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  1. Add notification if a user opens an excel file on their desktop versus online,"This will lock the document from changes by other users."

    A helpful reminder/notification for users who aren't accustomed to using Excel online versus the desktop versions.

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  2. Signal to active co-authors when there is in-app chat activity

    When users are co-authoring and one of them launches a chat, other co-authors do not notice. There should be an obvious, but not obtrusive, signal that a chat is active.

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  3. Online File Inserts into Cells for Excel online

    Allowing for individuals to add pdf attachments for excel online.

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  4. allow excel online to connect to data gateway

    Allowing excel to refresh cube data via the data gateway would be a huge benefit to those of use being affected by the corona virus work from home initiatives. our local network can't handle all these vpn connections and the only reason we need these connections is to refresh cube excel reports

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  5. Embed spreadsheet in public domain website

    I have created a giant financial database that I would like to share on a subscriber-only secured website. The problem is no matter how I share it, the end user is required to sign in to view it. Microsoft used to have the ability to publish on a public website. Is there any way I can get an embed code for my spreadsheet that allows me to share it on a website? Thanks for your time.

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  6. After opening shared file I'd like to see highlighted changes made while I was gone

    After opening shared file I'd like to see highlighted changes made while I was gone

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  7. Be able to set up some kind of automatic authentication when repeatedly using all office products for web via your work environment.

    Be able to set up some kind of automatic authentication when repeatedly using all office products for web via your work environment to avoid endless extra logins followed by phone verification as with The City of Minneapolis MN etc.

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  8. 1 vote
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  9. Fix problem that renders inserted shapes always editable in web viewer.

    Using shapes for buttons (in lieu of ActiveX objects) to activate vba code. Shapes are always editable in browser -- even when the shape, sheet and underlying cells are locked.

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  10. 2 votes
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  11. 5 votes
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  12. 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.

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  13. Excel Web when used from corporate Share Point should allow copy pasting of items/data

    When you open an Excel Document from the corporate/authenticated Share Point site, the user should be allowed to copy data. If you have the right to see the document, you should be allowed to copy and paste information directly without having to open it in the desktop app.

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  14. Printable comments

    Would be very useful if comments could be printed as a PDF listing row, column heading, comment and cell it is attributable to all in list form i.e. comments on student tasks printed of as a readable document on one continuous sheet of paper as you might in mail merge to readily share with students. Currently a separate document has to be drafted or additional columns added which can make spreadsheets larger than they need to be.

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  15. Move Excel out of MSTEAMS

    A file system, collaboration site, and meetings do not work well together in large organizations as it creates data overload. Stop Team! I love Excel. To improve it, please remove it from MS Teams. I detest trying to work on files in MS Teams and want it to go away.

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  16. 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

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  17. prevent users from downloading or printing shared files

    prevent users from downloading or printing shared files

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  18. Allow creation of a default "Sheet View"

    "Sheet View" is a great feature, but doesn't it require the user to remember to create the sheet view?

    The problem is that if I send an invite to 100 people to collaboratively edit an Excel spreadsheet with filters, it only takes one of them to leave the filters in a nondefault state to ruin the party for everyone.

    I suggest allowing the creation of a "Default" sheet view that is used whenever the sheet is opened online for collaboration. This would allow the default view to be fine-tuned by the spreadsheet maintainer.

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  19. I am unable to open files more than 25 MB over excel web , as per MS articles it should be 50 MB.

    I am unable to open files more than 25 MB over excel web in Teams Channels over Microsoft Teams , as per MS articles it should be 50 MB.

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  20. Too many clicks

    It takes too many clicks to open Excel files from online sources. It would be great to set a default of always using Excel on PC for files. Especially helpful since Excel online cannot open Macro enabled files.

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