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    Thanks very much for your votes. And to those who took the time to fill in the survey, thank you! This is a brief update to let y’all know that we’ve started work on this feature request along with the one on changing numbers to scientific notation.

    - Urmi [Msft]

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    Hi – due to concerns expressed by people who did not like the way the lock symbol was added to protected sheets, we will stop showing it on sheet tabs in Excel for Windows for the time-being. We may bring it back in the future in some other fashion.

    If you’d like to see a lock symbol or some other visual indicator when a sheet is protected, please add your vote and comment here.

    Here’s the related discussion – https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304921/suggestions/40858108

    Many Thanks – Steve [Microsoft Excel]

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    Michael Hutchens commented  · 

    This 'feature' needs to be removed or made optional. For clear evidence of this see this related counter-suggestion:

    https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304921-excel-for-windows-desktop-application/suggestions/40858108-remove-the-lock-symbols-from-the-tabs-of-protected

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    Michael Hutchens commented  · 

    This appears to have been added as a new 'feature' in Version 2006 (Build 13001.20266 Click-to-Run) and it's a disaster. For a workbook for a large number of protected sheets the visibility of sheet tabs is reduced by ~ 30%, thereby greatly reducing user-friendliness and the ability to navigate around the workbook using sheet tabs.

    Microsoft needs to remove this feature or make it optional and OFF by default immediately.

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    80 comments  ·  Excel for the web » Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Michael Hutchens commented  · 

    Most of these comments are just scratching the surface. If you ask the Excel team they'll tell you that the online version is light years away from the desktop version, purely because building browser-based apps is a nightmare compared to having the control of a desktop app. In many regards, I'm amazed how well Microsoft has done, even though I agree that ideally Excel Desktop and Excel Online should be identical.

    My biggest issues with Excel Online is that some common workbook features - like comments, shapes and controls - cause the workbook to open in read-only mode in Excel Online. These features have effectively rendered Excel Online useless to most of our clients, which is why we recommend not using it.

    We could theoretically build all our models avoiding these features, but it really should not be an issue in the first place.

    So, in summary, I vote passionately in favour of this improvement suggestion.

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    Hi,

    Thank you for your suggestion and votes for Form Controls. There is currently no planned work for this as we are focusing on other feature areas. We will continue to accept votes on this and will notify you if our plans are updated.

    Thank you!
    Auston, [MSFT]

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    Michael Hutchens commented  · 

    Hi Scott,

    Jose's request here is a little vague. More specifically, it would be great if Microsoft supported the use of Form Controls (which are accessed in the desktop version of Excel via the Developer tab as shown in the attached image) in Excel Online.

    These controls are (and have always been) widely used by Excel desktop users, so it's debilitating that Excel workbooks containing form controls cannot be edited using Excel Online.

    The same issue exists for comments, although I can see that you've deprecated these in favour of notes so that's not such a big issue.

    I've added a post on MSDN about this issue here: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/14e1d4af-7357-4e2f-8a1b-7c60fa9413c9/when-is-microsoft-going-to-add-support-for-controls-to-excel-online?forum=exceldev

    Thanks, M.

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