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  1. cell Comment allow @username to share content or assign task to a user

    Please allow use of @username in comments in online Excel, such that someone can be directed to a given cell in case they need to be made aware of some information or a task can be assigned to that user. E.g. if someone needs to add some content, or confirm content, they would get an email to look in a particular cell or row to edit or confirm.

    7 votes
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  2. 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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  3. have the ability to know when someone has updated a file

    when someone modifies a shared file, have the ability to alert the other people who share the file ( if they chose) .

    2 votes
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  4. please authorize duplication of pivot tables

    please authorize duplication of pivot tables

    6 votes
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  5. 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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  6. assign tasks via the comment box and inform person asigned to solve the task via email

    Same functionality is available in google sheets/slides. By entering ***@email.com and adding a task the person will get a notification via email that there is task for him/her to resolve. Once resolved he/she can directly mark the comment as resolved and the initiator gets a notification that this is done

    8 votes
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  7. Allow locking of cells, rows or columns per user when files are shared.

    Please add a functionality that would enable the locking of cells, rows or columns for a specific user/s.

    10 votes
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  8. 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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  9. 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.

    3 votes
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  10. 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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  11. I am not able to select cell content to copy. Please make this default.

    Being able to Ctrl C copy a cell's information - otherwise I have to open it up in Excel, set to edit and then copy the cell data.

    Please make this default unless opted out for security reasons.

    2 votes
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  12. Suggestion for Excel files edited by many users. Issue: reached the limit of minor versions on the server

    Create exception to bypass minor versions limitations when an Excel file is meant to be edited/filled in by many users.

    There is an Excel file which users are meant to fill in to state whether they need a certain role etc. The list has many users listed. So it is bound to be saved and resaved many times. When the number of minor versions limit is reached, the creator of the Excel file needs to clone the Excel file.

    2 votes
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  13. Chat

    You should be able to chat with specific people in the group without including the whole team. Also needs a pop up feature for chats. We have to be working in the excel doc to see the chat. Not effective

    2 votes
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  14. If trying to edit a file and someone else has locked it, have option to send

    If trying to edit a file and someone else has locked it, it would be useful to have the ability to message and or request access to the file from within the popup.

    10 votes
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  15. Allow workbooks to be checked out by more than one person

    Allow workbooks to be checked out by more than one person. We are sharing an excel workbook where each team member has their own tab. There is no situation where people would be modifying the same data at the same time. Can you add this "multi-person" checkout as an option?

    2 votes
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  16. I need to subscribe to changes of a workbook

    i want to know when something changes in my sheets and get an email about what was changed

    2 votes
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  17. When an Excel spreadsheet is locked, the name of the person who has locked it does not always show up. Please fix

    It appears that a recent change was made to display the name of the person who has locked an Excel spreadsheet. Unfortunately, the name does not always show. I still get the message "Someone else is editing ..." with no name.

    3 votes
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  18. Enable Kicking People out of Excel Online

    I would like a way to be able to kick people out of Excel Online so that I can easily edit the workbook in regular Excel.

    2 votes
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  19. maybe you could fullscreen my ****

    uh fullscreen please thanks

    2 votes
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  20. Add a site collection administrator toggle for opening files in either View or Edit mode as a default

    As the change to open files in Edit mode by default does not work well for many people,provide site collection administrators a toggle to set files to open in View or Edit mode by default, as their organizations deems fit.

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