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  1. Let more than one person edit, don't let it lock to a user

    Let more than one person edit and don't let the sheet lock to a user

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    • Between different Sheets, it is difficult or even impossible to refer to cells from other Sheets.

      Let's say that I have a number in Sheet1 and I want to refer to this number in Sheet2. It is impossible to refer to the cell from Sheet1 to Sheet2.

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      • option to insert and shift dragged cells (over existing data)

        otherwise you have to insert empty cells first, drag your data, then delete empty cells where you dragged from

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        • 1 vote
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          • Filter & Sort by color

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

            16 votes
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              • We need to be able to edit this spreadsheet and it is too large to download.

                We need to be able to edit this spreadsheet and it is too large to download.

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                • Allow different items in a cell to be bold/italics/underline etc without changing whole cell.

                  While in the online version if you have a list of names in a cell, you cannot make changes to one name without effecting all the items in a cell. So for instance if I only want to bold italics John's name I have to open the desktop version which creates issues when multiple people are in the document at the same time. It would be helpful to be able to do this in the online version.

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                  • Issue with edit permission even after checking out the file, also version history is not getting updated on the front page

                    Not able to edit the document even after checking it out , it says no edit permissions,something is fishy,multiple people in the team reporting same,Not able to take advantage of the system for maintaining a very light weighted document.Also version history is not getting updated on the front page

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                    • excel when edit in Excel 2016 keep conflicting

                      excel when edit in Excel 2016 keep conflicting

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                      • Go to ****

                        Go to ****. your online thing sucks.

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                        • Protect sheet

                          I'd like to be able to protect / rename etc a sheet in excel on line [

                          2 votes
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                          • Copy and Paste

                            would be useful to be able to copy and paste from local excel to online excel

                            2 votes
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                            • Get rid of it as well as Word Online. It works terribly with SharePoint

                              Get rid of it as well as Word Online. It works terribly with SharePoint

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                              • when suggesting to use editing in exel online - please actually allow this!? or take the option away

                                when suggesting to use editing in exel online - please actually allow this!? or take the option away

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                                • Hide ribbon bar in Excel online

                                  Please allow to hide the ribbon bar in Excel Online.

                                  It is important to be able to prevent user from messing around with the sheet structure and even make the sheet not usable. It would be even better if only the owner can turn this feature on and off.

                                  Also, when user is using iPad, the ribbon bar takes up too much screen room

                                  3 votes
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                                  • 1 vote
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                                    • Filter views

                                      When using Google Sheets to collaborate there is a filter view that allows you to set a filter view that only you see. This is very helpful when multiple people are in a file and you don't want to mess with the view everyone else is in. Something similar would make online excel much more user friendly.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Activate the shortcut keys for Left-handed users, please.

                                        Please activate the shortcut keys for Left-handed users.
                                        The same as available for Excel desktop.

                                        Ctl+C = Ctl+Insert
                                        Ctl+X = Shft+Del
                                        Ctl+V = Shft+Insert

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                                        • Support features in the desktop app that competitors like Google Sheets support.

                                          Please upgrade your Excel Online to support fairly basic features that the desktop application supports and that competing spreadsheet apps like Google Sheets support. So far I have found the following issues:

                                          * Cannot edit conditional formatting.
                                          * Cannot name cells.

                                          Both of these can apparently be done in the desktop application, but lack UI elements in Excel Online. The lack of ability to name cells is particularly egregious as it is an important feature when making robust formulae.

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