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  1. 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.

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  2. 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.

    4 votes
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  3. 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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  4. "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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  5. 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.

    4 votes
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  6. 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.

    4 votes
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  7. 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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  8. Provide a favourite button when viewing / editing documents from one Drive / Sharepoint, so you can quickly add to your delve board.

    When you accessing documents shared via One Drive / SharePoint, make it much faster to pin to your delve board by having a favourite button on all online versions.

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  9. 4 votes
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  10. 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

    4 votes
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  11. 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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  12. online excel zoom

    online zoom for excel

    3 votes
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  13. Stop forcing Sharepoint links to open using Excel online

    Link automatically open in Excel online which doesn't work for many documents that have macros or are over a certain size. Give an option to open in Desktop Excel or just download the file instead without having to waste time trying to load it in Excel Online.

    3 votes
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  14. need to link excel files (fields) online for active, real-time team collaboration

    need to link excel files (fields) online for active, real-time team collaboration

    3 votes
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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Make an option to chat on the sheet.

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

    3 votes
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  18. Need the ability to disable co authoring on specific files in Sharepoint

    We are sharing a quote builder and have 40 sales people who use this excel doc with co authoring we cannot do this.

    3 votes
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  19. Provide an option to check-out a document that was opened using word/excel-online?

    Provide an option to instantly check-out a document that is opened using word/excel-online? That way you can change almost seamlessly from read-only to update mode.

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  20. to see who last edited a cell

    It would be great if you could see who the last person was to edit any given cell. being that many people can be editing the document it would be great help to see who, and when, a given cell was last edited.

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