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  1. PivotTables created with Power BI using Analyze In Excel should work after publishing to Power BI

    Power BI's Analyze in Excel functionality allows Excel users on the desktop to create reports using PivotTables and cube formulas connected to a published Power BI dataset. However (and this is very hard to explain to customers) these reports only work on the desktop: even though Power BI allows you to publish Excel workbooks to an App Workspace, reports created using Analyze In Excel do not work after they have been published to Power BI because Excel Online does not support connections to Power BI. Please fix this!

    423 votes
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      34 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enable track changes in excel online

      Enable track changes in excel online

      72 votes
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      • please enable macros for Excel online

        please enable macros for Excel online

        44 votes
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        • Excel online- More Colors!

          More colors and more themes. Please!

          98 votes
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            8 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Please add user changes log

            Please add some extra feature like change history, please make undo redo function more efficient in system copy paste and excel itself

            29 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Make Macros and VBA work online please

              Please enable Macros and VBA online.

              41 votes
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                4 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Increase Excel Online file size limit beyond 5MB

                Pls make Excel Online to be able to allow files editing beyond 5MB size. Currently it does not allow any file to be edited if it is more than 5MB. This size needs to be increased to atleast 50MB

                18 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Enable Full screen mode and zoom slider

                  Enable Full screen mode and zoom slider

                  6 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Macros

                    Please provide a facility to run macros online.

                    15 votes
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                    • When files are locked by another user

                      It would be good to have a way to notify person who has locked the file out that is shared to close it by clicking a button

                      33 votes
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                      • 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.

                        6 votes
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                        • Please allow macros within Excel online 'Edit in browser' mode

                          You should be able to run macros while editing in your browser for an Excel Online Sharepoint/OneDrive document. Currently, you can only do this if you select 'Edit in Excel'

                          29 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Remove the "Download" option which strips content

                            Currently Excel online has options for "Edit Online", "Edit in Browser", "Save a Copy", AND "Download".
                            What is the purpose of the last option outside of the bad functionality that this option strips out some of the more advanced content in your file?
                            Please just remove this "Download" option, as "Edit in Excel" and "Save a Copy" should be sufficient for all purposes.

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Advanced filter options

                              Introducing advanced filters like in Outlook desktop version will be great.
                              We have filters for subject, from, to, body, date, attachment filters in outlook.

                              It is a pain to search using keywords.

                              14 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Enable VBA for Excel Online

                                Enable VBA for Excel Online. Others have suggested a scripting language like google sheets has (which is javascript). No, keep it VBA.

                                22 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 4 votes
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                                  • More colors!

                                    Please add more colors. Very annoying to have to open Excel to use the advanced colors... defeats the purpose of Excel Online

                                    3 votes
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                                    • 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!

                                      6 votes
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                                      • Capture Date in Survey

                                        I recommend a feature that when a survey is submitted the date/time stamp be captured and put in the receiving excel spreadsheet.

                                        2 votes
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                                        • 2 votes
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