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  1. Create the ability to lock certain cells while being able to edit other cells in the same sheet.

    Currently, there is not the ability to lock certain cells in a document online, while also being able to edit others in the same sheet. It would help a ton if there was a way to lock specified cells in a sheet and also be able to edit unlocked cells in the sheet when editing online.

    38 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Fix Excel Online Print Paper Selection Defaulting to A4

      When printing from Excel online (in either IE or Chrome) the paper type is defaulting to A4 instead of Letter.

      8 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Printing  ·  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.

        17 votes
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        • 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.

          131 votes
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            20 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 9 votes
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            • 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.

              13 votes
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              • 3 votes
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                • 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.

                  22 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  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.

                    31 votes
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                    • 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".

                      9 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Pivot

                        It would be great if PivotTable is also included online especially if you have things to modify in the table.

                        4 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Macros & Scripting Creation from Excel Online

                          Macros/scripting are essential to help users perform automated tasks. Currently, you cannot create, edit or view the macros inside a workbook on Excel Online.

                          Google Sheets 'Script Editor' has been available for years, and it is one of the features that makes Google Sheets superior.

                          4 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Tell pixel length of cells when editing

                            When editing the width of cells, be able to see the number of pixels

                            3 votes
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                            • User A shared a folder for user B by sending a link through mail, User B wants access the folder by creating shortcut on his desktop.

                              Needs a shortcut on User B's desktop to edit daily. because users A & B both have to work on single folder on daily basis.

                              2 votes
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                              • Excel online does not preserve column width when pasting from another sheet

                                Would like to see column width maintained so the user does not have to go back a manually set them.

                                2 votes
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                                • How to see who has the excel worksheet locked

                                  How can I see who locked the workbook?

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Viewing word & excel documents online: being able to copy text WITHOUT having to open the document for editing

                                    See title.
                                    I do not want to edit the document, I just want to copy some text to use in an email or other document

                                    2 votes
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                                    • "lock-out" feature

                                      Good Morning –

                                      I have an excel document that several people access online. When someone opens it locally, it locks everyone out, as you know. I experience this problem periodically; If I open it locally, but then save and close out, it continues to give me the error message when I try to re-open online, even though the local version has been closed. Since Excel Online has some limitations, it is necessary to open the local version at times, but it really jams us up by locking us out. How can I fix this?

                                      Thanks,
                                      Emily

                                      2 votes
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                                      • Locked File cannot be accessed / overriden by Sharepoint page owner

                                        Locked / checked out files should be able to be overridden by the file owner. Currently files are locked and the user does not realise they are preventing updates to the file by other users

                                        2 votes
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                                        • 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…

                                          10 votes
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