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  1. Show userid of who has the document locked or checked out and time its been checked out

    edit spreadsheet online is locked...it'd be nice to show userid of person that has the document checked out. This way you can send them a reminder to check it back in for online edits

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      64 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Links between spreadsheets in Excel Online

      It would be nice for links between spreadsheets on my One Drive to work.

      186 votes
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        32 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thanks for raising this. I assume you mean having a cell value linked to a value in a different spreadsheet. We’ll add it to our backlog. Keep voting!

      • 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.

        165 votes
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          30 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Create Conditional Formatting

          Vote for this request if you want to be able to create Conditional Formatting in Excel Online. (Conditional Formatting currently works if it is already in your workbook, but you can't yet create it.)

          95 votes
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            7 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            under review  ·  Tamar TzruyaTamar Tzruya responded

            Thanks for your feedback! We’re reviewing your suggestion. Remember, the more votes a suggestion gets, the more likely it is that we’ll do it.

          • 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

            80 votes
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            • Change tab colors like you could do in the desktop excel

              Right click on a online excel tab name and choose the color of the tab like you could do in the offline version

              64 votes
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              • 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.

                37 votes
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                • Highlight cells affected by formula when editing

                  Like the desktop version, when a formula is being edited (F2), highlight with colors the other cells used in the formula.

                  34 votes
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                  • 27 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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                      • 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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                        • 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.

                          13 votes
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                          • Duplicate tabs

                            Add duplicate tab to the right-click tab menu.

                            13 votes
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                            • Retain clipboard data upon paste, like every other program in existence.

                              Normal programs can copy/paste data without the clipboard being cleared, but strangely, Excel is different, inconsistent. Clipboard data should not be cleared upon use (e.g. paste).

                              11 votes
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                              • Excel Online should give you an update (via Outlook or Yammer, maybe?) once a document locked for editing by another person is free

                                Excel Online should give you an update (via Outlook or Yammer, maybe?) once a document locked for editing by another person is free

                                11 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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                                  • SAVED notification.

                                    When editing a document, whether Word or Excel, to show a message in the middle of the screen, or the top, in a BRIGHT COLOR, that ensures that our document was saved. :)

                                    8 votes
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                                    • 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.

                                      8 votes
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                                      • Not Download option in Excel Online and Group Sharing

                                        Is there a way, where the person viewing the file is not allowed to download the file.

                                        Also can we create a group of members to be shared and share it with only those members. Will those members have access to it. I do not want to provide edit access to them. But only few cell, where they can select or edit the data.

                                        8 votes
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                                        • Cells in a table should be able to be merged

                                          While editing in excel. I was hoping I should be able to merge cells within in a table

                                          8 votes
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