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  1. Actually open an excel file, not an online one.

    I suggest that when you try opening the Excel file, that you open an actual Excel file, not an online one. This is making it difficult to change or even copy an excel online file to an actual excel file. I hate you excel online, you suck.

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  2. Allow for custom colors or an expanded option set for choosing colors for text, cell backgrounds, and tab labeling.

    The color palette for excel online is extremely limited. Expanding the palette or allowing for a color wheel selection option or HTML color entry would be fantastic.

    16 votes
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  3. Excell should launch directly without opening the browser

    Excell should launch directly without opening the browser

    16 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Excel Online Color Issue

    We currently have an issue where color formatting changes every time we click on a cell. Example - If we have two colors in a cell (blue and green) and double click the cell, the color will change to all black and we will lose our previous formatting. This is an important feature for our team because our colors indicate project progress.

    16 votes
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  5. Hi, if you could make all the functionality of Excel (eg macros) work on the online version, that would be awesome. Thanks

    As above. Hi, if you could make all the functionality of Excel (eg macros) work on the online version, that would be awesome. We all work as a team online on these spreadsheets and the fact that only one person can have it on their office computer seems a little outdated to me. You're clever people, looking forward to seeing what you come up with. Nothings free in life, happy to pay my way, just need the product to exist. Thanks :)

    16 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Macros, Scripts and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Excel Online should make it possible to view excel sheet protected with password

    Excel Online should make it possible to view excel sheet protected with password without using excel.

    16 votes
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  7. Hope can add different color(text in the same cell)

    Hope can add different color(text in the same cell)

    16 votes
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  8. 16 votes
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  9. Email notification -

    it would be great to have the "option" to receive an email notification if someone has updated the excel sheet

    16 votes
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  10. Create a notification when accessing a file for editing online to alert both the user and the person wanting to access the file

    Create a notification when accessing a file for editing online to alert both the user and the person wanting to access the file so that the 2nd person trying to open the file already in use can tell a who has the file opened or locked. Also,, a notification will be sent to the current user (person who has the file opened or locked) that a specific user (identified in the alert) is trying to open / access the file that the 1st user is working in.

    Alert idea sent to person trying to open a file that is already…

    16 votes
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  11. Add ability to delete/remove table columns/rows without deleting entire sheet row/column

    If we create a table and later realize we don't need the extra rows or columns, we should be able to simply delete the row(s) or column(s) that are no longer needed.

    Deleting entire sheet row/cols is not a viable workaround in cases where there is data above/below/next to the table that would also get deleted if the sheet row/col was deleted.

    (2016-08-03 Dan [MS]: updated title and description to clarify that sheet row/col deletion is not enough)

    16 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks Lauren, I’ve updated the idea to be a bit more descriptive of the specific situation you’re running into.

    Cheers,
    Dan [MS]

  12. Link directly to Excel tab

    Each tab in excel document should have unique url, so that sharing a link pointing to a specific tab is possible.

    16 votes
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  13. How to add Picture in Excel Survey?

    How to add Picture in Excel Survey?

    16 votes
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  14. Create IMPORTRANGE function much like google sheets

    I don't see an equivalent of Google's IMPORTRANGE to index data live from another workbook.

    15 votes
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  15. open in desktop app

    pressing open in desktop app should not need another pop up for approval to open in desktop app

    15 votes
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  16. Default print option settings feature

    Currently, with Officee365 it is impossible to set default print settings to Letter or any other size. it is also impossible to set the default scaling of the printed output. If you need to print the document several times due to minor changes, you have to manually set the paper size and scaling each and every time. This is a huge time waster and should be implemented asap.

    15 votes
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  17. Add an option to "Freeze up to Selected Column"

    Add an option to "Freeze up to Selected Column", not only the first column. Also, an option to "Freeze up to Selected Row".

    15 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Please add page layout tab

    Please add page layout tab in excel online version it is very difficult to setup the page for printing.

    15 votes
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  19. Add Page Break view

    adding page break view for iPad, iPhone and excel online will be great!

    15 votes
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  20. Allow the use of different colors in a single cell in Edit in Browser mode

    As of now, a cell can only be all one color text when inputting and editing in Browser mode

    15 votes
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