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  1. Please let me name cells in the web version

    The title perfectly explains my problem

    5 votes
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  2. Allow user to set margins for page and printed page.

    2 things: 1. allow the user to adjust page margins when preparing and printing the document;
    2. Although Canada is a metric country (sort of), the default paper sizes are the same as the US. Canada does not use metric sized paper. Please adjust the default

    7 votes
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  3. Data Sorting

    Waiting for use online excel once the sorting is the same as desktop. I'm constantly having to download it to my desktop excel. Superior to online Please fix.

    1 vote
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  4. Split Cell Feature.

    Cells should be able to be split into two, instead of having to merge cells.

    4 votes
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  5. Selecting: multiple selection with Ctrl key

    Multiple selection with Ctrl Key

    9 votes
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  6. Provide an option to disable Excel Online and default to desktop version

    Excel Online continues to disappoint new users and is hampering adoption of both SharePoint and Teams. Even if the library and site collection are set to "Open in client application", every Excel file that isn’t opened directly form the library in SharePoint or files tab in Teams, opens in the garbage online version, then has to be change to desktop, then user has to close the useless window of the online version.

    There is no option to open in the desktop version for a file attached to a planner task embedded in Teams, so then it is either jump through…

    10 votes
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  7. color and font themes need to carry over from excel offline.

    color and font themes need to carry over from excel offline.

    70 votes
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  8. freeze panes -

    make it easier to freeze multiple rows/columns by just selecting and right click to apply

    4 votes
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  9. i want to know the exact path of open excel when it is open inside teams

    i want to know the exact path of open excel when it is open inside teams

    3 votes
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  10. Stock Data: update / refresh data automatically

    Please keep the stock data automatically up to date without the need to manually refresh it (like in Google Sheets =googlefinance).

    8 votes
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  11. Protect Range/Sheet, Collaboration Range/Sheet, Tracking history of workbook

    There are several functions that don't work the same in the online version vs desktop. Besides that, in comparison, Microsoft Excel Online doesn't have advanced features in the Google Sheets. Below are a few that are particularly frustrating to me so far:

    ~ Protecting features only works in desktop version (not work online)

    ~ Microsoft Excel Only cannot protect sheets, but Google Sheets can protect sheets or ranges. Therefore, many users can collaborate together with high security in range/ranges, same sheet/sheets in a common workbook.

    ~ and so many advanced other feature in Google Sheets doesn't appear in Microsoft Excel

    6 votes
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  12. Format Cells Number

    Format Cells --> Number tab --> Special --> Type: Phone number. The ability to format the number in the this format: +1 404 555 1234.

    3 votes
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  13. select multiple spreadsheets to print instead of opening up one at a time

    select multiple spreadsheets to print instead of opening up one at a time

    4 votes
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  14. Have a "fast" print button

    In Excel Online, you must click 5 times to print something
    (File->Print->Print->Confirm options->Print dialog: print)

    Either handle "Ctrl+P" or add a button to go directly to print options (select range, and options, then confirm) and immediatly after have the Windows print dialog.

    2 votes
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  15. Allow for larger excel work books. I have never had an issue with this workbook in Google Sheets.

    Allow for larger excel work books. I have never had an issue with this workbook in Google Sheets.

    4 votes
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  16. Allow online EXCEL 365 workbooks to open at Sheet1!A1 every time or allow us to define it in the URL

    Online shared Excel 365 workbooks appear to open to the last cell a user clicked. This is no good if we are trying to display information to a team.

    Could you please give us the option to open sharepoint docs at sheet1!A1 as with the desktop Excel.
    or failing that, allow us to specify cell sheet1!A1 in the sharepoint URL to that workbook

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/external-url-link-to-a-specific-cell-in-an-excel/3c5d27e8-ffb9-4a7b-8cf7-5b64ce5b0814

    2 votes
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  17. 5 votes
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  18. Stop forcing Sharepoint links to open using Excel online

    Link automatically open in Excel online which doesn't work for many documents that have macros or are over a certain size. Give an option to open in Desktop Excel or just download the file instead without having to waste time trying to load it in Excel Online.

    3 votes
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  19. Please provide resizing the files Team sites

    Please provide resizing the files Team sites. Uploaded Excel files but not as per the existing style and size. Not able to resize it.

    2 votes
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  20. It would be brilliant and easier to use, if we could see the print view

    It would be brilliant and easier to use, if we could see the print view on the one drive

    3 votes
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