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  1. Excel online do not have protected views like to lock sorting/ filtering something like that will be useful.

    Excel online do not have protected views like to lock sorting/ filtering something like that will be useful.

    4 votes
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  2. Why no simple series auto fill. Or if you have it, make it findable.

    Why no simple series auto fill. Or if you have it, make it findable.

    3 votes
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  3. Be more like google docs, more efficient, excel online its pretty average in performance

    A lite version of excel will improve the performance online, just like google docs

    4 votes
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  4. Need to offer a simple, faster, and easier version of excel online. The annoying features are the slowness and its need to reload frequently

    Need to offer a simple, faster, and easier version of excel online. The annoying features are the slowness and its need to reload frequently

    4 votes
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  5. The entered datas in Excel online are sometimes saved sometimes they are not saved. This should be rectified.

    The entered datas in Excel online are sometimes saved sometimes they are not saved. This should be rectified.

    2 votes
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  6. Suggestion for Excel files edited by many users. Issue: reached the limit of minor versions on the server

    Create exception to bypass minor versions limitations when an Excel file is meant to be edited/filled in by many users.

    There is an Excel file which users are meant to fill in to state whether they need a certain role etc. The list has many users listed. So it is bound to be saved and resaved many times. When the number of minor versions limit is reached, the creator of the Excel file needs to clone the Excel file.

    2 votes
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  7. minimise excel online title bar (not the ribbon bar which you can already minimise)

    I would like to minimise the green Excel online title bar (not the ribbon bar which you can already minimise)

    3 votes
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  8. should be the same as the excel bought

    its not fair to others wanting to use excel and not being able to use all its features.

    2 votes
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  9. mark cells when they are part of a formula (another cell) on the online version please.

    please paste the same functionality of regular excel. When we create a formula, i need to see which other cells is taking in to account and mark them.

    2 votes
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  10. Make it useable and functional, otherwise don't offer it.

    Excel online is junk. If you are going to offer it at least make it as functional as Google Sheets, which has your subscription beat with the exception of sharing and protections.

    3 votes
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  11. Let more than one person edit, don't let it lock to a user

    Let more than one person edit and don't let the sheet lock to a user

    2 votes
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  12. When you are not able to open large file, only providing the option to open in Excel, please also provide option to download the file.

    When you are not able to open large files, provide and additional option to download the file along with the open in excel option.

    6 votes
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  13. It needs to be more intelligent so that imported excel workbooks can be imported with full functionality of all of its uses.

    It needs to be more intelligent so that imported excel workbooks can be imported with full functionality of all of its uses.

    2 votes
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  14. Stop Excel from Rearranging Conditional Formatting Rules for shared Excel files on Sharepoint

    I built a shared Excel file with 100 conditional formatting rules and put it on Sharepoint, but for no apparent reason once every few days some of the rules get rearranged back to a previous arrangement in a way that causes them not to work properly anymore. Please fix this problem.

    3 votes
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  15. "Your session has exceeded its limits and has been closed" is unclear language, articulate what "the limit" is and how it's exceded

    "Your session has exceeded its limits and has been closed"

    Error Id: d5beba95-ab91-4d03-b643-f81fb062e0c8, 2018-06-13 15:57:51Z

    This error message don't clearly articulate what the user did wrong or how to avoid doing it again. A more detailed message, or one that uses clear language to define what "exceeded its limits" even means, would provide users with a way to avoid getting this error, over and over, as I have.

    5 votes
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  16. Syncing issues and Manage user access features suck. Learn from Google

    Your online and offline file syncing feature sucks. It's not real time and is irritating. Learn from Google.. manage access feature alse suck.

    4 votes
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  17. Bring back the colored boxes in excel formulas

    Bring back the colored boxes in excel formulas

    7 votes
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  18. Support “smart” folders in mail inbox like the desktop version of outlook.

    Support “smart” folders in mail inbox like the desktop version of outlook.

    3 votes
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  19. NOW() Function

    If I am the editor of a spreadsheet and limit the iterations of the sheet to 1, I can time stamp a cell based on the adjacent cell input. Unfortunately, the time that is stamped is based on the time in what I assume is Seattle WA while I live in the EST zone. Those that share the file with me do not see EST but rather three hours earlier than that. Can we set a default time zone for this purpose?

    2 votes
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  20. Linking Charts

    Hi there
    I hope this message finds you well
    I think it would be a great idea that users have the opportunity to link charts from one file in another
    For example to link a chart from Excel in a Word file
    That would make it easier to upload information and summarize it, especially information including numbers.
    Thanks a lot for your time
    Have a wonderful day :D

    4 votes
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