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  1. Don't expire sessions

    There is no technical reason to expire sessions whereas currently Excel Online (and word) get their sessions expired after a few hours. Please could the session model be fixed so that sessions expire only when deemed necessary for security reasons (at which point a re-login would be required) i.e. just like google docs.

    Automatically refreshing the page would be a short-term workaround.

    This problem prevents online applications having parity with desktop applications, even where the required feature subset is fully supported.

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    • Be able to move tabs/change the order of tabs by dragging and dropping them

      It's not clear how or even if you can re-order tabs in One Drive. It would be great if, like regular Excel docs, you could simply drag and drop tabs to re-order them.

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      • have web app not close if user cancels decision to open in Excel

        If I click to edit in Excel (desktop) but then cancel, Excel Web app goes to an unusable grey screen. Have Excel respect that cancelling means return to where I was.

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        • Can we have option to allow (to someone who we share worksheet) part edit and part view rights.

          We may need to give part access to edit and part to read only or even part even not to view , in a single sheet of large file.

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            • Saving work

              when you click don't save a document, there should be a secondary warning saying are you sure, this would save a lot of people a lot of unnecessary work re-doing stuff they actually meant to save!

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                • Create a Chrome OS version of MS Office

                  Create a Chrome OS version of MS Office

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                  • i can't find any option to close a work sheet, i want you to add a option to close a workbook to start another.

                    i can't find any option to close a work sheet, i want you to add a option to close a workbook to start another.

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                    • Options in Home Menu

                      All the options present in the Home menu is included in online then it will be very easy for editing and formatting while working in online without any difficulties.

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                      • 4 votes
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                          • freeze a row

                            I would like to keep the top 2 rows displayed as I scroll down. Is there a way to do this? I could do that in my old apple spreadsheet.

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                              • Please assign &add option for to create drop down

                                In Normal excel we have the option to create drop down .
                                But in live acc we are unable to create such drop downs.

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                                • Add notice to other member when someone is selecting the "edit in workbook" option.

                                  When someone is selecting the "edit in workbook" option, other member can see who is editing. Otherwise we have to wait without deadline.

                                  6 votes
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                                  • allow access XLS file extensions for users on office online

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                                    Allow access XLS file extensions for office online users. we are getting mail with xls extension and its difficult to access it. we need download the file and change extension and re-work on it. can u please include the office 2003 file extension on online office. i have gone through your article which is mentioned below. please do the needful

                                    https://support.microsoft.com/en-sg/help/3003659/office-365-users-cannot-edit-an-office-document-directly-from-an-email-message-in-outlook-web-app

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                                    • Row and Column based control over sharing a file for multiple people.

                                      Different Editing Row and Column based sharing control for multiple people. I may be able to share a particular Row/Column with a person(s) and other R/C with some other person(s)

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