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  1. Formatting data - Time delay

    When any formatting operation such as Middle align, Wrap text etc. is done, considerable amount of time is taken by the client to perform those changes. But, no 'Loading' message is displayed. The screen looks freezed for some amount of time. Can you please consider this comment and perform the essential changes?

    3 votes
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  2. Open a copy of a locked file

    When I try to open a file that another user is accessing in desktop Excel, I get an error because the file is locked. If real-time coauthoring isn't supported on the desktop, it would be great of Excel Online would give me the option to open and edit a copy of the original so that the files could be combined later.

    6 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. When deleting a sheet, please indicate how much data or completed cells it has.

    There's a stock popup right now that warns a tab may or may not have data. A counter of data (bytes) or cells with data would be neat for powerusers or for collaboration teams that move through a high number of tabs.

    2 votes
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  4. Disable subscription validation when using Excel off line. It was validated when I installed it and I should be able to use it off line.

    Disable subscription validation when using Excel off line. It was validated when I installed it and I should be able to use it off line with all features activated. When I try to use it off line, I get a message that the subscription could not be validated, so most features will not work.

    3 votes
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  5. Make Sharepoint Filenames in URL the same as the path!

    There is a an obvious way to link to files on sharepoint. https:/.company.sharepoint.com/SITE/Folder1/Folder2/Filename
    where an special characters are replaced. Instead the sharepoint URL's are crazy long and complicated.

    2 votes
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  6. Online forms to support "grid" as exists in Google forms, and when done so to allow more than a single answer per row (Google does not)

    Support Grid or matrix as a survey option and allow user to select more than a single answer within the matrix (grid as Google calls it). (Google does not support multiple answers). An example is dates as rows and class names, time of day, availability (yes/no), etc. as columns. When dates are recorded in the form and then the spreadsheet, allow the format to be in date format unlike Google where they are text.

    3 votes
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  7. 1 vote
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    Hi,

    We don’t understand the title of your idea, and there’s no description. Can you make the title more clear and add a description?

    Thanks,
    Dan [MS]

  8. SAVED notification.

    When editing a document, whether Word or Excel, to show a message in the middle of the screen, or the top, in a BRIGHT COLOR, that ensures that our document was saved. :)

    12 votes
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  9. a field to add explanations in surveys, which do not require an answer

    a field to add explanations in forms, which do not require an answer

    4 votes
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  10. Editing a copy online Error

    When an error occurs that prevents you from editing a file online. Can the type of unsupported formatting or shapes, or any other unsupported items be highlighted to make easier to suggest if the information can just be removed?

    4 votes
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  11. 2 votes
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  12. I need to be able to choose my Language to use Excel Online, but a can not do it.

    Even if it allows me to choose Language, then when opening the application appear again in English.

    2 votes
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  13. After making a selection from a drop down list that we created; Excel starts shaking up & down

    My team at work, uses Excel in SharePoint for almost everything that we need to track. We've all (16+ people) have been having an issue. While editing Excel in the Browser, it randomly shakes up and down, the best way to describe it is the sheet moves up and down a few rows, really fast). One of my peers noticed the sheet starts 'shaking' after selecting a word in a drop down list of the sheet. To fix the issue, we have to completely close out of the Excel Tracker and then re-open it... Which causes a lot of extra…

    2 votes
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  14. Increase capacity of dropdowns

    As a manager with the Ga Dept of Ed, I routinely poll all of the school systems. I would love to use Excel Online Survey tool- but there is a limit as to how many selections I can have in the dropdown. I cannot get all 190 districts on the dropdown - which would require me to have 3 dropwdowns- which prevents me from requiring a seletion.

    4 votes
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  15. 4 votes
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  16. Make comments in excel be also saved when downloaded to pc

    Whenever I download a copy of my online excel file and open it, it says "Excel found unreadable content in <filename>. Do you want to recover.." It doesn't include the comments which is very important to me as they are like my diary, reminding what that was all about.

    3 votes
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  17. 2 votes
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  18. Business Intelligence removed from Office 365 Business Premium :(

    Have Office 365 Midsize Business and Microsoft is forcing us to go to a new plan. Office 365 Business Premium which is the same price has Business Intelligence missing which we use. It would cost $90 a year more per person to go to E3 which has the BI we need or I have to cancel the plan we have now (because user names are attached to the online email address) and start another account. Please add option to purchase BI for some reasonable amount!

    2 votes
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  19. 5 votes
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  20. When using Excel online Survey it would be ideal to be able to change the font of the questions.

    I will be using the Survey in Excel online with K-5 students so to have the survey look appealing for this age group would be a big advantage.

    2 votes
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