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  1. Maintain hidden rows/columns in "sheet view" so other users are not affected by the change

    Sheets view offers a private view of the Excel sheet when sorted or filtered, another common change is hiding rows/columns but that currently affects all users when sharing document.

    Allow for row/column views to remain private in Sheet View so others are not affects.

    411 votes

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  2. Allow use of the old comment functionality on Excel Online

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    Excel Online で従来のコメントを利用できるようにしてほしい
    Allow use of the old comment functionality on Excel Online


    ■Description(内容):
    この度、Excel のコメント機能が新しくなり、Microsoft 365 の Excel であれば、クライアント上で新しいコメントと従来のコメント (現在のメモ機能) が両方利用できるが、Excel Online では新しいコメント機能しか利用ができない。
    Excel Online でも従来のコメントを利用できる方法を希望します。

    The comment function on Excel was updated recently, and in the Microsoft 365 client version of Excel, you can use both the new and old (now notes) versions of the function, but you can’t do this on Excel Online.
    Please add this to Excel Online.

    8 votes

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  3. Please enable protect cells feature in online excel

    Currently, online excel doesn't have the feature to protect cells. This feature comes very handy during collaborations. Please enable this feature, even google spreadsheet has this feature.

    3 votes

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  4. Function to check history of users editing in Excel Online

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    Excel Online 編集ユーザーの履歴を確認できる機能の実装
    Function to check history of users editing in Excel Online


    ■Description(内容):
    Excel Online 編集ユーザーの履歴を確認できる機能の実装を希望

    Please add a function to check history of users editing in Excel Online.

    5 votes

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  5. 2 votes

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  6. When use in Sharepoint, with microsoft 365, get full report log about use, like

    have a complete report of use, such as deletion of comments etc ... at the administrator level.
    i use Sharepoint and have a lot files. i need more and better , most complete log.

    I don't want a user to be able to delete a comment
    thanks

    2 votes

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  7. Protect Range/Sheet, Collaboration Range/Sheet, Tracking history of workbook

    There are several functions that don't work the same in the online version vs desktop. Besides that, in comparison, Microsoft Excel Online doesn't have advanced features in the Google Sheets. Below are a few that are particularly frustrating to me so far:

    ~ Protecting features only works in desktop version (not work online)

    ~ Microsoft Excel Only cannot protect sheets, but Google Sheets can protect sheets or ranges. Therefore, many users can collaborate together with high security in range/ranges, same sheet/sheets in a common workbook.

    ~ and so many advanced other feature in Google Sheets doesn't appear in Microsoft Excel

    91 votes

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  8. prevent users applying filters for all - force sheet view only

    Can you prevent users accidentally applying filters that everyone sees in Excel online? Essentially force filters to be in 'Sheet View'. This is particularly useful in large collaborative documents with multiple simultaneous users inputting different data

    1 vote

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  9. get an external URL for a specific cell in an Excel file

    In Teams have the ability to get an external URL for a specific cell rather than just the entire excel file. Oftentimes we are trying to point staff to a particular sheet within the file and a cell within that sheet rather than just go to the file and then have to find it.

    2 votes

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  10. URL to saved sheet view (filter)

    This is available on google sheets and is incredibly useful. You can link directly to a sheet view so someone can click on a link and not only get to the excel workbook online .. but have it sort and filter automatically.

    2 votes

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  11. Workbook Links Excel 365 on the web

    Dear All,

    I am user of Excel 365 web. I would like to connect (link) two excel files, both files are in my OneDrive. I would like to do this in Excel 365 web. I tried this procedure:

    https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-brings-support-for-external-workbook-links-to-excel-on-the-web/

    But it doesn't work.

    Karol

    1 vote

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  12. Request edit access

    Allow users to request edit access to documents that have been shared in read-only mode.

    14 votes

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  13. shared worksheet should have detailed history just like gmail.

    shared worksheet should have detailed history just like gmail.

    16 votes

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  14. Allow me to see who changed Excel cell

    In google sheets I can see who changed each cell. Why can I not do that in the microsoft equivalent product: Office365 Sheets? Contact me

    9 votes

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  15. Be notified and others when a change happens to a cell in a LIVE excel sheet

    Notification system to a CELL in a Live excel sheet

    11 votes

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  16. When the excel online is shared to several people, another person will see the filtering make by another person.

    It is great if everyone can make their own filter and edit on the range hide by another person.

    1 vote

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  17. Allow Users to Edit Ranges should function in Excel Online

    This functionality would be incredible for several things my office would like to implement if it worked online. Maybe I'm doing something incorrectly but it appears other users have been having the same issues. When I open an excel online file in the desktop app and give specific users permission to edit locked ranges it works when editing on my computer in the desktop app but not when editing on the web app.

    16 votes

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  18. When in a meeting we often need to compare two files. Teams keeps shutting down a file while we look at another keep having to re-navigate

    When in a meeting we often need to compare two different files. Teams keeps shutting down a file while we look at another. We keep having to fully re-navigate in our attempts to discuss large files that take a while to download. The ability to see 2 files at the same time while screen sharing on teams would be great.

    3 votes

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  19. Connect between 2 Excel files online with formulas

    I have two online Excel files.

    One is A
    Two is B

    I need to exchange the data online between them and connect/link them without the need to enter the data again and again since I have to do formulas and calculations again and again!

    Online exchange between two files is needed.

    3 votes

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  20. Make comments filterable. It would be great to be able to only see "open" comments (i.e. filter out "resolved" comment threads).

    Make comments filterable.

    It would be great to be able to only see "open" comments (i.e. filter out "resolved" comment threads).

    It would also be amazing to be able to filter comments by month that they were added (can you tell that I use the comments to trigger people to help with end of month commentary? Haha!).

    Someone else has mentioned being able to filter based on person who is mentioned int eh comment and that would be excellent too.

    Great feature that has helped me so far, I just think these changes could take it to the next level.

    5 votes

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