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  1. Instead of trying to "emulate"/"rebuild"/"migrate" features from Desktop, focus on framework for having the same build of excel available

    Full title was supposed to read: "Instead of trying to "emulate"/"rebuild"/"migrate" individual features from Desktop in/to Excel Online, focus on framework for having the same build of excel available both via Desktop application and via Web Interface"

    Keywords for this would be, for example, the following two (non-exhaustive list):

    -Virtualization
    -HTML5

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    • Function in chosen language, not according to location

      I use Excel and other Office web apps in English, however my locale is set up as Czech Republic which I would like to keep because changing account to a different locale that uses English means changing timezone etc.

      My request is that functions language would either be based on selected language or there will be an option to select language specifically for functions.

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      • ping when a change is made

        Notification or the option to refresh page every time a change is made

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        • 3 votes
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          • DIE

            YOU COULD DIE

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            • Would be nice if we can change file name on the fly like with Google sheet

              Would be nice if we can change file name on the fly like with Google sheet

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              • Ok, please make office user friendly, not just investor friendly :)))) Pleaseeeeeee!!!! NOOOOOW!!!!!

                Ok, please make office user friendly, not just investor friendly :)))) Pleaseeeeeee!!!! NOOOOOW!!!!!

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                • Don't expire sessions

                  There is no technical reason to expire sessions whereas currently Excel Online (and word) get their sessions expired after a few hours. Please could the session model be fixed so that sessions expire only when deemed necessary for security reasons (at which point a re-login would be required) i.e. just like google docs.

                  Automatically refreshing the page would be a short-term workaround.

                  This problem prevents online applications having parity with desktop applications, even where the required feature subset is fully supported.

                  4 votes
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                  • Be like Google Sheets. Literally.

                    That's it. Google's design, functionality, and reliability make it far superior.

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                        • Tell people that this exists!!!!

                          You should tell people that office online exists. People are using that feature yuck Quip and Google docs. When I show this online version of office to my friends they are all surprised..

                          Advertise to students, home users and business.

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                          • 4 votes
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                            • Allow me to change regional settings: date formatting (mm/dd/yy, dd/mm/yy), thousands/decimal separators (period vs comma), formula language

                              Excel Online decides how to show dates and numbers and formulas based on where I live. I want to be able to choose how to display these Excel items. For dates, I might want mm/dd/yyyy, or I might want dd/mm/yyyy. My Excel formulas should be in the language of the application, and not based on where I live.

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