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  1. Create the ability to lock certain cells while being able to edit other cells in the same sheet.

    Currently, there is not the ability to lock certain cells in a document online, while also being able to edit others in the same sheet. It would help a ton if there was a way to lock specified cells in a sheet and also be able to edit unlocked cells in the sheet when editing online.

    69 votes
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      5 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • multiple people editing you should have the choice to see a user's perspective (Filters) Or not.

      When multiple people are editing a document and one user filters that document down... We unfortunately have to see the filtered data. It would be nice to have the choice of seeing a specific persons view/perspective of the document or have my own personal view/perspective of the document.

      An example is multiple team members are updating their task list all at the same time.. one person filters to just their items, we are all affected... When really we want to be able to filter differently so i can modify my items. The data in the file remains in the same…

      21 votes
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      • Change colour of words within a cell

        To be able to change colour of individual words or characters to highlight those words.

        7 votes
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        • zoom please.

          You ask people to help improve and yet It's unbelievable how many are asking for zoom - are you moving forward?

          11 votes
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          • zoom please

            zoom option

            page set-up

            17 votes
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            • When hyperlinking to a Sharepoint location or file, ensure the link is maintained when you edit in Excel or download the file.

              When you download a file or edit it in Excel, and then reopen in the online version, all hyperlinks to Sharepoint locations/files no longer work. You have to edit in Excel or download in order to utilize many features, so you can't really work around this, it's a major issue with productivity. Anyone know of maybe a setting or something that will fix this or any type of workaround, it would be greatly appreciated if you can share.

              11 votes
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              • Be able to link to external workbooks.

                Add support to link to external workbooks.

                5 votes
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                • filter using multiple

                  One have the ability to filter the data using multiple columns.

                  3 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Be able to mention @ people

                    It'd be great to follow Google idea and allow to mention people that have access to the document simply by adding @name .

                    9 votes
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                    • Crtl Y - redo action

                      In excel I often use Crtl+Y for insert an extra row or collum. Please make available in online version or give the option how many collums or rows you like to ad

                      2 votes
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                      • Send notification to user who checked out the Excel. Better use Excel Online

                        Make user aware that working in Excel Online enables multiple users working/editing on the Excel file. Edit in Excel will lock the file.

                        6 votes
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                        • Using custom colors from a theme - bug in Excel 2016?

                          When you select a custom theme which contains custom colors, you can used those colors initially only with shapes. By doing the following you can use them with cell formatting as well:
                          1. Select a theme with custom colors
                          2. Insert a shape
                          3. Change the fill color with a custom color from the ribbon "home"
                          4. Select a cell and you can change the color to a custom color as well

                          If you do not follow steps 2..4 you can not use custom colors. Even more worse if you follow all steps and you want to use the context…

                          2 votes
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                          • 16 votes
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                            • add spell checker in excel

                              add spell checker in excel

                              6 votes
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                              • Active X Support in Excel Online

                                Active X support for Excel Online would make the Online a far more powerful tool for data presentation and data collection.

                                2 votes
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                                • Allow for multi user editing without file locks as with Google Spreadsheet

                                  Generate the baility to multi user edit concurrently on the same file for both Excel online and application. Currently there is no true multi user editing as anytime a file is accessed even with multiple users enabled it still locks the file and cannot be edited by others.

                                  42 votes
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                                  • Add Explore function like in Google Sheets

                                    Feature to ask a question about our data, without typing any formula. See Google Sheet.

                                    2 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Fix Excel Online Print Paper Selection Defaulting to A4

                                      When printing from Excel online (in either IE or Chrome) the paper type is defaulting to A4 instead of Letter.

                                      13 votes
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                                      • have the ability to add images to a spreadsheet online

                                        Be able to allow users to upload/add an image to a worksheet while using the online portal.

                                        1 vote
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                                        • Excel online not allowing to paste more than once using cut (Ctrl V)

                                          Until a few days ago, I was able to cut and then paste several times with excel online. Now, it only allows me to paste once. Copy and paste works fine. This only happens in excel online. Word online works fine.

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