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  1. Please allow macros within Excel online 'Edit in browser' mode

    You should be able to run macros while editing in your browser for an Excel Online Sharepoint/OneDrive document. Currently, you can only do this if you select 'Edit in Excel'

    49 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Trendline with Excel Online

      Excel online needs the capability of adding a trendline to a graph. How is this not possible when it should be a basic function of any excel program? With my present job there's really no point in using excel online when it can't add a trendline. If google sheets can add trendlines then excel online should be able to also.

      31 votes
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        3 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • More color choices, especially for highlighting.

        I have a running file that I no longer have access to some of the colors I have used for 3 yrs now. More colors, and more SHADES of colors, please.

        28 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • zoom feature

          zoom feature

          4 votes
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          • Needs more formatting options available in the online version

            Add more formatting and editing options (cell styles, other missing features).

            10 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • No apparent capability to Zoom within Excel Online

              No apparent capability to Zoom within Excel Online

              8 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Color or the text in one cell

                With the current version of Excel Online, once you change the font color of a particular text in single cell it automatically changes the font color of every text or data in that cell.
                It would be handy if we could use different colors for the text in one cell

                20 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 7 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • modify excel online to open password protected files

                    like other email websites (gmail, etc), excel online should also have feature to open password protected files without download to the pc, it should be open online by entering the file password

                    22 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • When files are locked by another user

                      It would be good to have a way to notify person who has locked the file out that is shared to close it by clicking a button

                      39 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow quick access menu bar

                        Allow the quick access menu bar and ability to add to the quick access bar with right click on an icon on the main menu bar.

                        4 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Remove the "Download" option which strips content

                          Currently Excel online has options for "Edit Online", "Edit in Browser", "Save a Copy", AND "Download".
                          What is the purpose of the last option outside of the bad functionality that this option strips out some of the more advanced content in your file?
                          Please just remove this "Download" option, as "Edit in Excel" and "Save a Copy" should be sufficient for all purposes.

                          5 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • It's my darn document!

                            If I own the spreadsheet I should be able to edit at anytime, not be "locked out" by others I share my document with

                            4 votes
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                            • excel desktop, PowerPoint desktop, Teams desktop etc., should be default when opening from a PC

                              Excel desktop, PowerPoint desktop, Teams desktop etc., should be default when opening from a PC, not the online version as is.

                              7 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow to easily change the Online Excel formula language

                                I'm not able to find a way to change Online Excel (Offce 365) formula language (I believe it picked up a standard from my account which I would like to change)

                                2 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add developer tab including VBA

                                  Enable a developer tab so that users can add macros and edit the VBA behind them. JavaScript would be nice to be able to use as well.

                                  10 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Where is custom sort?

                                    Would really like to have the custom sort feature on the online version.

                                    5 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Advanced filter options

                                      Introducing advanced filters like in Outlook desktop version will be great.
                                      We have filters for subject, from, to, body, date, attachment filters in outlook.

                                      It is a pain to search using keywords.

                                      19 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add text rotation option

                                        Excel Online lacks one important feature: text rotation option is not implemented and even opening existing xlsx file with the text formatted as rotated is not showing it correctly

                                        4 votes
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                                        • Enable VBA for Excel Online

                                          Enable VBA for Excel Online. Others have suggested a scripting language like google sheets has (which is javascript). No, keep it VBA.

                                          28 votes
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