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  1. Add the ability to create Pivot Charts in Excel Online

    Build the features that allow me to use PivotCharts online I am guessing this is on the Roadmap just putting it here since i do not see it listed.

    73 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    PivotCharts are supported in Excel Online if they were previously created in the desktop app. We don’t currently support creating a new PivotChart in Excel Online. However, we’ll consider improving this in a future release.

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    Scott [MSFT]

  2. Allow a site owner to kick a user out of a file opened in Excel Online

    If you have multiple people co-authoring in Excel Online, there are times when you need to open the file in Excel - typically for advanced formatting, etc. If someone has accidentally left the file open in their browser, there is no way to force them out and keeps the file locked. Although not always intentional, it can create a major headache by not being able to simply kick/close out that particular user from editing.

    340 votes
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    55 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Please add the abilty to copy charts from Excel online in order to paste into other apps

    Hi, I have set up charts for data visualisation within Excel that I would like others to be able to use in their reports and presentations. Unfortunately Excel Online does not appear to allow you to copy a chart.

    Is there a workaround (that doesn't mean the user opening in Excel desktop and thus locking the file) or could this be added please?

    Thank you.

    76 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Accepting Votes  ·  Tamar Tzruya responded

    Thank you for your feedback we appreciate it. Please keep voting to influence the feature priority.

    Tamar [MSFT]

  4. Add Support for Password Protected Workbooks

    Please add support for opening password protected workbooks in Excel online. At present it means you have to drop to using the desktop version.

    148 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Accepting Votes  ·  Tamar Tzruya responded

    Thank you for your feedback we appreciate it. Please keep voting to influence the feature priority.

    Tamar [MSFT]

  5. Allow me to change regional settings: date formatting (mm/dd/yy, dd/mm/yy), thousands/decimal separators (period vs comma), formula language

    Excel Online decides how to show dates and numbers and formulas based on where I live. I want to be able to choose how to display these Excel items. For dates, I might want mm/dd/yyyy, or I might want dd/mm/yyyy. My Excel formulas should be in the language of the application, and not based on where I live.

    461 votes
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    88 comments  ·  World Readiness  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Add custom error bars to Charts in Excel Online

    My students need to be able to add previously calculated error bars to column graphs (to make a bar graph of means +/- standard errors). Adding this to the online version will make it easier for groups to be able to collaborate in real-time using the online version. This would make Excel online beat Google Sheets hands down for me.

    106 votes
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    23 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the feedback. We will consider this in our future planning. Please continue to vote on this feature idea.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  7. Ability to open Excel Online in Edit mode by default or link to edit mode

    Currently I need to click Open on Excel Online or Open Excel if I want to edit a workbook. If I have edit permissions, it should open in edit mode by default on Excel Online. At the very least we should be able to add a URL argument to allow it

    442 votes
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    153 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Accepting Votes  ·  Tamar Tzruya responded

    Thanks for your feedback! We’re reviewing your suggestion. I would like to clarify: If sharing through SP the URL parameters are hashed. When a user edit an Excel file and copy the URL for sharing over email the user can choose to change the action to edit.
    Remember, the more votes a suggestion gets, the more likely it is that we’ll do it.

    Tamar [MSFT]

  8. Add ability to Zoom in/out a workbook

    Add the ability to zoom a workbook in the web browser, without zooming the entire browser window.

    (2015-11-05 Dan [MS] - updated idea title and description to be clearer.)

    738 votes
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    117 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Accepting Votes  ·  Tamar Tzruya responded

    Thanks for your feedback! We’re reviewing your suggestion. Remember, the more votes a suggestion gets, the more likely it is that we’ll do it.

  9. Online scripting language

    Include a scripting language on the online version in the same way that Google sheets does. The ability to automate excel on the desktop version via VBA is where the real power of excel is, the online version is therefore significantly handicapped by the lack of any scripting language. Power users need the ability to automate spreadsheet tasks.

    129 votes
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    Accepting Votes  ·  13 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Don't provide a warning on Pivot Chart refresh

    Don't provide a warning on Pivot Chart refresh. I have a Pivot Chart which I right-click and press refresh, and I receive a warning that I need to be in a cell to perform a refresh.

    The warning should not be displayed.

    6 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Good feedback. We’ll take this into consideration for our next planning phase. Please continue to vote on this feature idea.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  11. Save as CSV

    It would be great if you could add "Save as CSV" file format to the Save As feature.

    258 votes
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    Accepting Votes  ·  18 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. form controls

    Form controls for dynamic charts: #1 spinner control, #2 slider/scroll control. Adding form controls to spreadsheets online would practically close the gap to share analysis / scenario spreadsheets. Please add the spinner control (first priority) and secondly the slider / scroll

    20 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the feedback. We’ll consider this for a future release. Please continue to vote on this feature request which will increase its likelihood of getting in the product.

    Could you further comment on the scenarios in which you would used these controls?

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  13. Notifications when file is updated

    I would like to know when my OneDrive file that I have shared with someone is updated by that other person.

    103 votes
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    Accepting Votes  ·  11 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Macros and web queries

    It would be great if excel online could include macros and web queries, the 2 items that really make excel stand out.

    113 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Accepting Votes  ·  Tamar Tzruya responded

    Thanks for your feedback! We’re reviewing your suggestion. Remember, the more votes a suggestion gets, the more likely it is that we’ll do it.

    Tamar [MSFT]

  15. All Excel Charts Should Support for SSAS

    Enhance all chart types to support SSAS/Power Pivot

    4 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the feedback. We’ll consider this for a future release. Please continue to vote on this feature request which will increase its likelihood of getting in the product.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  16. 54 votes
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    12 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Accepting Votes  ·  Tamar Tzruya responded

    Thanks for your feedback! We’re reviewing your suggestion. Remember, the more votes a suggestion gets, the more likely it is that we’ll do it.

    Tamar [MSFT]

  17. Add / Edit charts online

    One of those things that are badly missing online is the ability to add and edit charts in Word.
    In my opinion, add/edit charts is the simplest way to create compelling documents that look good and are easy to share/edit with anyone without going through Excel which some users a really not very much used to, especially at the C-level.

    19 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the feedback. We’ll consider this for a future release. Please continue to vote on this feature request which will increase its likelihood of getting in the product.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  18. ability to create multiple versions of the same chart for a different variable

    or, make statistical analysis easier
    or, take ideas from SAS JMP and Tableau

    One of the tools for analysis is showing the same chart but for different sub-sets of the data. for example. a scatter chart...but then a scatter chart for each subgroup. (so, if you're looking at X, then also look at X for ages 0-25, 26-50, 51-75, 76-100) (and you end up with 4 charts all should the same thing except one for each subgroup)

    7 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Interesting idea. Thanks for the feedback. We’ll consider this in our next round of planning for a future release. Please continue to vote on this feature idea.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  19. Fix Charts inconsistencies which require you to delete items to fix them.

    I run into bugs where changes I make on a chart in excel don't make it to excel on-line. For example, I changed font characteristics of 3 data labels for a chart. On excel on-line, 2 where changed and one wasn't. To fix, I had to turn off all the data labels and recreate them.

    3 votes
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