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  1. Online office does not allow to convert .ods to .xlsx

    Online office 365 gives alert if we try to view .ods file but does not give a prompt or option to convert a file to xlsx format.

    2 votes
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  2. add option to embed excel survey into web page

    Well, the idea is basically to add an option to embed an Excel survey (the questions) into a web page, preferrably with visual customization. I think it is rather strange this feature is not available.

    4 votes
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  3. After a session expires, automatically reload the page, rather than prompting to refresh

    Instead of telling me my session has expired on a read only document, and asking to hit refresh. How about just automatically refreshing the page.

    12 votes
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  4. How about tutorials?

    Many people know the general idea of how to use excel but then again many don't like children who don't who how to use the many features excel have. So making tutorials of how to use them would be a good feature,

    3 votes
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  5. Add the ability to close a worksheet via the "File" menu.

    In the fat client version of Excel, there's an option to close a file. Users accustomed to that would be less confused if that option was added to Excel Online.

    8 votes
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  6. 8 votes
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  7. Add ability to disable the Query warning (and/or disable external queries completely) in Excel Online and the Excel Web Access web part.

    This query dialog that appears seems good in that it prevents the execution of "dangerous" queries, however, it has the effect of confusing end users and making them scared.

    5 votes
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  8. [Embed] if you uncheck "Include a download link", then disable view full size workbook

    On the embed code screen, if you uncheck "Include a download link", then disable view full size workbook

    When you uncheck "Include a download link" your are telegraphing that you "don't want someone to download you Excel file".
    But you can still "view the full-size workbook" because icon is still active.

    Improvement: Disable "view the full-size workbook" when you uncheck "Include a download link"

    This would be a nice security feature Then this acts as a true viewer, like the good old ActiveX days ;)

    Also prevent someone from hacking the script to get the download!

    19 votes
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  9. 'Show Comments' in Excel Online should roll-up across ALL worksheets.

    'Show Comments' in Excel Online is really good; however, limiting it to a worksheet at a time is inefficient for reviewing a review. Maybe show tabs in the comment sidebar that equates to comments on other worksheets if it is a performance issue with displaying live links to all of them

    3 votes
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  10. print friendly for Excel on the webpage

    I would like to suggest the print friendly for Excel on the webpage after publishing the worksheet such as Blogspot.

    6 votes
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  11. Could really use save as PDF functionality with in OneDrive.

    Add save as PDF functionality with in One Drive.

    5 votes
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  12. 5 votes
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  13. Give us a "don't ask again" button for some pop-ups

    If I want to replace a cell with another cell, there is a pop-up with this question - There's already data here. Do you want to replace it? And there is no "don't ask again button".

    3 votes
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  14. email everyone through owa

    When I have a shared document and i want to email everyone that has access to that document, there is a option named "email everyone".
    But:


    • Too many clicks to get there.

    • When i click in "email everyone" it wants to open my mail client, but i don´t have one, I use de owa email, and would be nice to send through it.

    3 votes
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  15. Increase the limit for excel services in Office 365

    Can you increase the excel web services from 10mb to higher?

    11 votes
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  16. Link directly to Excel tab

    Each tab in excel document should have unique url, so that sharing a link pointing to a specific tab is possible.

    16 votes
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  17. Why not have an "excel light" without all the "improvements" missing so us uneducated people don't have to relearn the software every time.

    Why not have an "excel light" without all the "improvements" missing so us uneducated people don't have to relearn the software every time a new version is released?

    3 votes
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    Hi James,

    Can you expand on what you mean a bit more – maybe with some examples? I’m not sure I understand what you’re getting at here.

    Cheers,
    Dan [MS]

  18. 3 votes
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  19. Add signature to Excel PO

    ADD SIGNATURE CAPABILITY TO EXCEL PURCHASE ORDERS

    5 votes
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  20. Allow the use of F4 function keys

    Allowing the F4 function key to repeats the last command or action.

    7 votes
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