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  1. Please include chat like Google Docs has so you can talk to someone editing the spreadsheet

    I would like to chat with the person who is working with me on the spreadsheet without messing up anything inside of the actual spreadsheet. Please include a "Chat with Users" feature, where you can select from the people editing the spreadsheet and start a chat.
    Thank you (and great job on Excel Online)

    3 votes
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  2. Display the user who has the Excel sheet checked out

    There is currently no way to determine who has the Excel sheet locked / checked out. How does one determine who to talk to in order to allow the rest of the users access to the file?

    3 votes
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  3. please let me know who has the excel sheet checked out instead of just telling me it is checked out.

    please let me know who has the excel sheet checked out instead of just telling me it is checked out.

    7 votes
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  4. List of access users

    An overview who has access to the document, where you can add/remove users ad see who has been viewing/editing at what time

    4 votes
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  5. review feature please? For editing and suggesting with approver functionality for author

    Ability to edit and suggest in the doc for easier collaboration. Google is ahead here

    3 votes
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  6. Highlight cells

    Highlight or border around cells that an individual is on to show were they are in the sheet when sharing an excel sheet with others

    3 votes
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  7. Give Excel Online a third mode "Data Entry" (without saving the data into the file)

    With our Javascript Add-In "data.io" - you`ll find it in the Office Store / AppSource - we could use ONE Excel File in Excel Online as a single "data entry file" for 1000s of users within the same data collection / planning process.

    Unfortunately this doesnt work due to several reasons:
    1. For this purpose it would be perfect to do the data entry in "View Mode" and not in "Edit Mode" (since we don
    t want to save any data in the excel file itself).It would be a third mode "Data Entry Mode" since now it is not…

    3 votes
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  8. Email notification -

    it would be great to have the "option" to receive an email notification if someone has updated the excel sheet

    15 votes
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  9. on Excel online documents, why the update by multiple users is not managed, Google can do that

    when I try an access to an online Excel document, if this one is opened by a single user....no more RW access is possible. Google Sheets is allowing multiple users to work in the same document

    8 votes
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  10. Someone else has this workbook locked

    I was trying to edit shared excel online and i received message like "Someone else has this workbook locked" now how i should notify "Someone" Please replace "Someone" with the username who has opened this workbook so another one can actually notify him to close.
    If its a privacy issue then Admin should notify about same.

    37 votes
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  11. allow the ability to notify or lock when someone tries to filter sort

    when collaborating on an Excel document if someone applies a filter when i am editing the filter applies to my view and disrupts editing

    3 votes
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  12. Please give file administrators the ability to remove someone from editing a file in realtime

    Allow the file administrator to select people currently editing the file and remove them from editing in realtime. It's highly irritating to not be able to lock down a file or edit it in Excel because you can't reach someone who is editing your file.

    6 votes
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  13. Dropbox collaborate

    For excel files that are opened through Dropbox , please add collaboration support for them.

    2 votes
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  14. Add the ability to Share/Lock specific Sheets within one Shared Excel file.

    When sharing one Excel files with multiple Sheets at the bottom, I'd like the ability to have certain shared users ONLY have access to their correct Sheet for the information they need. This ultimately will allow me to consolidate the amount of Excel files I'm currently making for 75 schools into 1 file with 75 Sheets of data.

    9 votes
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  15. Disable chat / Fix chat

    My team needs to communicate while working (We're in different buildings) and we were happy to find Excel Online had a chat box. The problem is it's completely buggy. One moment you're writing in the chat box the next you're writing in a cell that had data on it. The problem seems to happen when someone starts editing a cell or when someone sends their chat before you're done typing. I couldn't find a way to disable it. (Maybe there is a way but it's not easy to find.) We've taken to using Skype for Business but it would be…

    3 votes
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  16. Let me know who has the file locked so I can ask them to unlock it.

    Let me know who has the file locked so I can ask them to unlock it.

    19 votes
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  17. Create a notification when accessing a file for editing online to alert both the user and the person wanting to access the file

    Create a notification when accessing a file for editing online to alert both the user and the person wanting to access the file so that the 2nd person trying to open the file already in use can tell a who has the file opened or locked. Also,, a notification will be sent to the current user (person who has the file opened or locked) that a specific user (identified in the alert) is trying to open / access the file that the 1st user is working in.

    Alert idea sent to person trying to open a file that is already…

    13 votes
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  18. Would like to be able to create labels and merge documents

    Should be able to create labels and merge documents from excel or even an addess list creared in word

    3 votes
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  19. If excel is locked send notification to user who locked excel file

    If excel is locked send notification to user who locked excel file

    26 votes
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  20. "Send a copy" directly from Excel Online

    Currently you can share a link directly from Excel Online, but you cannot send a copy directly. On the phone app you can do this from the File menu, so I find it a bit absurd that the browser version doesn't have this functionality. Even if it opened up a new tab for Outlook and copied over the attachment, that would be great [rather than embedding in the Excel applet (best) or the current search for it after opening a tab with Outlook (worst)].

    3 votes
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