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  1. Ability to change Calculation mode Automatic->Manual_>Automatic

    Excel Online honors the existing calculation mode in an uploaded workbook but does not allow you to change it (you have to download to the desktop, change it and re-upload).
    Need the ability to change it without download->change->Upload

    12 votes
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  2. Add option to require a document to only open in Excel desktop application (prevent opening in web app).

    There has got to be some way to set the universal setting that excel will always open in desktop excel and not in online excel. As is right now, every time I open excel I have to go through 4 clicks and about 20 seconds to get it on desktop excel.

    11 votes
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  3. 10 votes
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  4. How about you keep online excel the regular excel

    ow about you keep online excel the regular excel DUH! other wise why would anyone want to use DUH DUH

    9 votes
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  5. When we open a file in excel online, we should be able to save a copy to our own One Drive seamlessly,

    When we open a file from a One Drive, we should be able to save it to our One Drive when working in the 365 education suite, without downloading to our computer first. In Google Drive, I can open any online document and it automatically saves to my One Drive, where I can easily copy it. When I open documents from my file share in Excel Online, I should have this same capability to save to my own One Drive without an in-between step

    7 votes
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  6. Improve movability within spreadsheet, smoother navigation

    Have been working on Google for many years now, and recently switched to Outlook (including Excel Online). The spreadsheet does seem to snag up at times (scrolling, for example), and certain tasks do take longer (filling a cell). Much I like about it, but keep working for easy navigation.

    7 votes
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  7. Make the online and desktop versions perform the same way

    Make the online and desktop versions perform the same way

    5 votes
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  8. 5 votes
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  9. Enable cloud based computations by supporting large Excel files

    I should be able to upload a spreadsheet to Excel Online and have the ability to process the calculations in the cloud, since they are too resource intensive for one computer (with 16Gb memory and a fast processor). I have some large spreadsheets that are very slow to calculate and open. I've read about Excel's CPC cluster processing but that would take a lot of time and resources to implement, plus the formulas would probably change.

    Excel Online doesn't support files over 10mb right now. I would also like to be able to have multiple spreadsheets controlling each other from…

    5 votes
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  10. Enable the pinch to zoom feature when using the touch pad mouse

    Enable the pinch to zoom feature when using the touch pad mouse

    4 votes
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  11. Spreadsheet performance

    Functionality to enable performance hogs / bottlenecks to be identified in calculations

    4 votes
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  12. content copy paste issue.


    1. its not very friendly, especially, if you want to copy the online excel content and paste if into outlook emails or excel or any xls.

    2. its very sloooooow.

    3. also, if there are multiple user shared, suddenly the excel file is blocked, saying you are not allowed to use the file.

    4 votes
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  13. 4 votes
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  14. Scrolling Tabs

    It would be really helpful to be able to slide the tabs bar back and forth when working in Excel on a touchscreen versus having to click every time,

    4 votes
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  15. Allow for larger excel work books. I have never had an issue with this workbook in Google Sheets.

    Allow for larger excel work books. I have never had an issue with this workbook in Google Sheets.

    3 votes
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  16. Keyboard Shortcut for typing in superscript & subscript, just like bold, italics, and underline

    If I am working in an excel spreadsheet (also in word for that matter), I can click on any cell and hit Ctrl + B, and everything I'm now typing in that cell is Bold. Ctrl + I does the same thing for italics, and Ctrl + U does the same thing for underlined. As a scientist and engineer I work a lot with formulas. Therefore, I would like to be able to hit Ctrl + "insert button here" and now I am typing in Superscript. Same thing for Subscript. Pick a letter that isn't in use, cause I'm pretty…

    3 votes
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  17. how i wish I could still use Google Sheets instead of this !

    Excel is far behind Google Sheets for handling large complex sheets online, and being able to collaborate online.

    3 votes
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  18. Improve performance

    Benchmarking a locally installed office application, to a cloud-based application, I experience a four time slower performance. Program launch, file opening, file saving takes much longer that when I am offline. Online performance is too bad, and I try to avoid using it when possible.

    3 votes
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  19. Have an option to automatically alphabetize tabs

    Have an option to automatically alphabetize tabs

    3 votes
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  20. Excel on-line is too limited. It is a waste of time that I have to view it on-line before I can open it in Excel.

    Give me a way to open Excel files without having to look at them On-line first (where most of the features are disabled) before I can really look at them in Excel.

    3 votes
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