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  1. 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

    6 votes
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  2. Format Cells Number

    Format Cells --> Number tab --> Special --> Type: Phone number. The ability to format the number in the this format: +1 404 555 1234.

    3 votes
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  3. select multiple spreadsheets to print instead of opening up one at a time

    select multiple spreadsheets to print instead of opening up one at a time

    4 votes
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  4. Have a "fast" print button

    In Excel Online, you must click 5 times to print something
    (File->Print->Print->Confirm options->Print dialog: print)

    Either handle "Ctrl+P" or add a button to go directly to print options (select range, and options, then confirm) and immediatly after have the Windows print dialog.

    2 votes
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  5. Allow for larger excel work books. I have never had an issue with this workbook in Google Sheets.

    Allow for larger excel work books. I have never had an issue with this workbook in Google Sheets.

    4 votes
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  6. Allow online EXCEL 365 workbooks to open at Sheet1!A1 every time or allow us to define it in the URL

    Online shared Excel 365 workbooks appear to open to the last cell a user clicked. This is no good if we are trying to display information to a team.

    Could you please give us the option to open sharepoint docs at sheet1!A1 as with the desktop Excel.
    or failing that, allow us to specify cell sheet1!A1 in the sharepoint URL to that workbook

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/external-url-link-to-a-specific-cell-in-an-excel/3c5d27e8-ffb9-4a7b-8cf7-5b64ce5b0814

    2 votes
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  7. 5 votes
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  8. 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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  9. Please provide resizing the files Team sites

    Please provide resizing the files Team sites. Uploaded Excel files but not as per the existing style and size. Not able to resize it.

    2 votes
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  10. Enable the pinch to zoom feature when using the touch pad mouse

    Enable the pinch to zoom feature when using the touch pad mouse

    5 votes
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  11. It would be brilliant and easier to use, if we could see the print view

    It would be brilliant and easier to use, if we could see the print view on the one drive

    3 votes
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  12. Whe trying to replicate the format with "format painter" I cant apply the copied format tomultiple rows

    Whe trying to replicate the format with "format painter" I cant apply the copied format tomultiple rows

    4 votes
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  13. 2 votes
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  14. allow an option for users to always open in desktop app

    allow an option for users to always open in desktop app

    7 votes
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  15. PLEASE ALLOW TO OPEN FILE IN PREVIEW

    PLEASE ALLOW TO OPEN FILE IN PREVIEW

    2 votes
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  16. side by side

    There should be a horizontal 'side by side' option similar to the vertical side by side on the desktop version. Effectively a 'top and bottom'.

    In our example, we display 2 worksheets from 1 workbook on a monitor. A lot of screen space is wasted with all of the tabs, headers etc. Displaying 2 worksheets top and bottom (or side by side as the circumstance requires) would be faster, cleaner and more beneficial.

    3 votes
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  17. Add page layout features

    Add page layout features

    2 votes
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  18. Please add page layout tab

    Please add page layout tab in excel online version it is very difficult to setup the page for printing.

    6 votes
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  19. Freezing Cells

    Please bring back the old method of freezing cells. In both the vertical and horizontal planes on the same worksheet. The old method was more functional and easier to use.

    2 votes
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  20. CSV functionality on Excel Online

    I am trying to import a contact list for Forms which requires CSV. I could not find an easy way to convert my workbook online to CSV. So I needed to use the desktop app.

    3 votes
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