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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.

    6 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".

    5 votes
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  3. Excel Online should be able to open a XLST file properly

    If I have a stored template file in OneDrive Excel Online should be able to handle it properly, i.e., it should open a file based on the template and prompt to name it. Then it should behave as normal. Not having this function seems bizarre.

    I want to store a couple of template files in OneDrive so I can always get at them and use them from wherever I am working. Easy.

    Thanks.

    2 votes
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  4. don't let me enter data if I can't save it

    when an excel spreadsheet opens up, it allows data entry but you can't save your work. You need to Open it in Excel. Why allow the user to waste time entering things they can't save

    2 votes
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  5. Excel file attachments in Hotmail email

    When Excel protected files are attached to Hotmail, create a feature where in Hotmail the file can be opened with a password

    1 vote
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  6. 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!

    3 votes
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  7. 1 vote
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  8. Hide Columns once opening Excel

    It helps ease the load of the information. Not all how use file are doing it for view purpose. When one editing they don't need all data to be loaded. So this option of show data will help fast data adding.

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  9. Improve locked files

    If I accidentally leave a file open on another computer, I should still be able to edit it on the next computer/online program. I signed in with the same accounts.

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  10. 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.

    4 votes
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  11. Have a way to create multiple excel, or word documents at one time

    I have to create a excel doc. for every day of the year. and improvements happen, or changes are made I then have to re-label, and save new documents.
    but....
    if there was a way to save one file, and create multiple copies at one time that would be a game changer/time saver.

    i.e.
    01-02-2019
    01-03-2019
    01-04-2019
    01-05-2019

    and so on, and SO ON.....

    1 vote
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  12. 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.

    9 votes
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  13. 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.

    3 votes
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  14. Excel Files

    If files are bigger than 5mb, at least give choice to download please

    1 vote
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  15. I am not able to download/open excel file from sharepoint

    We should be allowed to download and save excel files which have been uploaded by the other user since last updated. When i download computer asks me username & password which even after filling I cannot open the file.

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. enable password usage

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

    3 votes
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  19. 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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  20. 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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