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  1. Allow for personal user views/filters

    When using Excel Online, if you add a filter, everyone using that spreadsheet in Excel Online will see that filter. Can you please add an option for only the one user to see that filter?

    2,582 votes
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    641 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Links between spreadsheets in Excel Online

    It would be nice for links between spreadsheets on my One Drive to work.

    1,260 votes
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    283 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Add ability to Zoom in/out a workbook

    Add the ability to zoom a workbook in the web browser, without zooming the entire browser window.

    (2015-11-05 Dan [MS] - updated idea title and description to be clearer.)

    1,028 votes
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    186 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Accepting Votes  ·  Tamar Tzruya responded

    Thanks for your feedback! We’re reviewing your suggestion. Remember, the more votes a suggestion gets, the more likely it is that we’ll do it.

  4. 821 votes
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    245 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Pls add TRACK CHANGES capabilities for us to track who changed what (specifically not by versions), in excel online or browser mode.

    Pls add TRACK CHANGES capabilities for us to track who changed what (specifically not by versions), in excel online or browser mode.

    770 votes
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    196 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. PivotTables created with Power BI using Analyze In Excel should work after publishing to Power BI

    Power BI's Analyze in Excel functionality allows Excel users on the desktop to create reports using PivotTables and cube formulas connected to a published Power BI dataset. However (and this is very hard to explain to customers) these reports only work on the desktop: even though Power BI allows you to publish Excel workbooks to an App Workspace, reports created using Analyze In Excel do not work after they have been published to Power BI because Excel Online does not support connections to Power BI. Please fix this!

    556 votes
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    49 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Allow me to change regional settings: date formatting (mm/dd/yy, dd/mm/yy), thousands/decimal separators (period vs comma), formula language

    Excel Online decides how to show dates and numbers and formulas based on where I live. I want to be able to choose how to display these Excel items. For dates, I might want mm/dd/yyyy, or I might want dd/mm/yyyy. My Excel formulas should be in the language of the application, and not based on where I live.

    492 votes
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    89 comments  ·  World Readiness  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 480 votes
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    61 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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.

    477 votes
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    188 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 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]

  11. Excel online- More Colors!

    More colors and more themes. Please!

    393 votes
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    60 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. 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.

    391 votes
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    72 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Excel Desktop vs Excel Online - online version should have all/most of the same features

    There are several functions that don't work the same in the online version vs desktop. Below are a few that are particularly frustrating to me so far:

    ~ Paste/Formatting - When pasting into the online version, the format doesn't stay.

    ~ Sorting - There are very limited sorting options in the online version.

    ~ Copying data. I have about 300 lines of data that's about 10 columns wide and am unable to copy it so that I can paste it into another document and sort it the way I need (since online version has limited options for sorting, as mentioned…

    354 votes
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    42 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Save as CSV

    It would be great if you could add "Save as CSV" file format to the Save As feature.

    267 votes
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    Accepting Votes  ·  19 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Add ability to open Online files with more than 10 MB

    Add ability to open Online files with more than 10 MB and increase file size to 30-40Mb

    264 votes
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    33 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Enable protecting/unprotecting worksheets in excel online without needing to edit in Excel

    Enable protecting/unprotecting worksheets in excel online without needing to edit in Excel

    216 votes
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    40 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Add ability to Convert Text to Comumns to Excel Online

    Please, add the feature to convert text to columns

    214 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Enable the drop-down list feature in Excel Online.

    The online version of Excel doesn't allow the drop-down box option to work in files.

    190 votes
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    50 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,
    We do support drop-down list in Edit mode. We have also added support for creating data validation with dropdown list. Please add more explanation on the exact feature request.
    Thanks,
    Excel on web Team

  19. Allow Multiple formating (fonts, color, Bold, Italic etc) in a single cell

    Our group just recently started using OneDrive for collaboration of an Excel document that we use on a daily basis. However, when trying to edit the document in the Browser, only one color can be applied to a cell. When using Excel in a local file, you can have more than one font color in a single cell by highlighting the targeted words in the cell and then choosing a different color.

    Recommendation: Make it possible to have multiple colors in a cell when editing an Excel document in browser like you can do in a local file.

    178 votes
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    32 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. When a document is locked (as it's being edited by another user) it would be great to know who is editing the file offline.

    When a document is locked (as it's being edited by another user) it would be great to know who is editing the file offline.

    176 votes
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