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  1. Open Excel application automatically

    It would be great if there was an option to open the Excel application automatically instead of having to manually click "Open in Excel".

    9 votes
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  2. 2 votes
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  3. make a ******** version history

    make a ******** version history.

    3 votes
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  4. Error

    The only problem while using the excel sheet is that multiple users cannot use it simultaneously

    2 votes
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  5. 2 votes
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  6. 1 vote
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  7. Having a default starting point when opening an existing file

    The starting point when opening and editing existing Excel files on SharePoint currently depends on what cell was clicked on last. While that makes sense for continuing where one left off, I find it cumbersome if I'm 45 lines down and need to see what my defining top row is, and have to scroll back to the top and then back to where I was to resume.

    I think it would be easier if the default opening would be at the top of the first book (if multiple books), and have the last section worked on highlighted, or some other…

    1 vote
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  8. when a colleague has locked a file and then parts on holiday we cannot do anything. There should be a max duration of locking, e.g. 24h.

    when a colleague has locked a file and then parts on holiday we cannot do anything. There should be a max duration of locking, e.g. 24h.

    2 votes
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  9. allow individuals who are microsoft 365 owners to open web based documents

    if a user has a valid Office 365 subscription it would be helpful if they were permitted to open documents in the desktop environment. Blocking this, reduces our ability to use your software and will lead us to use a different platform.

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  10. PROGRAMMERS ACTUALLY HAVE TO USE THE THING

    MAKE THE PROGRAMMERS ACTUALLY HAVE TO USE EXCEL OUTSIDE THEIR PROTECTED WORKPLACES SO THEY CAN SEE WHAT THE REST OF US ARE SUFFERING WITH.

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  11. Would be good to be able to download large files...

    I get that Excel online can only open files up to 5 MB, but if the file is larger I do not see the option to download it

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  12. It takes very long to open file as it downloads from the server, it should be online

    It takes very long to open a file as it downloads first. Please make it faster.

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  13. Excel is great, but using Ecel to load a file from SharePoint iiissss sooooo slllooowwwww. Make that faster, please.

    Excel is great, but using Ecel to load a file from SharePoint iiissss sooooo slllooowwwww. Make that faster, please.

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  14. Allow option to open file in Excel Desktop instead of Excel Online when sharing links

    Excel online does not offer all the functionality of Excel desktop version, E.g. lacking macros/VBA, and the formatting often looks incorrect and unprofessional (Date formats incorrect and worksheets not opening with cell set to A1/halfway down the page despite the original file definitely set to A1 - amongst many other issues).

    My colleagues and many others just want a simple option to allow opening a shared file in desktop Excel rather than Excel Online by default! Please allow us this very simple request, as it is stopping us from utilising many potential benefits of Office 365!

    5 votes
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  15. Improve locked files

    If I accidentally leave a file open on another computer, I should still be able to edit it on the next computer/online program. I signed in with the same accounts.

    2 votes
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  16. excel desktop, PowerPoint desktop, Teams desktop etc., should be default when opening from a PC

    Excel desktop, PowerPoint desktop, Teams desktop etc., should be default when opening from a PC, not the online version as is.

    15 votes
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  17. Never Ever open in Excel online if app or application is present on device - only open in online when no app available

    I do not like that every file first opens in Excel online - I really Never, Never, ever, want to open a file in a web browser when I have the application on my device. Just Never (for the rest this Excel Online is really only working if you do not have the app or application, that is the ONLY use case of this webapp **** :-)

    Note: equal for Word, Powerpoint... but worst in Excel

    3 votes
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  18. 1 vote
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  19. Excel Online should be able to open a XLST file properly

    If I have a stored template file in OneDrive Excel Online should be able to handle it properly, i.e., it should open a file based on the template and prompt to name it. Then it should behave as normal. Not having this function seems bizarre.

    I want to store a couple of template files in OneDrive so I can always get at them and use them from wherever I am working. Easy.

    Thanks.

    2 votes
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  20. Allow Excel files larger than 5mb

    Please allow online Excel to open larger files, e.g., up to 20mb. This would greatly enhance your products usefulness.

    5 votes
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