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  1. There is no way to select non-adjacent cells as in normal Excel.

    In order to tot-up figures, it is useful to be able to use Ctrl+click and select different cells. There is no functionality in Excel online to do this currently.

    494 votes
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  2. Scrolling Lock

    It would be great if there is a way to freeze the spreadsheet and prevent it from scrolling to eternity - for horizontal and vertical scrolling.

    3 votes
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  3. provide magnifying icon

    Provide (+/-) icons to increase/decrease size of display characters to preferences

    3 votes
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  4. Allow sideways scrolling on Mac

    Allow Mac users to scroll left and right with trackpad or mouse. This function currently not available in Chrome, not sure if available in other browsers.

    2 votes
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  5. Ability to filter column by colour

    I can currently filter a column by text, would be nice to be able to filter a column by colour from the drop down. Thanks

    18 votes
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  6. Unhiding and Hiding multiple Sheets at the same time would be a nice option to have.

    Unhiding and Hiding multiple Sheets at the same time would be a nice option to have.

    6 votes
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  7. Allow to sort and filter in read only mode

    Allow to sort and filter in read only mode

    5 votes
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  8. Add Support for Password Protected Workbooks

    Please add support for opening password protected workbooks in Excel online. At present it means you have to drop to using the desktop version.

    169 votes
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    Accepting Votes  ·  Tamar Tzruya responded

    Thank you for your feedback we appreciate it. Please keep voting to influence the feature priority.

    Tamar [MSFT]

  9. 2 votes
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  10. Shortcuts

    Some shortcuts applicable offline don't work online. Like inserting rows and columns, moving in between sheets..etc for instance. Please make this work

    2 votes
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  11. Add ability to Zoom in/out a workbook

    Add the ability to zoom a workbook in the web browser, without zooming the entire browser window.

    (2015-11-05 Dan [MS] - updated idea title and description to be clearer.)

    1,048 votes
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    Accepting Votes  ·  Tamar Tzruya responded

    Thanks for your feedback! We’re reviewing your suggestion. Remember, the more votes a suggestion gets, the more likely it is that we’ll do it.

  12. Let me input the password of an attached excel spreadsheet.

    Let me input the password of an attached excel spreadsheet.

    3 votes
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  13. Add Hide/Show Rows and Columns Method to Excel API

    Add a method to the Excel API to Hide and Show a range of Rows or Columns

    19 votes
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  14. please make it more user friendly the same as current microsoft excel

    please make it more user friendly the same as current microsoft excel

    2 votes
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  15. add "activate sheet" from list of sheets functionality

    In the desktop app, right-clicking the "next sheet" arrow will give you a drop-down of sorts to choose the active sheet.

    This functionality is not available in excel online... I have multiple workbooks that have 50+ sheets to navigate through and it would be great to be able to have this functionality while using excel-online.

    7 votes
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  16. 36 votes
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  17. keyboard shortcut to view next/previous sheet

    keyboard shortcut to view next/previous sheet

    3 votes
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  18. I'd like to View files shared with me in Files list

    Is there a way to view a file shared with me in my Files list without having to click on the navigation bar?

    3 votes
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  19. Add ability to for Find dialog to find results across the entire workbook

    Can only search up or down. Need to be able to search whole workbook like in excel for desktop. Would really love to see this fixed!

    31 votes
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  20. It would be nice if you could create a slide bar for the Tabs.

    I work with 20+ tabs and over 8 different worksheets and a clicking through them all is exhausting. Would be nice if you could create a slide bar for tabs.

    3 votes
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