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  1. Ability to choose country & default settings or ability to keep settting from original document

    When uploading or downloading files excel setting change automatically to "Microsoft" settings

    This makes a simple job complicated when it changes dates in 500 plus row documents.

    In New Zealand we enter date 14/03/2018

    14 March 2018

    Once up loaded or downloaded it automatically change to 03/14/2018 forcing me to find & fix all entries low than 12 eg 4/10/2018 - 4 Oct 2018 becomes 10/4/2018, confused??? I was too the first five times it looked and found all my work had changed

    2 votes
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  2. 3 votes
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  3. Opening of Documents Hyperlink in Online Excel

    Opening of Documents Hyperlink in Online Excel

    5 votes
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  4. Good to have an option to work offline but need a easy upload process to load the offline file back online

    Good option to work offline but need a easy upload process to load the offline file back online

    2 votes
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  5. Excel 2003 not opened

    Excel 2003 not opened

    2 votes
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  6. Allow VLOOKUP across Online workbooks

    In Excel client, it is possible to define a VLOOKUP across two workbooks. Not just sheets within a Workbook, but across two different files. Excel will retrieve and keep the filename and path.

    At one time this allowed me to create a complex (ever changing) network of various different but related data listings, without having to copy list 1 to workbook 2 for VLOOKUP validation. The files were stored on a fileserver that everybody had access to using the same Drive letter. Yes, this is old school.

    Now in the Online world, I want people to work on different workbooks,…

    121 votes
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  7. Give options to optimize a large file so it can be opened online

    Give options to optimize a large file so it can be opened online

    2 votes
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  8. Pulling data from external OData source

    I need to be able to add script to a spreadsheet in Excel Online and pull data from an external source using a Odata interface. I can do this easily in Google.

    5 votes
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  9. Allow pasting larger amounts of data into Excel Online

    This 100k limit is very inconvenient and small. We are trying to migrate our users from Google Sheets to Excel Online and SharePoint. They regularly paste 4000+ lines of data at a time from Excel desktop to Google Sheets, and it works no problem.
    With Excel online they are going to have to break it down into selections of 500 or so. Very time consuming for what we are trying to do. How can we get this limit raised?

    8 votes
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  10. save files locally to PC hard drive

    save files to hard drive

    3 votes
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  11. Insert Video and Picture

    How to Insert Video and Picture Online Excel

    3 votes
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  12. Add Actions for Excel in the IFTTT service

    IFTTT is a way to connect services together based on Triggers and Actions. Being able to use Actions to import data from other services via Triggers would allow users to chart and track many different things.
    Skype, OneDrive, and OneNote already have this capability.

    Example Actions would include:
    Add row to Worksheet
    Update cell in Worksheet
    Add tab to Workbook
    Run a macro

    3 votes
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  13. Add ability to Convert Text to Comumns to Excel Online

    Please, add the feature to convert text to columns

    217 votes
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  14. Give an option for download documents.

    Option in OneDrive to send a link with a file that can be downloaded.

    2 votes
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  15. Live Stream Stock Quotes from MSN Finance similar to the =googfinance function

    Live Stream Stock Quotes from MSN Finance similar to the =googfinance function

    9 votes
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  16. Despite appropriate location setting, entry into date formatted cells is still in US order.

    cells are formatted to display dd-mmm-yy for the appropriate location - e.g. Australia
    but when entering data, it currently must be mm-dd-yy or wrong date is entered.

    5 votes
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  17. Populate Excel information to Corresponding Outlook Calendar dates

    It would be great if I could populate information from Excel to my outlook calendar

    5 votes
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  18. Give us a button where we can open the form in Excel

    Funny how there's a disclaimer at the top saying "There are some features in your workbook that we can't show in the browser.". with a "Learn more" button right next to it.
    Open the "Learn More" and it says that there's stuff we can't do.. but we can if we open in Excel. Unfortunately there's no obvious button where we can actually open the document in Excel. sigh

    2 votes
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  19. Query and Refresh warning

    I would like to have the ability to trust data sources.
    So that a user does not get the 'Query and Refresh Data' warning each he opens a report and refreshes all connections.

    This should be a setting for site collection administrators or tenant administrators.

    26 votes
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  20. Support WEBSERVICE and FILTERXML to pull in web data

    These are very useful functions supported by excel, and the main reason me (and many others I know) stick with google sheets which has similar functions.

    7 votes
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