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  1. Include capability to display charts.

    Would prefer not to have to open excel app to view spreadsheets with charts.

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  2. I HATE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I HATE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! NOTHING WORKS CORRECTLY!!!!!!!!! YOU HAVE TO OPEN TO EXCEL TO ACTUAL WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. Excel file attachments in Hotmail email

    When Excel protected files are attached to Hotmail, create a feature where in Hotmail the file can be opened with a password

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  4. 1 vote
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  5. Hide Columns once opening Excel

    It helps ease the load of the information. Not all how use file are doing it for view purpose. When one editing they don't need all data to be loaded. So this option of show data will help fast data adding.

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  6. Option to close Online window / tab when Open in Excel desktop is used

    When in Excel Online, if i Open in EXcel, most of the times i do not want to return to the Online Window , so i would like the option to Open in Excel and close my online Tab .
    This would make it look smoother and remove the need for this funny pop up that is displayed etc

    2 votes
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  7. Stop Excel online opening as default. It is tiresome. I want full functionality to edit my spreadsheet.

    How about not opening spreadsheets from Sharepoint in online by default. I want full functionality, so I have either to remember to right click and select proper Excel, or wait for it to open in online, then click on the relevant button and wait again for it to open in proper Excel. This is tedious.

    4 votes
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  8. Have a way to create multiple excel, or word documents at one time

    I have to create a excel doc. for every day of the year. and improvements happen, or changes are made I then have to re-label, and save new documents.
    but....
    if there was a way to save one file, and create multiple copies at one time that would be a game changer/time saver.

    i.e.
    01-02-2019
    01-03-2019
    01-04-2019
    01-05-2019

    and so on, and SO ON.....

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  9. I want to be able to change the default of how files are opened... whether they are opened in Word / Excel Online or in the actual program.

    right now the default when selecting a file is to open it in the online version of the program. I don't want to open it in the online version, I want to open it on my computer so I want to change the default of how these files are opened and I'm unable to do so.

    3 votes
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  10. How about making it possible to auto save as I am working instead of providing useless message to create an offline version

    How about auto saving work as it is done instead of posting a useless message to download a version and then upload - perhaps you could label it as an 'online cloud feature' like Salesforce does

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  11. Excel Files

    If files are bigger than 5mb, at least give choice to download please

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  12. enable password usage

    Allow opening a file with a password without having to download it

    4 votes
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  13. I am not able to download/open excel file from sharepoint

    We should be allowed to download and save excel files which have been uploaded by the other user since last updated. When i download computer asks me username & password which even after filling I cannot open the file.

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  14. Always open locally option

    1) Because Excel Online is slow and doesn't have all features, such as VBA, there should always be a button to open in Excel locally (I couldn't find it in a file in a Yammer post)

    2) In Share-point (or in all of Windows) it should be possible to select an option to always open xlsx-files in Excel locally .... as the Online-version does not fulfill the full spec of Excel that we use.

    6 votes
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  15. 2 votes
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  16. Excel Online - Tell us what forces desktop Excel so we can write xlsx files that work in Online - or make online=desktop functionality

    Tell us the gotchas that force Excel Online to desktop so we can write spreadsheets that don't force desktop. Going back and forth between 2 different versions of the "same" product is so kludgy.

    4 votes
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  17. Setting "Starred" or "Favourites" for some frequently use Excel/ Word file

    A short-cut folder for my frequently use Excel/ Word file.
    Thus, we will able to open the said file in few second.

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  18. Allow Excel files larger than 5mb

    Please allow online Excel to open larger files, e.g., up to 20mb. This would greatly enhance your products usefulness.

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  19. Literally stop existing.

    That way, my employer won't prevent me from using Google Sheets.

    Google sheets is better in every single way. Your *only* advantage is that you somehow convinced my employer to use sharepoint instead of Google Drive.

    Please, please stop existing and let me get back to work.

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  20. Allow larger file size

    Larger file size. 30 MB does not allow for a reasonable data model. It would be far more practical if Excel Online could handle 150-200 MB files without having to open Excel desktop.

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