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  1. 1,130 votes
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    331 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Pls add TRACK CHANGES capabilities for us to track who changed what (specifically not by versions), in excel online or browser mode.

    Pls add TRACK CHANGES capabilities for us to track who changed what (specifically not by versions), in excel online or browser mode.

    895 votes
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    219 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Excel online- More Colors!

    More colors and more themes. Please!

    525 votes
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    79 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Allow me to change regional settings: date formatting (mm/dd/yy, dd/mm/yy), thousands/decimal separators (period vs comma), formula language

    Excel Online decides how to show dates and numbers and formulas based on where I live. I want to be able to choose how to display these Excel items. For dates, I might want mm/dd/yyyy, or I might want dd/mm/yyyy. My Excel formulas should be in the language of the application, and not based on where I live.

    525 votes
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    93 comments  ·  World Readiness  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Ability to open Excel Online in Edit mode by default or link to edit mode

    Currently I need to click Open on Excel Online or Open Excel if I want to edit a workbook. If I have edit permissions, it should open in edit mode by default on Excel Online. At the very least we should be able to add a URL argument to allow it

    469 votes
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    159 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Accepting Votes  ·  Tamar Tzruya responded

    Thanks for your feedback! We’re reviewing your suggestion. I would like to clarify: If sharing through SP the URL parameters are hashed. When a user edit an Excel file and copy the URL for sharing over email the user can choose to change the action to edit.
    Remember, the more votes a suggestion gets, the more likely it is that we’ll do it.

    Tamar [MSFT]

  6. Allow a site owner to kick a user out of a file opened in Excel Online

    If you have multiple people co-authoring in Excel Online, there are times when you need to open the file in Excel - typically for advanced formatting, etc. If someone has accidentally left the file open in their browser, there is no way to force them out and keeps the file locked. Although not always intentional, it can create a major headache by not being able to simply kick/close out that particular user from editing.

    464 votes
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    81 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Save as CSV

    It would be great if you could add "Save as CSV" file format to the Save As feature.

    277 votes
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    Accepting Votes  ·  19 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Enable protecting/unprotecting worksheets in excel online without needing to edit in Excel

    Enable protecting/unprotecting worksheets in excel online without needing to edit in Excel

    262 votes
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    48 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Add ability to Convert Text to Comumns to Excel Online

    Please, add the feature to convert text to columns

    222 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Enable the drop-down list feature in Excel Online for Read Only Files

    Allow users to manipulate data through drop down lists and view the file.
    The online version of Excel doesn't allow the drop-down box option to work in files in Read Only mode.

    -- Updating title to make it more clear
    [Excel on Web Admin]

    213 votes
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    51 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Add Support for Password Protected Workbooks

    Please add support for opening password protected workbooks in Excel online. At present it means you have to drop to using the desktop version.

    176 votes
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    13 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Accepting Votes  ·  Tamar Tzruya responded

    Thank you for your feedback we appreciate it. Please keep voting to influence the feature priority.

    Tamar [MSFT]

  12. Online scripting language

    Include a scripting language on the online version in the same way that Google sheets does. The ability to automate excel on the desktop version via VBA is where the real power of excel is, the online version is therefore significantly handicapped by the lack of any scripting language. Power users need the ability to automate spreadsheet tasks.

    145 votes
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    Accepting Votes  ·  14 comments  ·  Macros, Scripts and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Notifications when file is updated

    I would like to know when my OneDrive file that I have shared with someone is updated by that other person.

    137 votes
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    Accepting Votes  ·  12 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Add custom error bars to Charts in Excel Online

    My students need to be able to add previously calculated error bars to column graphs (to make a bar graph of means +/- standard errors). Adding this to the online version will make it easier for groups to be able to collaborate in real-time using the online version. This would make Excel online beat Google Sheets hands down for me.

    132 votes
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    28 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the feedback. We will consider this in our future planning. Please continue to vote on this feature idea.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  15. Please add the abilty to copy charts from Excel online in order to paste into other apps

    Hi, I have set up charts for data visualisation within Excel that I would like others to be able to use in their reports and presentations. Unfortunately Excel Online does not appear to allow you to copy a chart.

    Is there a workaround (that doesn't mean the user opening in Excel desktop and thus locking the file) or could this be added please?

    Thank you.

    86 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    You can currently copy a chart from Excel Web and paste it into other office applications as a picture. We’re investigating expanding copy/paste from Excel Web to do more, so please continue adding votes if this is a feature you are looking for.

    If you are working in Office 365 versions Excel for Windows and Mac, opening the workbook from your desktop applications will not lock the file for others.

    You can learn more here: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Collaborate-on-Excel-workbooks-at-the-same-time-with-co-authoring-7152aa8b-b791-414c-a3bb-3024e46fb104

    Thanks!
    Auston [MSFT]

  16. 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

    24 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]

  17. Add / Edit charts online

    One of those things that are badly missing online is the ability to add and edit charts in Word.
    In my opinion, add/edit charts is the simplest way to create compelling documents that look good and are easy to share/edit with anyone without going through Excel which some users a really not very much used to, especially at the C-level.

    20 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.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  18. ability to create multiple versions of the same chart for a different variable

    or, make statistical analysis easier
    or, take ideas from SAS JMP and Tableau

    One of the tools for analysis is showing the same chart but for different sub-sets of the data. for example. a scatter chart...but then a scatter chart for each subgroup. (so, if you're looking at X, then also look at X for ages 0-25, 26-50, 51-75, 76-100) (and you end up with 4 charts all should the same thing except one for each subgroup)

    7 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Interesting idea. Thanks for the feedback. We’ll consider this in our next round of planning for a future release. Please continue to vote on this feature idea.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  19. Don't provide a warning on Pivot Chart refresh

    Don't provide a warning on Pivot Chart refresh. I have a Pivot Chart which I right-click and press refresh, and I receive a warning that I need to be in a cell to perform a refresh.

    The warning should not be displayed.

    6 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Good feedback. We’ll take this into consideration for our next planning phase. Please continue to vote on this feature idea.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  20. All Excel Charts Should Support for SSAS

    Enhance all chart types to support SSAS/Power Pivot

    4 votes
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    0 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.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

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