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  1. Online scripting language

    Include a scripting language on the online version in the same way that Google sheets does. The ability to automate excel on the desktop version via VBA is where the real power of excel is, the online version is therefore significantly handicapped by the lack of any scripting language. Power users need the ability to automate spreadsheet tasks.

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      under review  ·  10 comments  ·  Programmability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enable macros in online version

      Basically Excel online doesn't allow for any coding or Macros whereas google sheets does and I was wondering if this is in the pipeline for Microsoft's development team?

      I would like to have a floating text box along side my spreadsheet so when I scroll down I have my frozen panes at the top and a floating text box to the right of my timeline.

      The file attached is the file I want to use and if you run the macro it brings up the window that is displayed in the Capture.PNG.

      If you can think of viable alternatives that…

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      • Update the JavaScript Ewa Namespace API

        Enhance the JavaScript Excel Web Access Ewa Namespace API (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee589018.aspx) so it has more of the features that the newer Office Excel Add-in JavaScript API (Office.js) has (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee589018.aspx), including cell formatting and ability to submit API calls in batches.
        OR simply replace Ewa with the Excel Add-in API, but continue to allow embedding of Excel Online on public websites (Office Add-ins don't allow this without Office Store).

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          • More flexibility for action buttons

            Office online viewer is great idea. But need to make it more flexible. User should have permission to set action button visibility for document. Like does he wants viewer to allow download, printing, etc.

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            • can you somehow indicate if a budgeted line item might be tax deductable?

              can you somehow indicate if a budgeted line item "might be" tax deductable in the USA?

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