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  1. Show who is editing the Excel spreadsheet on Sharepoint so that I can track that person down so that I can edit the doc.

    Currently, when I try to edit an Excel spreadsheet online (shared with other users), I can't edit it because somebody else is using it. However, I have no idea who that person in the office is. It would be great if Sharepoint stated who the user is so that I go and talk to them to resolve the issue.

    In the interim, I guess I'll just use Google docs wherever possible.

    31 votes
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  2. It needs to be able to send file to waypoint

    It needs to be able to send file to waypoint

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  3. Range Objects for Flow (implement Range.CurrentRegion)

    Only being able to use data that is in a table, or having to create a table in order to use that data, is incredibly restrictive and frustrating.

    If we HAVE to use tables for Flow, then we really need a way to dynamically determine the range in order to create those tables.

    Ideally, we could just use a JSON object instead that mimicked how Range objects function in VBA.

    1 vote
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  4. The ability to mail merge from a form spreadsheet to an online word document.

    I would like to mail merge form responses into a printable word template.

    1 vote
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  5. data connections between excel online files

    We created an excel file PARENT which needs to retrieve data from few diffrent CHILD excel files owed by (or shared with) diffrent users within the company. Each user controls and enters data daily in his excel file (CHILD)
    Those data entered in CHILD files need to be instantly retrieved in PARENT file (not manually!!) and based upon them we set some sheets in PARENT file to calculate reports and statistics. This is the point where the need of connections between files arises.
    We couldn’t find any way to connect files in Office 365 and I can not understand why…

    3 votes
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  7. Excel - "tagging" comments to specific users

    We would like to have a feature to add a comment to a cell in Excel but to assign it or tag it to a specific other user. That they would receive a notification or draw their attention to that specific cell/comment and what action or input is needed from that specific user. Then they could reply to the comment or resolve it.

    5 votes
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  8. Text of Comment in E-mail

    In the notification e-mail when a user is tagged in a comment, it would be helpful to include the text of the comment.

    1 vote
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  9. Comments Filter for Mentions

    In the Comments pane, it would be helpful to have the ability to filter down to comments in which you are mentioned. Without this, it's difficult in a document with a lot of comments to find the ones you need to respond to.

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  10. Comments Filter for Mentions

    In the Comments pane, it would be helpful to have the ability to filter down to comments in which you are mentioned. Without this, it's difficult in a document with a lot of comments to find the ones you need to respond to.

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  11. More details in notification emails

    In addition to user name, it would be helpful if notification emails included the specific changes that were made to a file.

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  12. Option to hide the Toolsbar in Excel Online while screenshare.

    Please add an Option to hide the Toolsbar in Excel Online while screenshare session. The content is really very small during the screenshare where the toolsbar occupies most of the screen.

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  13. Someone else has this workbook locked - force unlock

    I want the option for unlocking the document. Now I have to do it by a workaround
    - copy workbook to file with new name
    - delete old one
    - renaming the new one to the old name

    2 votes
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  14. Import Excel table as an image to documents and presentations

    Make sure that when you want to copy an area of an Excel file, you can paste it into i.e. PowerPoint as an image. Currently, it only works from the desktop app of Excel, making the process longer, when starting with a shared file via SharePoint, or through other online Excel apps.

    1 vote
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  15. Create an "Edit Only" share feature separate from "Edit and Share" or "Admin" share role

    The way it is set up now, when you give someone edit access, they can then share the spreadsheet with others as if they are the admin. There should be more sharing access right roles like google. Edit Only should not allow someone share with other, but you should be able to create a spreadsheet or document that you can give someone Edit and Share right to or Admin rights to. Then those admins should be able to add people but they should never be able to delete the owner off. The owner should have right to reassign ownership of…

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  16. Reference another Spreadsheet

    Simple function to reference cells from another workbook. Essential for team collaboration to work efficiently. You can do it in Excel offline and with Google Sheets!

    9 votes
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  17. Have a column to auto-populate "last modified" date for a row

    We don't always have all our data upfront and have to fill in the missing pieces over time. There are several people making changes but we don't know when or what. A column could have a "last modified" auto-populated when any change to a row is made, then we'd know which row to gather info from.

    1 vote
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  18. Add Owner for specific file

    Its better to have an option to add an owner for a specific file. Because if the main owner is not online, the other people has the link, cannot open the file to modify it.

    1 vote
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  19. When collaborating, to give the option for the system to open a shared link either using it online or on the PC. All features not online

    When sharing links to collaborate, to give the option for the system to open a shared link either using your PC or online, just because all features do not work online. Right now when you click on a link, it automatically opens the file it the online version.

    1 vote
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  20. Linking documents in SharePoint

    When linking documents in a group that I am a member and that is synced to my file explore the link address shows my username inside of the link and starts with (C: vs 'https://trueaerollc.sharepoint.com/...). It would be good to have it link to the actual documents that are saved in SharePoint so the link is universal and not governed in any way by me and my computer.

    3 votes
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