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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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.

    7 votes
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  5. 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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  6. 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…

    7 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Need Spell Check when Editing Documents Online...

    On all documents being edited Online, need Spell Check

    7 votes
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  10. 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

    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. 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.

    6 votes
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  15. 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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  16. Add insert copied cells into Excel Online

    Like the feature in Excel Desktop

    6 votes
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  17. option to add header and footer

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

    6 votes
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  18. Multiple users should be able to update excel online.

    Sharepoint custom list (data sheet view) in 2007 version was so flexible. It served purpose of a large shared excel sheet.

    Multiple users should be able to update excel online.

    6 votes
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  19. 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.

    6 votes
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  20. Add notice to other member when someone is selecting the "edit in workbook" option.

    When someone is selecting the "edit in workbook" option, other member can see who is editing. Otherwise we have to wait without deadline.

    6 votes
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