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  1. Make comments in excel be also saved when downloaded to pc

    Whenever I download a copy of my online excel file and open it, it says "Excel found unreadable content in <filename>. Do you want to recover.." It doesn't include the comments which is very important to me as they are like my diary, reminding what that was all about.

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  2. Provide capabilities to key in your Password to those file protected

    have access to files with Password protective. Let the user key in their password to access the file instead of having to open the PC excel programs.

    2 votes
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  3. Prompt pop window for opening password protected file on excel online

    Prompt pop window for opening password protected file

    2 votes
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  4. if you cannot open an Excel sheet more than 30MB, provide an option for user to download the Excel sheet.

    if you cannot open an Excel sheet more than 30MB, provide an option for user to download the Excel sheet.

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  5. Get rid of it. You lose all functionality and print settings. It should not be a default setting and only made an option is required.

    Get rid of it. You lose all functionality and print settings. It should not be a default setting and only made an option is required.

    2 votes
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  6. 2 votes
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  7. Add the "Page Layout" tab so "Themes" can become available!

    Additional needed features for better use of the program.

    2 votes
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  8. how do you add a sheet to exel

    there is no plus sign

    2 votes
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  9. i cant open this file

    i cant open this file

    2 votes
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  10. Is there a way to increase the sixe limit of excel files from 30mb to more?

    Can we increase the size to more than 30MB for users to collaborate on excel online.

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  11. control the opening mode (offline) with sharepoint shortcut pointing at excel file (now enforce online)

    in a document library, you can enforce the use of client application. so excel does open in excel offline. when creating a shortcut to file, it open online anyway.

    I would like to be able to 'ban' online cause we use some project file maintained by lots of different people and i've noticed several cases of data loss due to version being ovewritten.

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  12. When the file is more than 5Mb excel online will not allow access without login to Onedrive

    Can you allow the shared workbooks that are more than 5Mb to be downloadable without the need to login to one drive- please.

    2 votes
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  13. If the file is greater than 30 MB you can give us options to download.

    If the file is greater than 30 MB you should give US option to download,
    It's no necessary that user has MS-Office downloaded at that time.

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  14. The Error Messages could be more elaborate rather one liner. Atleast an error code which could help us troubleshoot more.

    The Error messages seems to be very plain English. It could have some error codes incorporated so it could be helpful in troubleshooting the issues / problems that arise in Excel Online. Instead of just "Give Feedback" link, there can be a link for more description of the errors.

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  15. LET ME EDIT

    LET ME EDIT

    2 votes
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  16. File corrupt when editing excel online in Teams

    This aren't a suggestion but a review on the edit of excel documents created in Teams and tried Editing. When tried editing the message is " File may be corrupt".

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  17. If a data query fails to refresh in Excel online, the cause should be identified.

    The error message gives a link to a page that lists the possible causes, but why can't the error message just tell you what's causing YOUR query not to refresh? It would really speed up troubleshooting.

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  18. Read only / Check Out

    When I try to edit spreadsheets, sometimes a different user has it checkout so it is in readonly mode. When I inform them they have it checked out, they have no idea where it is open.

    Could you add a feature that can allows me to message them to close out of their file, and in the message the user receives, it has a button to checkin or kill a checkout session?

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  19. Disable automatic query refresh when opening Excel online

    As you state in your error message, "data refresh"..."that uses secure external data connections to on-premises servers.."will probably not work in Office 365". It doesn't. This is an obstacle to online collaboration where a developer creates an auto-updating Excel file with pivot tables that refresh on open using secure connections to SQL server for an end user who needs this information on their portable device. Instead of forcing the Excel Online user to go through the error messages and warnings, why not offer the option (checkbox on error message?) to turn off refresh in Excel Online, while maintaining it for…

    2 votes
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  20. Fix Grammatical Errors in "Couldn't Open the Workbook"

    Please fix the grammatical errors in the following message.

    "We're sorry, we couldn't open your workbook... Do you want to try and open this file in Excel?"

    The first sentence is a "comma splice." It should be "We're sorry. We couldn't open your workbook."

    The last sentence has "try and," which is a common mistake. The sentence should read "Do you want to try to open this file in Excel?" In other words, instead of using "try and," use "try to."

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