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  1. Please action requests -

    How about listening to users and add in "personal filters" when multi-tasking and correct regional date, number and currency settings?? These ideas have multiple separate entries in the list below.

    4 votes
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  2. I am not able to select cell content to copy. Please make this default.

    Being able to Ctrl C copy a cell's information - otherwise I have to open it up in Excel, set to edit and then copy the cell data.

    Please make this default unless opted out for security reasons.

    2 votes
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  3. Suggestion for Excel files edited by many users. Issue: reached the limit of minor versions on the server

    Create exception to bypass minor versions limitations when an Excel file is meant to be edited/filled in by many users.

    There is an Excel file which users are meant to fill in to state whether they need a certain role etc. The list has many users listed. So it is bound to be saved and resaved many times. When the number of minor versions limit is reached, the creator of the Excel file needs to clone the Excel file.

    2 votes
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  4. Chat

    You should be able to chat with specific people in the group without including the whole team. Also needs a pop up feature for chats. We have to be working in the excel doc to see the chat. Not effective

    2 votes
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  5. If trying to edit a file and someone else has locked it, have option to send

    If trying to edit a file and someone else has locked it, it would be useful to have the ability to message and or request access to the file from within the popup.

    10 votes
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  6. Allow workbooks to be checked out by more than one person

    Allow workbooks to be checked out by more than one person. We are sharing an excel workbook where each team member has their own tab. There is no situation where people would be modifying the same data at the same time. Can you add this "multi-person" checkout as an option?

    2 votes
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  7. I need to subscribe to changes of a workbook

    i want to know when something changes in my sheets and get an email about what was changed

    2 votes
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  8. When an Excel spreadsheet is locked, the name of the person who has locked it does not always show up. Please fix

    It appears that a recent change was made to display the name of the person who has locked an Excel spreadsheet. Unfortunately, the name does not always show. I still get the message "Someone else is editing ..." with no name.

    3 votes
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  9. Enable Kicking People out of Excel Online

    I would like a way to be able to kick people out of Excel Online so that I can easily edit the workbook in regular Excel.

    2 votes
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  10. maybe you could fullscreen my ****

    uh fullscreen please thanks

    2 votes
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  11. Add a site collection administrator toggle for opening files in either View or Edit mode as a default

    As the change to open files in Edit mode by default does not work well for many people,provide site collection administrators a toggle to set files to open in View or Edit mode by default, as their organizations deems fit.

    2 votes
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  12. office encryption features should be available in all platform

    include office file encryption in office 365 as well as ios and android

    5 votes
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  13. Files are Checked Out - But Excel Online does not tell who checked it out.

    If a file in Excel Online is checked out, it would be helpful to for it to say who has the file checked out.

    10 votes
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  14. 2 votes
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  15. Pls add TRACK CHANGES capabilities for us to track who changed what (specifically not by versions), in excel online or browser mode.

    Pls add TRACK CHANGES capabilities for us to track who changed what (specifically not by versions), in excel online or browser mode.

    782 votes
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  16. Be able to mention @ people

    It'd be great to follow Google idea and allow to mention people that have access to the document simply by adding @name .

    27 votes
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  17. Add Chat Minimize when in snapped window

    Setup:
    Windows 10, Chrome browser.

    When I have a window snapped to the left or right of the monitor the Chat option is available, but I am unable to minimize the chat window without first going full screen. When the chat window is open it covers the toolbar.

    2 votes
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  18. When a document is locked (as it's being edited by another user) it would be great to know who is editing the file offline.

    When a document is locked (as it's being edited by another user) it would be great to know who is editing the file offline.

    177 votes
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  19. Please add people tagging feature!!!! For tagging people using @.

    Not having this makes Google docs so much better for collaboration. Tag people and create an alert for people tagged to create the viral loop and bring them back into the doc for live collaboration. Little things make a big difference.

    9 votes
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  20. notification option

    excel should have option to request an access if its locked by some user

    3 votes
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