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  1. Allow editable ranges in Excel Online

    As with the 'offline' version, be able to protect sheets/workbooks and allow editable ranges.
    Excel Online defaults to protecting the entire sheet,
    As shared excel files/reporting are a large part of the new apps (MS Teams) it would make sense that this feature is included in the Online Excel version.

    8 votes
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  2. Create list view of excel sheets for excel online and add option to change sheet colors

    Expand Excel online capabilities allowing sheet colors to be changed and opting for a list view of the sheets. It is tiresome to click through pages of sheets.

    8 votes
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  3. Encrypted files will also be open in online excel, which is not possible currently.

    Encrypted files will also be open in online excel, which is not possible currently.

    8 votes
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  4. Lock cells

    I would like to be able to lock a portion of an excel sheet so that no other user can edit that portion without a passowrd

    8 votes
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  5. 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

    8 votes
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  6. Make Excel Online App to be default app for opening excel files online and offline

    Thanks Microsoft for providing Excel Online app . Wish this app allows to create and edit files as the default app for users who don't have excel full application.

    This will allow users to use Excel Online as default app in windows and whoever wishes to have more functionality can choose (and will choose) Office 365 subscription or buy Office 2019 .

    Allowing this feature will be benefitted by Windows Desktop Users i increase the Office Online apps userbase subsequently may subscribe for Office 365 plans

    7 votes
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  7. unable to unprotect the sheet in online with password to avoid accidental changes from saving

    unable to unprotect the sheet in online with password to avoid accidental changes from saving.

    Can add protect / unprotect sheet in excel online

    7 votes
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  8. Tab Navigation

    Add a pull down list showing all tabs with the ability to navigate to that tab from the list (this functionality currently exists in Visio).

    7 votes
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  9. Allow for Check Outs

    When you need the check out an item, give the user the ability to check it out, rather than just saying 'Return to View' mode.

    7 votes
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  10. Cut/paste feature needs to be the same quality as Google sheets or better.

    The cut/paste feature in Excel online is disgraceful. You need to emulate Google Sheets who they emulated Excel desktop. MS can not emulate its own desktop version.

    7 votes
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  11. move a row

    In google sheets it's very easy to grab a row and move it up or down and not replace data where you want to drop it but rather insert the row where you want to drop it.

    7 votes
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  12. Copy & Paste not working on Mac Safari

    Copy and Paste function does not work in Safari browser in Apple Mac for Excel Online. It should be possible in the same way as on Google Apps for now. You can refer to https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_excel-mso_other/copy-and-paste-tofrom-excel-web-app-doesnt-work-on/2fde83e9-8c59-e011-8dfc-68b599b31bf5?page=2 thread where more users want this.

    7 votes
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  13. 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

    7 votes
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  14. 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)

    7 votes
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  15. Multi user filtering without changing view of other users

    Generate the ability for multiple users to edit documents in Excel online and application where the users can filter for their screen only. This would allow for greater collaboration as multiple pieces of a project can be worked on in the same document without each users view being altered by one users filter.

    6 votes
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  16. 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

    6 votes
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  17. My request or idea is that in Excel online allowed to make different filters or temporary filters and that these are not visible to other us

    My request or idea is that in Excel online allowed to make different filters or temporary filters and that these are not visible to other users who are working at the same time in the document. Thanks. Carlos Gonzalez.

    6 votes
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  18. Ctrl+; (semi-colon) to insert the current date & Ctrl+Shift+; (semi-colon) To insert the current time do not work in excel online.

    Ctrl+; (semi-colon) to insert the current date & Ctrl+Shift+; (semi-colon) To insert the current time do not work in excel online. This is a basic function that should work in excel online also as it does in excel windows application.

    6 votes
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  19. Add insert copied cells into Excel Online

    Like the feature in Excel Desktop

    6 votes
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  20. option to add header and footer

    as in offline editing, add option to add header and footer

    6 votes
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