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  1. In SharePoint's File Viewer web part, you should be able to change the "view" size of the file you are working with.

    In SharePoint's File Viewer web part, you should be able to change the "view" size of the file you are working with. Some spreadsheets are so "wide", the window in the browser cannot accomodate, especially with frozen ranges. Like in excel where you can change the view size, you should be able to do this in the File viewer web app.

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  2. 2 votes
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  3. Please make opening files in {Excel,Powerpoint,Word} a user-configurable default action

    Whenever I open documents on sharepoint, I prefer to open these using the desktop applications.

    I'd appreciate if the choice of application (i.e. desktop or office online) is left to the user instead of enforced by aggressive "office online" marketing...

    2 votes
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  4. Add mutliple window sessions

    Allow Teams to have multiple windows open. If you want people to utilize this more, then more windows like Excel windows as most corporate employees use two monitors

    2 votes
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  5. ability to search the sheets with in one work book

    if i have a workbook titled Workbook 3, and within that work book i have 100 different sheets, I would like to be able to search those indiv sheets within Workbook 3

    2 votes
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  6. Sidescrolling for sheet tabs

    Ability to scroll through sheet tabs either with a scrollbar or click/drag/release using the mouse.

    I was recently given a file with 140+ sheets (not alphabetized), and realized how unpleasant it was to navigate. Having more than the arrows "scrolling" one at a time would go a long way.

    4 votes
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  7. kill it

    its useless, just end it so it always open in the native excel software

    4 votes
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  8. please make it so we can shrink the screen on exel

    please make it so we can shrink the screen on exel

    8 votes
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  9. Should have vertical list of sheet's name.

    When my file have many sheet. I have a horizontal list to select the sheet i need to see but is too many i must click three dots symbol to show for each until i see the sheet i need. It hard and take more time. So i suggest that we should have a vertiabe list of sheet name when right click on three dots symbol. That's all.

    4 votes
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  10. working in Excel version and on line work sheet match

    Need to have the online version match the Excel versions. I have noticed when you have it set up and line up in a certain way in the cells in excel it is good but if you open it up in the online version it is off. If you fix it online then it makes it off in excel version.

    5 votes
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  11. Simplified Ribbon

    Offer the option of a simplified ribbon for excel and powerpoint like the one that is being tested in Word online and is identical to the UWP mobile version of office.

    4 votes
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  12. minimise excel online title bar (not the ribbon bar which you can already minimise)

    I would like to minimise the green Excel online title bar (not the ribbon bar which you can already minimise)

    3 votes
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  13. Enable users to hide ribbon bar on Office 365 version, like on desktop versions. Difficult to view on tablets.

    The bulky ribbon at the top of the page makes it difficult to use Excel on a tablet or other small screen. The only way to hide it seems to be switching to "read view", which makes it difficult to access the editing tools. Would like option to hide ribbon and hover over it to open, like with desktop version.

    6 votes
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  14. 2 votes
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  15. 2 votes
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  16. online-read-only mode for excel desktop app

    hey dev:), i hope u make read-only mode available for excel desktop app.
    my friend send me a read-only spreadsheet link, but i don't like viewing it on my browser because the numbers' format don't fit with my country standard ("," for decimal, instead of ".")
    this make my work 2 times longer in copying value, that i must modify every cell content.

    thanks.

    2 votes
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  17. ok

    make it more user friendly

    2 votes
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  18. to have split option as normal excel for easy ref. tq

    to have split option as normal excel for easy ref. tq

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  19. Support “smart” folders in mail inbox like the desktop version of outlook.

    Support “smart” folders in mail inbox like the desktop version of outlook.

    2 votes
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  20. Make Formula Bar also visible in 'Read Only' Mode in Excel Online

    Hello, when viewing files with Excel Online, the Formula Bar is not present in 'Read Only' Mode. In the cases where the cell content (usually a text) in one cell is too long, it is not possible to read the content without increasing the column width. It is not very hard to exceed the column width with some text, and very annoying. The current version makes the sharing of Excel files filled with text impossible to read for the other users. Please fix this by making the Formula Bar also visible in 'Read only Mode' (copy/paste and ctrl+c/x... disabled is…

    10 votes
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