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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.

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    • multiple people editing you should have the choice to see a user's perspective (Filters) Or not.

      When multiple people are editing a document and one user filters that document down... We unfortunately have to see the filtered data. It would be nice to have the choice of seeing a specific persons view/perspective of the document or have my own personal view/perspective of the document.

      An example is multiple team members are updating their task list all at the same time.. one person filters to just their items, we are all affected... When really we want to be able to filter differently so i can modify my items. The data in the file remains in the same…

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      • When hyperlinking to a Sharepoint location or file, ensure the link is maintained when you edit in Excel or download the file.

        When you download a file or edit it in Excel, and then reopen in the online version, all hyperlinks to Sharepoint locations/files no longer work. You have to edit in Excel or download in order to utilize many features, so you can't really work around this, it's a major issue with productivity. Anyone know of maybe a setting or something that will fix this or any type of workaround, it would be greatly appreciated if you can share.

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        • add spell checker in excel

          add spell checker in excel

          6 votes
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          • 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.

            42 votes
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            • NEED PASSWORD

              need a password protection option while going online or 3rd party edditing

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              • After adding a row in Excel, i like to redo the same operation but online excel is not able to perform redo generate new rows by using Ctr+Y

                After adding a row in Excel, i like to redo the same operation but online excel is not able to perform redo generate new rows by using Ctr+Y

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                • I would like to have more color options or the ability to make custom colors. (when highlighting cells)

                  I use Excel to color code our schedules for work and It would be really helpful if there were more color options or the ability to create custom colors.

                  5 votes
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                  • cutting data but not the cell format.

                    I would like to move data (cell content) from a range of cells to another range of cells that have the identical cell format. to my knowledge this is a multi step process but should be only a three step (select range, move and paste). currently I select copy, paste to new range, reselect the original range and delete or select range, cut, paste to new range, select this new range again, click format painter then re format the original range because the "cut" takes away the format with the cell content.

                    my suggestion is to ad another option to…

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                    • Create the ability to edit Excel on the SharePoint Page directly.

                      I hope we can edit the Excel (or Word) directly on the SharePoint Page.

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                      • the Edit In Browser button should update to Exit Editing

                        the "Edit In Browser" button should update to "Exit Editing" when in Edit mode. Sometimes I just want to make a quick change and then go back to read only. You can hit refresh but i always worry I'll lose the changes i just made. This would make me feel better the changes were saved but leaving the document open.

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                        • Edit Template Help Service

                          So I love using the templates in excel, but sometimes I'll change aspects of the template to suit my personal needs, like maybe use a class schedule as a work schedule, and I need help changing a couple of things. I wish there was like a live support chat that could help me with this.

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                          • Edit Template Help Service

                            So I love using the templates in excel, but sometimes I'll change aspects of the template to suit my personal needs, like maybe use a class schedule as a work schedule, and I need help changing a couple of things. I wish there was like a live support chat that could help me with this.

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                            • Refresh excel in one drive when it is open

                              when an excel file linked to power app through one drive, give an option to refresh the excel file without closing(when it is open online) it and reopening in one drive

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                              • Excel Online should make it possible to view excel sheet protected with password

                                Excel Online should make it possible to view excel sheet protected with password without using excel.

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                                • How to see who has the excel worksheet locked

                                  How can I see who locked the workbook?

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                                  • Locked document

                                    I would like to see who has a document locked.

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                                    • Excel clipboard copy option

                                      The current copy option from excel remains on the clipboard for one copy before paste, user may potentially expect to process multiple copies from clipboard until a new source copy is available from the clipboard, having the option to maintain the source copy from clipboard, user may save time.

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                                      • Extend timeout to 20 minutes

                                        Timeouts occur every 10 min; not long enough

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                                        • Avoid reoloading the workbook for edit

                                          When I open an Excel workbook and want to edit it within the browser I have to wait until it has been fully reloaded. On large workbooks, this takes quite a long time, especially when I'm on the road and have only a poor internet connection.
                                          It would be better and easier to open the workbook without reloading.

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