Excel Desktop vs Excel Online - online version should have all/most of the same features
There are several functions that don't work the same in the online version vs desktop. Below are a few that are particularly frustrating to me so far:
~ Paste/Formatting - When pasting into the online version, the format doesn't stay.
~ Sorting - There are very limited sorting options in the online version.
~ Copying data. I have about 300 lines of data that's about 10 columns wide and am unable to copy it so that I can paste it into another document and sort it the way I need (since online version has limited options for sorting, as mentioned above). I get the following error when I try to do so: "The data you've selected is too large. Try selecting a smaller set of data."
The Cloud is a MAJOR work avoidance and hindering efficient working.
The last few years of Office products are a productivity disaster
@Rafael, in context to those who are paying subscription to office 365, such as business users or home office paid users. a direct mirror of whatever their desktop applications' capability should be in the online version. it might, on the contrary might end up superior to google docs ;).
Rafael Campos Nunes commented
@bensley, if they did so they'd be saying that Google docs win over them.
Excel online given to subscription users should have all options
excel online is free while the desktop is not. thus they can't add all the features otherwise there is no point in buying office
To take a different tack, let's talk branding. If it can't FULLY stand in for Desktop, it should be renamed and not called Excel at all. It would be better to call it Digits or something (riffing off Numbers) and say it's compatible with SOME Excel worksheets, versus "Excel" not being able to run any post-Kindergarten Excel workbook.
Brian Smith commented
I would also suggest including the ability to duplicate worksheets within a single workbook even when worksheets have sheet protections. It is possible to do this in the desktop app, but not the online app.
To add to this, the flash fill and inserting/deleting columns please.
Why not have the same commands in both???
Lars Ehlers commented
I'm missing simple in-line formatting like "bold", "underline" or "italic". Furthermore, I miss setting colours for part if the text (e.g. I want only the last sentence in blue, to highlight what changed)
plz help my excel sheets open
Sorry to the development team, but it can not be compared to the desktop version.
Usage& reactions are much much slower, functions are really limited.
(links, conditional formatting, etc.)
I know that the purpose is different of the online & desktop version, but I really don't like to use the online version.
Colors...need to be able to change themes and find colors that best coordinate with what we are doing.
Being able to have more access to proper formatting: ie the text, or the way it's entered. The functionality of the cells.
More like the desktop version would be appreciated, especially when I am building a new spreadsheet to be shared at my office and would like more functionality and colors available.
Text boxes cannot be edited in the online version. They are "rectangles".
It should just have all of the features. It just needs to be the same. I am not a complicated Excel users and I find online just plain irritating.
Aishwarya Gupta commented
~ Online excel is a great option where multiple have to edit the file from various locations over multiple devices.
Howevever online version is way behind to match the desktop version.
~ Opening a simple CSV file is not working in online version. Which is a basic requirement
Amber Poppino commented
It should also include the cell style formatting ie: good, bad, neutral.
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I always click 'Open in Desktop App' because the online functionality is so limited. That means the investment in the online version is (from my point of view) a waste of money so far...…...
I can't open most of my Excel files with the Online version because the files are too large.
Feed Back Excel Online Limitation: I get the following error when I try to open an excel file using Excel Online
Couldn't Open the WorkBook " Sorry, we can't open your workbook in Excel Online because it exceeds the 30 MB file size limit. You will need to open this in the desktop app..