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    • I can't find the edit in Excel on Dropbox in the Excel Online window on my Mac, where is it.

      Needs to be a clear path to the "Edit in Excel" feature in the Edit Online on Dropbox, at least when using the Macintosh platform. I've tried everything I can think of but cannot find that feature.

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      • Please add data validation options for worksheets that are populated by surveys.

        If making updates to a worksheet that's populated by a survey, the cells aren't currently bound by the same constraints.

        Example: Say you have a question with yes/no options in a survey. That column in the worksheet doesn't automatically populate with "yes/no" options for data validation. This limits worksheet usefulness, editing and update ability, and can potentially wreck results, break charts and formulas, etc.

        Adding data validation both to Excel Online worksheet edit capacity and as an automatic part of Survey + Worksheet population would be very helpful.

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        • Do not lock the workbook when people want to edit it online

          When people would be editing it offline, then the people online could possibly edit it online

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          • Add support for user defined name cells

            Add support for user defined name cells

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              • Allow for autocompletion of typed text from a linked table (not just cells above the current cell).

                Allow for autocompletion of typed text from a linked table (not just cells above the current cell).

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                • Be able to set protection on and off of an open Excel workbook on the Web version of Excel

                  It would be very helpful and behavior the same as on Desktop if there was a method or methods to set protection on and off of an active, open Excel workbook on the Web version of Excel.

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                  • Recent activity data in online or offline office data.

                    Hi , I use office online a lot , and i would like to know at what time i have edited which data into the document, it could be a excel or word of a PowerPoint.

                    which will help a lot to normal users and also of the files are shared online for edition , owner will get to know which member has edited the document.

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                    • protected structure

                      Have the ability to protect the structure of a workbook so limited changes can be made.

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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.

                        49 votes
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                        • Lock edit row/column when in edit mode online.

                          When I edited or leave our file on all day sometime we have some accidents pressing some key then it replace. it will be nice to lock column or row when we in edit mode (lock to edit not effect to change format or arrange data. we still can sort or arrange all rows or columns)

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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).

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                            • Wondering how co-authoring works with groups in Excel

                              we have a group project that involves entering and editing about 30,000 rows x 8 columns of data in an excel sheet. I have been researching the co-authoring new function. Are there any limitations for mulitple users? We usually have around 3-5 people entering at the same time. Would this cause problems? we currently have gone away from Excel for this project and used Google Sheets. However, it does not seem very robust and there are frequent screen freezes and crashes.

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                              • Give me the opcion to clear content.

                                It would be easier to have the opcion when right clicking to clear content and to scroll to the left or right while shading for editing.

                                3 votes
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                                • 2 votes
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                                  • 1 vote
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                                    • Fix the small resolution dialogs, like Text to Columns, Edit Links and more

                                      Many dialogs are small and haven't changed since the days of 800x600 size displays. The Text to Columns dialog in particular only manages to show 5 lines and 63 columns using just ~450 * 80 pixels. I have a huge monitor. This is completely unnecesary. Other old dialogs can be resized, but still have default windows and column sizes appropriate for latter 1990s monitors.

                                      Please fix this dialog and any others that are either not capable of resizing, or have inadecuate defaults.

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                                      • Automatic autofill

                                        When highlighting using infill I have to go into the range of colours to choose the colour I want even tho the colour is highlighted on the infill button. Just abit time consuming when normally only need to press the infill button
                                        Thanks

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                                        • user experience

                                          It will be great if the code was more optimised, because now it is lagging quite much for me and I even don't have a large spreadsheet opened for editing. If I open the very same spreadsheet in google docs, it's so smoooooooth I wanna cry. Please do something about it.

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