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  1. Row and column highlighter

    Row and column targeting highlighter. I would love a feature that when I point or click on a cell, the entire row and column is highlighted with a
    color that I can choose from a pallet. This feature would confirm when entering values into a specific cell, that you can ensure you are working on the right row or column because often sheets are very large and making sure you enter a value into the right cell can be a problem especially after hours of staring at a spreadsheet with many values. This feature can of course be turned on…

    37 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. File corrupt when editing excel online in Teams

    This aren't a suggestion but a review on the edit of excel documents created in Teams and tried Editing. When tried editing the message is " File may be corrupt".

    4 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. When an Excel spreadsheet is locked, the name of the person who has locked it does not always show up. Please fix

    It appears that a recent change was made to display the name of the person who has locked an Excel spreadsheet. Unfortunately, the name does not always show. I still get the message "Someone else is editing ..." with no name.

    3 votes
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  4. Notify user locking the file

    If file is locked notify user

    14 votes
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  5. 2 votes
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  6. Re-open Pivot Tables!

    So sometimes people misclick and accidnetally close and lock pivot tables, and after that point they are completely useless for adding new information into. There should really be a way to reopen them as this is currently causing an information entry issue at my work.

    2 votes
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  7. User want to open there file anywhere.

    i want to open my file anywhere. this feature has no browsing option to open in my local drive file.

    2 votes
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  8. Allow option to switch off keeping cells in clipboard (and highlighted) in Excel

    In previous versions of Excel, copied cells were in the clipboard for a limited time, which many found less helpful. This seems to have been changed - but I agree with the commentator in link below that it is really irritating to have the cells still highlighted (and in clipboard) after copy-paste has been completed.

    Could we please have an option to disable this? That would please all of us!

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msofficeexcel-msoother-mso_365hp/excel-2016-copied-cell-remains-annoyingly/37102e4a-56df-4264-8c65-0a84ba301236

    4 votes
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  9. Developer Options Custom Ribbons

    custom Ribbons on excel online, can't access developer options. cant develop excel sheet, need to build custom Spread sheets

    17 votes
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  10. 5 votes
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  11. Add Chat Minimize when in snapped window

    Setup:
    Windows 10, Chrome browser.

    When I have a window snapped to the left or right of the monitor the Chat option is available, but I am unable to minimize the chat window without first going full screen. When the chat window is open it covers the toolbar.

    2 votes
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  12. My request or idea is that in Excel online allowed to make different filters or temporary filters and that these are not visible to other us

    My request or idea is that in Excel online allowed to make different filters or temporary filters and that these are not visible to other users who are working at the same time in the document. Thanks. Carlos Gonzalez.

    6 votes
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  13. Need Clarity on merging cells

    Dear Microsoft,

    we need clarity on merging cells improve cells merging that very helpfull for us

    thanq....

    Regard
    mahesh.pomkam@outlook.com

    2 votes
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  14. If a data query fails to refresh in Excel online, the cause should be identified.

    The error message gives a link to a page that lists the possible causes, but why can't the error message just tell you what's causing YOUR query not to refresh? It would really speed up troubleshooting.

    3 votes
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  15. Copying and Pasting Formula

    You should be able to copy data from one worksheet and paste it in a different one but bring along the formula with it i.e. currently it just copies and pastes the text.

    3 votes
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  16. 4 votes
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  17. When you are not able to open large file, only providing the option to open in Excel, please also provide option to download the file.

    When you are not able to open large files, provide and additional option to download the file along with the open in excel option.

    6 votes
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  18. diagonal line through cell

    Make a way to create a diagonal border within a cell.

    3 votes
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  19. In the cell with a Total, please highlight the cells that are being added from the list, not just the range of cells in the list.

    I would like to see the cells highlighted that are included in a Total cell. As it is now, when I right click on the Total cell (the cell containing the total of cells in the list), it only shows a range of cells included.

    2 votes
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  20. when it exceeds the 5 MB file size limit, why not to let user to download it via shared URL?

    when it exceeds the 5 MB file size limit, why not to let user to download it via shared URL?

    7 votes
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