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  1. Publish Bug tracking of this software

    We need to have a public Bug tracking to report issues and see if they are getting worked on. All we see are NEW IDEAS but the existing ones sometimes don't work or there are some bad functional issues that get ignored.

    2 votes
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  2. 2 votes
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  3. Want to view worksheet tabs

    I have a spreadsheet with multiple worksheets (tabs). When using Excel online, I'm only able to see the first worksheet. It would be great to be able to select which worksheet to view.

    2 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Share the same file in different folders

    The ability to choose a file (or folder) and share it in multiple folders. Users in Folder A could have edit rights. Users in Folder B could have view rights.

    7 votes
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  5. unsupported feature survey

    Enable basic features to support pivot tables and charts as well as slicers to create reports based on the survey data. Currently, the survey forms gets disabled if such reports are created.

    3 votes
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  6. Add ability to create/edit/modify data validation (to add drop down lists to cells)

    (2016-07-11 Dan [MS]: updated title to better reflect idea)

    15 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Automatically change to view only mode after certain period of time

    Excel online file should be change to view mode after certain time of unactivity

    2 votes
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  8. Convert an existing excel sheet to a survey (rather than having to start a blank sheet as a survey).

    I have a master list of information with questions and answers on it. I want to create a survey from selected parts of it - how can I do it without having to start with a fresh survey file/cutting and pasting. I am fine if it is a second sheet in the same file as I can link through to it.
    I also may be surveying two different groups to get the answers - some questions all will answer, but some question I only one to send to one group and not the other and vice versa.

    4 votes
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  9. Multiple comment authors per cell.

    When copying one cell to another it retains comments but only allows one comment author.

    6 votes
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  10. On one drive It would be beneficial to allow file changes to be made and saved when imbeded on a web site at present changes are not saved.

    On one drive It would be beneficial to allow file changes to be made and saved when imbeded on a web site at present changes are not saved.

    3 votes
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. set viewable region

    Allow the embedded link to see the size of the data set and limit the viewable area to this size only. This way when the excel spreadsheet is viewed it has a clear end to the cells with data in them.

    2 votes
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  16. 2 votes
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  17. 3 votes
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  18. Add "insert.." , "delete" , and "clear contents" to right click options in onlne version.

    If I want to add rows to only a few columns in the middle of a sheet I have to switch to full version of Excel. I do this very frequently, so I miss this feature. As for clear contents, I can't highlight multiple cells and delete all at once. In full Excel I can do that with right-click and :delete contents." I would rather just be able to highlight all cells and hit "delete" have all deleted.

    6 votes
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  19. 4 votes
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  20. Formatting data - Time delay

    When any formatting operation such as Middle align, Wrap text etc. is done, considerable amount of time is taken by the client to perform those changes. But, no 'Loading' message is displayed. The screen looks freezed for some amount of time. Can you please consider this comment and perform the essential changes?

    3 votes
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