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  1. Password protected files should be browser compatible, as everything is moving to browser based services now.

    Password protected files should be browser compatible, as everything is moving to browser based services now. When trying to open a password protected file on browser (through OneDrive), it asks for desktop Excel to open, view or edit.

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  2. Allow filter drop downs to display values in Excel Online and Teams view

    Allow users to view detailed column values when attempting to filter data on Excel online. Currently unable to see specific values

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  3. Be able to set up some kind of automatic authentication when repeatedly using all office products for web via your work environment.

    Be able to set up some kind of automatic authentication when repeatedly using all office products for web via your work environment to avoid endless extra logins followed by phone verification as with The City of Minneapolis MN etc.

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  4. 2 votes
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  5. Opening files that have been shared

    When sending emails to people that I have shared a file with using OneDrive, give them an n option to open the file with something besides the Office Online version. The online version has limits (size ...) and will always fail. Afterwards it is very difficult to open it with Desktop Excel or another application, and many people are technical enough to work around it.

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  6. Embed in web page so that it can have 'responsive width'. workaround here https://bit.ly/34SaqsD

    When embeding documents in a website, it is useful to have a responsive width so that it can viewed accessibly on a number of different devices.
    I used https://bit.ly/34SaqsD to edit the iframe to work in this way but it was a little bit extra.

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  7. Stop forcing Sharepoint links to open using Excel online

    Link automatically open in Excel online which doesn't work for many documents that have macros or are over a certain size. Give an option to open in Desktop Excel or just download the file instead without having to waste time trying to load it in Excel Online.

    5 votes
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  8. Allow creation of a default "Sheet View"

    "Sheet View" is a great feature, but doesn't it require the user to remember to create the sheet view?

    The problem is that if I send an invite to 100 people to collaboratively edit an Excel spreadsheet with filters, it only takes one of them to leave the filters in a nondefault state to ruin the party for everyone.

    I suggest allowing the creation of a "Default" sheet view that is used whenever the sheet is opened online for collaboration. This would allow the default view to be fine-tuned by the spreadsheet maintainer.

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  9. I am unable to open files more than 25 MB over excel web , as per MS articles it should be 50 MB.

    I am unable to open files more than 25 MB over excel web in Teams Channels over Microsoft Teams , as per MS articles it should be 50 MB.

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  10. 6 votes
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  11. Fix problem that renders inserted shapes always editable in web viewer.

    Using shapes for buttons (in lieu of ActiveX objects) to activate vba code. Shapes are always editable in browser -- even when the shape, sheet and underlying cells are locked.

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  12. 2 votes
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  13. Excel Web when used from corporate Share Point should allow copy pasting of items/data

    When you open an Excel Document from the corporate/authenticated Share Point site, the user should be allowed to copy data. If you have the right to see the document, you should be allowed to copy and paste information directly without having to open it in the desktop app.

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  14. Printable comments

    Would be very useful if comments could be printed as a PDF listing row, column heading, comment and cell it is attributable to all in list form i.e. comments on student tasks printed of as a readable document on one continuous sheet of paper as you might in mail merge to readily share with students. Currently a separate document has to be drafted or additional columns added which can make spreadsheets larger than they need to be.

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  15. Move Excel out of MSTEAMS

    A file system, collaboration site, and meetings do not work well together in large organizations as it creates data overload. Stop Team! I love Excel. To improve it, please remove it from MS Teams. I detest trying to work on files in MS Teams and want it to go away.

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  16. Freezing should not be restricted to single row or columns. user can select as many as they can depending on thier choice of requirement

    Freezing should not be restricted to single row or columns. user can select as many as they can depending on thier choice of requirement

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  17. prevent users from downloading or printing shared files

    prevent users from downloading or printing shared files

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  18. pin

    Allow the user to pin a folder in Office 365, either their own or a shared folder.

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  19. Too many clicks

    It takes too many clicks to open Excel files from online sources. It would be great to set a default of always using Excel on PC for files. Especially helpful since Excel online cannot open Macro enabled files.

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  20. Too many clicks

    It takes too many clicks to open Excel files from online sources. It would be great to set a default of always using Excel on PC for files. Especially helpful since Excel online cannot open Macro enabled files.

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