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  1. Query and Refresh warning

    I would like to have the ability to trust data sources.
    So that a user does not get the 'Query and Refresh Data' warning each he opens a report and refreshes all connections.

    This should be a setting for site collection administrators or tenant administrators.

    29 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Excel tabs

    Excel tabs in teams keep jumping around it would be great to be able to lock the tab order in place.

    28 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Table Name

    I think Excel online can customize table name

    28 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Allow Full Collaboration Only (Prevent File Locking)

    This idea is all over this forum for a very long time in different wordings. Clearly this is a huge issue.

    MS, PLEASE add an option for files stored on Share Point and One Drive to "Only allow editing in full collaboration mode". This would mean a file would only be editable in the desktop version of Excel if the user is running 2016 and properly signed in to their Office365 account within Excel, thereby preventing file locking for other users.

    If not the solution above, at LEAST allow us to set a file to "Edit in Excel Online Only".

    28 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. dark theme support for spread sheet and menu

    Dark theme for both spread sheets and menu will be very beneficial to protect our eyes as well as save laptop batteries. Just for printing you may have to reverse the colors to normal mode.

    27 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Multi user filtering without changing view of other users

    Generate the ability for multiple users to edit documents in Excel online and application where the users can filter for their screen only. This would allow for greater collaboration as multiple pieces of a project can be worked on in the same document without each users view being altered by one users filter.

    27 votes
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  7. Please add "Saved" feature on Excel online

    Hi Microsoft,
    Excel online is great tool to maintain my productivity at public computers as I stored all my files under Onedrive.
    But, whenever I edit a doc/xls, I am unsure that my editing is saved. Sometimes and at many locations, I have very poor network connection.
    You have added "Saved" feature in Excel preview for windows 10. Can you please add it to Excel online as well? Thanks

    27 votes
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  8. Enable Full screen mode and zoom slider

    Enable Full screen mode and zoom slider

    26 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Create and edit custom Conditional Formatting rules

    It would be really nice if we could create and edit custom rules for Conditional Formatting in Excel Online, similar to how we can in the Desktop version of Excel.

    26 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you all for your comments and votes supporting this suggestion. We are now in the planning stages to support to edit and customize Conditional formatting rules in Excel for the web.

    ‘Manage Rules’ is already supported and can be found in the ‘Home’ tab > open Conditional Formatting menu > click on Manage Rules button

    Thank you!

  10. Add option not to allow "view full size workbook" on embed code

    Add option not to allow "view full size workbook" on embed code

    26 votes
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  11. form controls

    Form controls for dynamic charts: #1 spinner control, #2 slider/scroll control. Adding form controls to spreadsheets online would practically close the gap to share analysis / scenario spreadsheets. Please add the spinner control (first priority) and secondly the slider / scroll

    26 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,

    Thank you for your suggestion and votes for Form Controls. There is currently no planned work for this as we are focusing on other feature areas. We will continue to accept votes on this and will notify you if our plans are updated.

    Thank you!
    Auston, [MSFT]

  12. Allow cross sheet cell data and formulae

    Use data in between sheets, using formula's etc

    26 votes
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  13. Excel Online and Mobile Devices

    I am writing to request that Excel Online be made to fit a screen on a mobile device from the web browser on said device. I like using Excel Online, however I own an iPhone and I since I like to have first party apps I have Apple's Numbers app installed but not Excel. I only request this because from my iPhone, I cannot access Excel Online to edit an existing document I may have stored on my OneDrive. My thinking is, what if I needed to update, by editing, a document someone sends me with a Excel file format…

    25 votes
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  14. Hotkey for Paste Value\Paste formatting

    Please add hotkeys for Paste Value\Paste formatting commands

    25 votes
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  15. excel desktop, PowerPoint desktop, Teams desktop etc., should be default when opening from a PC

    Excel desktop, PowerPoint desktop, Teams desktop etc., should be default when opening from a PC, not the online version as is.

    24 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Excel Online Auto Refresh Azure Analysis Services

    Excel Desktop PowerPivot Report connected to Azure Analysis Services Tabular model refreshing the data works in Excel Desktop.
    However, when you publish this workbook to Power BI workspace (from the workbook's ribbon menu > File > Publish > Publish To Power BI) then you try to refresh the data in Excel Online it doesn't work!!!

    Microsoft should fix this limitation otherwise what's the point of having a refresh capabilities for just Excel Desktop PowerPivot.
    We want our end users to be able to refresh powerpivot reports Online.

    24 votes
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    5 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Ctrl + Scroll Wheel no longer Zooming

    Until recently, I was able to use Ctrl + Mouse Scroll Wheel to zoom in and out of Excel Online. Since yesterday, this has stopped working.

    I can still use Ctrl + Mouse Scroll Wheel to zoom in and out of Word Online, which also controls the zoom setting on the Excel Online tab.

    This is strange.

    24 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Fix sort

    Fix sort in Excel Online please - if you select a column, and sort, unlike the PC version there is no prompt to expand the selection. Big problem if workbook is shared with others.

    24 votes
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  19. Cell Border Options

    Adding options like Customization of border color and size will be really awesome.

    24 votes
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  20. Password-protected Excel Workbooks on OneDrive

    Password protected spreadsheets do not allow them to be opened again on One Drive. No prompt to enter password...

    23 votes
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