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  1. Support Background image for excel worksheet in Excel Online

    We have an option to set background image for Excel worksheet using Page Layout > Background. We can add images like confidential, draft copy etc. using this option we can show the image on every page on excel worksheet.

    This option works fine in Excel desktop application. However, in Excel Online, it says this feature is not supported.

    Even in SharePoint Excel Web access web part also the background image is not showing up.

    It would be nice if this feature is enabled in Excel Online/SharePoint Web Access web part too.

    Alternate options for background option would be setting up…

    25 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Disable chat / Fix chat

    My team needs to communicate while working (We're in different buildings) and we were happy to find Excel Online had a chat box. The problem is it's completely buggy. One moment you're writing in the chat box the next you're writing in a cell that had data on it. The problem seems to happen when someone starts editing a cell or when someone sends their chat before you're done typing. I couldn't find a way to disable it. (Maybe there is a way but it's not easy to find.) We've taken to using Skype for Business but it would be…

    4 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. allow the ability to notify or lock when someone tries to filter sort

    when collaborating on an Excel document if someone applies a filter when i am editing the filter applies to my view and disrupts editing

    3 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Custom sort options. The current sort options are extremely limited.

    Mirror the sort options on the client version. The current sort options online are extremely limited.

    15 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. There should be an option for printing the embeded spreadsheet!

    There should be an option for printing the embeded spreadsheet!

    10 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Printing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. option to add header and footer

    as in offline editing, add option to add header and footer

    7 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Viewing word & excel documents online: being able to copy text WITHOUT having to open the document for editing

    See title.
    I do not want to edit the document, I just want to copy some text to use in an email or other document

    6 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Add ability to Convert Text to Comumns to Excel Online

    Please, add the feature to convert text to columns

    244 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your feedback! We’re reviewing your suggestion. Please keep voting to influence our Backlog priority.

    - Excel on web team

  9. Please give file administrators the ability to remove someone from editing a file in realtime

    Allow the file administrator to select people currently editing the file and remove them from editing in realtime. It's highly irritating to not be able to lock down a file or edit it in Excel because you can't reach someone who is editing your file.

    6 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. User defined number format missing

    Start → Number Format → User defined → ???
    IT'S NOT "User defined" AS LONG AS THE USER CANNOT DEFINE IT!!!!!!!!!

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. 日本語に切り替えたい

    日本語に切り替えたい

    4 votes
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  12. the size of workbook in excel online shouldn't be limited under 5mb,we users clapsed once file exceed

    the size of workbook in excel online shouldn't be limited under 5mb,we users collapsed once file exceed

    5 votes
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  13. Row based Date stamp function capturing when data is changed in that row.

    Provide an Excel function that date stamps a row when any change is made to data in that row (other than the date stamp column). This is exceptionally useful when maintaining membership data, inventory records etc.

    52 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Create a notification when accessing a file for editing online to alert both the user and the person wanting to access the file

    Create a notification when accessing a file for editing online to alert both the user and the person wanting to access the file so that the 2nd person trying to open the file already in use can tell a who has the file opened or locked. Also,, a notification will be sent to the current user (person who has the file opened or locked) that a specific user (identified in the alert) is trying to open / access the file that the 1st user is working in.

    Alert idea sent to person trying to open a file that is already…

    16 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Comment Only User

    We would like a new user type in excel online called the "Comment Only" user. This user is a view user but has the ability to add in comments. We have many users who need to view spreadsheets and having them be able to add comments would be very useful as long as they cannot EDIT the document.

    See google sheet: https://sites.google.com/site/niefoliohelpsiteforstudents/introducing-google-documents/enabling-comment-only-access-in-google-docs

    15 votes
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  16. take away the read only mode

    take away the read only mode

    5 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Make Excel online have full office features, and offline support for chromebooks

    I have a suggestion to make Excel online better. Adding offline features on Excel so customers will use this when not connected to the Internet especially for users that run Chromebooks. Excel Online should need full office features from desktop apps.

    10 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Limitations/Data Analysis

    Having the option to add data analysis tools, such as histograms is necessary. It would be nice to have ToolPak for Online Excel. Thanks.

    8 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Our group just recently started using OneDrive for collaboration of an Excel document that we use on a daily basis. However, when trying to

    Our group just recently started using OneDrive for collaboration of an Excel document that we use on a daily basis. However, when trying to edit the document in the Browser, only one color can be applied to a cell. When using Excel in a local file, you can have more than one font color in a single cell by highlighting the targeted words in the cell and then choosing a different color.

    Recommendation: Make it possible to have multiple colors in a cell when editing an Excel document in browser like you can do in a local file.

    9 votes
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  20. Dropbox collaborate

    For excel files that are opened through Dropbox , please add collaboration support for them.

    2 votes
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