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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.

    51 votes
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      4 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.

      30 votes
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      • 9 votes
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        • 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.

          9 votes
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          • zoom please

            zoom option

            page set-up

            7 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.

              4 votes
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              • 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 .

                3 votes
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                • add spell checker in excel

                  add spell checker in excel

                  2 votes
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                  • I would like to have more color options or the ability to make custom colors. (when highlighting cells)

                    I use Excel to color code our schedules for work and It would be really helpful if there were more color options or the ability to create custom colors.

                    3 votes
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                    • in normal Excel you can Ctrl+click on different cells and see the total or average of these cells ...... Excel Online only allows you to seq

                      In standard Excel you can Ctrl+click and select various cells at random and see the sum or average of these cell value. Online only allows sequential cell selection for this. Is this coming?

                      4 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • When we open a file in excel online, we should be able to save a copy to our own One Drive seamlessly,

                        When we open a file from a One Drive, we should be able to save it to our One Drive when working in the 365 education suite, without downloading to our computer first. In Google Drive, I can open any online document and it automatically saves to my One Drive, where I can easily copy it. When I open documents from my file share in Excel Online, I should have this same capability to save to my own One Drive without an in-between step

                        2 votes
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                        • How to see who has the excel worksheet locked

                          How can I see who locked the workbook?

                          7 votes
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                          • Macros & Scripting Creation from Excel Online

                            Macros/scripting are essential to help users perform automated tasks. Currently, you cannot create, edit or view the macros inside a workbook on Excel Online.

                            Google Sheets 'Script Editor' has been available for years, and it is one of the features that makes Google Sheets superior.

                            10 votes
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                            • Zoom (+/-) bar on the excel online application

                              I would suggest to include the zoom (+/-) bar on the excel online application as nowadays organizations are using excel online feature excessively to edit data on real time basis and it will become easier to display the data and have an option to zoom in and zoom out for better view-ability.

                              20 votes
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                                1 vote
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                                  2 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • arsreikningar

                                  I need anual reeport.

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                                  • Disable chat / Fix chat

                                    My team needs to communicate while working (We're in different buildings) and we were happy to find Excel Online had a chat box. The problem is it's completely buggy. One moment you're writing in the chat box the next you're writing in a cell that had data on it. The problem seems to happen when someone starts editing a cell or when someone sends their chat before you're done typing. I couldn't find a way to disable it. (Maybe there is a way but it's not easy to find.) We've taken to using Skype for Business but it would be…

                                    2 votes
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                                    • 1 vote
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                                        • I feel like the desktop version of the app should just be connected to the internet and behave as if it was in the browser.

                                          The desktop version of excel should allow you to make changes while others are using. Additionally, in word and ppt you have to press the update button -> It would be better if it was just an always connected interface similar to the browser that made real time edits for all users to see.

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