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  1. Excel Online should make it possible to view excel sheet protected with password

    Excel Online should make it possible to view excel sheet protected with password without using excel.

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  2. I am facing an issue in which I am blocked from accessing and editing my own workbook. It states that a person with my name locked it. I am

    I am facing an issue in which I am blocked from accessing and editing my own workbook. It states that a person with my name locked it.

    Hey! I have a great idea. Either
    A. If it is an imposter, then unlock my workbook for me, please. I am the real and only person using the workbook.
    B. If it is an error of Microsoft, then either fix the error or simple unlock my workbook because I am the authorized and only user and I did not lock it.

    Please let me know when you implement this idea because I…

    13 votes
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  3. Online Excel should have a save as pdf option

    There should be an option to save as pdf for online excel like in Google Sheets. Thanks.

    13 votes
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  4. 13 votes
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  5. Make the keyboard shortcuts the same between Excel and Excel online.

    In Excel hitting Ctrl Y on the keyboard is the command you can use to create multiple new lines in a spreadsheet. In Excel online the Ctrl Y combination means "redo" Making commands like this between the two would be helpful.

    12 votes
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  6. Notify on Checked out documents

    Is there a way to notify the user who has checked the excel document out? Or instead, you can notify someone regarding who has checked out

    12 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 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

    12 votes
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  9. 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.

    12 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 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).

    12 votes
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  12. 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.

    11 votes
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  13. Include option to turn off autocomplete in Excel 365

    Autocomplete for values already in column is enabled in Excel 365. The feature is often intrusive and causes more work than it saves. There is not an option to turn off this feature.

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  14. 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

    11 votes
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  15. Multiple Text Colors in one Cell

    Multiple text color in current excel online is unavailable.
    The multiple color text will ease the editing & online coworking experience, especially in emphasizing a point without turning everything into the same color.
    Really hope to see this improvement updated soon.

    10 votes
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  16. Disable autofill in excel online

    Stop the Autofill in excel online.
    Just give us a button to turn it on or off. I can see how it can be useful, but where I work it's usually just a hindrance and ugly.

    10 votes
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  17. Provide function like Fill Down, Fill Up and Fill Series of data.

    Provide "Fill" data function such as Fill Down, Fill Up, Fill Series, etc. instead of Flash Fill only.

    9 votes
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  18. Styles in Excel Online Ribbon

    Excel Online would be better if the styles option was available in the ribbon. Since we have multiple people working in a spreadsheet at the same time, it would be nice if they could have standard single click color selections to show the status of a particular line in the spreadsheet. Having to each user select the fill and text color individually each time makes for mismatches when selected as there are too many options and leaves too much room for error. Being as this is the primary method of multiuser editing, it would probably be extremely convenient to increase…

    9 votes
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  19. Add ability to delete/remove table columns/rows without deleting entire sheet row/column

    If we create a table and later realize we don't need the extra rows or columns, we should be able to simply delete the row(s) or column(s) that are no longer needed.

    Deleting entire sheet row/cols is not a viable workaround in cases where there is data above/below/next to the table that would also get deleted if the sheet row/col was deleted.

    (2016-08-03 Dan [MS]: updated title and description to clarify that sheet row/col deletion is not enough)

    9 votes
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    Thanks Lauren, I’ve updated the idea to be a bit more descriptive of the specific situation you’re running into.

    Cheers,
    Dan [MS]

  20. 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

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