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  1. I have a password encrypted excel file. It would be nice to be able to open those files via excel online

    I have a password encrypted excel file. It would be nice to be able to open those files via excel online

    15 votes

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  2. Ask for the password when a file is password protected.

    When trying to open an attachment that is password protected, ask for the password Instead of displaying an error dialogue box.

    22 votes

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  3. save to desktop w/ current info

    To save and add excel to desktop in the most current update and changes. Doesn't do us any good to save to desktop and it not being the most current data from doctors.

    4 votes

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  4. Change the error message top phrase when a user clicks on an Excel file check out by someone else

    Change the top phrase of the error message when a user clicks on an Excel file check out by someone else.
    Currently phrase - SOMEONE ELSE HAS THIS WORKBOOK LOCKED.
    Suggested phrase - THIS FILE IS CHECKED OUT BY (ADD USERNAME HERE)
    Why? IMHO this is a better description of what actually is going on.

    5 votes

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  5. Excel files to PDF's sharing

    It would be great if we can share/send excel file's as PDF's with our colleagues.

    Also, it would be wonderful if I was able to save a file right on to my computer. The tab is there, but it doesn't work for some reason... "save file on to computer"

    6 votes

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  6. Download or save excel online.

    You can't "save-as" and you can't download when you open a file via an emailed link from a guest. Can't copy into desktop excel app as the data set it too large. The capability to export is there, just not accessible when it's online.

    5 votes

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  7. Download or save excel online.

    You can't "save-as" and you can't download when you open a file via an emailed link. Can't copy into desktop excel app as the data set it too large. The capability to export is there, just not accessible when it's online.

    5 votes

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  8. Remove the Download Option

    While customizing the embed option: though I unmark the "Include a download link" option, people can still download the file by clicking on the "View Full-Size Workbook".

    Isn't these two options are contradictory to each other when the user doesn't want to let other download the file?

    16 votes

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  9. When will the ability to open password protected spreadsheets be available for Excel Online?

    We need the ability to open password protected spreadsheets with excel online.

    17 votes

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  10. Excel files to PDF's sharing

    It would be great if we can share/send excel file's as PDF's with our colleagues.

    Also, it would be wonderful if I was able to save a file right on to my computer. The tab is there, but it doesn't work for some reason... "save file on to computer"

    4 votes

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  11. Reading password protected files in online browser

    When a user wants to view a password protected file (i.e. Excel file) in the browser they receive a message that asks if they want to "Edit in the browser?". With 2 options "Edit a Copy" or "Cancel". I have had a number of users who are confused by the "cancel" option. If that said "open read only view" that would be clearer. Instead users are creating editable copies in the same folder just to read the document

    4 votes

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  12. Hide or disable the "Edit in Excel" option when users read or open a document from a SharePoint library in Excel Online

    Useers who have ReadOnly permission for a SharePoint Library see the "Edit in Excel" option displayed to them. This will fail when they click since they do not have permission.
    reported by a customer on the SPYam Yammer network
    https://www.yammer.com/spyam/#/threads/show?threadId=791261832

    41 votes

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  13. internal limit is preventing the opening of a file,

    suggest a contact who can help evaluate/change that limit

    4 votes

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  14. Add ability to notify user who is blocking access that other's need access

    When opening a sheet and discovering that the sheet is locked because someone is accessing the sheet with Excel, we should have a button that will notify the user that I am requesting access.

    This would encourage a discussion between the Excel and Excel Online user.

    17 votes

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  15. Why can't we just save a local copy!!!! It is simple surely.

    Simple request! Just let us download and work OFFLINE. What do you do when you have no signal or the data is too large to copy in one go. I'm going to avoid Office Online like a plague

    3 votes

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  16. Excel and word online check out documents

    If i view a document on a SharePoint site in Excel online and see a thing that I have to change things get a little cumbersome. The button "Edit" results in a message says that I have to check out tthe document, but no other option to close that box.
    I then have to go back to the library, check out the document, go to the document and open it once more.
    The dialogue box should have a question like; "Do you want to check out this document in order to edit it?" Answer options: Yes or No.

    33 votes

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  17. Add accessibility mode to Excel and power point.

    I would like to have my students be able to download excel and powerpoint in accessibility mode like Word does.

    2 votes

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  18. open file on specific sheet

    wouldnt it be nice if its possible to recall a specific sheet when opening an excel file.

    3 votes

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  19. Add an Analyse button on the "Compatibility Report"

    I would like to get some specific info when opening the file produces the Compatibility Report, so that I can remove the unsupported features from the spreadsheet. My suggestion is an Analyse button that will tell me what specifically is causing the issue.

    2 votes

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  20. why can't i open an email excel file in excel online without downloading it first?

    When I get an Excel file as an email attachment, I'd like to open it in Excel online (Office 365) and be able to edit it. Seems like I must download it first, then open it again before I can edit it.

    2 votes

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