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  1. Links between spreadsheets in Excel Online

    It would be nice for links between spreadsheets on my One Drive to work.

    971 votes
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      215 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thanks for all of your comments and votes supporting this suggestion. We are now in the planning stages to support creation and refresh of external links for workbooks opened in Excel Online.

      Thanks – Micah M [MS Excel]

    • Pls add TRACK CHANGES capabilities for us to track who changed what (specifically not by versions), in excel online or browser mode.

      Pls add TRACK CHANGES capabilities for us to track who changed what (specifically not by versions), in excel online or browser mode.

      404 votes
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        108 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Enable the drop-down list feature in Excel Online.

        The online version of Excel doesn't allow the drop-down box option to work in files.

        159 votes
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          39 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add ability to open Online files with more than 10 MB

          Add ability to open Online files with more than 10 MB and increase file size to 30-40Mb

          130 votes
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          • Create the ability to lock certain cells while being able to edit other cells in the same sheet.

            Currently, there is not the ability to lock certain cells in a document online, while also being able to edit others in the same sheet. It would help a ton if there was a way to lock specified cells in a sheet and also be able to edit unlocked cells in the sheet when editing online.

            111 votes
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            • Enable track changes in excel online

              Enable track changes in excel online

              107 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Multiple font colors in a single cell

                Our group just recently started using OneDrive for collaboration of an Excel document that we use on a daily basis. However, when trying to edit the document in the Browser, only one color can be applied to a cell. When using Excel in a local file, you can have more than one font color in a single cell by highlighting the targeted words in the cell and then choosing a different color.

                Recommendation: Make it possible to have multiple colors in a cell when editing an Excel document in browser like you can do in a local file.

                84 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Let users edit Excel at the same time with their own filter update and one's change won't affect others

                  when multiple users making changes in Excel onine, a user's operation will affect others which means that users can hardly really edit file at the same time, is there any way to solve this issure?
                  Requirement: Let users edit Excel at the same time with their own filter update and one's change won't affect others.

                  60 votes
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                  • Allow for multi user editing without file locks as with Google Spreadsheet

                    Generate the baility to multi user edit concurrently on the same file for both Excel online and application. Currently there is no true multi user editing as anytime a file is accessed even with multiple users enabled it still locks the file and cannot be edited by others.

                    54 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 49 votes
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                        11 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Highlight cells affected by formula when editing

                        Like the desktop version, when a formula is being edited (F2), highlight with colors the other cells used in the formula.

                        49 votes
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                          8 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • color

                          Why are we back to this gray scale color scheme? In what universe does anyone need that many shades of gray. It's absurd. I want custom colors or just MORE OPTIONS. I don't mean 12 blues, 87 grays, and 12 yellows. One of the many reasons I am on the verge of switching back to Google Sheets. Aside from the fact that nobody seems to be working on the color problem- the sheets are slow. They refresh every 5 seconds and oftentimes it will refresh while I'm working on something and lose all my work. Excel online has some SERIOUS…

                          41 votes
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                          • I would like to have more color options or the ability to make custom colors. (when highlighting cells)

                            I use Excel to color code our schedules for work and It would be really helpful if there were more color options or the ability to create custom colors.

                            27 votes
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                              6 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • modify excel online to open password protected files

                              like other email websites (gmail, etc), excel online should also have feature to open password protected files without download to the pc, it should be open online by entering the file password

                              25 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Color or the text in one cell

                                With the current version of Excel Online, once you change the font color of a particular text in single cell it automatically changes the font color of every text or data in that cell.
                                It would be handy if we could use different colors for the text in one cell

                                23 votes
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                                • Filter & Sort by color

                                  Please allow Filtering & Sorting by color, like the PC version

                                  21 votes
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                                  • Excel Online Cell Movement After Enter

                                    When editing an Excel Online documents, hitting [ENTER] will drop you down to the next row, same column. Generally hitting [ENTER] will return you to the next row, but in the column your previous modified cell was in.

                                    21 votes
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                                    • Allow users to cut and insert rows in between existing rows

                                      Currently, when you cut and 'insert' rows, it pastes over existing rows and information. The insert function should insert the rows and move the existing rows down.

                                      20 votes
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                                      • When hyperlinking to a Sharepoint location or file, ensure the link is maintained when you edit in Excel or download the file.

                                        When you download a file or edit it in Excel, and then reopen in the online version, all hyperlinks to Sharepoint locations/files no longer work. You have to edit in Excel or download in order to utilize many features, so you can't really work around this, it's a major issue with productivity. Anyone know of maybe a setting or something that will fix this or any type of workaround, it would be greatly appreciated if you can share.

                                        14 votes
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                                        • Hope can add different color(text in the same cell)

                                          Hope can add different color(text in the same cell)

                                          14 votes
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