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  1. Lock edit row/column when in edit mode online.

    When I edited or leave our file on all day sometime we have some accidents pressing some key then it replace. it will be nice to lock column or row when we in edit mode (lock to edit not effect to change format or arrange data. we still can sort or arrange all rows or columns)

    3 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • excell servays need to have option to show admin the stitics of responses

      Can you add a way to show total amount of responses for multiple choice questions to show how many for each and a percentage of total respinses. Also can there be a advanced option added as well to allow multiple choice questions to all users to slect 2 or more answers. Also can there be a way to open and close servay responses as well like how google does it so that there is some control and time stamp all responses.

      1 vote
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        0 comments  ·  Surveys  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Powerview feature on onedrive excel.

        It would be nice to have power view read/refresh options when we store excel on One drive.

        3 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Retain clipboard data upon paste, like every other program in existence.

          Normal programs can copy/paste data without the clipboard being cleared, but strangely, Excel is different, inconsistent. Clipboard data should not be cleared upon use (e.g. paste).

          12 votes
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            3 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • ability to create multiple versions of the same chart for a different variable

            or, make statistical analysis easier
            or, take ideas from SAS JMP and Tableau

            One of the tools for analysis is showing the same chart but for different sub-sets of the data. for example. a scatter chart...but then a scatter chart for each subgroup. (so, if you're looking at X, then also look at X for ages 0-25, 26-50, 51-75, 76-100) (and you end up with 4 charts all should the same thing except one for each subgroup)

            7 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Interesting idea. Thanks for the feedback. We’ll consider this in our next round of planning for a future release. Please continue to vote on this feature idea.

              Thanks,
              Scott [MSFT]

            • 1 vote
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              • Wondering how co-authoring works with groups in Excel

                we have a group project that involves entering and editing about 30,000 rows x 8 columns of data in an excel sheet. I have been researching the co-authoring new function. Are there any limitations for mulitple users? We usually have around 3-5 people entering at the same time. Would this cause problems? we currently have gone away from Excel for this project and used Google Sheets. However, it does not seem very robust and there are frequent screen freezes and crashes.

                5 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Short link to shared documents

                  It would be nice to have short links to shared documents instead of long ugly links, so we don't need to use external shorteners for internal documents (we should't share links to outside of company).

                  20 votes
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                    4 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    info needed  ·  Tamar Tzruya responded

                    Thank you for your feedback. Short Link is a Host functionality and not specific app functionality. OneDrive Consumer and Box support it. SharePoint and OneDrive for business require using a free SP app or 3rd party tools. Hope this answer your feedback, if not, can you please provide more info?

                    Tamar [MSFT]

                  • Give me the opcion to clear content.

                    It would be easier to have the opcion when right clicking to clear content and to scroll to the left or right while shading for editing.

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Show Saved or not

                      It would be more helpful if "saving" or "saved" option show in somewhere in the document to identify whether it is saved or not.In addition if the document saved,it is helpful to show how many minutes ago it has been saved.

                      11 votes
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                      • More flexibility for action buttons

                        Office online viewer is great idea. But need to make it more flexible. User should have permission to set action button visibility for document. Like does he wants viewer to allow download, printing, etc.

                        2 votes
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                        • Refresh PowerPivot Data in O365 Excel from External Source

                          It is frustrating to me that external data refresh is supported in Excel Services in SharePoint but is not supported in Office 365. It is frustrating that to work with any external data you must open the workbook in the desktop client.

                          16 votes
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                            5 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            info needed  ·  Anonymous responded

                            Did you know that you can actually refresh workbooks in Office 365 when you publish them on PowerBI? Try it out at www.powerbi.com

                            Is that what you were looking for?

                            If you have specific external sources that you are missing, please provide more specific information

                          • Make Excel and Word Online (more) usefull on the Chromebooks under Chrome-OS

                            Excel (and the other Office products, specially Word) for Chromebook under Chrome-OS..

                            2 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Fix sort

                              Fix sort in Excel Online please - if you select a column, and sort, unlike the PC version there is no prompt to expand the selection. Big problem if workbook is shared with others.

                              20 votes
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                                3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • How to add Picture in Excel Survey?

                                How to add Picture in Excel Survey?

                                15 votes
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                                • Fix Charts inconsistencies which require you to delete items to fix them.

                                  I run into bugs where changes I make on a chart in excel don't make it to excel on-line. For example, I changed font characteristics of 3 data labels for a chart. On excel on-line, 2 where changed and one wasn't. To fix, I had to turn off all the data labels and recreate them.

                                  3 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Thanks for the feedback. We’ll look into the issue that you cited. Are there other examples that you have run into?

                                    Thanks,
                                    Scott [MSFT]

                                  • Make excel online a free desktop download application and charge if more features are needed

                                    Make a downloadable free version of excel, outlook, word online and if need more features to make the upgrade purchase the current office version with ability to save to onedrive via windows explorer :)

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                                    • make uff-8/unicode as default encoding

                                      Hi, it will be great if at least there will be an option to download the documents in utf-8 encoding as we live in international world. unicode for all docs! yay.

                                      7 votes
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                                      • Ability to hide or collapse rows. (Using Outlining - Group/Ungroup)

                                        The functionality exists if a spreadsheet is uploaded with it already in there, but if there are more rows to be collapsed it can't be done online.

                                        [10/20/2015 - Dan [MS] - updated title to reflect the feature that this is requesting - Grouping/Outlining]

                                        15 votes
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                                        • 5 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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