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  1. Show userid of who has the document locked or checked out and time its been checked out

    edit spreadsheet online is locked...it'd be nice to show userid of person that has the document checked out. This way you can send them a reminder to check it back in for online edits

    333 votes
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    68 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Find and Replace for Excel Online

    Excel Online only has Find, not replace. We really need a Find and Replace function. Similar to what is available in Excel, and Word Online.

    330 votes
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    21 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Happy to share, Excel Online now supporting improved Find dialog and Replace dialog. You are welcome to try it and provide us feedback through the service (File → Help → Provide feedback to Microsoft)

    Tamar [MSFT]

  3. Create PivotTables

    Vote for this feature if you want to be able to create PivotTables in Excel Online. (You can currently use PivotTables that are already in your workbook.)

    235 votes
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    17 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Remove Duplicates for Excel Online

    Remove Duplicates feature as in the Desktop version, when importing tables from multiple locations where a user name or extension may appear multiple times and needs to be removed

    214 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,
    Thank you for your feedback.

    We are pleased to announce that we have completed this feature and is now available in the latest version of Excel on web.

    Please continue to use Excel on web and vote for your favorite features to influence our backlog priority.

    Thanks,
    Excel on web team

  5. Spellcheck in Excel Online

    Ability to do Spellcheck in Excel Online

    187 votes
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    49 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,

    We are happy to announce that spell check functionality is now available on Excel Web!
    Thank you all for voting and influencing Excel Online priorities.
    Keep voting for other ideas you want us to address.

    Thanks,
    Excel Online Team [MSFT]

  6. Adding advance sort features to Excel Online

    Enabling advance sort features in Excel Online. I have requested that my organization stop using Google Drive and one of the issues a lot of people complain about is the ability to do advance sorting like you can in Google Sheets or the Excel app.

    Currently, the only sort feature is ascending or descending by one column.

    185 votes
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    56 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Allow for adding more Excel options into the Excel Online Survey ie. automatically timedate stamp each entry expand features set

    I work in K-12 education. While the Excel Survey Tool is useful, it is extremely limited. Google Apps for Ed forms have far more features and teachers are willing to ditch Office 365 just to get the features they need in online forms. For starters, need to add timedate stamp for each survey entry, allow for multiple answers in a choice question (ie. choose up to 3 from the 5 in this list). Ideally allow users to contribute features and offer up multiple Excel Online surveys to chose from. As currently implemented the Excel Online Survey Tool suggests Microsoft is…

    175 votes
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    44 comments  ·  Surveys  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We update the experience of Excel Survey with a new experience. Excel Survey will be powered by Microsoft Forms and will be renamed “Forms for Excel”. This update comes with a modern experience to make it simple and easy to collect information into Excel in real-time, with all Microsoft Forms features. You could get more detail form – https://aka.ms/formsforexcel

    It would be great if you could provide feedback for us – https://aka.ms/excelsurveyfeedback

    Zhongzhong[MSFT]

  8. Select all

    Please put the select all cell option in the upper left corner into the Online version. I miss it.

    173 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Happy to share, Excel Online now supporting the ability to Select All cells in a range, a table, or sheet; by using Ctrl+A or by clicking the triangle at the top left corner. You are welcome to try it and provide us feedback through the service (File → Help → Provide feedback to Microsoft)

    Tamar [MSFT]

  9. 161 votes
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    33 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Happy to announce, the ability to Freeze Panes, Freeze Top Row, Freeze First Column is fully available in production.
    we are looking for your feedback through the Excel Online provide feedback option.

    Tamar [MSFT]

  10. Please add Format Painter to Excel Online

    Missing basic functionality.

    154 votes
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    18 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Happy to share, Excel Online now supporting Format Painter. You are welcome to try it and provide us feedback through the service (File → Help → Provide feedback to Microsoft)

    Tamar [MSFT]

  11. Add Image insert function into excel online, please.

    Add Image insert function into excel online, please. See Google sheet does.

