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  1. Scrolling Tabs

    It would be really helpful to be able to slide the tabs bar back and forth when working in Excel on a touchscreen versus having to click every time,

    4 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 1 vote
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        0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add Delete to the File menu

        Add Delete to the File menu so you can get rid of a file from the web viewer while you are looking at it... Make it easy and reduce steps to delete a file.

        2 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Naming tabs when they are created

          When adding a new tab to a spreadsheet, it would be handy if you could give it the name you want in the same step, instead of having to create 'copy of', then click 'rename'

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            0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Open OneNote on desktop from hyperlink

            Clicking on valid hyperlink to a page in OneNote universal app or OneNote 2016 (starting with onenote:#) works fine from Excel on desktop but results in an error message in Excel Online: "Sorry, we couldn't open this link." It would be very handy if this could work without having to modify the links to point to OneNote online.

            2 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 10 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Custom Insert>shapes

                As a Civil Engineer, I use spreadsheets to produce calculations. Diagrams form an integral part of the calculations, and there are several simple shapes that I find myself having to draw over and over again, from the limited "building blocks' of the shapes built into Excel.

                It would be cool if custom sets of shapes could be added (e.g. for us Civil Engineers, 'I' beams, bolts, support symbols, "north" symbol, etc.).

                For Electrical Engineers, a downloadable set of Elecrical symbols, and so on.

                3 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add 'Upload File From Computer' Option

                  For the Online Excel, it would be nice to be able to upload a file to cloud storage and cloud editing, from a computer that doesn't have OneDrive capabilities (Windows 7 and older). This would be especially useful in situations where you have to work on a file on a non-personal computer, from a flash drive. If the file could be opened in Excel Online and then saved to OneDrive through Excel Online that would be great.

                  4 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 2 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add ability to show pictures on Excel Online to view on browser

                      Our Sales team always view their excel documents from the different device from the browser. The pictures are on the file not shown when open from the browser. The pictures really important for users.

                      2 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Can you give some more detail on what you are looking for?

                        Excel Online will already show pictures (JPG, PNG, etc,) that are contained in the file.

                        Do you mean shapes? (rectangle, circle, etc.)

                        Or, do you mean something else?

                        Thanks,
                        Dan [MS]

                      • When trying to enter a date in a cell (formatted as Cat=Date, Type=14/03/2012), entry is rejected - get Error in Date Range or Entry Format

                        When trying to enter a date in a cell (formatted as Cat=Date, Type=14/03/2012), entry is rejected - get Error in Date Range or Entry Format

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                          1 comment  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Hi David,

                          Can you give more specific steps that you’re trying to do – I’m not sure I follow the issue that you’re raising.

                          Thanks
                          Dan [MS]

                        • 5 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • [Embed] if you uncheck "Include a download link", then disable view full size workbook

                            On the embed code screen, if you uncheck "Include a download link", then disable view full size workbook

                            When you uncheck "Include a download link" your are telegraphing that you "don't want someone to download you Excel file".
                            But you can still "view the full-size workbook" because icon is still active.

                            Improvement: Disable "view the full-size workbook" when you uncheck "Include a download link"

                            This would be a nice security feature Then this acts as a true viewer, like the good old ActiveX days ;)

                            Also prevent someone from hacking the script to get the download!

                            17 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • How can we add images to a post without adding that image to our Files?

                              We share a lot of photos as an organization, but we also want to have a very tidy file bank. How can our users upload images and tag groups without adding that to the groups files?

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                                1 comment  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 1 vote
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                                • 1 vote
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                                    0 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Remove filter

                                    I found the ability to add filter on excel online by creating table.

                                    But I don't find a way to either remove table format or remove filter

                                    6 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • enable check in check out excel & lock unlock on one drive excel online instead of sharepoint.

                                      some column of excel doc we shared to everyone is locked, & can be unlock by admin for editing only.
                                      problem is missing of the check in/out & lock function will duplicate the file if we edit in local onedrive folder.

                                      3 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Insert Cut/Copy cells into a document

                                        Can you add Insert Cut/Copied Cells when you right click the mouse. otherwise you have to insert a row, cut what is needed and then paste it

                                        8 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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