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.
I don't have Local Office Client in my subscription. Please add CTRL+CLICK for non adjacent cells immediately so that I can do my work.
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Logan M commented
Please add this feature. Right now I have to drop back to the desktop apps when I need it.
Tony H commented
This is a fundamentally necessary feature. It's ridiculous that this request has remained unresolved for 5 years.
This alone is enough to send me back into the loving arms of Google Sheets, where this was a DAY ONE FEATURE.
Paul P commented
What in the world? How is this feature not available in Excel online?
I must use Excel online for a new job and coming from using Google Sheets, Google Sheets functionality (as far as collaboration and ease of use for business) is far superior.
Also, you can't drag rows and columns? So silly.
Sorting doesn't automatically keep row data in place?
This baffles me. Just voted to get attention.
this is weak, how is this possible that Microsoft can't figure this out?
How can this not be at the top of the list?? what is the hold up here? really please tell me!
Olivia S commented
Ctrl+Click is a feature in almost any other user-end program, crazy that it cant be used in excel online.
Mathilde Schuba commented
Really important feature, very annoying to copy and paste it together so that u can select all the cells u need!
This is a must have feature.... come on MS please get it added
Please get this one added. Simple but important feature.
Mina Wang commented
Can not believe this simple function been here for years without improvement. Excel online is way too worse compared with Google sheets, and lazy response. Just use it for 3 days already make me frustrated many times.
Agree, this is painful!
Its odd that this suggestion has less votes than text orientation. Don't forget to vote folks!
Matt Luth commented
This basic funtionality to use CTRL+click to select multiple non-adjacent cells is quite useful and important to us.
Brian Prado commented
How has Office Online been around for so long and Ctrl+Click is STILL not in?
Andy Nemier commented
I also desperately NEED this function. Honestly, what was the thinking that multiple selections would not be required??
Also we need all the color options that the regular excel has too. There are not many to choose from and we use a lot of colors to help us color code things. There is no pink at all! I really need the function to select non adjacent cells. I am really missing Google sheets right now and all the option we had. PLEASE PLEASE FIX THIS! :)
David Williams commented
Excel Online is soooo poor in functional feature. Almost designed ONLY for display and not as a truly usable tool. This feature is so desperately needed.
This really needs to happen. Just moved over from google sheets which has this function!!!!! Jheeeeez, going to take me ages to use a calculator!
There are probably 100x the number of people who are affected by this compared to what these votes say. Microsoft, please recognize this and devote just a few days of an employee's paycheck to fixing this. Make it 2, 3, or 10 employees if needed.. cmon, that's still a drop in the bucket.