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  1. 6 votes
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  2. Assure users their work is being auto saved.

    Show on screen every time a document or spreadsheet auto saves while working online. This will assure users that their work is in fact being saved automatically. Google does it why not Microsoft?

    6 votes
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  3. 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.

    6 votes
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  4. 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)

    6 votes
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  5. Add "insert.." , "delete" , and "clear contents" to right click options in onlne version.

    If I want to add rows to only a few columns in the middle of a sheet I have to switch to full version of Excel. I do this very frequently, so I miss this feature. As for clear contents, I can't highlight multiple cells and delete all at once. In full Excel I can do that with right-click and :delete contents." I would rather just be able to highlight all cells and hit "delete" have all deleted.

    6 votes
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  6. Copy paste screen-shots directly without saving as images.

    At the moment user has to save the screen-shot as image and then use excel insert option to add image to the sheet, it would be awesome to have a direct paste option,

    5 votes
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  7. Encrypted / password protected excel should open online, Independent of installed software.

    Encrypted / password protected excel should open online, Independent of installed software.

    5 votes
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  8. Remove the "Download" option which strips content

    Currently Excel online has options for "Edit Online", "Edit in Browser", "Save a Copy", AND "Download".
    What is the purpose of the last option outside of the bad functionality that this option strips out some of the more advanced content in your file?
    Please just remove this "Download" option, as "Edit in Excel" and "Save a Copy" should be sufficient for all purposes.

    5 votes
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  9. Search on filtering

    Filtering records no search box available, need to scroll down thousand of records

    5 votes
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  10. It's my darn document!

    If I own the spreadsheet I should be able to edit at anytime, not be "locked out" by others I share my document with

    5 votes
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  11. 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

    5 votes
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  12. 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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  13. 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

    5 votes
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  14. 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.

    5 votes
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  15. 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.

    5 votes
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  16. Excel Online

    There should be able to edit one area in excel sheet with password in excel online. Just edit the text and fonts, basic stuff, no functions or macros or anything else

    5 votes
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  17. 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

    5 votes
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  18. date shortcut

    Add CTRL+; to insert today's date into a cell and Ctrl+' to copy the contents of the cell above as per proper excel. Why on earth would these useful shortcuts not be included as standard? Why am I paying good money to use this when it is clearly a beta version

    5 votes
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  19. take away the read only mode

    take away the read only mode

    5 votes
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  20. 5 votes
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