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  1. Add ability to Zoom in/out a workbook

    Add the ability to zoom a workbook in the web browser, without zooming the entire browser window.

    (2015-11-05 Dan [MS] - updated idea title and description to be clearer.)

    177 votes
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      31 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      under review  ·  Tamar TzruyaTamar Tzruya responded

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    • There is no way to select non-adjacent cells as in normal Excel.

      In order to tot-up figures, it is useful to be able to use Ctrl+click and select different cells. There is no functionality in Excel online to do this currently.

      73 votes
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        21 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add ability to for Find dialog to find results across the entire workbook

        Can only search up or down. Need to be able to search whole workbook like in excel for desktop. Would really love to see this fixed!

        23 votes
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          7 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 9 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • If excel is locked send notification to user who locked excel file

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

            5 votes
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            • 4 votes
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              • should allow to copy or duplicates sheets

                I'd try to copy one of the sheets but I couldn't fine the How to. :/

                2 votes
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                • When deleting a sheet, please indicate how much data or completed cells it has.

                  There's a stock popup right now that warns a tab may or may not have data. A counter of data (bytes) or cells with data would be neat for powerusers or for collaboration teams that move through a high number of tabs.

                  2 votes
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                  • Want to view worksheet tabs

                    I have a spreadsheet with multiple worksheets (tabs). When using Excel online, I'm only able to see the first worksheet. It would be great to be able to select which worksheet to view.

                    2 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • add "activate sheet" from list of sheets functionality

                      In the desktop app, right-clicking the "next sheet" arrow will give you a drop-down of sorts to choose the active sheet.

                      This functionality is not available in excel online... I have multiple workbooks that have 50+ sheets to navigate through and it would be great to be able to have this functionality while using excel-online.

                      1 vote
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                      • Arabic Layout must be in place somewhere in this cloud xxcel app as well as it is in microsoft office packages in desktop

                        writing in arabic begins from right to left as known so there must be a button on the office cloud interface that a user can switch the direction from Right-To-Left and from Left-To-Right for example columns' captions must be A, B, C, D, etc .... from Right-To-Left Enabled too.

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                        • Fix issues with window switching on multiple monitors

                          Hitting ctrl+tab has unexpected behavior in two circumstances: (a) when you have multiple Excel worksheets open on two monitors and (b) when you have multiple Excel worksheets open on multiple desktops.

                          When you have two monitors, ctrl+tab will sometimes switch to a worksheet that doesn't appear (e.g., it doesn't maximize). So, for instance, suppose you have a worksheet on each of two monitors. You might hit ctrl+tab in a worksheet on monitor 1, and that Excel window loses focus, but no other window appears. Hitting "windows+up arrow" usually causes the hidden worksheet to maximize, so it appears that the other…

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                            0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Vlookup formula loses focus when you lookup between sheets

                            Vlookup formula loses focus when you lookup between sheets

                            Doing a lookup between sheet 1 and sheet 2 force the user

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                            • stacked worksheet tabs

                              We are currently experiencing a bug in which the worksheet tabs within excel online are stacked. Instead of just being one row, it instead gives 4 rows of tabs. I have an image but do not see a place to upload the image. We use it as a schedule and having access to many days at a time is quite beneficial.

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                              • Bread crumbs

                                It would be useful to have bread crumb type links at the top of the Workbook (or Word doc) so that if you wanted to go back to the folder where the file is stored you could easily do that without having to go back to the root folder and then have to work your way back down.

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                                • It would be nice if you could create a slide bar for the Tabs.

                                  I work with 20+ tabs and over 8 different worksheets and a clicking through them all is exhausting. Would be nice if you could create a slide bar for tabs.

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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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