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  1. 2 votes
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  2. 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.

    4 votes
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  3. 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.

    7 votes
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  4. Open Excel application automatically

    It would be great if there was an option to open the Excel application automatically instead of having to manually click "Open in Excel".

    9 votes
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  5. Log in to Excel NOT required if opening from excel online

    When you open Excel Online you have limited functionalities, g.e. copy and pasting with format or as a picture, so you need to open it in Excel THAT requires you to Log In to Excel in the computer AGAIN which is very easy to forget to sign out, specially when you work on the rush.

    And very problematic when you are using it from a Public or Shared Computer, which at the end it the real problem, since sharing and collaborating CAN be DONE with a normal Excel with ALL the functionalities, the benefit of Excel Online is to access…

    2 votes
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  6. 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.

    5 votes
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  7. the file with password are not oppened with excel online

    the file with password are not oppened with excel online

    2 votes
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  8. More 'Save As' options are needed

    Please add Save As CSV and Unicode CSV.

    4 votes
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  9. enable password usage

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

    5 votes
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  10. 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.

    5 votes
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  11. Change confusing error message (corrupt file or file format not supported)

    Issue:
    One of the operational Excel workbooks cannot be opened in Excel Online, on the opening attempt the following error message is received:

    We’re sorry, we couldn’t open you’re your workbook. It’s possibly corrupt or using a file format that’s not supported.
    Do you want to try and open this file in Excel.

    However when the file is opened and inspected in the Excel reach client no corruption is detected.
    The file contains External Links that are not supported (i.e. cannot be resolved) in Excel Online. After removing the "unresolvable" links, the file can perfectly be opened in Excel…

    2 votes
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  12. 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.

    7 votes
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  13. Opening files on OneDrive, give choice of on-line or local app instead of always on-line.

    When opening files on OneDrive, give the user the choice of using on-line or local app instead of always on-line. I waste significant time trying switch over from on-line Excel to full Excel and this is very annoying.

    4 votes
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  14. Ability to Download File when it exceeds the file size limit.

    I hope there is an option to view the folder and download it if it cannot be opened because of the file size.

    2 votes
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  15. NOT WORKING

    Can it please work when you open it???

    2 votes
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  16. excel desktop, PowerPoint desktop, Teams desktop etc., should be default when opening from a PC

    Excel desktop, PowerPoint desktop, Teams desktop etc., should be default when opening from a PC, not the online version as is.

    19 votes
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  17. Version history option missing in Excel Online.

    Version history option missing in Excel Online. Placement in nav bar optimal, but any place would fit needs. Win for clients as easier to restore and review past changed to files. Win for Microsoft as reduces quantity of file copies placed in cloud storage.

    11 votes
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  18. View-Only feature

    View-only option for excel files that are not compatible with online due to a feature or MACROS.

    2 votes
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  19. Please show these features in the browser: • Objects like form toolbar controls, toolbox controls, and ActiveX controls.

    Please show these features in the browser:

    • Objects like form toolbar controls, toolbox controls, and ActiveX controls.

    10 votes
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  20. Needs to have better version control for when someone is working in excel, and posts to the online version.

    Needs to be reliable on version control, otherwise google sheets is superior.

    4 votes
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