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  1. If trying to edit a file and someone else has locked it, have option to send

    If trying to edit a file and someone else has locked it, it would be useful to have the ability to message and or request access to the file from within the popup.

    10 votes
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  2. Allow workbooks to be checked out by more than one person

    Allow workbooks to be checked out by more than one person. We are sharing an excel workbook where each team member has their own tab. There is no situation where people would be modifying the same data at the same time. Can you add this "multi-person" checkout as an option?

    2 votes
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  3. I need to subscribe to changes of a workbook

    i want to know when something changes in my sheets and get an email about what was changed

    2 votes
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  4. When an Excel spreadsheet is locked, the name of the person who has locked it does not always show up. Please fix

    It appears that a recent change was made to display the name of the person who has locked an Excel spreadsheet. Unfortunately, the name does not always show. I still get the message "Someone else is editing ..." with no name.

    3 votes
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  5. Enable Kicking People out of Excel Online

    I would like a way to be able to kick people out of Excel Online so that I can easily edit the workbook in regular Excel.

    2 votes
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  6. maybe you could fullscreen my ****

    uh fullscreen please thanks

    2 votes
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  7. Add a site collection administrator toggle for opening files in either View or Edit mode as a default

    As the change to open files in Edit mode by default does not work well for many people,provide site collection administrators a toggle to set files to open in View or Edit mode by default, as their organizations deems fit.

    2 votes
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  8. office encryption features should be available in all platform

    include office file encryption in office 365 as well as ios and android

    5 votes
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  9. Files are Checked Out - But Excel Online does not tell who checked it out.

    If a file in Excel Online is checked out, it would be helpful to for it to say who has the file checked out.

    10 votes
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  10. 2 votes
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  11. Pls add TRACK CHANGES capabilities for us to track who changed what (specifically not by versions), in excel online or browser mode.

    Pls add TRACK CHANGES capabilities for us to track who changed what (specifically not by versions), in excel online or browser mode.

    779 votes
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  12. Be able to mention @ people

    It'd be great to follow Google idea and allow to mention people that have access to the document simply by adding @name .

    27 votes
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  13. Add Chat Minimize when in snapped window

    Setup:
    Windows 10, Chrome browser.

    When I have a window snapped to the left or right of the monitor the Chat option is available, but I am unable to minimize the chat window without first going full screen. When the chat window is open it covers the toolbar.

    2 votes
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  14. When a document is locked (as it's being edited by another user) it would be great to know who is editing the file offline.

    When a document is locked (as it's being edited by another user) it would be great to know who is editing the file offline.

    176 votes
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  15. Please add people tagging feature!!!! For tagging people using @.

    Not having this makes Google docs so much better for collaboration. Tag people and create an alert for people tagged to create the viral loop and bring them back into the doc for live collaboration. Little things make a big difference.

    9 votes
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  16. Send notification to user who checked out the Excel. Better use Excel Online

    Make user aware that working in Excel Online enables multiple users working/editing on the Excel file. Edit in Excel will lock the file.

    17 votes
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  17. Do not use colons in the sharing link as it does not work well with chat programs.

    Use a shortened link or don't use colons or other protected characters in the URL when sharing a link as it doesn't work well with chat programs.

    2 votes
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  18. Excel files over 5 mbs

    If someone share a link to an excel file and the file exceeds 5 mbs, you cannot open the file. There should be an option (prompt) allowing for a user to download the file provide through the link.

    In trying to share a file from OneDrive on my phone, I have no way to share a large file that is too large for most to receive via email and too large for a user to open via a link

    9 votes
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  19. Allow Full Collaboration Only (Prevent File Locking)

    This idea is all over this forum for a very long time in different wordings. Clearly this is a huge issue.

    MS, PLEASE add an option for files stored on Share Point and One Drive to "Only allow editing in full collaboration mode". This would mean a file would only be editable in the desktop version of Excel if the user is running 2016 and properly signed in to their Office365 account within Excel, thereby preventing file locking for other users.

    If not the solution above, at LEAST allow us to set a file to "Edit in Excel Online Only".

    26 votes
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  20. Option to download shared office files instead of only opening online.

    A client shared an encrypted spreadsheet with us via their OneDrive account. We receive the link, but the link only allows us to attempt to open the file with Excel Online, which can't be done because encryption is not supported. I'd like to be able to download a file when someone shares it with us, not just open it with the Online tools. There's absolutely no option visible to download the file.

    4 votes
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