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  1. Examine copy and paste function within the browser version of Office 365 Excel

    Copy and paste function is so hit or miss in Office 365 Excel.

    For example, formatting of tables is completely lost even when I'm copying and pasting from one tab of Office 365 Excel to another.

    63 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. right click paste options

    Currently in Excel desktop when you copy something to your clipboard the right click menu includes a Paste Special drop down menu, as well as icons for paste, paste values, paste formula, etc etc

    In Excel online the only way you can access Paste Special options is the long way round on the Home menu. Can the Paste Special drop down menu be added to the right click (or better still the icons)?

    15 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. cell colors in excell online

    I am somtimes using excell online and find it a little annoying that I can't color cells.

    11 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Add Image insert function into excel online, please.

    Add Image insert function into excel online, please. See Google sheet does.

    140 votes
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    30 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Spellcheck in Excel Online

    Ability to do Spellcheck in Excel Online

    187 votes
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    49 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,

    We are happy to announce that spell check functionality is now available on Excel Web!
    Thank you all for voting and influencing Excel Online priorities.
    Keep voting for other ideas you want us to address.

    Thanks,
    Excel Online Team [MSFT]

  6. Tab colors

    Be able to change the tab colors at the bottom.

    10 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Find and Replace for Excel Online

    Excel Online only has Find, not replace. We really need a Find and Replace function. Similar to what is available in Excel, and Word Online.

    330 votes
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    21 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Happy to share, Excel Online now supporting improved Find dialog and Replace dialog. You are welcome to try it and provide us feedback through the service (File → Help → Provide feedback to Microsoft)

    Tamar [MSFT]

  8. Excel survey with automatic timestamp on each record

    When you get many responses it often is very important to understand WHEN a certain respons was submitted. For exampel if the same respondent has submitted multiple times and you want to sort out the last one of them....
    Add feature that automaically add a timestamp on each record.

    3 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Surveys  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We update the experience of Excel Survey with a new experience. Excel Survey will be powered by Microsoft Forms and will be renamed “Forms for Excel”. This update comes with a modern experience to make it simple and easy to collect information into Excel in real-time, with all Microsoft Forms features. You could get more detail form – https://aka.ms/formsforexcel

    Zhongzhong [MSFT]

  9. Add the ability to create Pivot Charts in Excel Online

    Build the features that allow me to use PivotCharts online I am guessing this is on the Roadmap just putting it here since i do not see it listed.

    79 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Remove Duplicates for Excel Online

    Remove Duplicates feature as in the Desktop version, when importing tables from multiple locations where a user name or extension may appear multiple times and needs to be removed

    214 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,
    Thank you for your feedback.

    We are pleased to announce that we have completed this feature and is now available in the latest version of Excel on web.

    Please continue to use Excel on web and vote for your favorite features to influence our backlog priority.

    Thanks,
    Excel on web team

  11. Adding advance sort features to Excel Online

    Enabling advance sort features in Excel Online. I have requested that my organization stop using Google Drive and one of the issues a lot of people complain about is the ability to do advance sorting like you can in Google Sheets or the Excel app.

    Currently, the only sort feature is ascending or descending by one column.

    185 votes
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    56 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Add Support for Shapes

    For over two years now Excel Online has failed to support Shapes added in the Excel Desktop and this is major issue for many applications and document workflow.

    The compromise put in place by Microsoft is dysfunctional because Shapes cannot be Viewed or Edited in Excel Online and it forces users to either:


    1. Create a copy of the file to Edit Online (strips Shapes) > now we have two different Versions!


    2. Open the Excel Document in Excel Desktop


    I suggest at a minimum, that Shapes can be viewed and cell links to Shape text is updated if used.

    Ultimately, the…

    68 votes
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    12 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Tamar Tzruya responded

    I am happy to announce that shapes can now be viewed! 
    Enabling shapes for editing and insert shapes is on our backlog.
    Thank you all for voting and influencing Excel Online priorities.
    Keep voting for other ideas you want the product team to address.

    Thanks,
    Tamar [MSFT]

  13. 13 votes
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    completed  ·  6 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Can we get the Strikethrough option added?

    Our organization would like the strikethrough option available to be used in the online version of Excel.

    29 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Date Drop-down in Surveys

    It would be great if you have a question such as "what was the date of the training session", to have a drop down calendar for the user to select the date. Currently seeing a lot of different date formats when we leave it to them to fill out. Skews the data for us in the back end.

    11 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Surveys  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We update the experience of Excel Survey with a new experience. Excel Survey will be powered by Microsoft Forms and will be renamed “Forms for Excel”. This update comes with a modern experience to make it simple and easy to collect information into Excel in real-time, with all Microsoft Forms features. You could get more detail form – https://aka.ms/formsforexcel

    It would be great if you could provide feedback for us – https://aka.ms/excelsurveyfeedback

    Zhongzhong [MSFT]

  16. "saved" status of workbook

    Give users feedback on the "saved" status of a workbook--Explicitly SAY that the workbook is saved rather than leaving us to assume nothing went wrong

    57 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Ability to hide or collapse rows. (Using Outlining - Group/Ungroup)

    The functionality exists if a spreadsheet is uploaded with it already in there, but if there are more rows to be collapsed it can't be done online.

    [10/20/2015 - Dan [MS] - updated title to reflect the feature that this is requesting - Grouping/Outlining]

    19 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    I’m happy to announce that creating an outline of rows/columns is now available in Excel Online.
    Check out Group or Ungroup buttons in Data tab.

    Thank you all for voting and influencing Excel Online priorities.

    Itai Goldstein
    Microsoft Excel

  18. Allow Ctrl+Arrow navigation (as in Excel desktop app).

    As a keyboard warrior I use this often, and Excel Online really hinders that workflow. Ctrl+Arrow navigation in documents of all kinds (even text fields online) is very important to me.

    36 votes
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    completed  ·  Tamar Tzruya responded

    Happy to announce, ctrl + Arrows are available in production. Thank you for voting and influencing the product priority.

    Tamar [MSFT]

  19. 161 votes
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    33 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Happy to announce, the ability to Freeze Panes, Freeze Top Row, Freeze First Column is fully available in production.
    we are looking for your feedback through the Excel Online provide feedback option.

    Tamar [MSFT]

  20. Create Conditional Formatting

    Vote for this request if you want to be able to create Conditional Formatting in Excel Online. (Conditional Formatting currently works if it is already in your workbook, but you can't yet create it.)

    133 votes
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