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  1. 3,421 votes

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    801 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your feedback! We’re reviewing your suggestion. Please keep voting to influence our Backlog priority.

    - Excel on web team

  2. Links between spreadsheets in Excel Online

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

    2,322 votes

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    578 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We have started rolling out support for workbook links to Excel for the Web. You’ll know you have it if you see the “Workbook links” button on your Data tab. Most of you should have it by now.

    To create new workbook links, copy from the source workbook and right click/paste links in the destination workbook.

    You can read more here:

    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/excel-blog/workbook-link-support-coming-to-excel-for-the-web/ba-p/1590314

    - Joe [Excel]

  3. 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.

    1,209 votes

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    268 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,
    We are pleased to announce that we have started working on Show changes functionality that will allow you to see who made the change, where and when.

    Please keep voting to influence our Backlog priority.

    - Excel on web team

  4. 795 votes

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    111 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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…

    750 votes

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  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!

    685 votes

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    64 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Maintain hidden rows/columns in "sheet view" so other users are not affected by the change

    Sheets view offers a private view of the Excel sheet when sorted or filtered, another common change is hiding rows/columns but that currently affects all users when sharing document.

    Allow for row/column views to remain private in Sheet View so others are not affects.

    464 votes

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    54 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 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.

    451 votes

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    82 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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

    429 votes

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    67 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your feedback! We’re reviewing your suggestion. Please keep voting to influence our Backlog priority.

    - Excel on web team

  10. Save as CSV

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

    340 votes

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    Accepting Votes  ·  22 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Enable the drop-down list feature in Excel Online for Read Only Files

    Allow users to manipulate data through drop down lists and view the file.
    The online version of Excel doesn't allow the drop-down box option to work in files in Read Only mode.

    -- Updating title to make it more clear
    [Excel on Web Admin]

    295 votes

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    61 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your feedback! We’re reviewing your suggestion. Please keep voting to influence our Backlog priority.

    - Excel on web team

  12. Power Query: Make it easier to connect to files on OneDrive and SharePoint

    Connecting to Excel files stored on OneDrive and SharePoint is a difficult and confusing experience. While it is possible, it is far too difficult.

    As more and more move to working in an online environment we need a simple way of connecting.

    280 votes

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    33 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for showing passion for Power Query and various improvements! We are indeed looking to implement this suggestion.

    In general, we’re evaluating our future investments and your votes help us to prioritize. Please keep voting if you like these ideas.

    Thanks!
    Jonathan Kahati
    [PM @ Excel]

  13. Add ability to Convert Text to Comumns to Excel Online

    Please, add the feature to convert text to columns

    253 votes

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    5 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are pleased to announce that we have started working on supporting Text to Columns in Excel on web.

    Please continue to vote for your favorite features to help prioritize our investments.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Microsoft Excel Team.

  14. 238 votes

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    39 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    Thank you for your continued suggestions and votes. We’re currently rolling out a format task pane for charts and are investigating incorporating this feature as we continue to support more formatting capabilities on Excel Web.

    Thanks!
    Auston, [MSFT]

  15. Add Support for Password Protected Workbooks

    Please add support for opening password protected workbooks in Excel online. At present it means you have to drop to using the desktop version.

    221 votes

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    14 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are pleased to announce that we have started work on supporting Password Protected Workbooks. Please continue to vote for your favorite features to help prioritize our investments. Thanks & Regards, Microsoft Excel Team.

  16. Define Name for a range

    Name a range in Excel Online and make available to use in formulas in other workbooks

    190 votes

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    17 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. CELL function added to online

    In the desktop version of excel,

    =MID(CELL("filename",$A$1),FIND("]",CELL("filename",$A$1))+1,255)

    is the only way to find the current sheet name. On Excel Online, the function CELL does not work.

    185 votes

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    36 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Add custom error bars to Charts in Excel Online

    My students need to be able to add previously calculated error bars to column graphs (to make a bar graph of means +/- standard errors). Adding this to the online version will make it easier for groups to be able to collaborate in real-time using the online version. This would make Excel online beat Google Sheets hands down for me.

    171 votes

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    41 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    Thank you for your suggestion and votes. We’ve recently rolled out a format task pane for charts and are investigating incorporating error bars as we continue to add more formatting capabilities for Excel Web.

    Thanks!
    Auston [MSFT]

  19. 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.

    158 votes

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    Accepting Votes  ·  14 comments  ·  Macros, Scripts and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Create the ability to lock certain cells while being able to edit other cells in the same sheet.

    Currently, there is not the ability to lock certain cells in a document online, while also being able to edit others in the same sheet. It would help a ton if there was a way to lock specified cells in a sheet and also be able to edit unlocked cells in the sheet when editing online.

    154 votes

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    16 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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