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  1. 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…

    209 votes
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  2. please enable macros for Excel online

    please enable macros for Excel online

    166 votes
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  3. Excel online- More Colors!

    More colors and more themes. Please!

    343 votes
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  4. It doesn't have all functionality as desktop excel. Make Online excel = Desktop excel

    Data formatting could be made as easy as in Desktop excel. As we are very much used to mouse it will be better to have those functionality to copy paste & other functions. In simple words make Online version = Desktop version.

    18 votes
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  5. color and font themes need to carry over from excel offline.

    color and font themes need to carry over from excel offline.

    61 votes
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  6. Multi user filtering without changing view of other users

    Generate the ability for multiple users to edit documents in Excel online and application where the users can filter for their screen only. This would allow for greater collaboration as multiple pieces of a project can be worked on in the same document without each users view being altered by one users filter.

    6 votes
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  7. Zoom option enablement in Excel Online.

    Please include option of Zoom with -/+ to zoom the excel sheet as similar to desktop excel.

    2 votes
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  8. Zoom out option

    Zoom out option has been suggested by so many users and still Microsoft not doing it!!!!

    2 votes
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  9. Show the values for restricted cells.

    It would be very helpful to see the possible values to choose from for a cell that has restricted acceptable values to a specific list.

    1 vote
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  10. Allow identical cell configuration in 2 different tabs to use copy and paste.

    I have a sheet with an Issues tab and another tab, identical for resolution. When I try to copy the issues information to resolve I get and error about merged cells. Need to make sure I can do this.

    1 vote
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  11. Give options for merging cellls with contents

    When we are trying to merge cells with contents in online excel, the error message popped up saying it cannot be merged because it has values in more than one cell. When clicked OK, the message disappeared, we have to delete the other cell contents and merge again. Why not give option to allow merging and keep the left most cell's content (OR) exit so the user can go back without merging.

    1 vote
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  12. 1 vote
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  13. 1 vote
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  14. Freeze panes and Conditional formatting

    You should give freeze panes to more col/rows and conditional formatting in excel online is not conditional!

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  15. I would like to see the fonts that I regularly use saved at the top

    I would like to see the fonts that I regularly use saved at the top like they are in Word and OneNote so I don't have to scroll through dozens of fonts to get to Verdana or Times New Roman

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  16. Online Excel be able to Name Tables

    Be able to update table names. I am creating a custom CRM using Forms, Flow, Sharepoint, & Excel and to update leads for each associate it would be easier to name the tables on each sheet after each associate. So when a new associate is added everything can be copied and updated to their associate ID.
    Disclaimer: *This is just an idea the services already provided are amazing, and when I setup a new table I just need to take note of the table ID already assigned.*

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  17. Formatting suggestion

    Allow certain words/characters in a cell to be bolded, italicized, change color, etc. in a cell instead of having to format the whole cell that way.

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  18. Area for improvement

    The format should be fitted in one page either Letter or A4 size.

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  19. Add conditional formatting "Manage rules" option to the online version.

    As the title states. Or if the function is already there make it easier to find because I couldn't find it.

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