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  1. 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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  2. 2 votes
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  3. 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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  4. I'd love an alert when that person is out of the file. Plus a button to retry.

    In the error warning, there should be a button to retry the connection.

    There should also of course be options to request the person gets out of it...and then another option to get an alert when they are out of it.

    I distinctly remember that Excel used to have this option years ago.

    2 votes
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  5. 2 votes
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  6. Search Option to move on a desired sheet

    Hi, I have a problem to move on other sheets on excel as i have number of sheets in one file and when I have to find my desired sheet there is no search option as available in MS Office by right clicking before the first sheet and there are available all the tabs and I can also search by pressing any key. But there is no such option available on online excel. Kindly make an update at earliest.

    3 votes
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  7. Have a minimize button if file is opened in office.

    Whenever we open a excel or document in office ,it blocks entire mail and restricts viewing mail until we close the excel.Can we have a minimize button which will help in providing better view.This will enable user to open file whenever needed through maximize button it will also prevent restricted view.

    2 votes
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  8. Multiple users should be able to edit the same workbook

    We need to edit the excel workbook on the spot like Google Docs. People can edit the workbook together with colored boxes representing each

    4 votes
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  9. Couldn't able to read an online Excel spreadsheet.

    "We're sorry. We can't open the workbook in the browser because it uses these unsupported features:

    • Scenario Manager"

    3 votes
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  10. find

    Currently when doing a "find" search, the program works pretty well as long as it finds what you're searching for. If it doesn't find what you are searching for, the cursor jumps up to the top left corner, in an empty cell, of the spreadsheet. It would be really nice if the cursor didn't move at all but the search command just returned a "not found" message so you quickly knew there was nothing in the spreadsheet, rather than trying to find your cursor & where it may have moved in a cell.

    2 votes
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  11. Right-click on arrows in sheet ribbon to open drop-down list of sheets.

    Excel desktop lets the user open a list of sheets when he/she right clicks on the arrows located in the sheet ribbon. This list makes it easy to navigate workbooks with many sheets. This feature is absent on the online version, but is greatly missed.

    8 votes
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  12. Allow an edit function to row numbering or start the rows with -3 to 0 which can be used for titles and row number one can be used to number

    Allow an edit function to row numbering or start the rows with -3 to 0 which can be used for titles and row number one can be used to number data entered.

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  13. Unfreeze Row (Include Button)

    Photo included shows the missing option that is available in the installed application. The current functionality thinks in terms of a single-toggled button (same button, on or off). SaaS users might be trained to look for -- at the very least -- a change in wording. An "Unfreeze" option (as with other options) is not available. GUI users may be bettered served with an "unfreeze" option, rather than the current functionality as of Feb-2017, which requires the user to re-click the same button again.

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  14. Can we search all sheets for specific data, rather than just the one in view?

    Can we search all sheets for specific data, rather than just the one in view?

    3 votes
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  15. READ-ONLY in the Edit in Browser Header

    It would be great to see READ-ONLY in the header of the document / spreadsheet when initially pulling up a file to EDIT IN BROWSER

    2 votes
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  16. Vlookup formula loses focus when you lookup between sheets

    Vlookup formula loses focus when you lookup between sheets

    Doing a lookup between sheet 1 and sheet 2 force the user

    4 votes
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  17. ability to see cell calcualations in view mode

    You currently can't see how the cells are calculated, unless you are in "edit workbook" mode. It would be nice to see how cells are calculated because I need to share a sheet with others so they can see the calculations, but I don't want them to edit the sheet.

    2 votes
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  18. Want to view worksheet tabs

    I have a spreadsheet with multiple worksheets (tabs). When using Excel online, I'm only able to see the first worksheet. It would be great to be able to select which worksheet to view.

    2 votes
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  19. Automatically change to view only mode after certain period of time

    Excel online file should be change to view mode after certain time of unactivity

    2 votes
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  20. 10 votes
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