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  1. I would like to have more color options or the ability to make custom colors. (when highlighting cells)

    I use Excel to color code our schedules for work and It would be really helpful if there were more color options or the ability to create custom colors.

    36 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Ability to drag and drop columns or rows in Excel. Just like Google Docs spreadsheets.

    Ability to drag and drop columns or rows in Excel. Just like Google Docs spreadsheets.

    35 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Excel Online Cell Movement After Enter

    When editing an Excel Online documents, hitting [ENTER] will drop you down to the next row, same column. Generally hitting [ENTER] will return you to the next row, but in the column your previous modified cell was in.

    35 votes
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  4. Add ability to for Find dialog to find results across the entire workbook

    Can only search up or down. Need to be able to search whole workbook like in excel for desktop. Would really love to see this fixed!

    35 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Add ctrl+click to select multiple cells on Excel Online

    I can not select multiple cells on excel online by pressing CTRL and clicking on multimple cells.

    This is a basic function that prevents people from using the online version.

    34 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Give an option of specific excel files to be opened in the desktop version instead of excel online

    Currently Excel files that have links to other Excel files in SharePoint will not open in Excel Online, if the default in SharePoint is set to open excel is Excel online then an error is given. There needs to be an option to change the default application specific excel files are opened rather than global setting.

    34 votes
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  7. How to change the themes in excel online

    How to change the themes in excel online

    34 votes
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    14 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Enable to sort multiple separate range columns in latest version

    Latest version of Excel cannot be able to sort multiple columns with separate range. Receiving an error when trying to sort it out.This was available on the earlier versions.

    33 votes
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  9. Multiple Text Colors in one Cell

    Multiple text color in current excel online is unavailable.
    The multiple color text will ease the editing & online coworking experience, especially in emphasizing a point without turning everything into the same color.
    Really hope to see this improvement updated soon.

    33 votes
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  10. Add developer tab including VBA

    Enable a developer tab so that users can add macros and edit the VBA behind them. JavaScript would be nice to be able to use as well.

    33 votes
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  11. Add option to modify the format of coin to #,##0.00

    The default Format for coin is the Europa Zone, this format is different on America, with this format the native arithmetic operation, and reports of appliacations doesn't work because not recognize our numbers.

    33 votes
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  12. Name management needed

    Please port name management to Excel on the web, so that we can name tables and ranges and use the names in formulas.

    32 votes
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  13. Allow users to cut and insert rows in between existing rows

    Currently, when you cut and 'insert' rows, it pastes over existing rows and information. The insert function should insert the rows and move the existing rows down.

    32 votes
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  14. I am looking forward to excel online matching the desktop version with it's capabilities!

    Sometimes the formatting on Microsoft online can be wonky. It's only in the desktop version (sorry if that's not the technical term for it!) where I feel really comfortable with the formatting and more options.

    31 votes
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  15. Excel and word online check out documents

    If i view a document on a SharePoint site in Excel online and see a thing that I have to change things get a little cumbersome. The button "Edit" results in a message says that I have to check out tthe document, but no other option to close that box.
    I then have to go back to the library, check out the document, go to the document and open it once more.
    The dialogue box should have a question like; "Do you want to check out this document in order to edit it?" Answer options: Yes or No.

    31 votes
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  16. Print preview so able to see what will print on each page

    I have a form and want it to be on its own page.... but cannot tell if it overflows onto another page or not, the way program is now

    30 votes
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  17. Make Map Charts available in Excel Online

    Make Map Charts charting feature available in Excel Online.

    29 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Be able to mention @ people

    It'd be great to follow Google idea and allow to mention people that have access to the document simply by adding @name .

    29 votes
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  19. 29 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Improve filtering

    In the desktop version of Excel, clicking one of the column headers will display the filter options. This includes the free text search box which initially gets focus. This makes it very easy for users to click, type and hit enter to filter the data.

    Within Excel Online, similar functionality is available but it's much more tucked away. So more clicking and thus time is required to achieve the same result. Our users like the effectiveness of the desktop solution and would like to request a similar approach for Excel Online.

    29 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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