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  1. How to change the themes in excel online

    How to change the themes in excel online

    24 votes
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    13 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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

    24 votes
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  3. Notifications in Excel online

    Google Sheets has a wonderful feature showing notifications as and when sheet is edited.
    Excel online lacks this feature or its available I'm not aware of !
    Please help.

    Sat Arora

    23 votes
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  4. 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…

    23 votes
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  5. 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

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

    Thanks for the feedback. We’ll consider this for a future release. Please continue to vote on this feature request which will increase its likelihood of getting in the product.

    Could you further comment on the scenarios in which you would used these controls?

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  6. Allow cross sheet cell data and formulae

    Use data in between sheets, using formula's etc

    23 votes
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  7. Short link to shared documents

    It would be nice to have short links to shared documents instead of long ugly links, so we don't need to use external shorteners for internal documents (we should't share links to outside of company).

    22 votes
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    info needed  ·  Tamar Tzruya responded

    Thank you for your feedback. Short Link is a Host functionality and not specific app functionality. OneDrive Consumer and Box support it. SharePoint and OneDrive for business require using a free SP app or 3rd party tools. Hope this answer your feedback, if not, can you please provide more info?

    Tamar [MSFT]

  8. Excel Online - Filters and capacity

    Excel online doesn't allow users to filter without filtering the document for all rest of users. This is a key feature for shared documents so every user can filter and modify only the desire information without having to scroll or search.
    Also Excel online currently doesn't handle medium/big files. Files with 2.700 KB take long time to open and don't work well.

    21 votes
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  9. 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.

    21 votes
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  10. 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.

    21 votes
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  11. 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.

    21 votes
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  12. 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.

    21 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Refresh PowerPivot Data in O365 Excel from External Source

    It is frustrating to me that external data refresh is supported in Excel Services in SharePoint but is not supported in Office 365. It is frustrating that to work with any external data you must open the workbook in the desktop client.

    21 votes
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    5 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    info needed  ·  Anonymous responded

    Did you know that you can actually refresh workbooks in Office 365 when you publish them on PowerBI? Try it out at www.powerbi.com

    Is that what you were looking for?

    If you have specific external sources that you are missing, please provide more specific information

  14. 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.

    21 votes
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  15. Hotkey for Paste Value\Paste formatting

    Please add hotkeys for Paste Value\Paste formatting commands

    21 votes
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  16. Advanced filter options

    Introducing advanced filters like in Outlook desktop version will be great.
    We have filters for subject, from, to, body, date, attachment filters in outlook.

    It is a pain to search using keywords.

    20 votes
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  17. Excel online needs to have all the same functions as regular excel.

    Excel online needs to have all the same formatting functions as regular excel. Its very frustrating to not be able to format your worksheet or the cells the way you want them to be.

    20 votes
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  18. 20 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. We should be able to work real time in the document with multiple users regardless if they are using the browser or client version....

    Realtime collaboration in Excel is key and we cannot be allowed only to collaborate in the browser. Users should be able to choose between browser or client and edit simultaneously in the same way.

    20 votes
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  20. 19 votes
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