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  1. Define Name for a range

    Name a range in Excel Online and make available to use in formulas in other workbooks

    54 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Enable retention of file type when downloading from Excel on the web

    Whenever a .csv file is shared from OneDrive or SharePoint and opened via Excel Web App, it automatically converts it to an .xlsx file.

    I want to be able to download the file and retain its original format as .csv and not as an .xlsx file.

    5 votes
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  3. Protect Range/Sheet, Collaboration Range/Sheet, Tracking history of workbook

    There are several functions that don't work the same in the online version vs desktop. Besides that, in comparison, Microsoft Excel Online doesn't have advanced features in the Google Sheets. Below are a few that are particularly frustrating to me so far:

    ~ Protecting features only works in desktop version (not work online)

    ~ Microsoft Excel Only cannot protect sheets, but Google Sheets can protect sheets or ranges. Therefore, many users can collaborate together with high security in range/ranges, same sheet/sheets in a common workbook.

    ~ and so many advanced other feature in Google Sheets doesn't appear in Microsoft Excel

    18 votes
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  4. Online excel should be capable of at least opening password protected files, inter-linked excel workbooks, macro enabled workbooks

    Online excel should be capable of at least opening password protected files, inter-linked excel workbooks, macro enabled workbooks

    4 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Macros, Scripts and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Excel online should have Filter View functionality like Google Drive

    Without Filter View, collaborators are constantly seeing their view change as other collaborators filter on their work. This makes what could be a much needed file unusable for more than 2-3 users. In our team of 20+, users have to save local copies to even work with the file. At that point, there isn't much value and its more of a headache than anything. Private filter views where collaborator can work on the document without other users impeding their progress is absolutely necessary

    14 votes
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  6. allow full use of excel features on the online version.

    The one drive excel does not have the full features of excel and so I cant use it for my Intro to excel class which is frustrating. Please allow the full version from Online.

    11 votes
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  7. 7 votes
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  8. Multiple cell selection using Ctrl+selecting non-adjacent cells should be activated for copying and pasting values across a spreadsheet.

    Multiple cell selection using Ctrl+selecting non-adjacent cells should be activated for copying and pasting values across a spreadsheet.

    5 votes
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  9. 3 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Enable to sort multiple separate range columns in latest version

    Latest version of Excel cannot be able to sort multiple columns with separate range. Receiving an error when trying to sort it out.This was available on the earlier versions.

    31 votes
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  11. 133 votes
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    21 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Enable the insert of a table of contents

    Enable a 'Table of Contents' to be created, with links to all worksheets in the Excel Book

    2 votes
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  13. Request edit access

    Allow users to request edit access to documents that have been shared in read-only mode.

    4 votes
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  14. Multi user filtering without changing view of other users

    Generate the ability for multiple users to edit documents in Excel online and application where the users can filter for their screen only. This would allow for greater collaboration as multiple pieces of a project can be worked on in the same document without each users view being altered by one users filter.

    25 votes
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  15. Be notified and others when a change happens to a cell in a LIVE excel sheet

    Notification system to a CELL in a Live excel sheet

    3 votes
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  16. Links DisabledLinks to external workbooks are not supported and have been disabled. getting this error

    Links DisabledLinks to external workbooks are not supported and have been disabled.

    5 votes
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  17. make it free during the Corona virus pandemic period please

    make it free during the Corona virus pandemic period please

    1 vote
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  18. Excel online- More Colors!

    More colors and more themes. Please!

    529 votes
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  19. 3 votes
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  20. open in desktop app

    pressing open in desktop app should not need another pop up for approval to open in desktop app

    3 votes
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