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  1. 1 vote
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  2. allow educators to set up classes with students that provided view and review/ edit/ comment access

    allow educators to set up classes with students so we don't have to continually request access. Would be happy with review access so that we can comment and highlight issues in the file directly. One Note is great but our students prefer to use other systems that require shareable links.

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  3. 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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  4. WHY WE CANNOT COPY AND PASTE ACROSS MULITIPLE CELLS

    YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO COPY AND PASTE ACROSS MULITIPLE CELLS WITHOUT RECEIVING AN ERROR

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  5. Power Query: Make it easier to connect to files on OneDrive and SharePoint

    Connecting to Excel files stored on OneDrive and SharePoint is a difficult and confusing experience. While it is possible, it is far too difficult.

    As more and more move to working in an online environment we need a simple way of connecting.

    12 votes
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  6. Power Query: Make it easier to connect to files on OneDrive and SharePoint

    Connecting to Excel files stored on OneDrive and SharePoint is a difficult and confusing experience. While it is possible, it is far too difficult.

    As more and more move to working in an online environment we need a simple way of connecting.

    0 votes
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  7. Sorting with merged cells

    When attempting to sort and the error pops up that some of the cells are merged and it cannot sort, it would be super handy to know which cells or cell range contain the merged cells. Would you be able to make that happen? Google sheets can do this, which is where I got the idea.

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 1 vote
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  11. Online File Inserts into Cells for Excel online

    Allowing for individuals to add pdf attachments for excel online.

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  12. Mail Merge

    I use Mail Merge a lot with Excel and Word. I'm now working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic and not being able to use mail merge greatly affects my work productivity. Is this a feature you plan to add later on?

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  13. I prefer the off line version as it is easier

    Can you make the online & off line capability the same. Somehow I find the online version is slightly difficult to use

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  14. Totals of a Sort Function

    When I sort I would like to see the total count of all the records shown from the sort.

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  15. ENABLE ALERTS

    Enable alerts as value changes in a cell

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  16. 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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  17. Zoom Functions in Office 365 Spreadsheets

    Your Spreadsheet does not support Zoom Functions . Google Spreadsheet does Support Zoom Functions .

    Your Office 365 needs improvement in Zoom function on Spreadsheets .
    Thank you.

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  18. 1 vote
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  19. Notication to be added, "user should not sort the excelsheet"

    In shared excel (web), please add a notication at top that, user should not sort the excel-sheet & it will affect others, who are working at same time

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  20. Right Click + Subsequent Shortcuts

    Please add shortcut letters like pressing D after Right-clicking a row so that I can directly delete the row by pressing D post Right click rather than using Mouse to select the Delete option post Right-Click. Screenshot attached for reference. This option is available in offline versions. Please add this option in online version too.

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