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  1. Excel Desktop vs Excel Online - online version should have all/most of the same features

    There are several functions that don't work the same in the online version vs desktop. Below are a few that are particularly frustrating to me so far:

    ~ Paste/Formatting - When pasting into the online version, the format doesn't stay.

    ~ Sorting - There are very limited sorting options in the online version.

    ~ Copying data. I have about 300 lines of data that's about 10 columns wide and am unable to copy it so that I can paste it into another document and sort it the way I need (since online version has limited options for sorting, as mentioned…

    59 votes
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  2. please enable macros for Excel online

    please enable macros for Excel online

    114 votes
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  3. Excel online- More Colors!

    More colors and more themes. Please!

    169 votes
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  4. color and font themes need to carry over from excel offline.

    color and font themes need to carry over from excel offline.

    42 votes
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  5. expand the sorting capability

    expand the sorting capability so that users can sort by multiple criteria not just a single one

    5 votes
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  6. 8 votes
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  7. Add text rotation option

    Excel Online lacks one important feature: text rotation option is not implemented and even opening existing xlsx file with the text formatted as rotated is not showing it correctly

    7 votes
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  8. CHECK-MARK A CELL

    I'd like a way to check-mark a cell instead of highlighting it...to show I've completed the task in that cell. For instance, if I'm going thru a listing and checking it against something, I'd highlight in yellow that I've checked it, but I'd rather have a small check-mark in the cell. So I don't have to un-fill the color etc. A quick way to tag a cell...check-mark that toggles off and on.

    2 votes
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  9. Add right to left direction option example (A-->Z or Z<--A)

    Add the option of changing the worksheet direction from left to right to right to left, which is available in excel offline

    2 votes
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  10. Add a shortcut to the "merge cells" function

    A simple Shortcut for merging cells could greatly improve efficiency and overall speed

    2 votes
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  11. Excel Desktop vs Excel Online - online version should have all/most of the same features

    There are several functions that don't work the same in the online version vs desktop. Below are a few that are particularly frustrating to me so far:

    ~ Paste/Formatting - When pasting into the online version, the format doesn't stay.

    ~ Sorting - There are very limited sorting options in the online version.

    ~ Copying data. I have about 300 lines of data that's about 10 columns wide and am unable to copy it so that I can paste it into another document and sort it the way I need (since online version has limited options for sorting, as mentioned…

    4 votes
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  12. Needs more formatting options available in the online version

    Add more formatting and editing options (cell styles, other missing features).

    11 votes
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  13. insert new lines using keyboard shortcut.

    I don't like clicking, it is bad for carpals. I use keyboard shortcuts and they work great. just like the PC version of your software

    2 votes
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  14. Please make it easy to have alternating row colors.

    Why is it so challenging to create alternating colors for rows? It's as if I need a degree in Excel to understand where to do this and how to write the formula. Google Sheets makes it easy. Please, make it easy for us newbies too!

    2 votes
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  15. Please add the various paste options that the desktop version has.

    Please add the various paste options that the desktop version has.

    1 vote
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  16. Need two colors of font in the same cell in Excel Online

    In past versions, we could have two colors of font in the same cell in Excel. Please make that available in Excel online!

    8 votes
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  17. Fix the cell formatting to match regular Excel

    The formatting functions are less robust than regular Excel. I always have to download to set up as needed. Please fix.

    2 votes
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  18. When Merging cells

    Instead of having to delete data in the cells to be merged except one, Excel Online should have a default rule to consider the value in the topmost cell as the one that will show upon merging.

    1 vote
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  19. moving cell positions

    Give options to cut and paste all cells when some are hidden using keyboard shortcuts.

    1 vote
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  20. give me back the choice of color gradients!!!!!!!!!

    I have used different colors to denote different schools - now my color choices are gone, and there are not enough of the "standard colors" to identify my caseload. HELP!

    13 votes
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