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  1. Don’t strip leading zeroes when importing csv files

    Don’t strip leading zeroes from csv files (or at least make it possible to switch this off as an option)

    3 votes
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  2. Relative paths within OneDrive (links work regardless of PC or Excel Online)

    Relative paths within OneDrive - my documents folder is stored in OneDrive on my PC, so all items are synced. If I have a spreadsheet with external links, then it should work in Excel Online just like in Excel 365 on Windows.

    Ideally, DSN connections (e.g. MySQL db files), refresh of Power Query when opening in Excel Online etc would also work regardless of platform, but I realise that is tougher

    3 votes
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  3. PLEASE IMPROVE TO ADD DEVELOPER TAB AND ADD MACRO TO USE ADVANCED

    DEVELOPER TAB ADDING AND KUTOOLS FUNCTIONS IN EXCEL ONLINE

    2 votes
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  4. Cant copy paste from another real time sheet. This is useless.

    Cant copy paste from another real time sheet. This is useless.

    2 votes
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  5. Copy and Paste--Google is killing you guys. I work in education. Get with it.

    Why can't I copy and paste a graph made in excel to a word document or PowerPoint on-line? you can do it with google sheets to google docs. It is hard for me to "sell the product" of Microsoft to my district when you can't even copy and paste with your on-line version!

    3 votes
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  6. Ability to choose country & default settings or ability to keep settting from original document

    When uploading or downloading files excel setting change automatically to "Microsoft" settings

    This makes a simple job complicated when it changes dates in 500 plus row documents.

    In New Zealand we enter date 14/03/2018

    14 March 2018

    Once up loaded or downloaded it automatically change to 03/14/2018 forcing me to find & fix all entries low than 12 eg 4/10/2018 - 4 Oct 2018 becomes 10/4/2018, confused??? I was too the first five times it looked and found all my work had changed

    2 votes
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  7. Import XML file with Excel Online

    Please add function to import XML file with Excel Online.

    Currently, all of our users is using Office online but we have to use Excel online to open XML file type.

    2 votes
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  8. 2 votes
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  9. Good to have an option to work offline but need a easy upload process to load the offline file back online

    Good option to work offline but need a easy upload process to load the offline file back online

    2 votes
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  10. Excel 2003 not opened

    Excel 2003 not opened

    2 votes
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  11. Opening of Documents Hyperlink in Online Excel

    Opening of Documents Hyperlink in Online Excel

    4 votes
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  12. Allow VLOOKUP across Online workbooks

    In Excel client, it is possible to define a VLOOKUP across two workbooks. Not just sheets within a Workbook, but across two different files. Excel will retrieve and keep the filename and path.

    At one time this allowed me to create a complex (ever changing) network of various different but related data listings, without having to copy list 1 to workbook 2 for VLOOKUP validation. The files were stored on a fileserver that everybody had access to using the same Drive letter. Yes, this is old school.

    Now in the Online world, I want people to work on different workbooks,…

    112 votes
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  13. Give options to optimize a large file so it can be opened online

    Give options to optimize a large file so it can be opened online

    2 votes
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  14. Pulling data from external OData source

    I need to be able to add script to a spreadsheet in Excel Online and pull data from an external source using a Odata interface. I can do this easily in Google.

    5 votes
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  15. Allow pasting larger amounts of data into Excel Online

    This 100k limit is very inconvenient and small. We are trying to migrate our users from Google Sheets to Excel Online and SharePoint. They regularly paste 4000+ lines of data at a time from Excel desktop to Google Sheets, and it works no problem.
    With Excel online they are going to have to break it down into selections of 500 or so. Very time consuming for what we are trying to do. How can we get this limit raised?

    8 votes
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  16. Insert Video and Picture

    How to Insert Video and Picture Online Excel

    3 votes
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  17. Add Actions for Excel in the IFTTT service

    IFTTT is a way to connect services together based on Triggers and Actions. Being able to use Actions to import data from other services via Triggers would allow users to chart and track many different things.
    Skype, OneDrive, and OneNote already have this capability.

    Example Actions would include:
    Add row to Worksheet
    Update cell in Worksheet
    Add tab to Workbook
    Run a macro

    3 votes
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  18. save files locally to PC hard drive

    save files to hard drive

    2 votes
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  19. Add ability to Convert Text to Comumns to Excel Online

    Please, add the feature to convert text to columns

    214 votes
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  20. Give an option for download documents.

    Option in OneDrive to send a link with a file that can be downloaded.

    2 votes
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