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  1. It doesn't have all functionality as desktop excel. Make Online excel = Desktop excel

    Data formatting could be made as easy as in Desktop excel. As we are very much used to mouse it will be better to have those functionality to copy paste & other functions. In simple words make Online version = Desktop version.

    84 votes
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  2. Be able to open excel files online even if it is with unsupported feature.


    • Should let us know which particular thing that sets off the unsupported prompt

    • Even if there are unsupported features inside the file we should be able to open the file ignoring the unsupported or opening it by creating a copy without the unsupported feature

    17 votes
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  3. Allow the formatting of one or more words without applying to all content in a cell.

    Allow the formatting of one or more words without applying to all content in a cell.

    Sometimes we want to make one or two words or numbers bold or 'red' in color in a cell so that it stands out from other content in that cell. In the desktop app we can do this, but currently in the online version, it is all or nothing.

    9 votes
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  4. Request edit access

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

    9 votes
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  5. Function Library (book icons) in the Formulas Tab

    Basic and intermediate users may be happy to see all the book icons in the Formulas Tab (Function Library group) as we have in the desktop version, to help them to find which functions can be used. Even the mobile version has the categories there... This would be welcome on the online version too.

    4 votes
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  6. When in a meeting we often need to compare two files. Teams keeps shutting down a file while we look at another keep having to re-navigate

    When in a meeting we often need to compare two different files. Teams keeps shutting down a file while we look at another. We keep having to fully re-navigate in our attempts to discuss large files that take a while to download. The ability to see 2 files at the same time while screen sharing on teams would be great.

    3 votes
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  7. Excel Online - sheet print area

    Excel Online - Set Print Area - would be nice to be able to set a print area that can be saved, so that when others use the document, it will print the same way without having to redo all the settings.

    44 votes
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  8. shared worksheet should have detailed history just like gmail.

    shared worksheet should have detailed history just like gmail.

    10 votes
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  9. Restrict editing sheet views by requiring the view to be saved

    Require a sheet view to be saved if someone adds a new filter within an existing sheet view so it doesn't modify the sheet view for everyone.

    4 votes
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  10. Opening and saving files

    To have access on how to save information of a client and opening it again

    2 votes
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  11. bind office script to events

    bind custom functions written with office scripts to events such as "onChanged" as described in the documentation for addins:
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office/dev/add-ins/excel/excel-add-ins-events

    it's essential to enable automation

    2 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Macros, Scripts and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for the feedback.

    Currently, events APIs are not supported within Office Scripts. One of the main reason is that events can be long running and scripts have a defined start and end points. Unlike an add-in, the script doesn’t stay in the background to listen in and act on the events.
    Could you please let us know how you’d utilize events API support? That will definitely help us understand the requirement better.

    Thank you
    Sudhi Ramamurthy
    Program Manager

  12. Improve Conditional Formatting in Teams

    I just posted an excel file to Teams and the conditional formatting did not come with it. I haven't done any trouble shooting, but it appears that it's because I used formulas for the conditional formatting, rather than the other options.

    Is there a reason you can't use formulas for conditional formatting on Teams?

    4 votes
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  13. Allow for custom colors or an expanded option set for choosing colors for text, cell backgrounds, and tab labeling.

    The color palette for excel online is extremely limited. Expanding the palette or allowing for a color wheel selection option or HTML color entry would be fantastic.

    6 votes
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  14. Make standard colors primary instead of Theme Colors.

    Have the option to have Standard Colors and its gradients as the working colors or have Theme Colors as working colors. I prefer the Standard colors as they match my other applications and the Theme colors do not.

    6 votes
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  15. Select multiple Sheets to delete on sharepoint

    Select multiple Sheets to delete on share point. It currently makes you go one at a time. The Shift and CTRL button does not work in Sharepoint when the Excel sheet is live.

    5 votes
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  16. Using Excel Online - need to be able to "expand" the formula bar to show multiple lines without openning in Desktop App

    Using Excel Online - need to be able to "expand" the formula bar to show multiple lines without openning in Desktop App

    4 votes
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  17. Default view of excel sheet in 'Reading view'(no edit)

    Default view of excel sheet in 'Reading view'(no edit)

    5 votes
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  18. 6 votes
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  19. Allow multiple user edits in real time.

    Users should have the ability to collaborate edited documents in real time. Allowing users, especially large groups, would advance the work task to be accomplished more quickly and efficiently.

    4 votes
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  20. 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".

    14 votes
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