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  1. PivotTables created with Power BI using Analyze In Excel should work after publishing to Power BI

    Power BI's Analyze in Excel functionality allows Excel users on the desktop to create reports using PivotTables and cube formulas connected to a published Power BI dataset. However (and this is very hard to explain to customers) these reports only work on the desktop: even though Power BI allows you to publish Excel workbooks to an App Workspace, reports created using Analyze In Excel do not work after they have been published to Power BI because Excel Online does not support connections to Power BI. Please fix this!

    430 votes
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      35 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enable track changes in excel online

      Enable track changes in excel online

      82 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • More fill colors

        The color choices are limited, we like the color wheel that is in our desktop version. We assign colors for various catergories and there aren't enough contrasting colors to choose from. Please add the colors pallette back!!

        40 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • please enable macros for Excel online

          please enable macros for Excel online

          51 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Excel online- More Colors!

            More colors and more themes. Please!

            115 votes
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              9 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • add a zoom icon for excel online

              Add a zoom feature for excel online

              65 votes
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                6 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Increase Excel Online file size limit beyond 5MB

                Pls make Excel Online to be able to allow files editing beyond 5MB size. Currently it does not allow any file to be edited if it is more than 5MB. This size needs to be increased to atleast 50MB

                31 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Please add user changes log

                  Please add some extra feature like change history, please make undo redo function more efficient in system copy paste and excel itself

                  37 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • More colors!

                    Please add more colors. Very annoying to have to open Excel to use the advanced colors... defeats the purpose of Excel Online

                    11 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Zoom level slider

                      Need the ability to zoom in Excel online.

                      39 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make Macros and VBA work online please

                        Please enable Macros and VBA online.

                        43 votes
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                          4 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Please add user changes log

                          Please add some extra feature like change history, please make undo redo function more efficient in system copy paste and excel itself

                          30 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • color and font themes need to carry over from excel offline.

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

                            13 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Enable Full screen mode and zoom slider

                              Enable Full screen mode and zoom slider

                              8 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Macros

                                Please provide a facility to run macros online.

                                20 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Trendline with Excel Online

                                  Excel online needs the capability of adding a trendline to a graph. How is this not possible when it should be a basic function of any excel program? With my present job there's really no point in using excel online when it can't add a trendline. If google sheets can add trendlines then excel online should be able to also.

                                  26 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • More color choices, especially for highlighting.

                                    I have a running file that I no longer have access to some of the colors I have used for 3 yrs now. More colors, and more SHADES of colors, please.

                                    24 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Please allow macros within Excel online 'Edit in browser' mode

                                      You should be able to run macros while editing in your browser for an Excel Online Sharepoint/OneDrive document. Currently, you can only do this if you select 'Edit in Excel'

                                      37 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Needs more formatting options available in the online version

                                        Add more formatting and editing options (cell styles, other missing features).

                                        9 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Remove the "Download" option which strips content

                                          Currently Excel online has options for "Edit Online", "Edit in Browser", "Save a Copy", AND "Download".
                                          What is the purpose of the last option outside of the bad functionality that this option strips out some of the more advanced content in your file?
                                          Please just remove this "Download" option, as "Edit in Excel" and "Save a Copy" should be sufficient for all purposes.

                                          5 votes
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