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  1. Excel Survey Response Message

    Allow survey creators to edit the response message and enter a link in the message

    3 votes
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    • Add Delete to the File menu

      Add Delete to the File menu so you can get rid of a file from the web viewer while you are looking at it... Make it easy and reduce steps to delete a file.

      2 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

        10 votes
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        • Timestamp the date and time a comment is entered or modified.

          Indicate the date and time a comment is entered or modified for a cell and by whom.

          3 votes
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          • Remove filter

            I found the ability to add filter on excel online by creating table.

            But I don't find a way to either remove table format or remove filter

            6 votes
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            • Switch / Swap Cells on paste (Paste Special > Swap)

              When you move data to a cell that already has data in it, it'd be sweet to have the to swap the data or to replace it.

              EG I have data in A3 and B6 but want them to switch to each other's locations.
              EG I would like C:C data to go to D:D and for D:D to go to C:C

              5 votes
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              • enable check in check out excel & lock unlock on one drive excel online instead of sharepoint.

                some column of excel doc we shared to everyone is locked, & can be unlock by admin for editing only.
                problem is missing of the check in/out & lock function will duplicate the file if we edit in local onedrive folder.

                3 votes
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                • Insert Cut/Copy cells into a document

                  Can you add Insert Cut/Copied Cells when you right click the mouse. otherwise you have to insert a row, cut what is needed and then paste it

                  8 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

                    12 votes
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                    • Edition choice - don't offer choices to deny them afterwards

                      When I want to edit an Excel file in Sharepoint, I am being asked if I want to edit it online or if I want to download it to edit offline. I use to select online but quite often, I receive then a message saying for example
                      "Unsupported Features
                      Warning
                      This workbook cannot be edited because it contains the following features:
                      • Shapes or other objects
                      To edit this workbook, open the workbook for viewing, select Save a Copy from the File tab, and edit the new copy."
                      Would it be possible to detect this before offering the choice, so…

                      1 vote
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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.

                          6 votes
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                          • 12 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.

                              11 votes
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                              • 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

                                10 votes
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                                • locking records not spreadsheet

                                  so more than one person can edit the spreadsheet

                                  1 vote
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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. :)

                                    12 votes
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                                    • 4 votes
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                                      • 1 vote
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                                        • formatting option are poor... Atleast compare the existing outlook and try n replicate the same

                                          Editing tables and colour coding is still pathetic and even if you try copy from excel it comes as plain text.

                                          2 votes
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