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  1. Download or save excel online.

    You can't "save-as" and you can't download when you open a file via an emailed link. Can't copy into desktop excel app as the data set it too large. The capability to export is there, just not accessible when it's online.

    5 votes
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  2. Allow immediate editing via web and a simple toggle switch to lock dock on the same page.

    Enable user to immediately edit a workbook or file via web and create a simple toggle switch to lock doc from changes while on same window. The preview should not be the default option when access a file, unless it's purposely locked.

    3 votes
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  3. Shove this online piece of **** up your collective *****.

    Shove this online piece of up your collective *. Nothing seems to work correctly, or when it does, it doesn't the next time I try if for some unknown reason. Google was able to create collaborative apps and provide them for free. And now I can't even delete my own document from my own OneDrive location? This is inexcusable.

    2 votes
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  4. SEE THE LOCKING PERSON IN ONLINE SHARING

    WHEN SOMEONE USES THE EXCEL VERSION FOR A SHARED DOCUMENT (INSTEAD OF THE ONLINE EXCEL VERSION), WHY DON'T WE SEE THE NAME OF THE LOCKING GROUP-MEMBER? SO THAT WE CAN WARN THEM ?

    5 votes
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  5. survey, excel sheet restructure

    I have finally after a few modifications to finish a survey. The problem is now, that if I enter information into the survey, it's out of order. I should be able to either reset the excel sheet to update the columns or cut and paste.

    3 votes
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  6. I wish I could talk to the person editing my document whilst they are editing it.

    If there was a small icon of the person editing my document and there was an option to chat with them which could appear on the side of the document. so while they are editing, I could ask them questions and get a response straightaway, that would be great.

    5 votes
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  7. Search Option to move on a desired sheet

    Hi, I have a problem to move on other sheets on excel as i have number of sheets in one file and when I have to find my desired sheet there is no search option as available in MS Office by right clicking before the first sheet and there are available all the tabs and I can also search by pressing any key. But there is no such option available on online excel. Kindly make an update at earliest.

    4 votes
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  8. please let me know who has the excel sheet checked out instead of just telling me it is checked out.

    please let me know who has the excel sheet checked out instead of just telling me it is checked out.

    7 votes
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  9. Reading password protected files in online browser

    When a user wants to view a password protected file (i.e. Excel file) in the browser they receive a message that asks if they want to "Edit in the browser?". With 2 options "Edit a Copy" or "Cancel". I have had a number of users who are confused by the "cancel" option. If that said "open read only view" that would be clearer. Instead users are creating editable copies in the same folder just to read the document

    4 votes
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  10. Inverse of filter selection

    I like the fact you can select multiple items in a filter, but sometimes I want to see one selection of items first, then see the remainder after. I'd like an "inverse filter" option to untick all the ticked items and tick all the blanks so I can view the remaining items.

    3 votes
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  11. Redo (ctrl+Y) does not work

    Redo (ctrl+Y) does not work

    5 votes
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  12. Send notification to user who checked out the Excel. Better use Excel Online

    Make user aware that working in Excel Online enables multiple users working/editing on the Excel file. Edit in Excel will lock the file.

    17 votes
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  13. its not working b

    make it work b

    4 votes
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  14. can we please get working check boxes in excel online

    it would be totally awesome if I created a doc in MS Excel and checkboxes showed would show up on the online version.

    I manage room rentals and checkboxes are a fast way to manage payment. it looks nice on my desktop, but then I take it to the online veirseon.. they just get cut out. is there a way you could allow them to appear, even if they aren't usable.

    Below is my document if you would like to see what i mean

    6 votes
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  15. Can you please add sort range to Excel Online, It is something that is necessary to sorting data.

    Can you please add sort range to Excel Online, It is something that is necessary to sorting data.

    11 votes
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  16. Allow pasting larger amounts of data into Excel Online

    This 100k limit is very inconvenient and small. We are trying to migrate our users from Google Sheets to Excel Online and SharePoint. They regularly paste 4000+ lines of data at a time from Excel desktop to Google Sheets, and it works no problem.
    With Excel online they are going to have to break it down into selections of 500 or so. Very time consuming for what we are trying to do. How can we get this limit raised?

    9 votes
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  17. Quick pick filtering

    Desktop excel has the unique set of values as a tickable list when you click the drop down on a table column. This is very useful, and a real timesave compared to using the "contains" etc options in the filter context menus.

    2 votes
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  18. Office suite is a tool from Microsoft, still Google sheets are better than online Excel Sheet, please work on it and make it upto the mark.

    Office suite is a tool from Microsoft, still Google sheets are better than online Excel Sheet, please work on it and make it upto the mark.

    7 votes
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  19. Allow to change setting in excel in the online version

    The default configuration for numbers are with dot (.), but some countries has by default the coma (,)
    Add simple data numbers in online version is easier if you allow this feature.
    BR

    6 votes
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  20. add a search bar to look for something on a sheet

    When looking for something on a sheet, would like to type it in a search bar and pull it up by name.

    4 votes
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