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  1. 22 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for submitting this request! Based on your feedback, we’ve fixed that issue and it’s now available in production as part of the new sheet tabs bar UX. We invite you to go and try the new design and improved functionality of the sheet tabs, including a new drop-up sheet menu. We’d be happy to get your feedback!
    Thank you,
    MSFT

  2. 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.

    213 votes
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    28 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Current versions of Excel indicate who the user is, if known, that has the file locked. Please note in the help article that Steps 3 and 4 point out that you need to use a version of Excel that supports co-authoring in addition to storing the file in a location that supports co-authoring. Please see this help article: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Excel-file-is-locked-for-editing-by-another-user-6fa93887-2c2c-45f0-abcc-31b04aed68b3.

  3. Allow for personal user views/filters

    When using Excel Online, if you add a filter, everyone using that spreadsheet in Excel Online will see that filter. Can you please add an option for only the one user to see that filter?

    2,925 votes
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    720 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are excited to announce that Sheet View is now available on Excel Web!

    Thank you all for voting and influencing Excel Online priorities. Keep voting for other ideas you want us to address.

    Thanks,
    Excel Team [MSFT]

  4. Allow a site owner to kick a user out of a file opened in Excel Online

    If you have multiple people co-authoring in Excel Online, there are times when you need to open the file in Excel - typically for advanced formatting, etc. If someone has accidentally left the file open in their browser, there is no way to force them out and keeps the file locked. Although not always intentional, it can create a major headache by not being able to simply kick/close out that particular user from editing.

    466 votes
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  5. Allow easy embeding like Word & PowerPoint

    Word and PowerPoint online have embedding options that generates an embed code for you to embed documents direction into other websites. It would be great to have that for Excel as well. While you can manually create a working embed code, it'd be much easier as an option just like with Word and PowerPoint!

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    4 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Great news – we have this functionality already. In Excel Online, click on the File menu in the Ribbon, then Embed.

    Hope that helps,
    Dan [MS]

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