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  1. 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

    84 votes
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  2. 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.

    3 votes
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  3. 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.

    1 vote
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  4. 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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  5. shared worksheet should have detailed history just like gmail.

    shared worksheet should have detailed history just like gmail.

    15 votes
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  6. 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

    10 votes
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  7. 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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  8. Request edit access

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

    10 votes
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  9. 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.

    15 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Auto unlock inactive user who have locked an excel in edit mode (web app vs desktop app issue)

    Auto Unlock excel if the user is inactive for more than 5 mins. If users dont close the excel in web app, then other users cannot open the same excel in edit mode in desktop app.

    2 votes
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  14. After opening shared file I'd like to see highlighted changes made while I was gone

    After opening shared file I'd like to see highlighted changes made while I was gone

    4 votes
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  15. Inserir a opção de intervalos nomeados é fundamental. O google sheets tem esta funcionalidade. Ele ajuda a criar planilhas mais robustas

    Inserir a opção de intervalos nomeados é fundamental. O google sheets tem esta funcionalidade. Ele ajuda a criar planilhas mais robustas. Podemos minimizar os erros e melhoras as auditorias em planilhas mais complexas. Além disso permite uma melhor gestão e criação de sistemas de planilhas.

    1 vote
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  16. 3 votes
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  17. Excel Sheet View - Right click on Excel Sheet Tab and see "My Views" and "Default View" for that sheet

    I have just started to use the relatively new Excel Sheet View, and it solved the issue of "filter changes only visible for me".

    When I started to explore how to find the view I just made, I intuitively right clicked on the Sheet Tab for which I just created a view, in order to toggle between Default View and "My View".

    My suggestion is to add an "Available Sheet Views" option to the pop-up menu shown when right clicking on the respective Worksheet Tab.

    There I would like to see the views listed that I (the current user) have…

    1 vote
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  18. Put selecting print area back on the online version please.

    Put selecting print area back on the online version please.

    2 votes
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  19. User X "has the workbook locked. Ask them to close the file or check it in." Is it possible that the file owner cannot kick that user out ?

    The sharepoint owner or file owner needs to be enabled to kick out users who checked out a file and forgot to check it in. Is it possible to set up an inactive time e.g. after 10minutes of user inactivity, the file is automatically checked in again?

    2 votes
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  20. To select 'Specific' Documents to always be on view mode, and require 'Check Out' to begin editing.

    we have one main document that shows all of our jobs list. Our issue with excel, is that if someone is online editing the document and Someone opens the offline version to update the tables (Using the refresh feature) it will create a separate document. We now have a huge discrepancy between the offline document and the online document. (A pain in the neck to chase up, on a weekly basis)

    1 vote
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