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  1. Desktop Excel is great, spreadsheet edit within SharePoint is TERRIBLE. I suggest ALWAYS opening .xls* files within the desktop app.

    Desktop Excel is great, spreadsheet edit within SharePoint is TERRIBLE. I suggest ALWAYS opening .xls* files within the desktop app. Why even try to provide functionality within SharePoint?

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  2. create unique hyperlink with link to a specific cell

    Right click a cell, with a drop down option to create a unique hyperlink with link to a specific cell in a workbook

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  3. Option to embed an Excel file with toolbar

    Currently it is only possible to embed an Excel file in a site without the toolbar (ribbon) that is available when someone opens an Excel file for online editing. Please provide option to add this toolbar.

    Reason: The embeding of an Excel file with the capability to not save added and edited content allows us to create Excel files that can be used in education. We can create exercise templates to which students can add content, edit content and try out functions like FLOOKUP, but as their changes are not saved, other students are not effected by their changes which…

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  4. On the teams app, when editing a spreadsheet, there is not a scroll bar for sheets. There should be.

    On the teams app, when editing a spreadsheet, there is not a scroll bar for sheets. There should be.

    2 votes
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  5. The docuemnt locked by someone

    If two persons are using the document at the same time or the document is locked by someone, then there should be an option to notify the person by message or email

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  6. 2 votes
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  7. Follow Me

    When multiple users are using a spreadsheet can there be an option to follow a user and the screen move to where they are so it's easy to follow along

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  8. 2 votes
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  9. when a file is checked out that you op[en from a link - why cant you state what user has the file checked out. I have no way of seeing thisd

    when a file is checked out that you open from a link - why cant you state what user has the file checked out. I have no way of seeing this and it renders it useless

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  10. Send an email update to the user group if any updates were made

    For a user to be notified if any updates or messages were posted for a group he / she are part off.

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  11. Hide colums or Rows based on user access

    If I have shared a sheet with both customers and employees I need the ability to hide certain rows or columns so that only the employees are able to see internal sensitive information. We have shared documents that our customers interact with, and we are currently required to maintain two completely different sheets because there isn't a way for me to give access to the 1st 10 rows of information and exclude the 11 and 12 row which has information the customer should not see.

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  12. 1 vote
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  13. Add notification if a user opens an excel file on their desktop versus online,"This will lock the document from changes by other users."

    A helpful reminder/notification for users who aren't accustomed to using Excel online versus the desktop versions.

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  14. Signal to active co-authors when there is in-app chat activity

    When users are co-authoring and one of them launches a chat, other co-authors do not notice. There should be an obvious, but not obtrusive, signal that a chat is active.

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  15. discard checkout

    After editing in App (Excel) saving to SharePoint, and exiting Excel, unable to discard checkout - others (and I) show document as checked out to me. Restarted Teams (Edge) and restarted computer. Document remains checked out.

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  16. 1 vote
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  17. 1 vote
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  18. allow excel online to connect to data gateway

    Allowing excel to refresh cube data via the data gateway would be a huge benefit to those of use being affected by the corona virus work from home initiatives. our local network can't handle all these vpn connections and the only reason we need these connections is to refresh cube excel reports

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  19. Please do not open the document in read only mode, it defeats the web based advantage

    Please do not open the document in read only mode, it defeats the web based advantage

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  20. By the touch of a button, can we ask users to grant us document editing permission. Instead of emailing someone afresh

    By the touch of a button, can we ask users to grant us document editing permission. Instead of emailing someone afresh

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