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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.

    51 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]

    • 27 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

        16 votes
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        • Please include 'zoom options'

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

          9 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

            6 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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              • 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.

                3 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.

                  3 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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                        • 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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                            • 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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                              • 1 vote
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                                • READ-ONLY in the Edit in Browser Header

                                  It would be great to see READ-ONLY in the header of the document / spreadsheet when initially pulling up a file to EDIT IN BROWSER

                                  1 vote
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                                  • keyboard shortcut to view next/previous sheet

                                    keyboard shortcut to view next/previous sheet

                                    1 vote
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                                    • Can we search all sheets for specific data, rather than just the one in view?

                                      Can we search all sheets for specific data, rather than just the one in view?

                                      1 vote
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                                      • 1 vote
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                                        • To add Hard Drive options in Office Online

                                          I think it will be better if added a hard disk drive options which can show the saving documents options like offline ms office's .
                                          It just only shows one drive option and download to pc option ....

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