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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!

    372 votes
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      33 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • add a zoom icon for excel online

      Add a zoom feature for excel online

      13 votes
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        4 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Excel online- More Colors!

        More colors and more themes. Please!

        30 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  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.

          9 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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

            6 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • When files are locked by another user

              It would be good to have a way to notify person who has locked the file out that is shared to close it by clicking a button

              18 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  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.

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

                  Need the ability to zoom in Excel online.

                  5 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Advanced filter options

                    Introducing advanced filters like in Outlook desktop version will be great.
                    We have filters for subject, from, to, body, date, attachment filters in outlook.

                    It is a pain to search using keywords.

                    6 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  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…

                      3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • color

                        Why are we back to this gray scale color scheme? In what universe does anyone need that many shades of gray. It's absurd. I want custom colors or just MORE OPTIONS. I don't mean 12 blues, 87 grays, and 12 yellows. One of the many reasons I am on the verge of switching back to Google Sheets. Aside from the fact that nobody seems to be working on the color problem- the sheets are slow. They refresh every 5 seconds and oftentimes it will refresh while I'm working on something and lose all my work. Excel online has some SERIOUS…

                        30 votes
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                          5 comments  ·  Editing  ·  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

                          5 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Developer Options Custom Ribbons

                            custom Ribbons on excel online, can't access developer options. cant develop excel sheet, need to build custom Spread sheets

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Enable VBA for Excel Online

                              Enable VBA for Excel Online. Others have suggested a scripting language like google sheets has (which is javascript). No, keep it VBA.

                              9 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make Macros and VBA work online please

                                Please enable Macros and VBA online.

                                4 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 2 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • If the file exceeds 30mb instead of letting me do nothing let me download it

                                    If the file exceeds 30mb instead of letting me do nothing let me download it

                                    5 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Enable users to hide ribbon bar on Office 365 version, like on desktop versions. Difficult to view on tablets.

                                      The bulky ribbon at the top of the page makes it difficult to use Excel on a tablet or other small screen. The only way to hide it seems to be switching to "read view", which makes it difficult to access the editing tools. Would like option to hide ribbon and hover over it to open, like with desktop version.

                                      2 votes
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                                      • If trying to edit a file and someone else has locked it, have option to send

                                        If trying to edit a file and someone else has locked it, it would be useful to have the ability to message and or request access to the file from within the popup.

                                        5 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Please allow macros within Excel online 'Edit in browser' mode

                                          You should be able to run macros while editing in your browser for an Excel Online Sharepoint/OneDrive document. Currently, you can only do this if you select 'Edit in Excel'

                                          7 votes
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