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  1. Make comments in excel be also saved when downloaded to pc

    Whenever I download a copy of my online excel file and open it, it says "Excel found unreadable content in <filename>. Do you want to recover.." It doesn't include the comments which is very important to me as they are like my diary, reminding what that was all about.

    3 votes
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  2. Increase capacity of dropdowns

    As a manager with the Ga Dept of Ed, I routinely poll all of the school systems. I would love to use Excel Online Survey tool- but there is a limit as to how many selections I can have in the dropdown. I cannot get all 190 districts on the dropdown - which would require me to have 3 dropwdowns- which prevents me from requiring a seletion.

    4 votes
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  3. 'open in excel online' link on ribbon when working in excel desktop

    when working in online mode of word, excel or powerpoint, you can click a link saying open in excel / word / powerpoint on desktop. But when working in desktop mode there is not the option to say open in online

    11 votes
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  4. Business Intelligence removed from Office 365 Business Premium :(

    Have Office 365 Midsize Business and Microsoft is forcing us to go to a new plan. Office 365 Business Premium which is the same price has Business Intelligence missing which we use. It would cost $90 a year more per person to go to E3 which has the BI we need or I have to cancel the plan we have now (because user names are attached to the online email address) and start another account. Please add option to purchase BI for some reasonable amount!

    2 votes
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  5. 4 votes
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  6. View sheets in full screen mode much like viewing a Youtube video.

    I have a sheet that 6 people can update and I would like the sheet displayed full screen on one of my computer screens permanently as an image with nothing else

    3 votes
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  7. Arabic Layout must be in place somewhere in this cloud xxcel app as well as it is in microsoft office packages in desktop

    writing in arabic begins from right to left as known so there must be a button on the office cloud interface that a user can switch the direction from Right-To-Left and from Left-To-Right for example columns' captions must be A, B, C, D, etc .... from Right-To-Left Enabled too.

    3 votes
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  8. Check out option in main Excel Online window

    I'm trying to implement the use of Excel Online, but we still use check-in/out for editing documents.

    To ease this transition to co-authoring, I would like people to use EO, but without the long-winded way of check-out.

    This should be an option in EO next to 'Edit Workbook', or at least in the three-dots menu

    12 votes
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  9. calculator in Excel online

    you should add a calculator in Excel online would be alot easier for the user to they don't need to open calculator on the desktop

    2 votes
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  10. Add Support for Box.com to open and save too

    Add Support for Box.com to open and save too
    thanks
    Joe

    2 votes
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  11. Make Excel online look like the WUP

    Make word online like the Excel Mobile app for windows and mobile devices. make it look completely like it and if you have office 365 subscription allow access to all the features but not make it where you must have office 365 to do the stuff that excel online has already. If the Excel Online was an exact copy of Excel Mobile (2016 app) it would make it easier to work on a chromebook or a computer that is not windows 10

    2 votes
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  12. Why not have an "excel light" without all the "improvements" missing so us uneducated people don't have to relearn the software every time.

    Why not have an "excel light" without all the "improvements" missing so us uneducated people don't have to relearn the software every time a new version is released?

    3 votes
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    Hi James,

    Can you expand on what you mean a bit more – maybe with some examples? I’m not sure I understand what you’re getting at here.

    Cheers,
    Dan [MS]

  13. You should be able to customise surveys like in Google form eg have themes or insert logos

    You should be able to customise surveys like in Google form eg have themes or insert logos

    9 votes
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  14. 2 votes
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  15. Not Download option in Excel Online and Group Sharing

    Is there a way, where the person viewing the file is not allowed to download the file.

    Also can we create a group of members to be shared and share it with only those members. Will those members have access to it. I do not want to provide edit access to them. But only few cell, where they can select or edit the data.

    12 votes
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  16. Do not lock the workbook when people want to edit it online

    When people would be editing it offline, then the people online could possibly edit it online

    2 votes
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  17. Add option to require a document to only open in Excel desktop application (prevent opening in web app).

    There has got to be some way to set the universal setting that excel will always open in desktop excel and not in online excel. As is right now, every time I open excel I have to go through 4 clicks and about 20 seconds to get it on desktop excel.

    13 votes
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  18. Sort columns and update formulae

    e.g. column A cells have formulae with cell references to their row. Column b has strings. when I sort data by column B, the references contained in column A aren't adjusted to refer to their new row number.

    14 votes
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  19. Copy conditional formatting formulae

    When using a formulae with row cell references in a conditional format copying the cell's format down should adjust the conditional formatting formulae's cell references accordingly to use the new row's cells unless I have the $ symbol.

    9 votes
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  20. previous version

    There should be a way to minimize the previous versions after it has been selected. It will stay pulled up until the page is refreshed, this can be quite tedious when you have to constantly review documents or just want to verify something in a previous version.

    4 votes
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