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  1. If too large for Excel online allow the ability to download the file and open locally.

    If too large for Excel online allow the ability to download the file and open locally.

    4 votes
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  2. Open Excel application automatically

    It would be great if there was an option to open the Excel application automatically instead of having to manually click "Open in Excel".

    3 votes
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  3. 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.

    8 votes
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  4. 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.

    4 votes
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  5. Allow option to open file in Excel Desktop instead of Excel Online when sharing links

    Excel online does not offer all the functionality of Excel desktop version, E.g. lacking macros/VBA, and the formatting often looks incorrect and unprofessional (Date formats incorrect and worksheets not opening with cell set to A1/halfway down the page despite the original file definitely set to A1 - amongst many other issues).

    My colleagues and many others just want a simple option to allow opening a shared file in desktop Excel rather than Excel Online by default! Please allow us this very simple request, as it is stopping us from utilising many potential benefits of Office 365!

    2 votes
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  6. 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.

    5 votes
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  7. I want to be able to change the default of how files are opened... whether they are opened in Word / Excel Online or in the actual program.

    right now the default when selecting a file is to open it in the online version of the program. I don't want to open it in the online version, I want to open it on my computer so I want to change the default of how these files are opened and I'm unable to do so.

    2 votes
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  8. Setting "Starred" or "Favourites" for some frequently use Excel/ Word file

    A short-cut folder for my frequently use Excel/ Word file.
    Thus, we will able to open the said file in few second.

    1 vote
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  9. Allow Excel files larger than 5mb

    Please allow online Excel to open larger files, e.g., up to 20mb. This would greatly enhance your products usefulness.

    2 votes
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  10. Literally stop existing.

    That way, my employer won't prevent me from using Google Sheets.

    Google sheets is better in every single way. Your *only* advantage is that you somehow convinced my employer to use sharepoint instead of Google Drive.

    Please, please stop existing and let me get back to work.

    1 vote
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  11. Option to close Online window / tab when Open in Excel desktop is used

    When in Excel Online, if i Open in EXcel, most of the times i do not want to return to the Online Window , so i would like the option to Open in Excel and close my online Tab .
    This would make it look smoother and remove the need for this funny pop up that is displayed etc

    1 vote
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  12. Allow larger file size

    Larger file size. 30 MB does not allow for a reasonable data model. It would be far more practical if Excel Online could handle 150-200 MB files without having to open Excel desktop.

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  13. How about making it possible to auto save as I am working instead of providing useless message to create an offline version

    How about auto saving work as it is done instead of posting a useless message to download a version and then upload - perhaps you could label it as an 'online cloud feature' like Salesforce does

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  14. Never Ever open in Excel online if app or application is present on device - only open in online when no app available

    I do not like that every file first opens in Excel online - I really Never, Never, ever, want to open a file in a web browser when I have the application on my device. Just Never (for the rest this Excel Online is really only working if you do not have the app or application, that is the ONLY use case of this webapp **** :-)

    Note: equal for Word, Powerpoint... but worst in Excel

    1 vote
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  15. Log in to Excel NOT required if opening from excel online

    When you open Excel Online you have limited functionalities, g.e. copy and pasting with format or as a picture, so you need to open it in Excel THAT requires you to Log In to Excel in the computer AGAIN which is very easy to forget to sign out, specially when you work on the rush.

    And very problematic when you are using it from a Public or Shared Computer, which at the end it the real problem, since sharing and collaborating CAN be DONE with a normal Excel with ALL the functionalities, the benefit of Excel Online is to access…

    2 votes
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  16. Stop Excel online opening as default. It is tiresome. I want full functionality to edit my spreadsheet.

    How about not opening spreadsheets from Sharepoint in online by default. I want full functionality, so I have either to remember to right click and select proper Excel, or wait for it to open in online, then click on the relevant button and wait again for it to open in proper Excel. This is tedious.

    2 votes
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  17. Option to skip "Greater than 30MB" error dialog and auto-open in Excel

    Would be neat to see an optional feature where files over 30MB automatically open in Excel without the dialog prompt.

    1 vote
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  19. enable password usage

    Allow opening a file with a password without having to download it

    2 votes
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