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  1. Highlight fields in Excel Online when modifying a formula! (Google sheets does that!)

    Highlight fields in Excel Online when modifying a formula!

    2 votes
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  2. it would be great to have the custom view option in the online version

    it would be great to have the custom view option in the online version

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. please make it so we can shrink the screen on exel

    please make it so we can shrink the screen on exel

    10 votes
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  4. 3 votes
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  5. Provide options to open Excel when it cannot be opened on Browser

    If an excel file cannot be opened for various reason on the browser, an option should be given to the user to open it on the desktop/client.

    E.g. I am getting an error "The requested range does not exist in the sheet"

    6 votes
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  6. modify excel online to open password protected files

    like other email websites (gmail, etc), excel online should also have feature to open password protected files without download to the pc, it should be open online by entering the file password

    51 votes
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  7. give us 1 week notice before blocking the report or talk to our company on charges

    give us 1 week notice before blocking the report or talk to our company on charges

    2 votes
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  8. Excel Online Insert Document Attachment

    Need to be able to insert attachments to a cell in Excel, much like on the program Smartsheet. Thanks

    10 votes
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  9. If someone has a document open, Just incorporate a message to them in teams and/or outlook to close it

    If someone has a document open, Just incorporate a message to them in teams and/or outlook to close it

    23 votes
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  10. 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

    9 votes
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  11. Sharepoint File Ownership

    As the owner of the file that is protected there are times I need to edit the document however folks have it opened in sharepoint and walk away. I'd like the ability as the owner to kick them out so that edits can be made. When they return they can re-open the updated document.

    2 votes
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  12. Sharepoint File Ownership

    As the owner of the file that is protected there are times I need to edit the document however folks have it opened in sharepoint and walk away. I'd like the ability as the owner to kick them out so that edits can be made. When they return they can re-open the updated document.

    4 votes
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  13. Make Map Charts available in Excel Online

    Make Map Charts charting feature available in Excel Online.

    31 votes
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  14. I would like a LOCK mode/icon for excel spreadsheets so they can be viewed and but NOT edited by accident (since i can't preview)

    I would like a LOCK mode/toolbar icon for excel spreadsheets so they can be viewed and but NOT edited by accident.

    2 votes
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  15. "Your session has exceeded its limits and has been closed" is unclear language, articulate what "the limit" is and how it's exceded

    "Your session has exceeded its limits and has been closed"

    Error Id: d5beba95-ab91-4d03-b643-f81fb062e0c8, 2018-06-13 15:57:51Z

    This error message don't clearly articulate what the user did wrong or how to avoid doing it again. A more detailed message, or one that uses clear language to define what "exceeded its limits" even means, would provide users with a way to avoid getting this error, over and over, as I have.

    5 votes
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  16. Viewing who a document is shared with.

    I would like to be able to easliy view all users that I have shared a document with, and those that may of been passed on the link. At present I can only see those that are currently online and accessing the document..

    6 votes
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  17. when looking at excel sheet online it times out too fast!

    when looking at excel sheet online it times out too fast.

    2 votes
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  18. Advanced filter options

    Introducing advanced filters like in Outlook desktop version will be great.
    We have filters for subject, from, to, body, date, attachment filters in outlook.

    It is a pain to search using keywords.

    21 votes
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  19. Online support

    Dear customer service officer,

    I hope that is an online support that we can communicate with an officer whenever we encounter any issue.

    Thank you

    Best Regards
    Lynn

    3 votes
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  20. Disable automatic query refresh when opening Excel online

    As you state in your error message, "data refresh"..."that uses secure external data connections to on-premises servers.."will probably not work in Office 365". It doesn't. This is an obstacle to online collaboration where a developer creates an auto-updating Excel file with pivot tables that refresh on open using secure connections to SQL server for an end user who needs this information on their portable device. Instead of forcing the Excel Online user to go through the error messages and warnings, why not offer the option (checkbox on error message?) to turn off refresh in Excel Online, while maintaining it for…

    2 votes
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