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  1. The entered datas in Excel online are sometimes saved sometimes they are not saved. This should be rectified.

    The entered datas in Excel online are sometimes saved sometimes they are not saved. This should be rectified.

    2 votes
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  2. Let more than one person edit, don't let it lock to a user

    Let more than one person edit and don't let the sheet lock to a user

    2 votes
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  3. We need to be able to edit this spreadsheet and it is too large to download.

    We need to be able to edit this spreadsheet and it is too large to download.

    2 votes
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  4. Ctrl+; (semi-colon) to insert the current date & Ctrl+Shift+; (semi-colon) To insert the current time do not work in excel online.

    Ctrl+; (semi-colon) to insert the current date & Ctrl+Shift+; (semi-colon) To insert the current time do not work in excel online. This is a basic function that should work in excel online also as it does in excel windows application.

    7 votes
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  5. Support features in the desktop app that competitors like Google Sheets support.

    Please upgrade your Excel Online to support fairly basic features that the desktop application supports and that competing spreadsheet apps like Google Sheets support. So far I have found the following issues:


    • Cannot edit conditional formatting.

    • Cannot name cells.

    Both of these can apparently be done in the desktop application, but lack UI elements in Excel Online. The lack of ability to name cells is particularly egregious as it is an important feature when making robust formulae.

    2 votes
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  6. Merge cells if they have identical values

    When merging cells I get the following message: "When merging cells, only one cell can contain a value. The current selection contains multiple cells with values and cannot be merged." It would be easier if the cells could merge if they all contain identical values.

    7 votes
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  7. Formula tab is missing in excel which shows precedents and dependents and formula checking in that tab

    Formula tab is missing in excel which shows precedents and dependents and formula checking in that tab. It should be made visible even when we are working online.

    7 votes
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  8. Please, make the feature of duplicating a worksheet in Excel with Charts. Thank you!

    Please, make the feature of duplicating a worksheet in Excel with Charts. Thank you!

    4 votes
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  9. Should be able to update pivot table headers

    Pivot table headers in standard Excel can be edited, this is not a feature with Excel in the cloud

    4 votes
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  10. Excel Online

    There should be able to edit one area in excel sheet with password in excel online. Just edit the text and fonts, basic stuff, no functions or macros or anything else

    6 votes
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  11. Timestamp and user edited in cells will be helpfull. Also notifications the something change in a cell

    I need to know when someone is editing a cell and who it is and when and ones something get edited in any cell i need ro know about it. We are working in an excel sheet shared with entire compony and sometimes people edit cells or delete it to cover them. I need to know who eded and when they edit it

    3 votes
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  12. swap cells

    hi there

    When using the help function and I type the word "swap" there are no instructions on how to swap cell

    Please can you include this

    Regards

    Jermaine

    2 votes
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  13. I would like to have more color options or the ability to make custom colors. (when highlighting cells)

    I use Excel to color code our schedules for work and It would be really helpful if there were more color options or the ability to create custom colors.

    38 votes
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  14. Allow option in file to force Excel Online

    I'm going to take a different approach to the idea here https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/274580-excel-online/suggestions/32514754-give-an-option-of-specific-excel-files-to-be-opene

    Allow us to require some files be opened in Excel Online (or the Teams UI) interface only. We have some files that require very specific formats and data, and it is easy to set up in Excel desktop, but it is also easy to trash in Excel Desktop by people copying and pasting from other files, complete with file links being created when formulas are copied, which of course return #REF errors when opened with Excel Online, or are processed with Power Query in Excel or Power BI.…

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  15. Use tab key to move to different cells

    It would be great to be able to use the tab key to move from one cell to another in Excel online.

    2 votes
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  16. Add the ability to "stop" editiing in Excel Online

    Until recently, when opening a file in Excel Online, you had to click to Edit (online or in excel). With the files now opening straight into edit mode, we are seeing cells unknowingly changed.

    How about some sort of option to just view only?

    2 votes
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  17. Be able to copy and paste images within a sheet. You can only do that using full blown excel application

    Be able to copy and paste images within a sheet. You can only do that using full blown excel application.
    Currently can't even do that with existing images on the sheet

    5 votes
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  18. The old Control Y command is very useful, but it doesn't work here for actions like inserting rows

    Allow ctrl-Y to work on inserting rows; error msg says (erroneously) 'nothing to redo' currently

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  19. 3 votes
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  20. Auto Saving Notification

    While using Excel online, the changes are saved automatically. Show it somewhere like a notification/confirmation that the changes are saved.

    4 votes
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