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  1. Row based Date stamp function capturing when data is changed in that row.

    Provide an Excel function that date stamps a row when any change is made to data in that row (other than the date stamp column). This is exceptionally useful when maintaining membership data, inventory records etc.

    36 votes
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      8 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add ability to open Online files with more than 10 MB

      Add ability to open Online files with more than 10 MB and increase file size to 30-40Mb

      53 votes
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        4 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Hide or disable the "Edit in Excel" option when users read or open a document from a SharePoint library in Excel Online

        Useers who have ReadOnly permission for a SharePoint Library see the "Edit in Excel" option displayed to them. This will fail when they click since they do not have permission.
        reported by a customer on the SPYam Yammer network
        https://www.yammer.com/spyam/#/threads/show?threadId=791261832

        24 votes
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          3 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Excel Online Cell Movement After Enter

          When editing an Excel Online documents, hitting [ENTER] will drop you down to the next row, same column. Generally hitting [ENTER] will return you to the next row, but in the column your previous modified cell was in.

          4 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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.

            99 votes
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              13 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add notice to other member when someone is selecting the "edit in workbook" option.

              When someone is selecting the "edit in workbook" option, other member can see who is editing. Otherwise we have to wait without deadline.

              3 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Use Office templates in new sheets instead of creating new workbooks each time

                It would be great to be able to use the templates for a new sheet on an existing workbook instead of always having to create a new workbook. I like to use the budget template for each month but instead of being able to place it in the same workbook just different sheets I have to create a new workbook for each month to use the budget template.

                13 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Ability to filter column by colour

                  I can currently filter a column by text, would be nice to be able to filter a column by colour from the drop down. Thanks

                  5 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Viewing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • If excel is locked send notification to user who locked excel file

                    If excel is locked send notification to user who locked excel file

                    2 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • freeze a row

                      I would like to keep the top 2 rows displayed as I scroll down. Is there a way to do this? I could do that in my old apple spreadsheet.

                      2 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add ability to Convert Text to Comumns to Excel Online

                        Please, add the feature to convert text to columns

                        188 votes
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                          4 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • When inserting an survey in Excel, for the 'choice' option, allow multiple choice selection.

                          When inserting an survey in Excel, for the 'choice' option, allow multiple choice selection.

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Surveys  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Spellcheck in Excel Online

                            Ability to do Spellcheck in Excel Online

                            49 votes
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                              7 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                0 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Automatically calculate as cell values are changed

                                Currently we have multiple workbooks with sheets that reference each other, or on occasion, other workbooks (all are saved in Sharepoint Online libraries or, more rarely, OneDrive Online). Being forced to click Data>Calculate Workbook every time I update something is frustrating in a finance/accounting role.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Search bar

                                  I would prefer that when I use the search tool on a spreadsheet that the information stay in there so I can continue to search throughout the spreadsheet. Allow me to delete the info for the next search.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Where can i see the changes hisrtory?

                                    Maybe is not an idea but is a funcionality that is useful with shares

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                                      0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • When Excel is shared by different users. Please indicate the name of the present user who's using it at the side bar.

                                      When Excel is shared by different users. Please indicate the name of the present user who's using it at the side bar. I cannot modify it in excel and I don't know whose user is using it in that moment, first you're clueless asking one by one in your group on who's using it, second it is time consuming.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Sharing restriction for Shared User

                                        1. Restrict shared user from sharing to someone else. Only the owner can share with selected users. Users cannot share without owners consent.

                                        2. Restrict Save as or download for Shared Users.

                                        3. Notification for every modification done by Shared user for security purpose.

                                        Please give a thought and make sharing Full Proof and Secured.

                                        1 vote
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                                          0 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 5-day week

                                          Having the option of just a 5-day work week calendar rather than the full view

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