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  1. 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

    78 votes
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  2. 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.

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  3. Allow Full Collaboration Only (Prevent File Locking)

    This idea is all over this forum for a very long time in different wordings. Clearly this is a huge issue.

    MS, PLEASE add an option for files stored on Share Point and One Drive to "Only allow editing in full collaboration mode". This would mean a file would only be editable in the desktop version of Excel if the user is running 2016 and properly signed in to their Office365 account within Excel, thereby preventing file locking for other users.

    If not the solution above, at LEAST allow us to set a file to "Edit in Excel Online Only".

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  4. Notifications when file is updated

    I would like to know when my OneDrive file that I have shared with someone is updated by that other person.

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