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  1. 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.

    84 votes
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      15 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Who has file locked

      Insteadt of sayin "someone" has the file open, indicate who it is so I can get them to close it.

      19 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Viewing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Multiple font colors in a single cell

        Our group just recently started using OneDrive for collaboration of an Excel document that we use on a daily basis. However, when trying to edit the document in the Browser, only one color can be applied to a cell. When using Excel in a local file, you can have more than one font color in a single cell by highlighting the targeted words in the cell and then choosing a different color.

        Recommendation: Make it possible to have multiple colors in a cell when editing an Excel document in browser like you can do in a local file.

        11 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Please include 'zoom options'

          I want to be able to zoom in and out of a sheet.

          31 votes
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            3 comments  ·  Viewing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Zoom (+/-) bar on the excel online application

            I would suggest to include the zoom (+/-) bar on the excel online application as nowadays organizations are using excel online feature excessively to edit data on real time basis and it will become easier to display the data and have an option to zoom in and zoom out for better view-ability.

            5 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Viewing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • I am facing an issue in which I am blocked from accessing and editing my own workbook. It states that a person with my name locked it. I am

              I am facing an issue in which I am blocked from accessing and editing my own workbook. It states that a person with my name locked it.

              Hey! I have a great idea. Either
              A. If it is an imposter, then unlock my workbook for me, please. I am the real and only person using the workbook.
              B. If it is an error of Microsoft, then either fix the error or simple unlock my workbook because I am the authorized and only user and I did not lock it.

              Please let me know when you implement this idea because I…

              6 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add option to modify the format of coin to #,##0.00

                The default Format for coin is the Europa Zone, this format is different on America, with this format the native arithmetic operation, and reports of appliacations doesn't work because not recognize our numbers.

                30 votes
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                  5 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow for multi user editing without file locks as with Google Spreadsheet

                  Generate the baility to multi user edit concurrently on the same file for both Excel online and application. Currently there is no true multi user editing as anytime a file is accessed even with multiple users enabled it still locks the file and cannot be edited by others.

                  3 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • When will the ability to open password protected spreadsheets be available for Excel Online?

                    We need the ability to open password protected spreadsheets with excel online.

                    5 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Online Excel should have a save as pdf option

                      There should be an option to save as pdf for online excel like in Google Sheets. Thanks.

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

                        3 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Take away the password so the public may actually view the list

                          The option to view the file is futile if the viewer cannot actually do so. I would remove the password

                          1 vote
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                            1 comment  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow VLOOKUP across Online workbooks

                            In Excel client, it is possible to define a VLOOKUP across two workbooks. Not just sheets within a Workbook, but across two different files. Excel will retrieve and keep the filename and path.

                            At one time this allowed me to create a complex (ever changing) network of various different but related data listings, without having to copy list 1 to workbook 2 for VLOOKUP validation. The files were stored on a fileserver that everybody had access to using the same Drive letter. Yes, this is old school.

                            Now in the Online world, I want people to work on different workbooks,…

                            6 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • locked file

                              Locked file - Provide for multi-user realtime editing or enable online editting only except by owners/authors.

                              At minimum, provide a way for file owner/author to remedy or remove the locked file user.

                              1 vote
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                                1 comment  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Improve filtering

                                In the desktop version of Excel, clicking one of the column headers will display the filter options. This includes the free text search box which initially gets focus. This makes it very easy for users to click, type and hit enter to filter the data.

                                Within Excel Online, similar functionality is available but it's much more tucked away. So more clicking and thus time is required to achieve the same result. Our users like the effectiveness of the desktop solution and would like to request a similar approach for Excel Online.

                                11 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • it is would be better in Online Excel by giving a embedding code than giving a URL link

                                  it is would be better in Online Excel by giving a embedding code than giving a URL link. So that we can easily embedding the survey in our websites.

                                  4 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Surveys  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Is there anyway to preserve information for a #REF! reference to assist resolution?

                                    Is there anyway to preserve information for a #REF! reference to assist resolution? For example, if column CustID has gone missing due to a modification of an underlying SQL statement, so that the column is now named CustomerID, it would be so easy to adjust formulas relying on CustID if the bad reference would display as #REF![@[CustID]]. (Or something similar.) Seeing this, I'd immediately realize OK, I need to adjust to the new column, CustomerID. Without this information though, I need to do some detective work to figure out what the bad formula is supposed to be doing. In some…

                                    4 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add a note to excel on-online to see who locked the document. This way, user can send e-mail to the person who locked the document.

                                      Add a note to excel on-online to see who locked the document. This way, user can send e-mail to the person who locked the document.

                                      9 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Hyperlink within hyperlink

                                        It would be great if the Worksheet can be programmed as having Hyperlink within Hyperlink, eg;

                                        I have 2x spreadsheet, 1 is the one I steer meeting to the board and other spreadsheet is used by our projects team to update on progress, which has Hyperlink to the supporting documents for the projects. I would like my spreadsheet be able to hyperlink and go straight to the supporting documents.

                                        Is it possible??

                                        2 votes
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                                          2 votes
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