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  1. 2 votes
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  2. Syncing issues and Manage user access features suck. Learn from Google

    Your online and offline file syncing feature sucks. It's not real time and is irritating. Learn from Google.. manage access feature alse suck.

    5 votes
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  3. I strongly suggest terminating the Excel Online program, it is simple nonsense! The full Excel program is still the king!

    I have nothing good to say about Excel Online, it provides no benefits to me. I much prefer to use the full Excel program. All my work requires the full functionality of Excel. Excel Online acts as a road block that I have to continuously work around.

    3 votes
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  4. Be more like google docs, more efficient, excel online its pretty average in performance

    A lite version of excel will improve the performance online, just like google docs

    4 votes
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  5. Add a "Select All Tabs" ability in the online version of Excel...

    In the Excel version installed on a computer, one can select all tabs, and make wholesale changes to format that affects all of the pages. This function to select all tabs in a workbook seems to be missing. Please add it...

    3 votes
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  6. India

    Plz make it similar to Normal Excel so that it can be more user friendly

    2 votes
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  7. Take it offline


    • speed and reliability of keystrokes (long delay, unresponsive) reduces accuracy in a numbers-based program. This is horrible when speed and accuracy both matter.

    2 votes
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  8. 4 votes
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  9. Basic Functions

    The inability to select a group of cells, press ctrl, and select another group of cells is detrimental to the online version of Excel. Being user-friendly is the #1 goal!

    Additionally, in the desktop version of Excel, the keyboard shortcut "Ctrl+;" inputs today's date. Making such functions available in the online version would be useful.

    4 votes
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  10. When we open a file in excel online, we should be able to save a copy to our own One Drive seamlessly,

    When we open a file from a One Drive, we should be able to save it to our One Drive when working in the 365 education suite, without downloading to our computer first. In Google Drive, I can open any online document and it automatically saves to my One Drive, where I can easily copy it. When I open documents from my file share in Excel Online, I should have this same capability to save to my own One Drive without an in-between step

    8 votes
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  11. Excel online was very slow. Also had me sign in several times... very annoying DISlike

    Excel online was very slow. Also had me sign in several times... very annoying DISlike

    5 votes
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  12. Licence Google Sheets because Excel online is absolutely terrible, no, I'm serious. It can't even do basic copy/paste without 'WORKING...'

    Basic commands and functions take forever to work.

    I wait minutes for a basic 4 cell copy/paste, how is this productive, seriously!

    Come on MS, you've been in the software game for too long for embarrassing things like this to be slowing down your users (which are forced to use the products).

    FYI, we moved away form Google apps and it's the cleanest most responsive UI and features going, didn't even need Excel on the desktop.

    3 votes
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  13. 7 votes
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  14. Ability to change Calculation mode Automatic->Manual_>Automatic

    Excel Online honors the existing calculation mode in an uploaded workbook but does not allow you to change it (you have to download to the desktop, change it and re-upload).
    Need the ability to change it without download->change->Upload

    12 votes
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  15. How about you keep online excel the regular excel

    ow about you keep online excel the regular excel DUH! other wise why would anyone want to use DUH DUH

    11 votes
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  16. Improve movability within spreadsheet, smoother navigation

    Have been working on Google for many years now, and recently switched to Outlook (including Excel Online). The spreadsheet does seem to snag up at times (scrolling, for example), and certain tasks do take longer (filling a cell). Much I like about it, but keep working for easy navigation.

    7 votes
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  17. Excel Lite

    No doubt excel has a lot more in terms of functionality than other spreadsheet providers but due to same fact, excel is quite slower too.
    I suggest to have at-least couple of versions i.e. Excel and Excel lite. where lite version provide only basic (daily use) features so that we do not experience performance issues.

    Not everyone is an excel expert and there are many features which are not of use in most of the time. so it would be great if we can have lighter and performant excel experience. :)

    Regards,
    Zubair Ali

    2 votes
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  18. Add option to require a document to only open in Excel desktop application (prevent opening in web app).

    There has got to be some way to set the universal setting that excel will always open in desktop excel and not in online excel. As is right now, every time I open excel I have to go through 4 clicks and about 20 seconds to get it on desktop excel.

    15 votes
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  19. Enable cloud based computations by supporting large Excel files

    I should be able to upload a spreadsheet to Excel Online and have the ability to process the calculations in the cloud, since they are too resource intensive for one computer (with 16Gb memory and a fast processor). I have some large spreadsheets that are very slow to calculate and open. I've read about Excel's CPC cluster processing but that would take a lot of time and resources to implement, plus the formulas would probably change.

    Excel Online doesn't support files over 10mb right now. I would also like to be able to have multiple spreadsheets controlling each other from…

    6 votes
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  20. 10 votes
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