JMP and Tableau

    One of the tools for analysis is showing the same chart but for different sub-sets of the data. for example. a scatter chart...but then a scatter chart for each subgroup. (so, if you're looking at X, then also look at X for ages 0-25, 26-50, 51-75, 76-100) (and you end up with 4 charts all should the same thing except one for each subgroup)

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

    Interesting idea. Thanks for the feedback. We’ll consider this in our next round of planning for a future release. Please continue to vote on this feature idea.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  16. 2 votes
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  17. Link directly to Excel tab

    Each tab in excel document should have unique url, so that sharing a link pointing to a specific tab is possible.

    16 votes
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  18. Fix Charts inconsistencies which require you to delete items to fix them.

    I run into bugs where changes I make on a chart in excel don't make it to excel on-line. For example, I changed font characteristics of 3 data labels for a chart. On excel on-line, 2 where changed and one wasn't. To fix, I had to turn off all the data labels and recreate them.

    3 votes
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  19. Save as PDF

    To be able to save as PDF right to Onedrive.

    18 votes
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  20. There is no way to select non-adjacent cells as in normal Excel.

    In order to tot-up figures, it is useful to be able to use Ctrl+click and select different cells. There is no functionality in Excel online to do this currently.

    571 votes
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