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  1. Please enable using Cntrl Button in keyboard to select multiple custom cells. We normally use to use it to check the sum from random cells

    In the offline excel, we use Cntrl button and select multiple cells. We do this to view sum of values (below bar) between those cells.

    10 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. I would like a LOCK mode/icon for excel spreadsheets so they can be viewed and but NOT edited by accident (since i can't preview)

    I would like a LOCK mode/toolbar icon for excel spreadsheets so they can be viewed and but NOT edited by accident.

    2 votes
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  3. when looking at excel sheet online it times out too fast!

    when looking at excel sheet online it times out too fast.

    2 votes
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  4. Disable automatic query refresh when opening Excel online

    As you state in your error message, "data refresh"..."that uses secure external data connections to on-premises servers.."will probably not work in Office 365". It doesn't. This is an obstacle to online collaboration where a developer creates an auto-updating Excel file with pivot tables that refresh on open using secure connections to SQL server for an end user who needs this information on their portable device. Instead of forcing the Excel Online user to go through the error messages and warnings, why not offer the option (checkbox on error message?) to turn off refresh in Excel Online, while maintaining it for…

    2 votes
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  5. Add Support for XLTX Template File Format

    It would be useful to be able to use XLTX Template File Format also in Excel Online. Some Templates from the Office.com Template Gallery support the "Edit in Browser"-Option, so it seems that basically the "template functionality" exists also in Excel Online. But - as far as I know - it is not possible to use my own template files (*.xltx) to distribute e.g. a data entry excel sheet which should be duplicated automatically after opening the file in excel online.

    13 votes
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  6. Active X Support in Excel Online

    Active X support for Excel Online would make the Online a far more powerful tool for data presentation and data collection.

    7 votes
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  7. Send notification to user who checked out the Excel. Better use Excel Online

    Make user aware that working in Excel Online enables multiple users working/editing on the Excel file. Edit in Excel will lock the file.

    17 votes
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  8. 29 votes
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  9. Be able to select and change border colour and weight/style like in Excel or Google Sheets

    I can open an existing Excel document in Excel online and I find some of the border formatting has changed. In my instance it is from a dotted line to a solid line. There is no option to change this, from the formatting.

    I have the same document open in Google sheets and this is not an issue and the line style can be changed if required and copies over as in the original document.

    3 votes
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  10. As an online excel user I would like to change only part of the content of a cell to highlight this particular content

    As an online excel user I would like to change only part of the content of a cell to highlight this particular content in a different color and/or font

    13 votes
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  11. 3 votes
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  12. Create an option to turn off predictive text in Excel 365 online

    Create a way to turn off or edit predictive text in Excel 365 online.

    3 votes
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  13. Make Removing Table formatted cells easier

    Allow for removal of table formatting in sheets where the target table was copied to. When a table is copied from another sheet, "Clear Format" does not seem to remove the underlying formatting object. This makes it difficult to change the format area of the existing table, or clear out the color scheme and other table type encoding within the sheet.

    2 votes
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  14. =UNIQUE

    Google allows an easy function =unique(A1:A) to automatically exclude duplicate values in a given range or column, and displays the results wherever =unique is entered. There isn't an easy way to do this in excel.

    5 votes
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  15. Add "Hold" to the drop down options of Open & closed

    Add "Hold" to the drop down options of Open & closed

    3 votes
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  16. When a shared document is locked for editing because another user has it open in the desktop application, can we have the name of the user

    When a shared document is locked for editing because another user has it open in the desktop application, can we have the name of the user

    6 votes
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  17. 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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  18. Possibility to edit a text box in Excel Workbook or possibility to combine Excel Workbook sheets with Word text sheets

    Possibility to edit a text box in Excel Workbook or possibility to combine Excel Workbook sheets with Word text sheets.

    A Microsoft specialist suggested that I add this feedback to this forum (https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msofficeonedrivefb-msoother-mso_o365b/excel-online/b6226989-737e-4a89-8fe9-89743999543e)

    That would be really convenient because that way, people could share their combined files online and use only one file for tables and text parts.

    4 votes
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  19. save files locally to PC hard drive

    save files to hard drive

    6 votes
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  20. 1,829 votes
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    Thanks for your feedback! We’re reviewing your suggestion. Please keep voting to influence our Backlog priority.

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