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  1. I would like a LOCK mode/icon for excel spreadsheets so they can be viewed and but NOT edited by accident (since i can't preview)

    I would like a LOCK mode/toolbar icon for excel spreadsheets so they can be viewed and but NOT edited by accident.

    2 votes
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  2. When a shared document is locked for editing because another user has it open in the desktop application, can we have the name of the user

    When a shared document is locked for editing because another user has it open in the desktop application, can we have the name of the user

    6 votes
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  3. Embedded File in Team - Read only access to selected team members

    It would be great if selected members in team can have read only access to the files and not for editing the embedded file

    2 votes
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  4. Possibility to edit a text box in Excel Workbook or possibility to combine Excel Workbook sheets with Word text sheets

    Possibility to edit a text box in Excel Workbook or possibility to combine Excel Workbook sheets with Word text sheets.

    A Microsoft specialist suggested that I add this feedback to this forum (https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msofficeonedrivefb-msoother-mso_o365b/excel-online/b6226989-737e-4a89-8fe9-89743999543e)

    That would be really convenient because that way, people could share their combined files online and use only one file for tables and text parts.

    4 votes
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  5. 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

    283 votes
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  6. shared editing

    We should both be able to work on a shared spreadhseet at the same time without one of us having to exit out.

    3 votes
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  7. NEED PASSWORD

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

    8 votes
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  8. 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.

    15 votes
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  9. Realtime updates - desktop to Web ap

    Need Real time Edit updates in both versions Web Ap and desktop version

    4 votes
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  10. 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.

    4 votes
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  11. 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.

    5 votes
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  12. Notify on Checked out documents

    Is there a way to notify the user who has checked the excel document out? Or instead, you can notify someone regarding who has checked out

    15 votes
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  13. 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.

    11 votes
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  14. Hope can add different color(text in the same cell)

    Hope can add different color(text in the same cell)

    15 votes
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  15. 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.

    8 votes
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  16. the size of workbook in excel online shouldn't be limited under 5mb,we users clapsed once file exceed

    the size of workbook in excel online shouldn't be limited under 5mb,we users collapsed once file exceed

    6 votes
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  17. 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.

    3 votes
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  18. I wish I could talk to the person editing my document whilst they are editing it.

    If there was a small icon of the person editing my document and there was an option to chat with them which could appear on the side of the document. so while they are editing, I could ask them questions and get a response straightaway, that would be great.

    5 votes
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  19. 2 votes
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  20. I would like to able to highlight multiple cells simultaneously

    Currently only one cell can be highlighted at any one time.
    It would be good to be able to highlight multiple cells simultaneously

    2 votes
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