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  1. Support Background image for excel worksheet in Excel Online

    We have an option to set background image for Excel worksheet using Page Layout > Background. We can add images like confidential, draft copy etc. using this option we can show the image on every page on excel worksheet.

    This option works fine in Excel desktop application. However, in Excel Online, it says this feature is not supported.

    Even in SharePoint Excel Web access web part also the background image is not showing up.

    It would be nice if this feature is enabled in Excel Online/SharePoint Web Access web part too.

    Alternate options for background option would be setting up…

    13 votes
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  2. 1 vote
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  3. Allow to see what someone has edited in each document not just the file they have edited.

    allow to be able to see what someone has edited, not just be notified someone has edited it.

    3 votes
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  4. Disable download option

    It is possible to open an embed xls file, by clicking button 1 or 2 in the attached file, in Office Online. Once in Office Online there is an option for downloading the file for any user or even if not logged in (button 3 of the other attached file). However, that option should not be available unless the user sets that permission.

    2 votes
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  5. Allow config to block Online editing.

    Excel Online does not support many (complex) Excel features that I may rely on to retain integrity of the data in my workbook. So I want to stop people from editing online.

    3 votes
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  6. Present useful error messages

    Error: Exception of type 'Microsoft.DataProxy.Exceptions.HybridException' was thrown.. The exception was raised by the IDbCommand interface.

    This does not help me troubleshoot the problem.

    2 votes
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  7. Session timeout needs to be eliminated. Google sheets does not have this issue.

    My company recently switched from Google Sheets to Excel online. Expiring sessions are very annoying. It creates delays in entering data (waiting for a re-load), extra clicks, and sometimes my data has been lost altogether. If the page is open, it should be active.

    6 votes
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  8. Multiple users should be able to update excel online.

    Sharepoint custom list (data sheet view) in 2007 version was so flexible. It served purpose of a large shared excel sheet.

    Multiple users should be able to update excel online.

    5 votes
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  9. Right-click on arrows in sheet ribbon to open drop-down list of sheets.

    Excel desktop lets the user open a list of sheets when he/she right clicks on the arrows located in the sheet ribbon. This list makes it easy to navigate workbooks with many sheets. This feature is absent on the online version, but is greatly missed.

    8 votes
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  10. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE JUST MAKE EXCEL ONLINE WORK

    Excel keeps failing on a near weekly basis. Google Doc Spreadsheets do not. Please make it like their platform.

    2 votes
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  11. parentheses debugging view in formula bar

    Working with functions and formulae nested in parentheses is a huge headache for me. Some kind of indentation/tree view or a means of collapsing (and mouse-dragging) each parentheses pair about within a formula would make it easier to visualise and manipulate the hierarchy.

    2 votes
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  12. 3 votes
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  13. 2 votes
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  14. split excel and be able to find a cell number

    It would be nice to be able to split excel online and also be able to find a cell number.

    1 vote
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  15. Please give the name of the person who has locked the sheet which I am trying to edit.

    Please give the name of the person who has locked the sheet which I am trying to edit. so I can ask him to open in ready only more till I update the sheet.

    2 votes
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  16. 2 votes
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  17. Cell Format should also include Contact number, Which is hyperlinked to Phone call, so that we can just select cell and it asked us to call

    Cell Format should also include Contact number, Which is hyperlinked to Phone call, so that we can just select cell and it asked us to call or not.
    if we already set cell in format option that it is contact number.

    3 votes
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  18. Can you create a program where multiple users can work in it; but be able to lock out cells they should not change?

    Create a Visual block of the information needed by users; allow them to input information and edit their information only. Once done, lock the whole document and allow each block of information to download into the finished report or spreadsheet. Example:
    User: Name, Address, Phone, Email, amt of loan; etc.
    Report is updated with their inputted information, and the user has no control to edit the actual report or spreadsheet being downloaded into.

    1 vote
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  19. 1 vote
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  20. 2 votes
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