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  1. 2 votes
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  2. 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.)

    1,099 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.

  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 37 votes
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  9. keyboard shortcut to view next/previous sheet

    keyboard shortcut to view next/previous sheet

    3 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Real time changes when viewing a file

    I have a excel online file, which I update regularly, it's stored on Onedrive. I update it daily - sometimes, twice a day. I have sent the view only link to my friends, they opened it in IE, Opera, Chrome, etc. My suggestion is to make it dyinamic. What I mean, if I change something on my end (excel online), they see the updated version in real time, without needing to manually refresh page each time.

    My friends cannot edit document and not all of them have Microsoft account.

    10 votes
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  14. previous version

    There should be a way to minimize the previous versions after it has been selected. It will stay pulled up until the page is refreshed, this can be quite tedious when you have to constantly review documents or just want to verify something in a previous version.

    4 votes
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  15. Arabic Layout must be in place somewhere in this cloud xxcel app as well as it is in microsoft office packages in desktop

    writing in arabic begins from right to left as known so there must be a button on the office cloud interface that a user can switch the direction from Right-To-Left and from Left-To-Right for example columns' captions must be A, B, C, D, etc .... from Right-To-Left Enabled too.

    3 votes
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  16. If someone has a document open, Just incorporate a message to them in teams and/or outlook to close it

    If someone has a document open, Just incorporate a message to them in teams and/or outlook to close it

    19 votes
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  17. 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.

    2 votes
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  18. Workbook size

    We need the ability to zoom and/or decrease size of workbook. It's so big, as a laptop user, I can only see a few cells at a time and have to scroll reducing efficiency.

    4 votes
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  19. 2 votes
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  20. it would be great to have the custom view option in the online version

    it would be great to have the custom view option in the online version

    3 votes
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