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  1. Increase Excel Online file size limit beyond 5MB

    Pls make Excel Online to be able to allow files editing beyond 5MB size. Currently it does not allow any file to be edited if it is more than 5MB. This size needs to be increased to atleast 50MB

    100 votes
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  2. Excel Online - Filters and capacity

    Excel online doesn't allow users to filter without filtering the document for all rest of users. This is a key feature for shared documents so every user can filter and modify only the desire information without having to scroll or search.
    Also Excel online currently doesn't handle medium/big files. Files with 2.700 KB take long time to open and don't work well.

    5 votes
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  3. Filter Views (collaborative work), zoom and freeze panes

    Hi,
    As much as I love using Excel Desktop version, online version is not that easy to use.
    Few ideas (for on-line I prefer using google only because it have features very easy to use):
    1. Filter Views - addressing the need of multiple people working in the same time, in the same spreadsheet but each on it's own view without bothering other folks

    2. Freeze panes - would be easier just to "drag" a line (as is with Google) and freeze whatever rows, columns etc.

    3. Rearrange the order of the column and rows - again referring to Google…

    8 votes
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  4. Excel online should have Filter View functionality like Google Drive

    Without Filter View, collaborators are constantly seeing their view change as other collaborators filter on their work. This makes what could be a much needed file unusable for more than 2-3 users. In our team of 20+, users have to save local copies to even work with the file. At that point, there isn't much value and its more of a headache than anything. Private filter views where collaborator can work on the document without other users impeding their progress is absolutely necessary

    1 vote
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  5. 1 vote
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  6. How to test compatibility with Excel Online?

    I'm getting the "Unsupported Features There are some features in your workbook that we can't show in the browser" message suddenly when trying to open our file in Excel Online.... Nobody has added any of those features to the file, and I can't seem to figure out how to check any of those compatibility issues :( Our whole project is locked up until we can solve this... Please advise ASAP

    1 vote
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  7. Show who is editing the Excel spreadsheet on Sharepoint so that I can track that person down so that I can edit the doc.

    Currently, when I try to edit an Excel spreadsheet online (shared with other users), I can't edit it because somebody else is using it. However, I have no idea who that person in the office is. It would be great if Sharepoint stated who the user is so that I go and talk to them to resolve the issue.

    In the interim, I guess I'll just use Google docs wherever possible.

    30 votes
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  8. need to link excel files (fields) online for active, real-time team collaboration

    need to link excel files (fields) online for active, real-time team collaboration

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  9. It needs to be able to send file to waypoint

    It needs to be able to send file to waypoint

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  10. Range Objects for Flow (implement Range.CurrentRegion)

    Only being able to use data that is in a table, or having to create a table in order to use that data, is incredibly restrictive and frustrating.

    If we HAVE to use tables for Flow, then we really need a way to dynamically determine the range in order to create those tables.

    Ideally, we could just use a JSON object instead that mimicked how Range objects function in VBA.

    1 vote
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  11. The ability to mail merge from a form spreadsheet to an online word document.

    I would like to mail merge form responses into a printable word template.

    1 vote
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  12. data connections between excel online files

    We created an excel file PARENT which needs to retrieve data from few diffrent CHILD excel files owed by (or shared with) diffrent users within the company. Each user controls and enters data daily in his excel file (CHILD)
    Those data entered in CHILD files need to be instantly retrieved in PARENT file (not manually!!) and based upon them we set some sheets in PARENT file to calculate reports and statistics. This is the point where the need of connections between files arises.
    We couldn’t find any way to connect files in Office 365 and I can not understand why…

    3 votes
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  13. 1 vote
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  14. Protect Range/Sheet, Collaboration Range/Sheet, Tracking history of workbook

    There are several functions that don't work the same in the online version vs desktop. Besides that, in comparison, Microsoft Excel Online doesn't have advanced features in the Google Sheets. Below are a few that are particularly frustrating to me so far:

    ~ Protecting features only works in desktop version (not work online)

    ~ Microsoft Excel Only cannot protect sheets, but Google Sheets can protect sheets or ranges. Therefore, many users can collaborate together with high security in range/ranges, same sheet/sheets in a common workbook.

    ~ and so many advanced other feature in Google Sheets doesn't appear in Microsoft Excel

    1 vote
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  15. Hope you can add a feature to prevent other users deleting the sheets in the workbook.

    Hope you can add a feature to prevent other users deleting the sheets in the workbook.

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  16. Text of Comment in E-mail

    In the notification e-mail when a user is tagged in a comment, it would be helpful to include the text of the comment.

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  17. Comments Filter for Mentions

    In the Comments pane, it would be helpful to have the ability to filter down to comments in which you are mentioned. Without this, it's difficult in a document with a lot of comments to find the ones you need to respond to.

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  18. Comments Filter for Mentions

    In the Comments pane, it would be helpful to have the ability to filter down to comments in which you are mentioned. Without this, it's difficult in a document with a lot of comments to find the ones you need to respond to.

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  19. Freezing should not be restricted to single row or columns. user can select as many as they can depending on thier choice of requirement

    Freezing should not be restricted to single row or columns. user can select as many as they can depending on thier choice of requirement

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  20. Excel - "tagging" comments to specific users

    We would like to have a feature to add a comment to a cell in Excel but to assign it or tag it to a specific other user. That they would receive a notification or draw their attention to that specific cell/comment and what action or input is needed from that specific user. Then they could reply to the comment or resolve it.

    5 votes
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