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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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    • 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.

      30 votes
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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

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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.

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

              How can I see who locked the workbook?

              7 votes
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              • arsreikningar

                I need anual reeport.

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                  • I feel like the desktop version of the app should just be connected to the internet and behave as if it was in the browser.

                    The desktop version of excel should allow you to make changes while others are using. Additionally, in word and ppt you have to press the update button -> It would be better if it was just an always connected interface similar to the browser that made real time edits for all users to see.

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                      • I would like to be able to edit the area under recent documents.

                        For example under File the dialog box opens showing recent documents. Over the years some of my documents have changed and I would like the option of deleting some of them. Or the info on how to edit this area, Ive looked everywhere and have not found instructions.

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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.

                          25 votes
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                          • Create list view of excel sheets for excel online and add option to change sheet colors

                            Expand Excel online capabilities allowing sheet colors to be changed and opting for a list view of the sheets. It is tiresome to click through pages of sheets.

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                            • Edit pay layout in Excel Online

                              Allow us to make page edits online. The print area and page layout at a minimum.

                              I have a workbook with multiple pages. When I edit one page, it is the only page that downloads and I cannot upload it after an edit easily.

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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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                                  • it would be great if we can see who has the spreadsheet locked.

                                    post the name of the person who has it locked

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                                    • Excel Online should show when saved

                                      Excel Online should show 'Saved' at the top of the document next to the title (like Work Online) when the document is saved. I've had a couple of occasions where I haven't quite waited long enough for the sync to happen and have lost some alterations. It would be very handy.

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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

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