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This post is brought to you by Jenny French, a Product Manager in the Microsoft Office Team.
On the Excel Web App team, we are committed to improving our products based on your feedback. Since we launched the Web Apps just over a year ago, we’ve been listening to you, and today we’re releasing new features based on what we’ve heard.
To everybody who has shared their opinion with us, we want to say a big THANK YOU!
Here’s what we’re delivering to you today, based on your requests:
Merge and Autofit cells. Many Excel Web App customers have requested enhanced cell formatting in the Excel Web App, including the ability to merge cells, and to automatically fit cell sizes based on the content the cells contain (AutoFit). With today’s update, you can now do both in the Excel Web App.
Print directly from the browser. One of our top requests from Excel Web App customers is to print Excel spreadsheets directly from the Excel Web App. We think this enhancement will be a great time-saver when you need to print a spreadsheet by accessing your Excel documents stored on SkyDrive when you’re away from your main PC.
Right-click menus. We have also heard from Excel Web App customers that you’d like to be able to use some of the same right-click short-cuts that are in Excel for the desktop. Now, you can right-click on cells in the Excel Web App to Cut, Copy, Paste, and work with Hyperlinks.
Faster and more reliable. One of the most important things you’ve requested from us is to make the Excel Web App faster and more reliable. Today’s update includes a lot of behind-the-scenes improvements that do just that.
Thanks again for all the suggestions, survey responses, and thoughtful comments in social media—please do keep them coming, because we’re listening!
You're joking - you purposefully ADDED the Merge Cells functionality?!? This is the scourge of the spreadsheet world!
@Rblack40: Are you still getting the same error? If so, can you tell me the version of which browser you're using?
Thanks for the heads up. Your online applications are really going to make a difference I'm sure. I know I'll be using them in my blog in the near future. Really awesome software.
What I honestly like the best is that some of my friends who are only having a Windows Live account because of either Messenger or Hotmail can now really get a good taste of Office 2010 without any hassle (I know the demo is also freely available; but it means installing software... This otoh...).
Anyway, thanks a lot for the hard work here. I'm definitely going to try this out myself!
Good addition. I noticed recently how Office Web apps performed more naturally than Google Apps. Keep up the good work.