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  1. Excel Online - Filters and capacity

    Excel online doesn't allow users to filter without filtering the document for all rest of users. This is a key feature for shared documents so every user can filter and modify only the desire information without having to scroll or search.
    Also Excel online currently doesn't handle medium/big files. Files with 2.700 KB take long time to open and don't work well.

    21 votes
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  2. Excel online should have Filter View functionality like Google Drive

    Without Filter View, collaborators are constantly seeing their view change as other collaborators filter on their work. This makes what could be a much needed file unusable for more than 2-3 users. In our team of 20+, users have to save local copies to even work with the file. At that point, there isn't much value and its more of a headache than anything. Private filter views where collaborator can work on the document without other users impeding their progress is absolutely necessary

    7 votes
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  3. Filter Views (collaborative work), zoom and freeze panes

    Hi,
    As much as I love using Excel Desktop version, online version is not that easy to use.
    Few ideas (for on-line I prefer using google only because it have features very easy to use):
    1. Filter Views - addressing the need of multiple people working in the same time, in the same spreadsheet but each on it's own view without bothering other folks


    1. Freeze panes - would be easier just to "drag" a line (as is with Google) and freeze whatever rows, columns etc.


    2. Rearrange the order of the column and rows - again referring to Google Drive where…

    15 votes
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  4. Stop forcing Sharepoint links to open using Excel online

    Link automatically open in Excel online which doesn't work for many documents that have macros or are over a certain size. Give an option to open in Desktop Excel or just download the file instead without having to waste time trying to load it in Excel Online.

    3 votes
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  5. Desktop Excel is great, spreadsheet edit within SharePoint is TERRIBLE. I suggest ALWAYS opening .xls* files within the desktop app.

    Desktop Excel is great, spreadsheet edit within SharePoint is TERRIBLE. I suggest ALWAYS opening .xls* files within the desktop app. Why even try to provide functionality within SharePoint?

    4 votes
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  6. 4 votes
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  7. I would like to be able to right click and fill a cell with a color

    I would like to be able to right click and fill a selected cell with a color. I am currently having to select the desired cell and then go to the header block to select the color fill icon.

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  8. online excel zoom

    online zoom for excel

    1 vote
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  9. I need to be able to imbed a link to the original OneDrive document so that when the original is updated, the OneNote imbedded vers. updates

    I need to be able to imbed a link to the original OneDrive document so that when the original is updated, the OneNote imbedded vers. updates

    1 vote
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  10. Desktop/Web version should support reply a message.

    Desktop/Web version should support reply a message.

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  11. Protect Range/Sheet, Collaboration Range/Sheet, Tracking history of workbook

    There are several functions that don't work the same in the online version vs desktop. Besides that, in comparison, Microsoft Excel Online doesn't have advanced features in the Google Sheets. Below are a few that are particularly frustrating to me so far:

    ~ Protecting features only works in desktop version (not work online)

    ~ Microsoft Excel Only cannot protect sheets, but Google Sheets can protect sheets or ranges. Therefore, many users can collaborate together with high security in range/ranges, same sheet/sheets in a common workbook.

    ~ and so many advanced other feature in Google Sheets doesn't appear in Microsoft Excel

    3 votes
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  12. Freezing should not be restricted to single row or columns. user can select as many as they can depending on thier choice of requirement

    Freezing should not be restricted to single row or columns. user can select as many as they can depending on thier choice of requirement

    4 votes
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  13. Allow Users to Edit Ranges should function in Excel Online

    This functionality would be incredible for several things my office would like to implement if it worked online. Maybe I'm doing something incorrectly but it appears other users have been having the same issues. When I open an excel online file in the desktop app and give specific users permission to edit locked ranges it works when editing on my computer in the desktop app but not when editing on the web app.

    1 vote
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  14. pin

    Allow the user to pin a folder in Office 365, either their own or a shared folder.

    1 vote
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  15. need to link excel files (fields) online for active, real-time team collaboration

    need to link excel files (fields) online for active, real-time team collaboration

    2 votes
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  16. Save to desktop

    Make a Save As button on top when you open it online. So its easy to download/save rather than open in desktop and then save

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  17. I like to make the choice between Ecel application and online for a complete session at least as option

    Hello, we work with Onedrive and share data. Here and there I need to copy data from multiple Excel files on Onedrive to another one. Excel online is not always my first choice and I like to have an option for opening the files always in Excel application; choice for session is preferred.

    1 vote
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  18. Hope you can add a feature to prevent other users deleting the sheets in the workbook.

    Hope you can add a feature to prevent other users deleting the sheets in the workbook.

    2 votes
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  19. For Office 365 when sharing a worksheet, I would like the ability to lock down the cells that I have edited.

    I would like the ability to lock down cells after editing a shared workbook. This way if another user wants to edit those cells it would be a two step process to unlock the cells and edit the values a second time.

    1 vote
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  20. How to test compatibility with Excel Online?

    I'm getting the "Unsupported Features There are some features in your workbook that we can't show in the browser" message suddenly when trying to open our file in Excel Online.... Nobody has added any of those features to the file, and I can't seem to figure out how to check any of those compatibility issues :( Our whole project is locked up until we can solve this... Please advise ASAP

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