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  1. 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.

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  2. 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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  3. 6 votes
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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

    5 votes
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  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

    5 votes
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  12. Search on filtering

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

    5 votes
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  13. 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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  14. 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

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  15. 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.

    5 votes
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  16. 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.

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  17. 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

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  18. 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.

    5 votes
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  19. 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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  20. 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

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