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  1. Provide an option to disable Excel Online and default to desktop version

    Excel Online continues to disappoint new users and is hampering adoption of both SharePoint and Teams. Even if the library and site collection are set to "Open in client application", every Excel file that isn’t opened directly form the library in SharePoint or files tab in Teams, opens in the garbage online version, then has to be change to desktop, then user has to close the useless window of the online version.

    There is no option to open in the desktop version for a file attached to a planner task embedded in Teams, so then it is either jump through…

    20 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    0 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Please show these features in the browser: • Objects like form toolbar controls, toolbox controls, and ActiveX controls.

    Please show these features in the browser:

    • Objects like form toolbar controls, toolbox controls, and ActiveX controls.

    20 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Developer Options Custom Ribbons

    custom Ribbons on excel online, can't access developer options. cant develop excel sheet, need to build custom Spread sheets

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  5. Use Office templates in new sheets instead of creating new workbooks each time

    It would be great to be able to use the templates for a new sheet on an existing workbook instead of always having to create a new workbook. I like to use the budget template for each month but instead of being able to place it in the same workbook just different sheets I have to create a new workbook for each month to use the budget template.

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  6. Add Hide/Show Rows and Columns Method to Excel API

    Add a method to the Excel API to Hide and Show a range of Rows or Columns

    20 votes
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  7. print background colours for cells

    Print cell background colours, they show in the printer friendly view but do not print. I use conditional formatting for a lot of my reports and it is frustrating that printing these through excel online reverts to black and whit

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  8. Integrate Office Online Server with SSRS

    Integrate OOS with SSRS in native mode to allow publishing Excel reports and Power Pivot models to SSRS 2016.

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  9. format cells option on right click

    Format cells option should be available on right click with another pop up window that comes up where you can select the format and the alignment. Just like in the desktop version. This is a function I use quite often and would be nice to have online too.

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  10. excel survey - collect identity and some themes

    Some requests for the Excel Survey tool
    1) automatically collect identity (if user logged in) and add option to only collect one response per logged-in user. The identity will be written to one of the columns but add option to decide whether the identity should be shown. Maybe we want an anonymous survey with only one response per person.

    2) actually that suggests a second request - add an option to force the login so this can't be submitted anonymously

    3) add some themes, color, icons, graphics. Quick stuff - which will allow competition with google forms.

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  11. Function in chosen language, not according to location

    I use Excel and other Office web apps in English, however my locale is set up as Czech Republic which I would like to keep because changing account to a different locale that uses English means changing timezone etc.

    My request is that functions language would either be based on selected language or there will be an option to select language specifically for functions.

    19 votes
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  12. Access On-Premise cube from Excel Online

    We are interested in creating Analytical reports (pivot tables with slicers) with Excel and host in Excel Online against our On-Premise MOLAP and/or Tabular Analysis Services cubes. Looks like to do this with Excel Online, a powerpivot model would need to be in the Excel Workbook. We'd like to create several Analytical reports against the same cube On-Premise (or access a common Power BI dataset).

    Today we have Analysis services MOLAP and Tabular models hooked to Analytical reports hosted in Sharepoint 2013 On-Premise. Users can slicer/dice and drilldown.

    We are looking for this same functionality in Excel Online. Many of…

    19 votes
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  13. Share specific cells on specific sheets with Office 365 users

    I have a user who has created a Spreadsheet with 25 tabs. She would like to share this with 25 Office 365 users (Online only - no domain). She wants each user to have view rights over the entire workbook, but have edit rights to a specific range of cells on that users tab.

    It looks like you can do this on a traditional network with a domain, but when saved to her OneDrive or to SharePoint, the sharing option doesn't connect with Office 365 - It is still looking for a traditional domain\Username to share with (See http://sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/118905/lock-cells-to-certain-people-but-give-access-to-others-in-a-live-excel-online-wo)

    19 votes
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  14. Need a save button. Or if auto-save is always on, need a way to discard all changes. But better would be a Save button.

    Don't like auto-save. Would like to only save the document when I choose to do so.

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  15. Allow the option to select multiple choices.

    I want to be able to create a question that will allow the user to select multiple choices from a drop-down list rather than one. It is very cumbersome to create multiple drop-down lists for the user to choose from.

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  16. Be able to open excel files online even if it is with unsupported feature.


    • Should let us know which particular thing that sets off the unsupported prompt

    • Even if there are unsupported features inside the file we should be able to open the file ignoring the unsupported or opening it by creating a copy without the unsupported feature

    18 votes
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  17. allow full use of excel features on the online version.

    The one drive excel does not have the full features of excel and so I cant use it for my Intro to excel class which is frustrating. Please allow the full version from Online.

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  18. Make all funnctions available. i.e. Power Pivot, Power View, Power Maps, and Power Query.

    Student using Excel need the Power features such as Power pivot, Power View, and Power Query

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  19. trendline for scatter graph

    This may just be a crazy thought but shouldn't the online version do what the regular version of excel does? Or maybe just the bare ******* minimum? I can't add a trend line to a scatter plot??

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  20. give me back the choice of color gradients!!!!!!!!!

    I have used different colors to denote different schools - now my color choices are gone, and there are not enough of the "standard colors" to identify my caseload. HELP!

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