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  1. I'd love to have a median function directly in pivot tables/charts...

    i.e. change value field settings from "Sum of xxx" to "Median of xxx" where count, min, max, average, etc. already exist. It's possible to do via cubset/cubevalue and MDX but it surely must be easy to implement directly.

    5 votes
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  2. clear "recent documents" list option

    I want to be able to clear the "recent documents" list that pops up when I click on "Open" link. I noticed that even deleted OneDrive document files are still on the list. If it's not automatically recognized by the system, then the user should be able to delete the name of the file on the list.

    4 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi E,

    You can do this already today, though you have to do it from within Windows Excel (so I’m leaving the idea open).

    To do it:

    • if you just want to remove one document – right click on the document in the MRU and choose “Remove from List”
    • if you want to remove all documents, follow the instructions here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/313454

    Hope that helps,
    Dan [MS]

  3. Arabic Layout must be in place somewhere in this cloud xxcel app as well as it is in microsoft office packages in desktop

    writing in arabic begins from right to left as known so there must be a button on the office cloud interface that a user can switch the direction from Right-To-Left and from Left-To-Right for example columns' captions must be A, B, C, D, etc .... from Right-To-Left Enabled too.

    1 vote
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  4. Excel online open a file from pc

    Excel online ,open a file from pc

    6 votes
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  5. The ability to add a default value/equation

    For example: Every survey submission shows up with a user defined cell attached in the excel (e.g. the average of two values is included automatically in-line).
    This would let you automatically do some analysis on incoming data, which is extra helpful if you have a large number of people also viewing the results of the survey.

    3 votes
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  6. Make Excel online look like the WUP

    Make word online like the Excel Mobile app for windows and mobile devices. make it look completely like it and if you have office 365 subscription allow access to all the features but not make it where you must have office 365 to do the stuff that excel online has already. If the Excel Online was an exact copy of Excel Mobile (2016 app) it would make it easier to work on a chromebook or a computer that is not windows 10

    1 vote
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  7. 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.

    1 vote
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  8. 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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  9. 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?

    1 vote
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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

    1 vote
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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

    1 vote
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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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

    1 vote
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  20. Excel Online (Et al.) needs to pick up the personalized ribbon background color.

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

    1 vote
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