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  1. 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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  2. 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.

    4 votes
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  3. Make an option to chat on the sheet.

    There should be an option to chat with other contributors on the sheet.

    4 votes
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  4. 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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  5. 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)

    4 votes
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  6. 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?

    4 votes
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  7. Currently it is not possible to filter the lines with an option to leave the sheet unfiltered for the users. This would improve excel a lot.

    Currently it is not possible to filter the lines with an option to leave the sheet unfiltered for the users. This would improve excel a lot and would enable more convenient cooperation.

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  8. 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

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  9. 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…

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  10. "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)].

    4 votes
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  11. "lock-out" feature

    Good Morning –

    I have an excel document that several people access online. When someone opens it locally, it locks everyone out, as you know. I experience this problem periodically; If I open it locally, but then save and close out, it continues to give me the error message when I try to re-open online, even though the local version has been closed. Since Excel Online has some limitations, it is necessary to open the local version at times, but it really jams us up by locking us out. How can I fix this?

    Thanks,
    Emily

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  12. Desktop Sharing

    It would be great if Shared Documents could be used on the Desktop app with all recipients able to edit while in the document at the same time instead of all having to use the Online Excel version.

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  13. Desktop Sharing

    It would be great if Shared Documents could be used on the Desktop app with all recipients able to edit while in the document at the same time instead of all having to use the Online Excel version.

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  14. Make it so you can kick someone out of a locked document when they forget to log out editing online documents!

    Or make it so that there items save after a period of inactivity so you can update the shared document.

    4 votes
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  15. when someone is editing the doc and I can't edit at the same time, good to understand who has it opened so that I cqan notify thanks.

    when someone is editing the doc and I can't edit at the same time, good to understand who has it opened so that I cqan notify thanks.

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  16. subset Excel Template for online updates & sharing of information

    Using the Sharepoint excel and excel's powerful spreadsheet concept as the base for collaboration, have an idea that can bring a focused and goal oriented approach.
    Subset of excel is that excel does not show many rows and columns and menus, it will focus and change the layout based on the template and provide only workflow buttons, tabbed menus, and sections, for workflow
    1. Create an Excel template that contains forms for workflow
    2. the forms can be updated by different members
    3. approvers and reviewers along with admin of the forms can perform action
    4. finally the workflow can…

    4 votes
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  17. 4 votes
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  18. Sharing restriction for Shared User


    1. Restrict shared user from sharing to someone else. Only the owner can share with selected users. Users cannot share without owners consent.


    2. Restrict Save as or download for Shared Users.


    3. Notification for every modification done by Shared user for security purpose.


    Please give a thought and make sharing Full Proof and Secured.

    4 votes
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  19. Ability to highlight pivot table for display as a web part

    Identify a pivot table as a range which means that it can display on an imbedded page depending on the resulting pivot table refresh

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  20. Show "last accessed" date/time of active user and other users

    When we share a document, to share info, since it is all new to lots of people, there is never really a way to know when the shared users have actually accessed the document to know when someone may have last accessed or edited the document. If there was a date and time of last accessed/edited document; that could often be helpful.

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