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  1. Freezing should not be restricted to single row or columns. user can select as many as they can depending on thier choice of requirement

    Freezing should not be restricted to single row or columns. user can select as many as they can depending on thier choice of requirement

    6 votes
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  2. please authorize duplication of pivot tables

    please authorize duplication of pivot tables

    6 votes
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  3. allow author to reject changes by others

    Allow the file author (originator / admin) to reject or unwind any change made by others to his/her Excel file.

    6 votes
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  4. 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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  5. If I need to check out a document to edit it online, it would be helpful to have the option to check it out in the pop-up window

    If I need to check out a document to edit it online, it would be helpful to have the option to check it out in the pop-up window

    6 votes
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  6. Multiple comment authors per cell.

    When copying one cell to another it retains comments but only allows one comment author.

    6 votes
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  7. Provide an Embedding Configurator for Office 365 / SharePoint Online, like the one on OneDrive

    In Excel Online on OneDrive, you can choose File > Embed, and you get a nice dialog that let's you choose the part of the workbook you want to embed, and a bunch of other options and then it will generate an embed code for you.

    But, if the file is stored in Office 365 / OneDrive for Business / SharePoint Online, there is no "Embed" option on the File menu. There should be, please add it!

    6 votes
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  8. 5 votes
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  9. Open Excel instead of Excel in the browser

    When clicking on an Excel link, Excel in the browser is opened. Then when it has started (which is slow for large spreadsheets) you have to click on the "Open in Excel" button and wait again. Can we please have a "Remember my choice" or something like that so that we can choose to always open an Excel file in Excel directly?

    5 votes
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  10. 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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  11. Fix it or get rid of it....

    useless in share point.

    5 votes
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  12. Add checkboxes.

    Add checkboxes as they help collaboration and check off done items when working on a group project.

    5 votes
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  13. Allow Smart Art on Excel Online

    Allow viewing and editing of SmartArt on Excel Online. Some users use SmartArt heavily and they would like to be able to collaborate on them online

    5 votes
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  14. 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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  15. When editing online show the user that has the sheet locked.

    When editing online show the user that has the sheet locked.

    5 votes
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  16. SEE THE LOCKING PERSON IN ONLINE SHARING

    WHEN SOMEONE USES THE EXCEL VERSION FOR A SHARED DOCUMENT (INSTEAD OF THE ONLINE EXCEL VERSION), WHY DON'T WE SEE THE NAME OF THE LOCKING GROUP-MEMBER? SO THAT WE CAN WARN THEM ?

    5 votes
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  17. Prevent "Edit in Excel" from locking a file located in OneDrive

    It's frustrating to have users inadvertently open a file with desktop Excel, effectively disabling the collaboration features of Excel Online. This is difficult to avoid without Excel having the ability to collaborate or disable the locking.

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  18. 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?

    4 votes
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  19. Please action requests -

    How about listening to users and add in "personal filters" when multi-tasking and correct regional date, number and currency settings?? These ideas have multiple separate entries in the list below.

    4 votes
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  20. 4 votes
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