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  1. 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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      • Be like Google Sheets. Literally.

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

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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.

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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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