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  1. 2 votes
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  2. Follow Me

    When multiple users are using a spreadsheet can there be an option to follow a user and the screen move to where they are so it's easy to follow along

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  3. 2 votes
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  4. when a file is checked out that you op[en from a link - why cant you state what user has the file checked out. I have no way of seeing thisd

    when a file is checked out that you open from a link - why cant you state what user has the file checked out. I have no way of seeing this and it renders it useless

    3 votes
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  5. Send an email update to the user group if any updates were made

    For a user to be notified if any updates or messages were posted for a group he / she are part off.

    2 votes
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  6. Hide colums or Rows based on user access

    If I have shared a sheet with both customers and employees I need the ability to hide certain rows or columns so that only the employees are able to see internal sensitive information. We have shared documents that our customers interact with, and we are currently required to maintain two completely different sheets because there isn't a way for me to give access to the 1st 10 rows of information and exclude the 11 and 12 row which has information the customer should not see.

    1 vote
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  7. 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.

    2 votes
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  8. discard checkout

    After editing in App (Excel) saving to SharePoint, and exiting Excel, unable to discard checkout - others (and I) show document as checked out to me. Restarted Teams (Edge) and restarted computer. Document remains checked out.

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  9. 1 vote
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  10. 1 vote
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  11. 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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  12. Please do not open the document in read only mode, it defeats the web based advantage

    Please do not open the document in read only mode, it defeats the web based advantage

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  13. By the touch of a button, can we ask users to grant us document editing permission. Instead of emailing someone afresh

    By the touch of a button, can we ask users to grant us document editing permission. Instead of emailing someone afresh

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  14. 1 vote
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  15. Filter Views (collaborative work), zoom and freeze panes

    Hi,
    As much as I love using Excel Desktop version, online version is not that easy to use.
    Few ideas (for on-line I prefer using google only because it have features very easy to use):
    1. Filter Views - addressing the need of multiple people working in the same time, in the same spreadsheet but each on it's own view without bothering other folks


    1. Freeze panes - would be easier just to "drag" a line (as is with Google) and freeze whatever rows, columns etc.


    2. Rearrange the order of the column and rows - again referring to Google Drive where…

    21 votes
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  16. Hyperlink Enhancement: 1)URL for specific cell of Excel online 2)Auto-Notification to e-mail if editing/mention assign (similar to G-sheet)

    Hyperlink Enhancement: 1)URL for specific cell of Excel online 2)Auto-Notification to e-mail if editing/mention assign (similar to G-sheet).

    These two features can help the team save working time and collaboration / sharing at the right point quickly and smarter, instead of now we need to communicate for long & always make confusion , such as please open "***' sheet , 'xx' cell. Auto-notification is also save working time much.

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  17. Document control panel to manage sharing and permissions

    I'd like either a sidebar or ribbon tool so when in a document I can see document permissions and sharing information.
    - file permission levels (shareable or not shareable)
    - shared with whom
    - document link is editable or not
    - who has viewed
    - who has edited and when (versions)
    - Document owner (allows them quick unlock to eject everyone else who has file open in order to rename or replace file)

    1 vote
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  18. Password protected files should be browser compatible, as everything is moving to browser based services now.

    Password protected files should be browser compatible, as everything is moving to browser based services now. When trying to open a password protected file on browser (through OneDrive), it asks for desktop Excel to open, view or edit.

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  19. Allow filter drop downs to display values in Excel Online and Teams view

    Allow users to view detailed column values when attempting to filter data on Excel online. Currently unable to see specific values

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  20. 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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