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  1. 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!

    399 votes
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      33 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enable track changes in excel online

      Enable track changes in excel online

      24 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • add a zoom icon for excel online

        Add a zoom feature for excel online

        36 votes
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          6 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • HOW HARD CAN IT BE TO JUST MAKE EVERYTHING WORK PROPERLY ON THE ONLINE VERSION?!?! GET YOUR **** TOGETHER MICROSOFT!

          How about you take all of the features that already exist and port them over to the online version?
          Google sheets has you beat by centuries.
          Toolbars missing
          Formating options gone
          Macros non exisstent
          "Open in Excel" only if you're ******* magic!

          You have millions of people paying for this ****, get off of your *** and make it work the way its supposed to!
          I can't believe people actually buy Microsoft ****!

          1 vote
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            7 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • please enable macros for Excel online

            please enable macros for Excel online

            13 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Excel online- More Colors!

              More colors and more themes. Please!

              60 votes
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                4 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Let users edit Excel at the same time with their own filter update and one's change won't affect others

                when multiple users making changes in Excel onine, a user's operation will affect others which means that users can hardly really edit file at the same time, is there any way to solve this issure?
                Requirement: Let users edit Excel at the same time with their own filter update and one's change won't affect others.

                29 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Zoom level slider

                  Need the ability to zoom in Excel online.

                  22 votes
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                  • Please add user changes log

                    Please add some extra feature like change history, please make undo redo function more efficient in system copy paste and excel itself

                    13 votes
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                    • Please add user changes log

                      Please add some extra feature like change history, please make undo redo function more efficient in system copy paste and excel itself

                      13 votes
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                      • Add developer tab including VBA

                        Enable a developer tab so that users can add macros and edit the VBA behind them. JavaScript would be nice to be able to use as well.

                        6 votes
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                        • Make Macros and VBA work online please

                          Please enable Macros and VBA online.

                          24 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Macros

                            Please provide a facility to run macros online.

                            10 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow users to cut and insert rows in between existing rows

                              Currently, when you cut and 'insert' rows, it pastes over existing rows and information. The insert function should insert the rows and move the existing rows down.

                              9 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Row and column highlighter

                                Row and column targeting highlighter. I would love a feature that when I point or click on a cell, the entire row and column is highlighted with a
                                color that I can choose from a pallet. This feature would confirm when entering values into a specific cell, that you can ensure you are working on the right row or column because often sheets are very large and making sure you enter a value into the right cell can be a problem especially after hours of staring at a spreadsheet with many values. This feature can of course be turned on…

                                12 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Show who is editing the Excel spreadsheet on Sharepoint so that I can track that person down so that I can edit the doc.

                                  Currently, when I try to edit an Excel spreadsheet online (shared with other users), I can't edit it because somebody else is using it. However, I have no idea who that person in the office is. It would be great if Sharepoint stated who the user is so that I go and talk to them to resolve the issue.

                                  In the interim, I guess I'll just use Google docs wherever possible.

                                  4 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • More color choices, especially for highlighting.

                                    I have a running file that I no longer have access to some of the colors I have used for 3 yrs now. More colors, and more SHADES of colors, please.

                                    17 votes
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                                    • modify excel online to open password protected files

                                      like other email websites (gmail, etc), excel online should also have feature to open password protected files without download to the pc, it should be open online by entering the file password

                                      16 votes
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                                      • I am looking forward to excel online matching the desktop version with it's capabilities!

                                        Sometimes the formatting on Microsoft online can be wonky. It's only in the desktop version (sorry if that's not the technical term for it!) where I feel really comfortable with the formatting and more options.

                                        5 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • If someone has a document open, Just incorporate a message to them in teams and/or outlook to close it

                                          If someone has a document open, Just incorporate a message to them in teams and/or outlook to close it

                                          15 votes
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