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  1. 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.

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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

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  7. 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…

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  8. the file with password are not oppened with excel online

    the file with password are not oppened with excel online

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  9. 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.

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  10. 1 vote
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  11. 1 vote
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  12. 1 vote
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  13. Do not change the "date modified" date unless the open file is saved.

    When I view a 2010 Excel file and DO NOT save it, the date modified date changes to the current date in windows file explorer. This is horrible and needs fixing immediately.

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  14. Excell

    Just download data first. Then worry about opening it if it's a file over 5 MB. It gets hung up trying to open large files anyway.

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  15. make it possible excel to work not only in ios but os also. is it possible.

    Excel does not down load on Google Chrome Books

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  16. Allow 2 files to be open with the same file name-Excel can recognize the full file path so display the full path in the title bar

    Allow 2 files to be open with the same file name-Excel can recognize the full file path so display the full path in the title bar (or make that an option).
    This way comparing files is easier without the need to rename and lose datalink information.

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  17. 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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  18. 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…

    2 votes
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  19. More 'Save As' options are needed

    Please add Save As CSV and Unicode CSV.

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  20. Notify user locking the file

    If file is locked notify user

    7 votes
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