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  1. 2 votes
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  2. Don't bug me with a dialog for a shared document every time my laptop goes offline. Ok to display a message in-pane

    I get a popup for 'session expired' when my laptop goes to sleep that I have to click on in order to continue; would be better for it to signal the issue in-pane or not even bother me till I try to do something with the document. If you have 5 documents open in different tabs, is this going to freeze every one of them till I click Ok? This is not what Google docs does...

    3 votes
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  3. When scrolling down one line in Web Browser, Excel randomly scrolls 800-1000 rows down

    Example: When I'm on row 5, and need to scroll to row 6 or 7, the sheet will suddenly be on row 800 to 1000. I've tried using the arrows on the keyboard, clicking and dragging the side scroll (on the browser), and the scroll on my mouse. The most recent change I've made is added the top row Freeze Pane.

    4 votes
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  4. When the file is more than 5Mb excel online will not allow access without login to Onedrive

    Can you allow the shared workbooks that are more than 5Mb to be downloadable without the need to login to one drive- please.

    2 votes
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  5. The Error Messages could be more elaborate rather one liner. Atleast an error code which could help us troubleshoot more.

    The Error messages seems to be very plain English. It could have some error codes incorporated so it could be helpful in troubleshooting the issues / problems that arise in Excel Online. Instead of just "Give Feedback" link, there can be a link for more description of the errors.

    2 votes
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  6. Read only / Check Out

    When I try to edit spreadsheets, sometimes a different user has it checkout so it is in readonly mode. When I inform them they have it checked out, they have no idea where it is open.

    Could you add a feature that can allows me to message them to close out of their file, and in the message the user receives, it has a button to checkin or kill a checkout session?

    2 votes
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  7. Fix Grammatical Errors in "Couldn't Open the Workbook"

    Please fix the grammatical errors in the following message.

    "We're sorry, we couldn't open your workbook... Do you want to try and open this file in Excel?"

    The first sentence is a "comma splice." It should be "We're sorry. We couldn't open your workbook."

    The last sentence has "try and," which is a common mistake. The sentence should read "Do you want to try to open this file in Excel?" In other words, instead of using "try and," use "try to."

    2 votes
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  8. Unlocking only specific cells from write protected worksheet using excel javascript API is stopped working

    I am using office 365 and Excel online (Build 16.0.9403.1875).

    I am creating Microsoft Excel online Add-ins, using Excel Javascript API.

    I have a requirement like write protection of entire sheet, except few cells (Range).

    The functionality is achieved and it was working fine and recently. it started breaking like, it is completely protecting the sheet.

    I did not get any error too.

    So, I referred Format protection API, but while debugging, the ‘locked’ property is of no effect in action.

    Thanks,
    Raghuvaran

    2 votes
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  9. 2 votes
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  10. 2 votes
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  11. 2 votes
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  12. Insert Link - remove initial http from URL

    It takes 3 hotkeys to insert link:
    Add link (Ctrl+K), Select all (Ctrl+A), Paste (Ctrl+V).

    I want 2 hotkeys:
    Add link (Ctrl+K), Paste (Ctrl+V).

    Auto-filled http is useless, and any copy-pasted URL is now appended to it, producing invalid URL.

    2 votes
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  13. Present useful error messages

    Error: Exception of type 'Microsoft.DataProxy.Exceptions.HybridException' was thrown.. The exception was raised by the IDbCommand interface.

    This does not help me troubleshoot the problem.

    2 votes
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  14. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE JUST MAKE EXCEL ONLINE WORK

    Excel keeps failing on a near weekly basis. Google Doc Spreadsheets do not. Please make it like their platform.

    2 votes
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  15. Please activate Conditional formatting, freezing view like Google offers. The online file gets corrupted often resulting in multiple upload

    Please activate Conditional formatting, freezing view like Google offers. The online file gets corrupted often resulting in multiple upload. Franchise/ service support should be made available.

    3 votes
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  16. 2 votes
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  17. Publish Bug tracking of this software

    We need to have a public Bug tracking to report issues and see if they are getting worked on. All we see are NEW IDEAS but the existing ones sometimes don't work or there are some bad functional issues that get ignored.

    2 votes
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  18. When trying to enter a date in a cell (formatted as Cat=Date, Type=14/03/2012), entry is rejected - get Error in Date Range or Entry Format

    When trying to enter a date in a cell (formatted as Cat=Date, Type=14/03/2012), entry is rejected - get Error in Date Range or Entry Format

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    Hi David,

    Can you give more specific steps that you’re trying to do – I’m not sure I follow the issue that you’re raising.

    Thanks
    Dan [MS]

  19. Disable subscription validation when using Excel off line. It was validated when I installed it and I should be able to use it off line.

    Disable subscription validation when using Excel off line. It was validated when I installed it and I should be able to use it off line with all features activated. When I try to use it off line, I get a message that the subscription could not be validated, so most features will not work.

    3 votes
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  20. Editing a copy online Error

    When an error occurs that prevents you from editing a file online. Can the type of unsupported formatting or shapes, or any other unsupported items be highlighted to make easier to suggest if the information can just be removed?

    4 votes
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