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  1. 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…

    20 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Allow online EXCEL 365 workbooks to open at Sheet1!A1 every time or allow us to define it in the URL

    Online shared Excel 365 workbooks appear to open to the last cell a user clicked. This is no good if we are trying to display information to a team.

    Could you please give us the option to open sharepoint docs at sheet1!A1 as with the desktop Excel.
    or failing that, allow us to specify cell sheet1!A1 in the sharepoint URL to that workbook

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/external-url-link-to-a-specific-cell-in-an-excel/3c5d27e8-ffb9-4a7b-8cf7-5b64ce5b0814

    4 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Default to opening in desktop version

    Default to opening in desktop version of app - online is terrible 99% of the time. At the very least, make it an option.

    4 votes
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  4. Get "Page Layout" i have a chromebook and i cant do certain things, such as adding color to the tables.

    Please get page layout, i dont have an apple computer , i have chromebook and i cant do certain things.

    2 votes
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  5. Zoom bar at the bottom right-hand corner. Very handy in the Desktop app, most essential when using Teams to access spreadsheets for meetings

    Zoom bar at the bottom right-hand corner. Very handy in the Desktop app, most essential when using Teams to access spreadsheets for meetings

    6 votes
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  6. 1 vote
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  7. Online Excel should have capability as that of Offline Excel

    User should be able format data in Online Excel as that of Offline. Online excel should allow user to copy data from offline excel & paste it in online one.

    Speed of formatting can be improved. Sometimes it happens that formatting goes wrong due it's performance & we have to remove/undo our work done.

    3 votes
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  8. DUMP it and use the desktop app ... Web functionality is reduced and it's SLOW

    DUMP it and use the desktop app ... Web functionality is reduced and it's SLOW

    2 votes
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  9. Excel update notification

    Problem: A notification is sent/received when a text/chat or excel addition has occurred in Microsoft teams. This action does not occur when there is an update inside an excel file.

    Please allow notifications to occur when an excel file is updated.

    2 votes
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  10. 2 votes
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  11. Share Copies to Outlook

    The current product is not sharing a copy to Outlook. Links are nice, but usually require permissions to share outside the team requires a copy. I could not find this option on the Excel for Web Client

    2 votes
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  12. Sharing, Protecting, cross sheet functions

    It will be good if we have functions like Importrange and Query functions.
    Sharing , protecting the cells, is not as good as google sheets.
    Cell based editor history,
    Macros, like
    all those things which are available in google sheets.

    3 votes
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  13. Default view of excel sheet in 'Reading view'(no edit)

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

    2 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Selecting: multiple selection with Ctrl key

    Multiple selection with Ctrl Key

    15 votes
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  15. Desktop Excel is great, spreadsheet edit within SharePoint is TERRIBLE. I suggest ALWAYS opening .xls* files within the desktop app.

    Desktop Excel is great, spreadsheet edit within SharePoint is TERRIBLE. I suggest ALWAYS opening .xls* files within the desktop app. Why even try to provide functionality within SharePoint?

    7 votes
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  16. 3 votes
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  17. online excel zoom

    online zoom for excel

    4 votes
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  18. Eliminate prompts after opening an Excel file (with Excel) from Teams.

    Eliminate prompts after opening an Excel file (with Excel) from Teams. Opening a file from Teams used to just open the file for editing in the desktop app. Now there's an extra prompt every time. It's unnecessary and unwelcome.

    2 votes
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  19. Pivot functions

    Would be much better with :
    1) Slicer features
    2) advanced graphical functions

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

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

    6 votes
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