    140 votes
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    30 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Create Conditional Formatting

    Vote for this request if you want to be able to create Conditional Formatting in Excel Online. (Conditional Formatting currently works if it is already in your workbook, but you can't yet create it.)

    133 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Change tab colors like you could do in the desktop excel

    Right click on a online excel tab name and choose the color of the tab like you could do in the offline version

    95 votes
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    17 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Happy to share, Excel Online now supporting Tab Colors. You are welcome to try it and provide us feedback through the service (File → Help → Provide feedback to Microsoft)

  14. Enable easy creation of surveys for OneDrive for Business/SharePoint authenticated users without compromising security

    Now by default a user of OneDrive for Business/SharePoint simply cannot create a survey. Even if it is intended for other authenticated users only (without enabling anonymous guest links).

    Now a survey can be created only if anonymous guest access is enabled at the site collection level by the admin. However, that is usually restricted by corporate security policies. More detailed explanation by this link: http://corypeters.net/2013/08/enabling-excel-survey-in-team-sites/

    This is a major hindrance for the O365 Survey functionality adoption by O365 OneDrive for Business/SP Online users.

    Please enable creation of Excel surveys for internal/authorized purposes.
    Specifically, when the default "Don't allow sharing…

    83 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Surveys  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We update the experience of Excel Survey with a new experience. Excel Survey will be powered by Microsoft Forms and will be renamed “Forms for Excel”. This update comes with a modern experience to make it simple and easy to collect information into Excel in real-time, with all Microsoft Forms features.

    The new “Forms for Excel” can be used without changing the organization’s sharing settings in OneDrive. You could get more detail form – https://aka.ms/formsforexcel

    It would be great if you could provide feedback for us – https://aka.ms/excelsurveyfeedback

    Zhongzhong[MSFT]

  15. when someone has locked the excel, pls tell us me who locked the excel.

    when someone has locked the excel, pls tell us me who locked the excel.

    82 votes
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    14 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Add the ability to create Pivot Charts in Excel Online

    Build the features that allow me to use PivotCharts online I am guessing this is on the Roadmap just putting it here since i do not see it listed.

    79 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Add Support for Shapes

    For over two years now Excel Online has failed to support Shapes added in the Excel Desktop and this is major issue for many applications and document workflow.

    The compromise put in place by Microsoft is dysfunctional because Shapes cannot be Viewed or Edited in Excel Online and it forces users to either:


    1. Create a copy of the file to Edit Online (strips Shapes) > now we have two different Versions!


    2. Open the Excel Document in Excel Desktop


    I suggest at a minimum, that Shapes can be viewed and cell links to Shape text is updated if used.

    Ultimately, the…

    68 votes
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    12 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Tamar Tzruya responded

    I am happy to announce that shapes can now be viewed! 
    Enabling shapes for editing and insert shapes is on our backlog.
    Thank you all for voting and influencing Excel Online priorities.
    Keep voting for other ideas you want the product team to address.

    Thanks,
    Tamar [MSFT]

  18. Examine copy and paste function within the browser version of Office 365 Excel

    Copy and paste function is so hit or miss in Office 365 Excel.

    For example, formatting of tables is completely lost even when I'm copying and pasting from one tab of Office 365 Excel to another.

    63 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. "saved" status of workbook

    Give users feedback on the "saved" status of a workbook--Explicitly SAY that the workbook is saved rather than leaving us to assume nothing went wrong

    57 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Add themes and checkbox response options to excel online survey

    Excel online survey needs to have check box response items and themes.

    56 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Surveys  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We update the experience of Excel Survey with a new experience. Excel Survey will be powered by Microsoft Forms and will be renamed “Forms for Excel”. This update comes with a modern experience to make it simple and easy to collect information into Excel in real-time, with all Microsoft Forms features.

    Themes and checkbox (multi answer choice) has been supported. You could get more detail form – https://aka.ms/formsforexcel

    It would be great if you could provide feedback for us – https://aka.ms/excelsurveyfeedback

    Zhongzhong [MSFT]

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