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  1. kill it

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

    4 votes
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  2. 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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  3. 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.

    7 votes
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  4. 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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  5. Allow us to search by highlight colour.

    When searching a sheet, allow us to not just search by text in the box but by the colour we've highlighted the box with.

    3 votes
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  6. 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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  7. 2 votes
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  8. 2 votes
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  9. 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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  10. ok

    make it more user friendly

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

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

    2 votes
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  12. 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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  13. Improve msg when trying to freeze panes... "To freeze panes the selected cell has to be in view."

    To freeze panes the selected cell has to be in view. What does this mean? (needs clearer explanation)

    6 votes
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  14. 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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  15. 2 votes
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  16. Pl. Provide BIT MAP OR CLOUD FASCILITY TO PASTE ANY EXEL SHEET ON FRONT PAGE

    Earlier we used to have BIT MAP fascility while copy and thae paste.

    This is missing in new microsoft

    3 votes
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  17. Sharepoint File Ownership

    As the owner of the file that is protected there are times I need to edit the document however folks have it opened in sharepoint and walk away. I'd like the ability as the owner to kick them out so that edits can be made. When they return they can re-open the updated document.

    2 votes
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  18. Change the "Edit Workbook" button in Excel Online to add "Open in Excel as read only"

    Excel online is a good tool, but when using my PC on a desk with big screens, I prefer using the native Excel. I often have to consult files that I don't want to change. Adding the option "Open in Excel as read only" would be a great help to me.

    2 votes
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  19. Please enable using Cntrl Button in keyboard to select multiple custom cells. We normally use to use it to check the sum from random cells

    In the offline excel, we use Cntrl button and select multiple cells. We do this to view sum of values (below bar) between those cells.

    8 votes
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  20. Slidebar for Workbooks with Numerous worksheets

    The workbook my group is using right now has 120 tabs at bottom for different worksheets. If the last person to use it left it at tab #28 and I now need to use number 84, I have to click the arrows until I find the tab I need. Please add a slider to navigate through tabs more quickly, like there is in regular, full blown excel. Thank you!

    3 votes
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