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  1. Excel Desktop vs Excel Online - online version should have all/most of the same features

    There are several functions that don't work the same in the online version vs desktop. Below are a few that are particularly frustrating to me so far:

    ~ Paste/Formatting - When pasting into the online version, the format doesn't stay.

    ~ Sorting - There are very limited sorting options in the online version.

    ~ Copying data. I have about 300 lines of data that's about 10 columns wide and am unable to copy it so that I can paste it into another document and sort it the way I need (since online version has limited options for sorting, as mentioned…

    402 votes
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  2. 508 votes
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  3. It doesn't have all functionality as desktop excel. Make Online excel = Desktop excel

    Data formatting could be made as easy as in Desktop excel. As we are very much used to mouse it will be better to have those functionality to copy paste & other functions. In simple words make Online version = Desktop version.

    42 votes
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  4. Excel online- More Colors!

    More colors and more themes. Please!

    423 votes
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  5. Change Case

    Adding the ability to change case as an option in Excel.

    6 votes
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  6. Multi user filtering without changing view of other users

    Generate the ability for multiple users to edit documents in Excel online and application where the users can filter for their screen only. This would allow for greater collaboration as multiple pieces of a project can be worked on in the same document without each users view being altered by one users filter.

    11 votes
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  7. freeze panes -

    make it easier to freeze multiple rows/columns by just selecting and right click to apply

    4 votes
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  8. color and font themes need to carry over from excel offline.

    color and font themes need to carry over from excel offline.

    69 votes
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  9. Freezing Cells

    Please bring back the old method of freezing cells. In both the vertical and horizontal planes on the same worksheet. The old method was more functional and easier to use.

    2 votes
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  10. Split Cell Feature.

    Cells should be able to be split into two, instead of having to merge cells.

    3 votes
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  11. Format Cells Number

    Format Cells --> Number tab --> Special --> Type: Phone number. The ability to format the number in the this format: +1 404 555 1234.

    2 votes
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  12. Whe trying to replicate the format with "format painter" I cant apply the copied format tomultiple rows

    Whe trying to replicate the format with "format painter" I cant apply the copied format tomultiple rows

    3 votes
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  13. When filtering, can add in filter by text as well as by colour at the same time

    When filtering, can add in filter by text as well as by colour at the same time

    2 votes
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  14. Please add PAGE BREAK view and Margin resizing for Excel online.

    Please add PAGE BREAK view and Margin resizing for Excel online.

    2 votes
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  15. 3 votes
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  16. Freeze panes and Conditional formatting

    You should give freeze panes to more col/rows and conditional formatting in excel online is not conditional!

    3 votes
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  17. Add page layout features

    Add page layout features

    1 vote
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  18. Add Manage Rules under Conditional Formatting

    Add the ability to manage multiple conditional formatting rules in the web client, similar to desktop. Currently, the only workaround is to setup multiple rules in the desktop client and copy-paste the cells into a web-hosted document.

    2 votes
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  19. It would be great if we can lock/protect some column of an excel sheet?

    it would be great if we can lock/protect some column of an excel sheet?

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  20. VERY UNSTABLE

    I have wasted counlesshours of work jusb to start from scratch all over.

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