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  1. excel desktop, PowerPoint desktop, Teams desktop etc., should be default when opening from a PC

    Excel desktop, PowerPoint desktop, Teams desktop etc., should be default when opening from a PC, not the online version as is.

    6 votes
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    • Always open locally option

      1) Because Excel Online is slow and doesn't have all features, such as VBA, there should always be a button to open in Excel locally (I couldn't find it in a file in a Yammer post)

      2) In Share-point (or in all of Windows) it should be possible to select an option to always open xlsx-files in Excel locally .... as the Online-version does not fulfill the full spec of Excel that we use.

      2 votes
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      • we need open the excel encrypted in the online excel without downloaded it

        we need open the excel encrypted in the online excel without downloaded it

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        • Excel Online - Tell us what forces desktop Excel so we can write xlsx files that work in Online - or make online=desktop functionality

          Tell us the gotchas that force Excel Online to desktop so we can write spreadsheets that don't force desktop. Going back and forth between 2 different versions of the "same" product is so kludgy.

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          • Change confusing error message (corrupt file or file format not supported)

            Issue:
            One of the operational Excel workbooks cannot be opened in Excel Online, on the opening attempt the following error message is received:

            We’re sorry, we couldn’t open you’re your workbook. It’s possibly corrupt or using a file format that’s not supported.
            Do you want to try and open this file in Excel.

            However when the file is opened and inspected in the Excel reach client no corruption is detected.
            The file contains External Links that are not supported (i.e. cannot be resolved) in Excel Online. After removing the "unresolvable" links, the file can perfectly be opened in Excel…

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            • Notify user locking the file

              If file is locked notify user

              5 votes
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              • Last saved time/date stamp for online apps

                On the online apps (Word, Excel, etc) it would be nkce to have a visible last saved time/date stamp. I know it happens as you make changes, but this would eleviate the has it saved or not feeling I always get before closing the window.

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                • Change Interface color when file is read only

                  Change Interface color when file is read only...enuf said !

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                  • Can't open online and while can't be sorted in desktop version why are you making this hard for us?

                    Why can't we open this online? I tried desktop but I can't even sort which is needed for lots of records like this file, why are you making this hard for us? You should've given us a booklet for this in the first place which we can bring wherever we go.

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                    • Excel files to PDF's sharing

                      It would be great if we can share/send excel file's as PDF's with our colleagues.

                      Also, it would be wonderful if I was able to save a file right on to my computer. The tab is there, but it doesn't work for some reason... "save file on to computer"

                      3 votes
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                      • Excel files to PDF's sharing

                        It would be great if we can share/send excel file's as PDF's with our colleagues.

                        Also, it would be wonderful if I was able to save a file right on to my computer. The tab is there, but it doesn't work for some reason... "save file on to computer"

                        3 votes
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                        • Add ability to notify user who is blocking access that other's need access

                          When opening a sheet and discovering that the sheet is locked because someone is accessing the sheet with Excel, we should have a button that will notify the user that I am requesting access.

                          This would encourage a discussion between the Excel and Excel Online user.

                          12 votes
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                          • 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

                            421 votes
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                              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]

                            • Save as PDF

                              To be able to save as PDF right to Onedrive.

                              13 votes
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                              • Opening files on OneDrive, give choice of on-line or local app instead of always on-line.

                                When opening files on OneDrive, give the user the choice of using on-line or local app instead of always on-line. I waste significant time trying switch over from on-line Excel to full Excel and this is very annoying.

                                3 votes
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                                • I guess big file we try to open give downloading message which is not clearly visible to user ending up user like me clicking multiple time

                                  I guess big file we try to open give downloading message which is not clearly visible to user ending up user like me clicking multiple time

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                                  • Ability to Download File when it exceeds the file size limit.

                                    I hope there is an option to view the folder and download it if it cannot be opened because of the file size.

                                    1 vote
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                                      • NOT WORKING

                                        Can it please work when you open it???

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                                        • When I open a file from sharepoint in Excel online, it shows that I updated the file even when I didn't make any changes.

                                          When I open a file from sharepoint in Excel online, it shows that I updated the file even when I didn't make any changes. Perhaps you should give a "view only" option.

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