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  1. Bread crumbs

    It would be useful to have bread crumb type links at the top of the Workbook (or Word doc) so that if you wanted to go back to the folder where the file is stored you could easily do that without having to go back to the root folder and then have to work your way back down.

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      0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Excel Online Surveys, make them bit more formatted.

      The ability to place textboxes(..etc) side by side, not just on top of eachother.

      13 votes
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      • Error pop up window when copy from the pivot table

        Is it possible to cancel the error pop up window every time I copy from the pivot table?

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        • Update the JavaScript Ewa Namespace API

          Enhance the JavaScript Excel Web Access Ewa Namespace API (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee589018.aspx) so it has more of the features that the newer Office Excel Add-in JavaScript API (Office.js) has (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee589018.aspx), including cell formatting and ability to submit API calls in batches.
          OR simply replace Ewa with the Excel Add-in API, but continue to allow embedding of Excel Online on public websites (Office Add-ins don't allow this without Office Store).

          2 votes
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          • Provide a link to return to the SharePoint library the file was opened from.

            When opened from a SharePoint library users don't know how to get back to the library. Sure, the back button works but a bit of navigation is nice.

            4 votes
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            • I would like to open excel speadsheet from outlook online into excel online with one click

              I would like to open excel speadsheet from outlook online into excel online with one click

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              • I would love to have the survey itself to have a option of using a spreadsheet because i require multiple types of information to beverified

                If you could allow a spreadsheet option for the survey form it would allow a limitless range of data types that could be quickly validated by a recipient

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                • Add the capability to impose logic on Excel Survey questions.

                  I love that surveys can be created in Excel online. I would use this almost daily if I could format the question logic in the same way that Google Forms allows. The ability to add labels and separate pages is also really necessary in order to make sophisticated surveys that collect complex information.

                  8 votes
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                  • Split view

                    It'd be really nice to be able to enable split view while working on my docs online. This way I'll be able to view two parts of the work sheet at one time.

                    8 votes
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                    • in the calander... put in the days of the week not just the date... more helpfull.

                      In calander... put in the days of the week not just the date...more helpfull

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                      • entering data, should be able to tab, tab, tab, enter -- enter should take me back to the row down from where I started.

                        category would be 'data entry' -- makes it easier to keep a good workflow going.

                        4 votes
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                        • chat box, and share screen for meeting.

                          i suggest to make chat box, and share screen for other user, so we can meeting while share editing workspace

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                          • Too easy to lose an "un-posted" comment if you accidentally click away.

                            In Excel Online, you can right-click Insert Comment - the pane on right appears. You enter your comment only to accidentally click to say another cell and you lose the comment (as Post was not clicked). Maybe some sort of warning would be good?

                            2 votes
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                            • Allow for autocompletion of typed text from a linked table (not just cells above the current cell).

                              Allow for autocompletion of typed text from a linked table (not just cells above the current cell).

                              3 votes
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                              • Form formatting is not up to mark !

                                There should be option to set questions side by side also so we can decrease length of the forms

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                                • Be able to set protection on and off of an open Excel workbook on the Web version of Excel

                                  It would be very helpful and behavior the same as on Desktop if there was a method or methods to set protection on and off of an active, open Excel workbook on the Web version of Excel.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Excel Online (Et al.) needs to pick up the personalized ribbon background color.

                                    Apply to all products with ribbons (ESPECIALLY FILE EXPLORER).

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                                    • Recent activity data in online or offline office data.

                                      Hi , I use office online a lot , and i would like to know at what time i have edited which data into the document, it could be a excel or word of a PowerPoint.

                                      which will help a lot to normal users and also of the files are shared online for edition , owner will get to know which member has edited the document.

                                      2 votes
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                                      • protected structure

                                        Have the ability to protect the structure of a workbook so limited changes can be made.

                                        4 votes
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                                        • To add Hard Drive options in Office Online

                                          I think it will be better if added a hard disk drive options which can show the saving documents options like offline ms office's .
                                          It just only shows one drive option and download to pc option ....

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