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  1. Show userid of who has the document locked or checked out and time its been checked out

    edit spreadsheet online is locked...it'd be nice to show userid of person that has the document checked out. This way you can send them a reminder to check it back in for online edits

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      53 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        28 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        started  ·  Tamar TzruyaTamar Tzruya responded

        Thanks for your feedback! Just a note to let you know that we’re building create Freeze Pane as you suggested.  

      • Links between spreadsheets in Excel Online

        It would be nice for links between spreadsheets on my One Drive to work.

        136 votes
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          17 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Thanks for raising this. I assume you mean having a cell value linked to a value in a different spreadsheet. We’ll add it to our backlog. Keep voting!

        • Pls add TRACK CHANGES capabilities for us to track who changed what (specifically not by versions), in excel online or browser mode.

          Pls add TRACK CHANGES capabilities for us to track who changed what (specifically not by versions), in excel online or browser mode.

          126 votes
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            20 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Create Conditional Formatting

            Vote for this request if you want to be able to create Conditional Formatting in Excel Online. (Conditional Formatting currently works if it is already in your workbook, but you can't yet create it.)

            83 votes
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              7 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              under review  ·  Tamar TzruyaTamar Tzruya responded

              Thanks for your feedback! We’re reviewing your suggestion. Remember, the more votes a suggestion gets, the more likely it is that we’ll do it.

            • Add ability to open Online files with more than 10 MB

              Add ability to open Online files with more than 10 MB and increase file size to 30-40Mb

              62 votes
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              • Change tab colors like you could do in the desktop excel

                Right click on a online excel tab name and choose the color of the tab like you could do in the offline version

                48 votes
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                • 22 votes
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                  • Highlight cells affected by formula when editing

                    Like the desktop version, when a formula is being edited (F2), highlight with colors the other cells used in the formula.

                    15 votes
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                    • Retain clipboard data upon paste, like every other program in existence.

                      Normal programs can copy/paste data without the clipboard being cleared, but strangely, Excel is different, inconsistent. Clipboard data should not be cleared upon use (e.g. paste).

                      10 votes
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                      • Excel Online should give you an update (via Outlook or Yammer, maybe?) once a document locked for editing by another person is free

                        Excel Online should give you an update (via Outlook or Yammer, maybe?) once a document locked for editing by another person is free

                        8 votes
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                        • Cells in a table should be able to be merged

                          While editing in excel. I was hoping I should be able to merge cells within in a table

                          8 votes
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                          • SAVED notification.

                            When editing a document, whether Word or Excel, to show a message in the middle of the screen, or the top, in a BRIGHT COLOR, that ensures that our document was saved. :)

                            7 votes
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                            • Excel Online Cell Movement After Enter

                              When editing an Excel Online documents, hitting [ENTER] will drop you down to the next row, same column. Generally hitting [ENTER] will return you to the next row, but in the column your previous modified cell was in.

                              7 votes
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                              • Duplicate tabs

                                Add duplicate tab to the right-click tab menu.

                                7 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Check out option in main Excel Online window

                                  I'm trying to implement the use of Excel Online, but we still use check-in/out for editing documents.

                                  To ease this transition to co-authoring, I would like people to use EO, but without the long-winded way of check-out.

                                  This should be an option in EO next to 'Edit Workbook', or at least in the three-dots menu

                                  6 votes
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                                  • 6 votes
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                                    • Not Download option in Excel Online and Group Sharing

                                      Is there a way, where the person viewing the file is not allowed to download the file.

                                      Also can we create a group of members to be shared and share it with only those members. Will those members have access to it. I do not want to provide edit access to them. But only few cell, where they can select or edit the data.

                                      6 votes
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                                      • Maintain copied data on the clipboard even if the "dancing ants" aren't shown around the copied range (Copy-paste clipboard persistence)

                                        When you copy a cell or text and then you perform any action (like type in another cell) the item that was copied is not available to paste.

                                        Basically, copy/paste does not work if you perform any action (like typing in a cell) between copy and paste.

                                        This is applicable to desktop version too.

                                        (2016-07-08 Dan [MS]: updated title to match Win32 version of same idea)

                                        5 votes
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                                        • Add "insert.." , "delete" , and "clear contents" to right click options in onlne version.

                                          If I want to add rows to only a few columns in the middle of a sheet I have to switch to full version of Excel. I do this very frequently, so I miss this feature. As for clear contents, I can't highlight multiple cells and delete all at once. In full Excel I can do that with right-click and :delete contents." I would rather just be able to highlight all cells and hit "delete" have all deleted.

                                          5 votes
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