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  1. Add Support for Password Protected Workbooks

    Please add support for opening password protected workbooks in Excel online. At present it means you have to drop to using the desktop version.

    65 votes
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      under review  ·  Tamar TzruyaTamar Tzruya responded

      Thank you for your feedback we appreciate it. Please keep voting to influence the feature priority.

      Tamar [MSFT]

    • Please include 'zoom options'

      I want to be able to zoom in and out of a sheet.

      31 votes
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      • 30 votes
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        • Who has file locked

          Insteadt of sayin "someone" has the file open, indicate who it is so I can get them to close it.

          19 votes
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          • Add Hide/Show Rows and Columns Method to Excel API

            Add a method to the Excel API to Hide and Show a range of Rows or Columns

            17 votes
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            • Ability to filter column by colour

              I can currently filter a column by text, would be nice to be able to filter a column by colour from the drop down. Thanks

              7 votes
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              • Real time changes when viewing a file

                I have a excel online file, which I update regularly, it's stored on Onedrive. I update it daily - sometimes, twice a day. I have sent the view only link to my friends, they opened it in IE, Opera, Chrome, etc. My suggestion is to make it dyinamic. What I mean, if I change something on my end (excel online), they see the updated version in real time, without needing to manually refresh page each time.

                My friends cannot edit document and not all of them have Microsoft account.

                5 votes
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                • Zoom (+/-) bar on the excel online application

                  I would suggest to include the zoom (+/-) bar on the excel online application as nowadays organizations are using excel online feature excessively to edit data on real time basis and it will become easier to display the data and have an option to zoom in and zoom out for better view-ability.

                  5 votes
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                  • Provide a link to return to the SharePoint library the file was opened from.

                    When opened from a SharePoint library users don't know how to get back to the library. Sure, the back button works but a bit of navigation is nice.

                    4 votes
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                    • Split view

                      It'd be really nice to be able to enable split view while working on my docs online. This way I'll be able to view two parts of the work sheet at one time.

                      4 votes
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                      • Teacher/instructor

                        I am trying to assess students work I need be able to see formulas and functions used in the cell with out downloading the Excel worksheet.

                        2 votes
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                        • 2 votes
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                          • I'd like to View files shared with me in Files list

                            Is there a way to view a file shared with me in my Files list without having to click on the navigation bar?

                            2 votes
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                            • Let me input the password of an attached excel spreadsheet.

                              Let me input the password of an attached excel spreadsheet.

                              2 votes
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                              • View sheets in full screen mode much like viewing a Youtube video.

                                I have a sheet that 6 people can update and I would like the sheet displayed full screen on one of my computer screens permanently as an image with nothing else

                                2 votes
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                                • previous version

                                  There should be a way to minimize the previous versions after it has been selected. It will stay pulled up until the page is refreshed, this can be quite tedious when you have to constantly review documents or just want to verify something in a previous version.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Support Background image for excel worksheet in Excel Online

                                    We have an option to set background image for Excel worksheet using Page Layout > Background. We can add images like confidential, draft copy etc. using this option we can show the image on every page on excel worksheet.

                                    This option works fine in Excel desktop application. However, in Excel Online, it says this feature is not supported.

                                    Even in SharePoint Excel Web access web part also the background image is not showing up.

                                    It would be nice if this feature is enabled in Excel Online/SharePoint Web Access web part too.

                                    Alternate options for background option would be setting up…

                                    2 votes
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                                    • set viewable region

                                      Allow the embedded link to see the size of the data set and limit the viewable area to this size only. This way when the excel spreadsheet is viewed it has a clear end to the cells with data in them.

                                      2 votes
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                                      • ability to see cell calcualations in view mode

                                        You currently can't see how the cells are calculated, unless you are in "edit workbook" mode. It would be nice to see how cells are calculated because I need to share a sheet with others so they can see the calculations, but I don't want them to edit the sheet.

                                        2 votes
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