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  1. Have highlighting options when performing a search. Only the box is outlined, should be be flashing or turning an expected color.

    Have highlighting options when performing a search. Only the box is outlined, should be be flashing or turning an expected color.

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Drag-and-drop Rows and Columns

    The rows and columns should be draggable and droppable. You should be able to move them with your mouse.

    3 votes
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  3. Add page layout features

    Add page layout features

    5 votes
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  4. 4 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. CSV functionality on Excel Online

    I am trying to import a contact list for Forms which requires CSV. I could not find an easy way to convert my workbook online to CSV. So I needed to use the desktop app.

    7 votes
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  6. 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…

    19 votes
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  7. PivotTables created with Power BI using Analyze In Excel should work after publishing to Power BI

    Power BI's Analyze in Excel functionality allows Excel users on the desktop to create reports using PivotTables and cube formulas connected to a published Power BI dataset. However (and this is very hard to explain to customers) these reports only work on the desktop: even though Power BI allows you to publish Excel workbooks to an App Workspace, reports created using Analyze In Excel do not work after they have been published to Power BI because Excel Online does not support connections to Power BI. Please fix this!

    578 votes
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  8. 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.

    2 votes
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  9. 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.

    2 votes
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  10. Let us re-size web parts.

    Let us re-size web parts. For example; I upload an excel file and display a chart on my page, this chart has it's own scroll bar because it doesn't fit in the 1/3 of the page section Sharepoint allows it!

    2 votes
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  11. put the +/- buttons for zoom level back.

    put the +/- buttons for zoom level back.

    5 votes
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  12. Color adding

    I HAVE BEEN USING teal color on my cell in excel, and i can not find this color anymore. would you please add the color to excel

    4 votes
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  13. 2 votes
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  14. Title Copy and Paste

    Please allow copy and paste for naming a document.

    Most of the time my document titles are the first line of my Excel table or Word document header.

    2 votes
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  15. stop requiring a password to see a shared document!

    Stop requiring a password to see a shared Excel document!

    2 votes
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  16. Do not ask me every time to edit in online. That is no option. It wastes my time. Excel Web sucks.

    Do not ask me every time to edit in online. That is no option. It wastes my time. Excel Web sucks.

    2 votes
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  17. Add Teams option - open files by default in desktop apps

    Please foresee in Teams the option to open office files (Word, Excel, etc.) by default in the Office application.

    3 votes
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  18. Enable the pinch to zoom feature when using the touch pad mouse

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

    10 votes
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  19. Bring back Editing other users comments in Exchange Online

    The recent Exchange online updates appears to have removed editting capability for comments made by other users on the excel online.

    Such functions is necessary specially for users utilizing online only Excel.

    6 votes
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  20. Formulas

    Have the Formulas tab like in Office 2016.

    2 votes
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