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  1. Avoid reoloading the workbook for edit

    When I open an Excel workbook and want to edit it within the browser I have to wait until it has been fully reloaded. On large workbooks, this takes quite a long time, especially when I'm on the road and have only a poor internet connection.
    It would be better and easier to open the workbook without reloading.

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  2. create the ability to access the drives and removable drives on your PC, not just One Drive

    Add a hard disk drive option which can show the saved documents like Microsoft office.

    2 votes
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  3. User should be provided with some formatting & editing option like auto filter in the preview option available for Excel sheets.

    User should be provided with some formatting option like auto filter in the preview option available for Excel sheets.

    2 votes
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  4. User A shared a folder for user B by sending a link through mail, User B wants access the folder by creating shortcut on his desktop.

    Needs a shortcut on User B's desktop to edit daily. because users A & B both have to work on single folder on daily basis.

    2 votes
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  5. Excel online vs. excel - Can we only allow the user to edit the spreadsheet online, by default, rather than always choosing an option?

    May I suggest only allowing persons to work in the excel online by default rather than giving both options to work online or in regular mode? It would eliminate confusion.. especially among old skool users. Perhaps there could be a feature somewhere under the file menu to export the online spreadsheet to a regular mode or pdf instead. This way, multiple people can work in the sheet with less confusion and locking (like google sheets!). It would also show revision history (as I suggested in a prior suggestion)

    2 votes
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  6. 2 votes
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  7. 3 votes
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  8. Notificaiton

    It would be nice to have configurable notifications when a sheet connected to a survey form is updated (IE user submits new survey form)

    2 votes
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  9. 2 votes
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  10. 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.

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  11. 2 votes
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  12. When excel is editing, show who checked out

    when online editing blocked, should show who is editing it now.

    3 votes
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  13. See who has desktop file open when trying to edit online

    It would be good to know who has a desktop excel file open when you are trying to edit one online. Its frustrating as it doesnt let you edit the file until they close the desktop file. Working in a business with many users over several sites it would be great to contact the person who has the file open to find out when they will be finished updating the file.

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  14. 5 votes
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  15. 4 votes
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  16. 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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  17. 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)

    5 votes
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  18. 4 votes
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  19. When Excel is shared by different users. Please indicate the name of the present user who's using it at the side bar.

    When Excel is shared by different users. Please indicate the name of the present user who's using it at the side bar. I cannot modify it in excel and I don't know whose user is using it in that moment, first you're clueless asking one by one in your group on who's using it, second it is time consuming.

    2 votes
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  20. Copy & Paste not working on Mac Safari

    Copy and Paste function does not work in Safari browser in Apple Mac for Excel Online. It should be possible in the same way as on Google Apps for now. You can refer to https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msofficeexcel-msoother/copy-and-paste-tofrom-excel-web-app-doesnt-work-on/2fde83e9-8c59-e011-8dfc-68b599b31bf5?page=2 thread where more users want this.

    7 votes
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