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  1. When files are locked by another user

    It would be good to have a way to notify person who has locked the file out that is shared to close it by clicking a button

    6 votes
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    • Please add the option to adapt text orientation on spread sheets. The lack of this option makes it very difficult to effectively share.

      Standard excel allow the orientation of text and thus makes it possible to effectively label columns. The lack of this feature on the online version is a huge disadvantage.

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      • 1 vote
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        • If trying to edit a file and someone else has locked it, have option to send

          If trying to edit a file and someone else has locked it, it would be useful to have the ability to message and or request access to the file from within the popup.

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          • Support for other cloud storage services.

            Allow other cloud storage services to use microsoft office online when opening stored office files.

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            • two or more users in one excell file can use different filters

              two or more users in one excell file can use different filters

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              • Improve collaborative editing of OneNote embedded Excel Spreadsheets.

                Improve collaborative editing of OneNote embedded Excel Spreadsheets. Currently collaborative editing ends up with conflicted copies

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                  • Do not use colons in the sharing link as it does not work well with chat programs.

                    Use a shortened link or don't use colons or other protected characters in the URL when sharing a link as it doesn't work well with chat programs.

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                    • Link Online Excel with Forms

                      Collaborate Online excel and Form so that if you enter any data in form it should start reflecting in one of the Online Excel and not just Desktop excel

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                      • notification option

                        excel should have option to request an access if its locked by some user

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                        • Sharing a workbook

                          When a workbook is designed by team managers can there be a way to identify who has Excel locked so we can reach out to them?

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                          • Coauthoring in Excel Desktop Client at the same time

                            Be able to coauthor with other people even if the excel file is open on desktop and or online. It is very vital that we can coauthor on a single file may it be online or desktop version so that we can work together faster and more seamless

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                            • 1 vote
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                              • Files are Checked Out - But Excel Online does not tell who checked it out.

                                If a file in Excel Online is checked out, it would be helpful to for it to say who has the file checked out.

                                5 votes
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                                • Improvement on Office 365 concorrency

                                  Consider a scenario
                                  WHEN One use of shared excel is editing excel
                                  THEN it is in locked state
                                  WHEN Other user tries to access and edit same shared excel
                                  WHEN Both Users are geographically separated and don't have communication channel to communicate need to edit excel.
                                  THEN Blocked user should be able to send intimation to Editing user that he / she wants to Edit
                                  AND the intimation should come in Editing user's session.

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                                  • Be able to link to external workbooks.

                                    Add support to link to external workbooks.

                                    18 votes
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                                    • 2 votes
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                                      • Please add people tagging feature!!!! For tagging people using @.

                                        Not having this makes Google docs so much better for collaboration. Tag people and create an alert for people tagged to create the viral loop and bring them back into the doc for live collaboration. Little things make a big difference.

                                        5 votes
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                                        • Improve large workbook compatibility and reliability with Excel Online for Coauthors

                                          I would like to request that more development of large multi co authored files be done to improve reliability, functionality and editing. Where files are heavily used and regularly hit the 500 version limit, issues come through with blocky jittery scrolling, loss of data entered in fields, slow loading, non saving etc.... Please fix these issues to make excel online a real beneficial tool.

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