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  1. Protect Range/Sheet, Collaboration Range/Sheet, Tracking history of workbook

    There are several functions that don't work the same in the online version vs desktop. Besides that, in comparison, Microsoft Excel Online doesn't have advanced features in the Google Sheets. Below are a few that are particularly frustrating to me so far:

    ~ Protecting features only works in desktop version (not work online)

    ~ Microsoft Excel Only cannot protect sheets, but Google Sheets can protect sheets or ranges. Therefore, many users can collaborate together with high security in range/ranges, same sheet/sheets in a common workbook.

    ~ and so many advanced other feature in Google Sheets doesn't appear in Microsoft Excel

    17 votes
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  2. Excel online should have Filter View functionality like Google Drive

    Without Filter View, collaborators are constantly seeing their view change as other collaborators filter on their work. This makes what could be a much needed file unusable for more than 2-3 users. In our team of 20+, users have to save local copies to even work with the file. At that point, there isn't much value and its more of a headache than anything. Private filter views where collaborator can work on the document without other users impeding their progress is absolutely necessary

    14 votes
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  3. Request edit access

    Allow users to request edit access to documents that have been shared in read-only mode.

    4 votes
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  4. Be notified and others when a change happens to a cell in a LIVE excel sheet

    Notification system to a CELL in a Live excel sheet

    3 votes
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  5. Allow me to see who changed Excel cell

    In google sheets I can see who changed each cell. Why can I not do that in the microsoft equivalent product: Office365 Sheets? Contact me

    1 vote
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  6. 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…

    20 votes
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  7. Share Copies to Outlook

    The current product is not sharing a copy to Outlook. Links are nice, but usually require permissions to share outside the team requires a copy. I could not find this option on the Excel for Web Client

    2 votes
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  8. shared worksheet should have detailed history just like gmail.

    shared worksheet should have detailed history just like gmail.

    3 votes
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  9. online excel zoom

    online zoom for excel

    4 votes
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  10. 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

    2 votes
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  11. Admin role for

    Enable the Site Admin or shared file Admin to stop teams from editing the file when required to. When multiple user are updating and editing a file after a cut off time the Admin should have the ability to restrict/stop the users from performing any further editing the shared file.
    Also maybe enable a setting on the shared file after a cut off time no further edits are permitted on the file

    1 vote
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  12. Desktop Excel is great, spreadsheet edit within SharePoint is TERRIBLE. I suggest ALWAYS opening .xls* files within the desktop app.

    Desktop Excel is great, spreadsheet edit within SharePoint is TERRIBLE. I suggest ALWAYS opening .xls* files within the desktop app. Why even try to provide functionality within SharePoint?

    6 votes
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  13. Make comments filterable. It would be great to be able to only see "open" comments (i.e. filter out "resolved" comment threads).

    Make comments filterable.

    It would be great to be able to only see "open" comments (i.e. filter out "resolved" comment threads).

    It would also be amazing to be able to filter comments by month that they were added (can you tell that I use the comments to trigger people to help with end of month commentary? Haha!).

    Someone else has mentioned being able to filter based on person who is mentioned int eh comment and that would be excellent too.

    Great feature that has helped me so far, I just think these changes could take it to the next level.

    1 vote
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  14. On the teams app, when editing a spreadsheet, there is not a scroll bar for sheets. There should be.

    On the teams app, when editing a spreadsheet, there is not a scroll bar for sheets. There should be.

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  15. Allow Users to Edit Ranges should function in Excel Online

    This functionality would be incredible for several things my office would like to implement if it worked online. Maybe I'm doing something incorrectly but it appears other users have been having the same issues. When I open an excel online file in the desktop app and give specific users permission to edit locked ranges it works when editing on my computer in the desktop app but not when editing on the web app.

    4 votes
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  16. The docuemnt locked by someone

    If two persons are using the document at the same time or the document is locked by someone, then there should be an option to notify the person by message or email

    1 vote
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  17. 1 vote
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  18. 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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  20. 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.

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