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  1. can we please get working check boxes in excel online

    it would be totally awesome if I created a doc in MS Excel and checkboxes showed would show up on the online version.

    I manage room rentals and checkboxes are a fast way to manage payment. it looks nice on my desktop, but then I take it to the online veirseon.. they just get cut out. is there a way you could allow them to appear, even if they aren't usable.

    Below is my document if you would like to see what i mean

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    • I want the online version to have a way to full screen

      I want the online version to have a way to full screen... the online version can only see like 25-30 lines with the default row height.

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      • Freeze the header line of a spreadsheet be static as you scroll through the workbook?

        Want the header line (1) to remain visible while scrolling through workbook.

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        • I could not scroll the Excel sheet to right or down

          I could not scroll the Excel sheet to right or down

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          • Zoom in Excel Online

            I wish there was a ZOOM for Excel Online (instead of zooming with the browser).

            7 votes
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            • 1 vote
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              • hide formula bar

                hide formula bar option in "View" menu (like offline excel)

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                • 1 vote
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                  • Improve filtering

                    In the desktop version of Excel, clicking one of the column headers will display the filter options. This includes the free text search box which initially gets focus. This makes it very easy for users to click, type and hit enter to filter the data.

                    Within Excel Online, similar functionality is available but it's much more tucked away. So more clicking and thus time is required to achieve the same result. Our users like the effectiveness of the desktop solution and would like to request a similar approach for Excel Online.

                    15 votes
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                    • Add comments to sheet tab

                      Add ability to add a comment to a sheet tab, similar to adding a comment to a cell. This would allow you to add commentary for sheet usage and/or instruction.

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                      • Take away the password so the public may actually view the list

                        The option to view the file is futile if the viewer cannot actually do so. I would remove the password

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                        • Scrolling Lock

                          It would be great if there is a way to freeze the spreadsheet and prevent it from scrolling to eternity - for horizontal and vertical scrolling.

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                          • Shortcuts

                            Some shortcuts applicable offline don't work online. Like inserting rows and columns, moving in between sheets..etc for instance. Please make this work

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                            • Make the comment box pop up like they do in the desktop version instead of a "list only" style.

                              When I click on a cell, and need quick access to a comment, it would be much easier for me if I could see a preview of the comments in a pop up box.

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                              • 2 votes
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                                • If excel is locked send notification to user who locked excel file

                                  If excel is locked send notification to user who locked excel file

                                  13 votes
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                                  • please make it more user friendly the same as current microsoft excel

                                    please make it more user friendly the same as current microsoft excel

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                                    • Right-click on arrows in sheet ribbon to open drop-down list of sheets.

                                      Excel desktop lets the user open a list of sheets when he/she right clicks on the arrows located in the sheet ribbon. This list makes it easy to navigate workbooks with many sheets. This feature is absent on the online version, but is greatly missed.

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                                      • Have the ability to freeze specific rows and columns at the same time...

                                        Have the ability to freeze specific rows and columns at the same time...

                                        old revs had this option - with a slide bars at the right, and the top- please bring it back.
                                        now you can only freeze a row, OR a column, in the middle of a worksheet. Sometimes you need to freeze multiple columns and rows on huge sheets

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                                        • Auto-scroll non-existing

                                          The sheet does not auto-scroll when reaching the bottom of page like Google sheets and Excel desktop. When you try to highlight cells that are below the viewing area the screen does not scroll down to reach those cells. This is very basic navigation.

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