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  1. It says i need a password to open a file and it should not be password protected

    It says I need a password to open a file and it should not be password protected.

    2 votes
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  2. Restore a previously saved version of worksheets

    When multiple users are editing a file and someone deletes a portion or saves over in error there needs to be a previous version available. Perhaps this is part of the "save file" process you are currently working on.

    4 votes
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  3. Home Menu & Spell Checker

    We are unable to strike-out anything and rows and column alignment. Hence we suggest to add all the options in Home menu like offline excel along with spell checker.

    3 votes
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  4. When excel is editing, show who checked out

    when online editing blocked, should show who is editing it now.

    3 votes
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  5. See who has desktop file open when trying to edit online

    It would be good to know who has a desktop excel file open when you are trying to edit one online. Its frustrating as it doesnt let you edit the file until they close the desktop file. Working in a business with many users over several sites it would be great to contact the person who has the file open to find out when they will be finished updating the file.

    2 votes
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  6. 5 votes
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  7. 4 votes
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  8. have web app not close if user cancels decision to open in Excel

    If I click to edit in Excel (desktop) but then cancel, Excel Web app goes to an unusable grey screen. Have Excel respect that cancelling means return to where I was.

    2 votes
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  9. Can we have option to allow (to someone who we share worksheet) part edit and part view rights.

    We may need to give part access to edit and part to read only or even part even not to view , in a single sheet of large file.

    2 votes
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  10. 3 votes
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  11. Add notice to other member when someone is selecting the "edit in workbook" option.

    When someone is selecting the "edit in workbook" option, other member can see who is editing. Otherwise we have to wait without deadline.

    6 votes
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  12. Row and Column based control over sharing a file for multiple people.

    Different Editing Row and Column based sharing control for multiple people. I may be able to share a particular Row/Column with a person(s) and other R/C with some other person(s)

    5 votes
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  13. 4 votes
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  14. 6 votes
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  15. When Excel is shared by different users. Please indicate the name of the present user who's using it at the side bar.

    When Excel is shared by different users. Please indicate the name of the present user who's using it at the side bar. I cannot modify it in excel and I don't know whose user is using it in that moment, first you're clueless asking one by one in your group on who's using it, second it is time consuming.

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  16. Create a permission level which is allowed access/editing but only on the online version.

    There are times where no advanced editing is required from the multiple users of a document. Given we have to deal with humans they still wish to open in excel locking the document out from others. The ability to stop people from "editing in excel" via permissions would allow the owner greater control over who can do what with shared files.

    3 votes
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  17. Copy & Paste not working on Mac Safari

    Copy and Paste function does not work in Safari browser in Apple Mac for Excel Online. It should be possible in the same way as on Google Apps for now. You can refer to https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_excel-mso_other/copy-and-paste-tofrom-excel-web-app-doesnt-work-on/2fde83e9-8c59-e011-8dfc-68b599b31bf5?page=2 thread where more users want this.

    7 votes
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  18. On one drive It would be beneficial to allow file changes to be made and saved when imbeded on a web site at present changes are not saved.

    On one drive It would be beneficial to allow file changes to be made and saved when imbeded on a web site at present changes are not saved.

    3 votes
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  19. Add Delete to the File menu

    Add Delete to the File menu so you can get rid of a file from the web viewer while you are looking at it... Make it easy and reduce steps to delete a file.

    2 votes
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  20. enable check in check out excel & lock unlock on one drive excel online instead of sharepoint.

    some column of excel doc we shared to everyone is locked, & can be unlock by admin for editing only.
    problem is missing of the check in/out & lock function will duplicate the file if we edit in local onedrive folder.

    3 votes
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