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  1. zoom feature

    zoom feature

    46 votes
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  2. right click paste options

    Currently in Excel desktop when you copy something to your clipboard the right click menu includes a Paste Special drop down menu, as well as icons for paste, paste values, paste formula, etc etc

    In Excel online the only way you can access Paste Special options is the long way round on the Home menu. Can the Paste Special drop down menu be added to the right click (or better still the icons)?

    12 votes
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  3. Trendline with Excel Online

    Excel online needs the capability of adding a trendline to a graph. How is this not possible when it should be a basic function of any excel program? With my present job there's really no point in using excel online when it can't add a trendline. If google sheets can add trendlines then excel online should be able to also.

    55 votes
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  4. larger number support

    Excel is still stuck in the 1990's as far as number support. Numbers greater than 15 digits lose subsequent digits. DEC2HEX, HEX2DEC and the whole family of related functions can't handle larger values (over ~5bytes). I find that I have to use Windows Calculator to do these more complex values -- it's hard when the free calculator has greater range than what should be a premiere calculation tool.

    1 vote
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  5. 1 vote
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  6. Feedback

    Hi - I'm a computer science and information systems major. I work at Ferguson who is a heavy user of your 360, sharepoint and other services. We've recently been going to cloud based storage and I've noticed that everything now opens in the web. Most users would much rather open in the App, rather than the web. It would be nice if there was a way to ALWAYS OPEN IN DESKTOP APP vs having to hit that button everytime

    1 vote
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  7. It would be nice if one could Duplicate sheets with graphics within a workbook

    In the installed version of Excel it is very easy to Duplicate a Sheet with graphics in a Workbook, but in the online version it displays an error message, namely: "This version of Microsoft Excel can't duplicate worksheets with: Charts"

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  8. 1 vote
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  9. shortcuts are not working if

    shortcuts are not working in excel online can you improve in that area.

    1 vote
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  10. make a battle royale mode

    make it like fortnite, everyone will love it

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  11. List of All Tabs on WorkBook

    Can you guys have a list of all tabs per workbook in the lower right-hand corner, (as in Google Sheets), where you select the tab that you want to work on by scrolling to it vertically instead of manually from left to right by clicking the left and right arrows. For use in workbooks where there is more than one sheet.

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  12. 1 vote
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  13. Make Excel LESS complicated to use.

    Make Excel LESS complicated to use. Too many similar functions with no assistance makes the software unnecessarily complicated

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  14. Excel is meant for numbers but lots of users use it for storing text, more like a database. Why not develop aFilemaker-like data store?

    Excel is meant for numbers but lots of users use it for storing text, more like a database. Why not develop a hybrid Filemaker-like data store, that's easy and pleasant to use?

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  15. 1 vote
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  16. Graph paper with translucent layers - to make architecture plans, locking graph sizes

    Please provide an option to make different locking graph sizes for architecture plans, it would be wonderful if these could be tabs that are translucent to make stacking layers that can be viewed overlapping. Useful for quick idea drafts.

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  17. 1 vote
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  18. Fix the Regional Settings mess

    A lot of people are having issues with Excel Online regional settings, whether it comes to dates or formulas language.
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/how-to-set-excel-online-regional-settings/76c7a892-7d00-4969-9561-7455a5e1307a
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/excel-online-2-languages-in-excel-simultaniously/4622503d-2d27-407c-87bb-a9896cb44bfa
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/excel-online-defaulting-to-american-date-input/f49951e7-df0b-4f7c-98e6-4c18fd52c347
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/excel-online-change-regional-settings/47288141-f3bb-4451-830e-a82de31c6813

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    Changing the locale of a spreadsheet shouldn't be something so complex that we need to post for help on a forum (to eventually get no answer anyway).

    In Google Sheets it goes like Files > Spreadsheet Settings > Language, and that's how simple, straightforward, intuitive and clear it should be. No settings that comes from other settings in another part of the maze of apps from Office 365.

    3 votes
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  19. Enhance online Office apps

    MS Office is the best office system, it is streets ahead of anything else.

    I prefer cloud-based application and would love for the online versions: Word, PowerPoint, Excel to have much more functionality than at present.

    I pay for a OneDrive subscription but use Linux not Windows, therefore it would be great if my paid subscription included a greatly enhanced web-app Office.

    1 vote
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  20. Setting to Block Excel Online

    I have some complex excel files with Macros and references to other spreadsheets.

    They are stored in a Sharepoint portal which exposes them to Excel online.

    As soon as somebody opens them in online it breaks the external spreadsheet links and breaks some macros functions.

    And since the macro doesn't work in Online would be great to have a slider, Block from Excel online. It would start to load online then see this flag make no changes and force local excel to open and download.

    4 votes
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