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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!

    317 votes
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      24 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  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…

      16 votes
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        5 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Excel online- More Colors!

        More colors and more themes. Please!

        5 votes
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        • Excel Online Auto Refresh Azure Analysis Services

          Excel Desktop PowerPivot Report connected to Azure Analysis Services Tabular model refreshing the data works in Excel Desktop.
          However, when you publish this workbook to Power BI workspace (from the workbook's ribbon menu > File > Publish > Publish To Power BI) then you try to refresh the data in Excel Online it doesn't work!!!
          Microsoft should fix this limitation otherwise what's the point of having a refresh capabilities for just Excel Desktop PowerPivot.
          We want our end users to be able to refresh powerpivot reports Online.

          12 votes
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            5 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Text Rotation

            Having text rotation is a MUST HAVE. We recently migrated over from the Google platform and many of our spreadsheets use this function. It makes it impossible to see the headers.

            17 votes
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            • 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

              6 votes
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              • Please add the option to adapt text orientation on spread sheets. The lack of this option makes it very difficult to effectively share.

                Standard excel allow the orientation of text and thus makes it possible to effectively label columns. The lack of this feature on the online version is a huge disadvantage.

                4 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…

                  32 votes
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                  • Include PowerPivot with Office 365 for Business

                    Include Power Pivot with Office 365 for Business subscription

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                      7 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        1 comment  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Filter & Sort by color

                        Please allow Filtering & Sorting by color, like the PC version

                        2 votes
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                        • 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'

                          2 votes
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                          • Making the box in which to insert series for chart axes sizable, so the entire series address can be viewed and edited if needed

                            Creating powerful and dynamic charts would be easier if we could expand the box for entering data for series for a chart’s axes.

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                              0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • If you are going to have a shortcut to toggle hide/display/show images (ctrl+6), then please put it on the ribbon!

                              If you are going to have a shortcut to toggle hide/display/show images (ctrl+6), then please put it on the ribbon so then when someone accidently presses CTRL 6 they have a hope of finding how to undo it!

                              I spent days confused and hours actually trying to fix this.

                              Excel makes it worse by not allowing a user to paste in images once this display has been toggled off!

                              Unhelpful error message that Excel Gives is: "Microsoft Excel cannot paste the data."

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                              • Basic Functions

                                The inability to select a group of cells, press ctrl, and select another group of cells is detrimental to the online version of Excel. Being user-friendly is the #1 goal!

                                Additionally, in the desktop version of Excel, the keyboard shortcut "Ctrl+;" inputs today's date. Making such functions available in the online version would be useful.

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                                • Allow the use of different colors in a single cell in Edit in Browser mode

                                  As of now, a cell can only be all one color text when inputting and editing in Browser mode

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                                  • Custom colors!!!

                                    What happened to customizing colors?! It would be nice to have that feature for the online (in browser) version..

                                    4 votes
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                                      • Excel Online

                                        There should be able to edit one area in excel sheet with password in excel online. Just edit the text and fonts, basic stuff, no functions or macros or anything else

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                                        • Office Addin Excel API JS - Insert Images programatically

                                          Hi,

                                          I am trying to add image in excel worksheet using JS api for office Addins.

                                          I came across this thread where users were asking to have option to support images insertion in office excel online.

                                          Now that it is possible to insert images in excel online from UI, do we have anything planned in office JS for addin in future releases to support inserting image to worksheet in excel online programatically?

                                          I didn't come across any documentation for achieving this functionality in

                                          https://dev.office.com/reference/add-ins/excel/excel-add-ins-reference-overview

                                          Please advice.

                                          Thanks in advance!

                                          5 votes
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