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  1. Allow for personal user views/filters

    When using Excel Online, if you add a filter, everyone using that spreadsheet in Excel Online will see that filter. Can you please add an option for only the one user to see that filter?

    187 votes
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      41 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow a site owner to kick a user out of a file opened in Excel Online

      If you have multiple people co-authoring in Excel Online, there are times when you need to open the file in Excel - typically for advanced formatting, etc. If someone has accidentally left the file open in their browser, there is no way to force them out and keeps the file locked. Although not always intentional, it can create a major headache by not being able to simply kick/close out that particular user from editing.

      59 votes
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        10 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        under review  ·  Tamar TzruyaTamar Tzruya responded

        Thank you for your feedback, the feature is under review, please keep voting.

        Tamar {MSFT}

      • Notifications when file is updated

        I would like to know when my OneDrive file that I have shared with someone is updated by that other person.

        49 votes
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          under review  ·  6 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Need to be able to restrict users to only editing with Excel Online

          Create a new share option that is "Edit in Excel Online". Limiting users to only editing online would prevent a lot of locked out issues when collaborating with a large number of people.

          29 votes
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            6 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Download complete original file from Excel Online

            When you download a file from Excel Online, some features that aren't yet supported by Excel Online are deleted from the downloaded copy of the file. Textboxes are a good example of an unsupported feature that is deleted from downloaded files.

            Removing unsupported features is a problem if I use OneDrive to hold files for download by webinar participants because I put a lot of explanatory content in those textboxes.

            I want to use OneDrive instead of DropBox for these file downloads, but won't do so if content is stripped. Right now, the only way a user can get the…

            29 votes
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            • When a document is locked (as it's being edited by another user) it would be great to know who is editing the file offline.

              When a document is locked (as it's being edited by another user) it would be great to know who is editing the file offline.

              22 votes
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              • Short link to shared documents

                It would be nice to have short links to shared documents instead of long ugly links, so we don't need to use external shorteners for internal documents (we should't share links to outside of company).

                16 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  info needed  ·  Tamar TzruyaTamar Tzruya responded

                  Thank you for your feedback. Short Link is a Host functionality and not specific app functionality. OneDrive Consumer and Box support it. SharePoint and OneDrive for business require using a free SP app or 3rd party tools. Hope this answer your feedback, if not, can you please provide more info?

                  Tamar [MSFT]

                • Enable protecting/unprotecting worksheets in excel online without needing to edit in Excel

                  Enable protecting/unprotecting worksheets in excel online without needing to edit in Excel

                  14 votes
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                    6 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Excel and word online check out documents

                    If i view a document on a SharePoint site in Excel online and see a thing that I have to change things get a little cumbersome. The button "Edit" results in a message says that I have to check out tthe document, but no other option to close that box.
                    I then have to go back to the library, check out the document, go to the document and open it once more.
                    The dialogue box should have a question like; "Do you want to check out this document in order to edit it?" Answer options: Yes or No.

                    12 votes
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                    • We should be able to work real time in the document with multiple users regardless if they are using the browser or client version....

                      Realtime collaboration in Excel is key and we cannot be allowed only to collaborate in the browser. Users should be able to choose between browser or client and edit simultaneously in the same way.

                      11 votes
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                      • locked file

                        When someone has a file locked (excel online), the error message should tell you who it is.

                        10 votes
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                        • Share the same file in different folders

                          The ability to choose a file (or folder) and share it in multiple folders. Users in Folder A could have edit rights. Users in Folder B could have view rights.

                          7 votes
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                            7 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 'open in excel online' link on ribbon when working in excel desktop

                            when working in online mode of word, excel or powerpoint, you can click a link saying open in excel / word / powerpoint on desktop. But when working in desktop mode there is not the option to say open in online

                            6 votes
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                            • Collaboration needed

                              When working with multiple people, we should have the option to send all of them or specific person, the notification via sheet itself to let them know it has been updated along with the ability to send annotation about it.

                              6 votes
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                              • Share specific cells on specific sheets with Office 365 users

                                I have a user who has created a Spreadsheet with 25 tabs. She would like to share this with 25 Office 365 users (Online only - no domain). She wants each user to have view rights over the entire workbook, but have edit rights to a specific range of cells on that users tab.

                                It looks like you can do this on a traditional network with a domain, but when saved to her OneDrive or to SharePoint, the sharing option doesn't connect with Office 365 - It is still looking for a traditional domain\Username to share with (See http://sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/118905/lock-cells-to-certain-people-but-give-access-to-others-in-a-live-excel-online-wo)

                                6 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Mature chat and log that is part of the the document's metadata

                                  The ability to chat with other users natively within a spreadsheet is very important. I've seen references to chatting with Skype which is absurd. E.g. I share a spreadsheet with 10 people. Another person logs on and want to discuss something related to it. He opens up a Skype chat with me - conversation is hidden from the other 8 people unless we forward the "meeting minutes" - what a pain now 8 people have to either read this or file it - or just pretend they never received it. Or we open a 10 person chat - 8 people…

                                  5 votes
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                                  • Provide an Embedding Configurator for Office 365 / SharePoint Online, like the one on OneDrive

                                    In Excel Online on OneDrive, you can choose File > Embed, and you get a nice dialog that let's you choose the part of the workbook you want to embed, and a bunch of other options and then it will generate an embed code for you.

                                    But, if the file is stored in Office 365 / OneDrive for Business / SharePoint Online, there is no "Embed" option on the File menu. There should be, please add it!

                                    5 votes
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                                    • Notifications in Excel online

                                      Google Sheets has a wonderful feature showing notifications as and when sheet is edited.
                                      Excel online lacks this feature or its available I'm not aware of !
                                      Please help.

                                      Sat Arora

                                      5 votes
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                                      • Let me know who has the file locked so I can ask them to unlock it.

                                        Let me know who has the file locked so I can ask them to unlock it.

                                        4 votes
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                                        • Add option not to allow "view full size workbook" on embed code

                                          Add option not to allow "view full size workbook" on embed code

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