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  1. Add an option to "Freeze up to Selected Column"

    Add an option to "Freeze up to Selected Column", not only the first column. Also, an option to "Freeze up to Selected Row".

    5 votes
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  2. Filter Views (collaborative work), zoom and freeze panes

    Hi,
    As much as I love using Excel Desktop version, online version is not that easy to use.
    Few ideas (for on-line I prefer using google only because it have features very easy to use):
    1. Filter Views - addressing the need of multiple people working in the same time, in the same spreadsheet but each on it's own view without bothering other folks


    1. Freeze panes - would be easier just to "drag" a line (as is with Google) and freeze whatever rows, columns etc.


    2. Rearrange the order of the column and rows - again referring to Google Drive where…

    18 votes
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  3. 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.

    6 votes
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  4. 3 votes
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  5. please add the zoom level and page layout

    please add the zoom level and page layout

    2 votes
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  6. Provide a way to set file(s) to always open on the desktop application.

    It's extraordinarily frustrating when, day after day, I have to wait for Web Excel to decide it can't open my macro-enabled personal Excel spreadsheet, then have to tell it twice that, yes I really DO want to open it in the desktop app, then wait for it to do so. I understand using Web Excel for files with collaborative authors, but it's a waste of time for many files that will never involve collaboration, especially when they use features of desktop Excel which might never be implemented in the web version. That's not "productivity" software.

    3 votes
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  7. Allow zoom feature on mobile devices when previewing an excel file.

    When previewing an excel file on my android phone I have to scroll to be able to view the entire document. There is a zoom feature if I edit the file but, I dont want to have to disable autosave and open the file just to preview. If I could zoom out while previewing it would be much more convenient.

    2 votes
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  8. Enable the pinch to zoom feature when using the touch pad mouse

    Enable the pinch to zoom feature when using the touch pad mouse

    6 votes
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  9. Automatically open file in Excel desktop if the file is above 5MB

    Simple enough. Excel online throws an error when the file is above 5MB in size, and doesn't give the user any other options. Effectively, the file is inaccessible to the user. If the file is above the Excel online limit, have the file open in Excel desktop instead.

    5 votes
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  10. 4 votes
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  11. Please add PAGE BREAK view and Margin resizing for Excel online.

    Please add PAGE BREAK view and Margin resizing for Excel online.

    4 votes
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  12. 2 votes
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  13. There should be maximize and minimize button in online excel as it difficult to see all the pages at a time

    Please add the same feature maximize and minimize button which there in standalone version

    2 votes
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  14. Please let me name cells in the web version

    The title perfectly explains my problem

    5 votes
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  15. Allow user to set margins for page and printed page.

    2 things: 1. allow the user to adjust page margins when preparing and printing the document;
    2. Although Canada is a metric country (sort of), the default paper sizes are the same as the US. Canada does not use metric sized paper. Please adjust the default

    7 votes
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  16. Data Sorting

    Waiting for use online excel once the sorting is the same as desktop. I'm constantly having to download it to my desktop excel. Superior to online Please fix.

    1 vote
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  17. Split Cell Feature.

    Cells should be able to be split into two, instead of having to merge cells.

    4 votes
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  18. Selecting: multiple selection with Ctrl key

    Multiple selection with Ctrl Key

    9 votes
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  19. 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.

    11 votes
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  20. Provide an option to disable Excel Online and default to desktop version

    Excel Online continues to disappoint new users and is hampering adoption of both SharePoint and Teams. Even if the library and site collection are set to "Open in client application", every Excel file that isn’t opened directly form the library in SharePoint or files tab in Teams, opens in the garbage online version, then has to be change to desktop, then user has to close the useless window of the online version.

    There is no option to open in the desktop version for a file attached to a planner task embedded in Teams, so then it is either jump through…

    10 votes
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