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  1. 1 vote
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  2. Navigate to checkout option if required

    If a file must be checked out before editing in browser, can you navigate the user to the checkout option? Do this for all browser files. (It seems to happen organically in some cases but not all. I'm ready to edit, I see the message it's read only mode, why not help a person out by allowing checkout at that point? Frustrating.

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  3. Need to improve the sync of OneNote, please, please, please!!!

    I edited in the excel cell, but it's not auto-refresh in the embeded excel in OneDrive.

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  4. When a speadsheet is checked out by someone else, can we know who that is?

    Spreadsheet checked out can't edit..but we don't know who has it open. We need to know who this is.

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  5. Try can edit in parrelle by several persons.

    Try can edit in parrelle by several persons.

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  6. In the error message "Unable to edit workbook" include the link to check out the document

    In the error message "Unable to edit workbook" include the link to check out the document.

    4 votes
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  7. if its too large to open online, give the ability to open in excel. the download but implies you're getting a local copy only.

    if excel file too large, click "open in excel" button. the download button implied youre getting a local file and changes wont be saved to the sharefile document.
    Alternate - "open in file explorer" and do what you want from there.

    2 votes
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  8. 1 vote
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  9. 1 vote
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  10. unable to unprotect the sheet in online with password to avoid accidental changes from saving

    unable to unprotect the sheet in online with password to avoid accidental changes from saving.

    Can add protect / unprotect sheet in excel online

    10 votes
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  11. Encrypted / password protected excel should open online, Independent of installed software.

    Encrypted / password protected excel should open online, Independent of installed software.

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  12. Stop opening links in Excel-Web...

    I never, ever, never-ever, NEVER want that!

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  13. Cannot edit in browser, give me the possibility to say where to store temp file.

    I get this: To edit here, we need to save a copy of this file without some unsupported features, but you don't have permission to add files in this directory.

    I would like to get the possibilty to store the temp file in another directory, to which I have write access.

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  14. 1 vote
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  15. 1 vote
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  16. Please give us the standard functions of Excel back

    Im working since some years with excel and using mostly the keyboard while doing so.
    Excel Online does not support the most basic keyboard functions. It is not acceptable to have to use the mouse to chane something within one cell for example.

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  17. 1 vote
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  18. stop excel online

    if I click on a excel file, I would like the excel to open in excel and not online. how can I stop excel online. is there a way we can get rid of this online nonsense.

    17 votes
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  19. Provide function like Fill Down, Fill Up and Fill Series of data.

    Provide "Fill" data function such as Fill Down, Fill Up, Fill Series, etc. instead of Flash Fill only.

    13 votes
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  20. Can we get an option to log out a user who has a lock on a file and has not been active for some time.

    In SharePoint, a user who has a lock on an excel file and leave for the day or leave the file open for the rest of the day and cannot be open for editing for any other user.
    Can we have a time out for this files that are lock to drop the user connection who has been inactive for a period of time to allow the rest of the user to be able to work in the workbook?

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