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  1. Allow for personal user views/filters

    When using Excel Online, if you add a filter, everyone using that spreadsheet in Excel Online will see that filter. Can you please add an option for only the one user to see that filter?

    2,924 votes
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    724 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are excited to announce that Sheet View 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 Team [MSFT]

  2. There is no way to select non-adjacent cells as in normal Excel.

    In order to tot-up figures, it is useful to be able to use Ctrl+click and select different cells. There is no functionality in Excel online to do this currently.

    823 votes
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    326 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  excelonlineteam responded

    We are excited to announce that it is now possible to select non-adjacent cells in Excel for the Web.

    There are still several functionalities that are not available on non-adjacent cells, but the Excel team is working to add them.

    Please continue to leave feedback to help us improve.

  3. 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

    483 votes
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    161 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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.

    466 votes
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    96 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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 →
  6. 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 →
    completed  ·  excelonlineteam responded

    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]

  7. 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 →
  8. 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 →
    completed  ·  excelonlineteam responded

    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

  9. Spellcheck in Excel Online

    Ability to do Spellcheck in Excel Online

    187 votes
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    51 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  excelonlineteam responded

    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]

  10. 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 →
  11. When a document is locked (as it's being edited by another user) it would be great to know who is editing the file offline.

    When a document is locked (as it's being edited by another user) it would be great to know who is editing the file offline.

    213 votes
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    28 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Current versions of Excel indicate who the user is, if known, that has the file locked. Please note in the help article that Steps 3 and 4 point out that you need to use a version of Excel that supports co-authoring in addition to storing the file in a location that supports co-authoring. Please see this help article: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Excel-file-is-locked-for-editing-by-another-user-6fa93887-2c2c-45f0-abcc-31b04aed68b3.

  12. 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]

  13. 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 →
    completed  ·  excelonlineteam responded

    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]

  14. 161 votes
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    33 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  excelonlineteam responded

    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]

  15. Please add Format Painter to Excel Online

    Missing basic functionality.

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

    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]

  16. 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 →
    completed  ·  excelonlineteam responded

    Happy to share that now you can insert an image from your computer in Excel Online.

    Tamar [MSFT]

  17. 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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    13 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  excelonlineteam responded

    Excited to share that now you can create and delete conditional formatting in Excel Online.

    Tamar[MSFT]

  18. 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 →
    completed  ·  excelonlineteam responded

    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)

  19. 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]

  20. 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 →
    completed  ·  excelonlineteam responded

    Excel Online now provides the information who has the file lock. Other related issues like the option to release the lock are under investigation.

    Tamar [MSFT]

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