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  1. 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

    240 votes
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  2. [Embed] if you uncheck "Include a download link", then disable view full size workbook

    On the embed code screen, if you uncheck "Include a download link", then disable view full size workbook

    When you uncheck "Include a download link" your are telegraphing that you "don't want someone to download you Excel file".
    But you can still "view the full-size workbook" because icon is still active.

    Improvement: Disable "view the full-size workbook" when you uncheck "Include a download link"

    This would be a nice security feature Then this acts as a true viewer, like the good old ActiveX days ;)

    Also prevent someone from hacking the script to get the download!

    19 votes
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  3. Link directly to Excel tab

    Each tab in excel document should have unique url, so that sharing a link pointing to a specific tab is possible.

    16 votes
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  4. After a session expires, automatically reload the page, rather than prompting to refresh

    Instead of telling me my session has expired on a read only document, and asking to hit refresh. How about just automatically refreshing the page.

    12 votes
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  5. Allow Header and Footers in Excel Online

    At the moment there is no Header and Footer options in Excel Online. Existing Excel documents uploaded lose their headers and footers.

    11 votes
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  6. Move row/column inbetween instead of replacing

    This is supported in the desktop version. When a column/row is selected and it's dragged while holding shift it's possible to insert row/column inbetween instead of replacing.

    11 votes
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  7. Increase the limit for excel services in Office 365

    Can you increase the excel web services from 10mb to higher?

    11 votes
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  8. Make Excel online have full office features, and offline support for chromebooks

    I have a suggestion to make Excel online better. Adding offline features on Excel so customers will use this when not connected to the Internet especially for users that run Chromebooks. Excel Online should need full office features from desktop apps.

    9 votes
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  9. There should be option to download excel file which exceeds 30 MB

    There should be option to download excel file which exceeds 30 MB

    8 votes
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  10. limited functionality

    you need to add full functionality to excel online as you do on desktop version. very frustrating when google docs offers better program

    8 votes
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  11. allow linux users to use office online please!

    allow linux users to use office online please!

    8 votes
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  12. 8 votes
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  13. Add the ability to close a worksheet via the "File" menu.

    In the fat client version of Excel, there's an option to close a file. Users accustomed to that would be less confused if that option was added to Excel Online.

    8 votes
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  14. Dark Mode for Excel

    Can we make a dark mode for all microsoft apps? white base color is so bright.

    7 votes
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  15. remove the pop-up question from asking every time you open it asking what you think.

    remove the pop-up question from asking every time you open it asking what you think.

    7 votes
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  16. Maximize Screen

    Since Excel Online is not like the app Excel maybe you can let us maximize the screen for better view

    7 votes
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  17. create auto refresh for ALL datasources and queries

    We create Excel solutions for our customers. Amost every time we consume multiple ODATA feeds from Project Online.

    When we use the current get & Transform connections, that create a query, and we put the Excel document into a SharePoint page within the Excel App, these query-connections won't refresh in the browser.

    We always have to open the file within the Excel program, refresh the queries, then we get fresh results, and save it back to the browser...

    Please fix this. We'd like to auto-refresh the query within Excel Online.

    Now we still have to use the 'old' legacy connections…

    7 votes
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  18. allow alerts when using onedrive with shared excel

    Sharing alert- when someone accesses/changes a shared excel sheet alerts should be sent to all who share the file

    7 votes
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  19. For dates configuration in Excel the pop-up calendar to quickly select a new date would be preferrable than having to manually type.

    For dates configuration in Excel the pop-up calendar to quickly select a new date would be preferrable than having to manually type.

    7 votes
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  20. Session timeout needs to be eliminated. Google sheets does not have this issue.

    My company recently switched from Google Sheets to Excel online. Expiring sessions are very annoying. It creates delays in entering data (waiting for a re-load), extra clicks, and sometimes my data has been lost altogether. If the page is open, it should be active.

    7 votes
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