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  1. i cant open this file

    i cant open this file

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  2. adjust the height and width on the formula bar

    The formula bar should spread across the spreadsheet in Excel Online

    2 votes
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  3. When the file is more than 5Mb excel online will not allow access without login to Onedrive

    Can you allow the shared workbooks that are more than 5Mb to be downloadable without the need to login to one drive- please.

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  4. If the file is greater than 30 MB you can give us options to download.

    If the file is greater than 30 MB you should give US option to download,
    It's no necessary that user has MS-Office downloaded at that time.

    2 votes
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  5. The Error Messages could be more elaborate rather one liner. Atleast an error code which could help us troubleshoot more.

    The Error messages seems to be very plain English. It could have some error codes incorporated so it could be helpful in troubleshooting the issues / problems that arise in Excel Online. Instead of just "Give Feedback" link, there can be a link for more description of the errors.

    2 votes
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  6. LET ME EDIT

    LET ME EDIT

    2 votes
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  7. Read only / Check Out

    When I try to edit spreadsheets, sometimes a different user has it checkout so it is in readonly mode. When I inform them they have it checked out, they have no idea where it is open.

    Could you add a feature that can allows me to message them to close out of their file, and in the message the user receives, it has a button to checkin or kill a checkout session?

    2 votes
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  8. Disable automatic query refresh when opening Excel online

    As you state in your error message, "data refresh"..."that uses secure external data connections to on-premises servers.."will probably not work in Office 365". It doesn't. This is an obstacle to online collaboration where a developer creates an auto-updating Excel file with pivot tables that refresh on open using secure connections to SQL server for an end user who needs this information on their portable device. Instead of forcing the Excel Online user to go through the error messages and warnings, why not offer the option (checkbox on error message?) to turn off refresh in Excel Online, while maintaining it for…

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  9. Fix Grammatical Errors in "Couldn't Open the Workbook"

    Please fix the grammatical errors in the following message.

    "We're sorry, we couldn't open your workbook... Do you want to try and open this file in Excel?"

    The first sentence is a "comma splice." It should be "We're sorry. We couldn't open your workbook."

    The last sentence has "try and," which is a common mistake. The sentence should read "Do you want to try to open this file in Excel?" In other words, instead of using "try and," use "try to."

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  10. Unlocking only specific cells from write protected worksheet using excel javascript API is stopped working

    I am using office 365 and Excel online (Build 16.0.9403.1875).

    I am creating Microsoft Excel online Add-ins, using Excel Javascript API.

    I have a requirement like write protection of entire sheet, except few cells (Range).

    The functionality is achieved and it was working fine and recently. it started breaking like, it is completely protecting the sheet.

    I did not get any error too.

    So, I referred Format protection API, but while debugging, the ‘locked’ property is of no effect in action.

    Thanks,
    Raghuvaran

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  11. 2 votes
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  12. fix spread excel

    when I update spread sheet and close it out completely they try to open master copy then it shouldn't tell me that I have it locked when I triple checked and don't even have any excel programs open. please fix this

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  13. MS template which has been downloaded from Microsoft Office online. not opening back.

    MS template e.g. Budget Chart which has been downloaded from Microsoft Office online. Template is not opening back when I'm opening back through Same office online. Bug is that when I'm opening a file which has been created by an app, the file should open with the same app like xls files open with MS Excel, ppt files opening with MS Powerpoint etc. In this case xlts is not opening with MS Excel Online.

    In fact testing to be done like the file formats which are created using the Microsoft online has to open in the respective templates. Trust this…

    2 votes
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  14. 2 votes
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  15. Shove this online piece of **** up your collective *****.

    Shove this online piece of **** up your collective *****. Nothing seems to work correctly, or when it does, it doesn't the next time I try if for some unknown reason. Google was able to create collaborative apps and provide them for free. And now I can't even delete my own document from my own OneDrive location? This is inexcusable.

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  16. 2 votes
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  17. Totally bad software, never comes true on expectation. resolve it as soon as you can

    Totally bad software, never comes true on expectation. resolve it as soon as you can

    2 votes
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  18. Insert Link - remove initial http from URL

    It takes 3 hotkeys to insert link:
    Add link (Ctrl+K), Select all (Ctrl+A), Paste (Ctrl+V).

    I want 2 hotkeys:
    Add link (Ctrl+K), Paste (Ctrl+V).

    Auto-filled http is useless, and any copy-pasted URL is now appended to it, producing invalid URL.

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  19. Present useful error messages

    Error: Exception of type 'Microsoft.DataProxy.Exceptions.HybridException' was thrown.. The exception was raised by the IDbCommand interface.

    This does not help me troubleshoot the problem.

    2 votes
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  20. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE JUST MAKE EXCEL ONLINE WORK

    Excel keeps failing on a near weekly basis. Google Doc Spreadsheets do not. Please make it like their platform.

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