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  1. Be notified and others when a change happens to a cell in a LIVE excel sheet

    Notification system to a CELL in a Live excel sheet

    9 votes
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  2. Function Library (book icons) in the Formulas Tab

    Basic and intermediate users may be happy to see all the book icons in the Formulas Tab (Function Library group) as we have in the desktop version, to help them to find which functions can be used. Even the mobile version has the categories there... This would be welcome on the online version too.

    5 votes
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  3. Zoom feature while working in Team excel docs

    You should be able to zoom in/out while editing an Excel spreadsheet in Teams

    4 votes
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  4. bind office script to events

    bind custom functions written with office scripts to events such as "onChanged" as described in the documentation for addins:
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office/dev/add-ins/excel/excel-add-ins-events

    it's essential to enable automation

    2 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Macros, Scripts and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for the feedback.

    Currently, events APIs are not supported within Office Scripts. One of the main reason is that events can be long running and scripts have a defined start and end points. Unlike an add-in, the script doesn’t stay in the background to listen in and act on the events.
    Could you please let us know how you’d utilize events API support? That will definitely help us understand the requirement better.

    Thank you
    Sudhi Ramamurthy
    Program Manager

  5. Make standard colors primary instead of Theme Colors.

    Have the option to have Standard Colors and its gradients as the working colors or have Theme Colors as working colors. I prefer the Standard colors as they match my other applications and the Theme colors do not.

    8 votes
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  6. Allow the formatting of one or more words without applying to all content in a cell.

    Allow the formatting of one or more words without applying to all content in a cell.

    Sometimes we want to make one or two words or numbers bold or 'red' in color in a cell so that it stands out from other content in that cell. In the desktop app we can do this, but currently in the online version, it is all or nothing.

    10 votes
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  7. It doesn't have all functionality as desktop excel. Make Online excel = Desktop excel

    Data formatting could be made as easy as in Desktop excel. As we are very much used to mouse it will be better to have those functionality to copy paste & other functions. In simple words make Online version = Desktop version.

    87 votes
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  8. Be able to open excel files online even if it is with unsupported feature.


    • Should let us know which particular thing that sets off the unsupported prompt

    • Even if there are unsupported features inside the file we should be able to open the file ignoring the unsupported or opening it by creating a copy without the unsupported feature

    18 votes
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  9. A More diversed pallet of Cell Colors

    A More diversed pallet of Cell Colors

    3 votes
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  10. in the pivot table online version there does not have design and pivot table analyze function and

    in the pivot table online version there does not have design and pivot table analyze function and when you right click on the Pivot table there have not choice of function .

    5 votes
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  11. Please consider allowing multiple font colors in a single cell of an Excel Online spreadsheet. Thank you!

    We use excel online with Huddle to allow multiple users make daily updates to a file. It would be nice if the functionality in regular Excel, that allows multiple font colors in a single cell, were incorporated into Excel online. The way we would like to use it, the user would highlight changes made to a cell in red text, while the existing text remains black. Thanks for your consideration.

    5 votes
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  12. Using Excel Online - need to be able to "expand" the formula bar to show multiple lines without openning in Desktop App

    Using Excel Online - need to be able to "expand" the formula bar to show multiple lines without openning in Desktop App

    5 votes
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  13. shared worksheet should have detailed history just like gmail.

    shared worksheet should have detailed history just like gmail.

    11 votes
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  14. All functionality available

    The option to update documents within a team is great but the limitations of all excel functions unavailable cause me to make copies and re-save new files because I cant update them the way I need to in Teams. Would love to stay within Teams!

    3 votes
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  15. Request edit access

    Allow users to request edit access to documents that have been shared in read-only mode.

    9 votes
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  16. while working on a multiple user shared worksheet it should show which user is currently using which cell of that sheet

    while working on a multiple user shared worksheet it should show which user is currently using which cell of that sheet

    5 votes
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  17. 4 votes
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  18. When in a meeting we often need to compare two files. Teams keeps shutting down a file while we look at another keep having to re-navigate

    When in a meeting we often need to compare two different files. Teams keeps shutting down a file while we look at another. We keep having to fully re-navigate in our attempts to discuss large files that take a while to download. The ability to see 2 files at the same time while screen sharing on teams would be great.

    3 votes
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  19. Enable the Power Query as a native web experience

    It would be nice if we can have a native Power query experience on the web. You have it in Flow called Power Query. Cant we add this as a tab. And also allow people to use Power Pivot in the Excel Workbook. To start if we can import csv files , excel files and json files from a one drive or sharepoint list. Later from Azure blobs would be very nice.

    This will help doing alot of manual work. Can we also increase

    5 votes
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  20. please increas file size limits from 5mb to 50 mb to open excel online

    when ever try to open open online store excel file its can't open bigger data file because of file size limitaion is 5mb .

    so please increase file size to open online excel

    6 votes
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