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  1. NEED PASSWORD

    need a password protection option while going online or 3rd party edditing

    8 votes
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  2. Edit pay layout in Excel Online

    Allow us to make page edits online. The print area and page layout at a minimum.

    I have a workbook with multiple pages. When I edit one page, it is the only page that downloads and I cannot upload it after an edit easily.

    8 votes
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  3. Locked File cannot be accessed / overriden by Sharepoint page owner

    Locked / checked out files should be able to be overridden by the file owner. Currently files are locked and the user does not realise they are preventing updates to the file by other users

    8 votes
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  4. 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).

    8 votes
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  5. 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.

    8 votes
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  6. 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.

    8 votes
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  7. 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

    8 votes
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  8. 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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  9. Multiple cell selection using Ctrl+selecting non-adjacent cells should be activated for copying and pasting values across a spreadsheet.

    Multiple cell selection using Ctrl+selecting non-adjacent cells should be activated for copying and pasting values across a spreadsheet.

    7 votes
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  10. Bring back Editing other users comments in Exchange Online

    The recent Exchange online updates appears to have removed editting capability for comments made by other users on the excel online.

    Such functions is necessary specially for users utilizing online only Excel.

    7 votes
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  11. improve size of copy paste, can copy large files

    Need to increase the size of copy paste files, cant be split it by chunks

    7 votes
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  12. Protect sheet

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

    7 votes
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  13. Merge cells if they have identical values

    When merging cells I get the following message: "When merging cells, only one cell can contain a value. The current selection contains multiple cells with values and cannot be merged." It would be easier if the cells could merge if they all contain identical values.

    7 votes
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  14. 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.

    7 votes
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  15. Formula tab is missing in excel which shows precedents and dependents and formula checking in that tab

    Formula tab is missing in excel which shows precedents and dependents and formula checking in that tab. It should be made visible even when we are working online.

    7 votes
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  16. 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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  17. 7 votes
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  18. 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/msofficeexcel-msoother/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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  19. Timestamp the date and time a comment is entered or modified.

    Indicate the date and time a comment is entered or modified for a cell and by whom.

    7 votes
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  20. 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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