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  1. Add Owner for specific file

    Its better to have an option to add an owner for a specific file. Because if the main owner is not online, the other people has the link, cannot open the file to modify it.

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  2. When collaborating, to give the option for the system to open a shared link either using it online or on the PC. All features not online

    When sharing links to collaborate, to give the option for the system to open a shared link either using your PC or online, just because all features do not work online. Right now when you click on a link, it automatically opens the file it the online version.

    1 vote
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  3. Linking documents in SharePoint

    When linking documents in a group that I am a member and that is synced to my file explore the link address shows my username inside of the link and starts with (C: vs 'https://trueaerollc.sharepoint.com/...). It would be good to have it link to the actual documents that are saved in SharePoint so the link is universal and not governed in any way by me and my computer.

    3 votes
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  4. we need to be able to record withdrawn students to provide clear data in student progress report

    student reports to reflect withdrawals and possible follow of reason why withdrawal occurred

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  5. I split data sorted by a column to divide for analysis by several, ea w/ many rows. To rejoin, I need to paste at row x, not at top. How?

    I split data sorted by a column to divide for analysis by several, ea w/ many rows. To rejoin, I need to paste at row x, not at top. How? I get an error pasting not at the top-left corner. Seems... troublesome.

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  6. Saving a shared document on Office 365 online.

    If a file of a previous version of Office 365 shared document, cannot be opened because it says that it does not support features like Scenario manager, then one should be warned when saving such file, or it should be adjusted to accept such features. Or fix so it can accept the features.

    1 vote
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  7. Make an option to chat on the sheet.

    There should be an option to chat with other contributors on the sheet.

    3 votes
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  8. Fix it or get rid of it....

    useless in share point.

    5 votes
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  9. Add checkboxes.

    Add checkboxes as they help collaboration and check off done items when working on a group project.

    5 votes
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  10. When files are locked by another user

    It would be good to have a way to notify person who has locked the file out that is shared to close it by clicking a button

    44 votes
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  11. Duplicating Pivot tables could be very interesting when we communicate with multiple colleagues

    Duplicating Pivot tables could be very interesting when we communicate with multiple colleagues

    2 votes
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. please authorize duplication of pivot tables

    please authorize duplication of pivot tables

    6 votes
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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