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  1. Ability to open Excel Online in Edit mode by default or link to edit mode

    Currently I need to click Open on Excel Online or Open Excel if I want to edit a workbook. If I have edit permissions, it should open in edit mode by default on Excel Online. At the very least we should be able to add a URL argument to allow it

    455 votes
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    156 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Accepting Votes  ·  Tamar Tzruya responded

    Thanks for your feedback! We’re reviewing your suggestion. I would like to clarify: If sharing through SP the URL parameters are hashed. When a user edit an Excel file and copy the URL for sharing over email the user can choose to change the action to edit.
    Remember, the more votes a suggestion gets, the more likely it is that we’ll do it.

    Tamar [MSFT]

  2. Tab Key in Table's Last Column should bring cursor to next row and first column

    Tab Key in Table Last Column should bring cursor to next row and first column as it does in desktop excel. Kindly put this feature in excel online as well.
    thanks

    8 votes
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  3. fix automatic hyperlinking so that it works like desktop version

    In desktop version, an email address is turned into a hyperlink only if it appears alone in the cell. In online version, if an email address appears anywhere in the cell - even one with lots of other text - the entire cell is turned into a hyperlink. Should also be able to turn off automatic hyperlinking altogether.

    8 votes
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  4. Have forms that can be customised and print in Excel Online Survey for the one who are answering survey

    Excel survey to have an option to print there answer, customised form by the one who created the survey.

    2 votes
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  5. In excel there should be an option for listing file names and folder names in a specific path

    In excel there should be an option for listing file names and folder names in a specific path

    3 votes
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  6. There can be an undo function for certain time. For eg. undo before 30 minutes or 10 minutes etc.

    There can be an undo function for certain time. For eg. undo before 30 minutes or 10 minutes etc.

    9 votes
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  7. There should be an option for paste special for the visible cells.

    There should be an option for paste special for the visible cells.

    8 votes
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  8. Allow cross sheet cell data and formulae

    Use data in between sheets, using formula's etc

    23 votes
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  9. R1C1 Format

    Hi, one of the things I would like to see added to excel online is the ability to use the r1c1 format for rows and columns as it is something that Google sheets doesn't do that I personally find very attractive about MS excel

    6 votes
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  10. Cross product and dot product

    You have many esoteric functions rarely used but you don't have dot and cross product. The dot can be faked with mmult but it should be easier and most engineers use these two functions.

    2 votes
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  11. Primary and Secondary Sorts

    I teach Computer Skills and Applications and Excel is a program that I use, however, with Excel Online I am not able to preform a primary AND secondary sort. I am not sure if I am missing something or if the function is not there. I see sort but can only sort in ascending or descending order. I would love to be able to do this using Excel Online.

    5 votes
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  12. 4 votes
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  13. Online scripting language

    Include a scripting language on the online version in the same way that Google sheets does. The ability to automate excel on the desktop version via VBA is where the real power of excel is, the online version is therefore significantly handicapped by the lack of any scripting language. Power users need the ability to automate spreadsheet tasks.

    138 votes
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  14. Cell Border Options

    Adding options like Customization of border color and size will be really awesome.

    18 votes
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  15. chat

    Is a great feature that users can chat upon each other when working into an on-line excel. However the use of the chat tool is not intuitive or user friendly. You should be able to select the person that is working in the table and send a message... simple and effective. It is even worse when the person is identified as "guest"

    13 votes
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  16. Hotkey for Paste Value\Paste formatting

    Please add hotkeys for Paste Value\Paste formatting commands

    21 votes
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  17. Allow edit of submitted survey

    After you have submitted an Excel online survey form, it would be good to have an option to edit your choice while the survey is active.

    9 votes
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  18. Survey on excel can add a ranking as a response type.

    Add ranking type response so like 1 is very unlikely and 5 very likely.

    5 votes
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  19. Upload directly from OneDrive an Excel attached to a email

    I see it is possible to upload in Outlook an Excel file from my OneDrive, while I can't seem to find any option to do the reverse.

    Because I am working in an enterprise environment, any facility to work faster is welcomed.

    Now I have to download the excel file then manually upload it to OneDrive, when I can edit it. Because I'm using Office 365 this means uploading is the only way for me to edit Excel.

    Thank you and probably this is a general topic for all apps in Office suite.

    5 votes
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  20. Being able to favourite a sheet within Sharepoint/Onedrive without having to use web browser favourites/bookmarks

    I think the title speaks for itself, just a nice simple feature that would be handy.

    2 votes
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