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  1. Fix the cell formatting to match regular Excel

    The formatting functions are less robust than regular Excel. I always have to download to set up as needed. Please fix.

    3 votes
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  2. Add right to left direction option example (A-->Z or Z<--A)

    Add the option of changing the worksheet direction from left to right to right to left, which is available in excel offline

    2 votes
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  3. Add a shortcut to the "merge cells" function

    A simple Shortcut for merging cells could greatly improve efficiency and overall speed

    2 votes
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  4. Conditional Formatting window enlarge

    Allow Conditional Formatting window to be expandable, when you have dozens of options it's a nightmare to navigate when viewer can't be expanded. Thanks

    4 votes
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  5. insert new lines using keyboard shortcut.

    I don't like clicking, it is bad for carpals. I use keyboard shortcuts and they work great. just like the PC version of your software

    2 votes
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  6. Cell formatting needs to have the same functionality as it does in normal excel.

    Please include the alignment functionality. It appears to be missing for alignment of text in a non-horizonal display.

    3 votes
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  7. 2 votes
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  8. Please make it easy to have alternating row colors.

    Why is it so challenging to create alternating colors for rows? It's as if I need a degree in Excel to understand where to do this and how to write the formula. Google Sheets makes it easy. Please, make it easy for us newbies too!

    2 votes
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  9. More conditional formatting options

    Add more conditional formatting control; e.g.
    > font size;
    > cell merging;
    > fitting text / cell contents to the size of a cell or merged cell.

    5 votes
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  10. sentences in cells to have the option to add colour code or bold - currently it does the entire cell, but on normal excel it allows you

    sentences in cells to have the option to add colour code or bold - currently it does the entire cell, but on normal excel it allows you

    2 votes
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  11. give me back the choice of color gradients!!!!!!!!!

    I have used different colors to denote different schools - now my color choices are gone, and there are not enough of the "standard colors" to identify my caseload. HELP!

    13 votes
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  12. Yes/No tick box option needed!!

    There should be a yes/no Tick box option available

    3 votes
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  13. Copying the excel online data to paste in new mail is not working so well like Excel. I could paste only texts.The lines and format is not

    Copying the excel online data to paste in new mail is not working so well like Excel. I could paste only texts.The lines and format is not getting pasted.

    3 votes
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  14. it seems slow and quirky, maybe it's me but I have colleagues that say the same

    just seems much slower and quirky. printing, formatting etc are just too quirky for me and many that I have spoken to say the same.

    3 votes
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  15. Add the "Print Area" option so worksheets remain a managable size.

    Add the "Print Area" option so worksheets remain a manageable size. We just started to use the online version and the sheets open without size parameters so even though the cursor is all the way to the left in the margin....the page opens in the middle of the imagined doc size.

    2 votes
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  16. Please enable Formatting of Borders!

    Cell formatting has NO provisions for changing border line style and colors. This is very frustrating and is making Excel online very limited and virtually useless for my employee schedule sheets.

    3 votes
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  17. allow viewing multiple worksheets side by side

    allow viewing/working with multiple worksheets side by side

    3 votes
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  18. 4 votes
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  19. right align

    When right align is applied to a cell,
    and the column width is narrower than the text (without word wrap),
    then editing the text starts putting characters you type at the end of the text string at the START of the field....

    This also happens if the text is edited while the column is wider than the text string, then the column width is reduced
    The only way to fix this is merging cells. This is an anomaly and needs to be fixed (not an issue in Excel Desktop)

    2 votes
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  20. Conditional Formatting select multiple rules

    To delete / manage rules you need to do one by one which is very slow if you have many (inadvertently due to copy pasting cells). Selecting multiples at once would be a big help. Thanks

    2 votes
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