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  1. Be able to link to external workbooks.

    Add support to link to external workbooks.

    5 votes
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    • Be able to mention @ people

      It'd be great to follow Google idea and allow to mention people that have access to the document simply by adding @name .

      9 votes
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      • Send notification to user who checked out the Excel. Better use Excel Online

        Make user aware that working in Excel Online enables multiple users working/editing on the Excel file. Edit in Excel will lock the file.

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        • Offer instructions for fix

          How about offering a fix, when you give the error message "that workbook is already checked out....etc", of telling us how to access it if we are the person who already has it checked out?

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          • Interoperability problem with Excel 2016

            I'm sharing a rather basic Excel 2016 file I've created with some other people so that they can enter data into it using Excel Online.

            Very frequently, I'm facing the following issue: some cells containing (integer) numbers with the "General" formatting style have their formatting changed to "Accounting" resulting in "1" being displayed as "€ 1.00". If I fix this from the Excel 2016 side of the equation, it comes back some time later.

            I'm unable to repro this by editing the file myself via Excel Online (I've tried using https://1drv.ms/x/s!AjBPRo9wXw9s2eZp7PUayA9Pg1rHaw), so it must be linked to some of…

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            • List of access users

              An overview who has access to the document, where you can add/remove users ad see who has been viewing/editing at what time

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              • Advise when someone you're sharing with doesn't have OneDrive access

                Office 365 apps provide the ability to Share with others (especially colleagues), however when doing so, you get no feedback as to whether they have access to the document, nor an option to provide access at the time of sharing. The result is that the recipients currently have to find they don't have access (after unsuccessfully following shared link), request access, and then wait for me to grant them access.
                It would be much improved if at the point of sharing, the software checked to see whether the recipients have access, and if not, provide option to grant access there…

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                • Excel files over 5 mbs

                  If someone share a link to an excel file and the file exceeds 5 mbs, you cannot open the file. There should be an option (prompt) allowing for a user to download the file provide through the link.

                  In trying to share a file from OneDrive on my phone, I have no way to share a large file that is too large for most to receive via email and too large for a user to open via a link

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                  • SEE THE LOCKING PERSON IN ONLINE SHARING

                    WHEN SOMEONE USES THE EXCEL VERSION FOR A SHARED DOCUMENT (INSTEAD OF THE ONLINE EXCEL VERSION), WHY DON'T WE SEE THE NAME OF THE LOCKING GROUP-MEMBER? SO THAT WE CAN WARN THEM ?

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                    • Give Excel Online a third mode "Data Entry" (without saving the data into the file)

                      With our Javascript Add-In "data.io" - you`ll find it in the Office Store / AppSource - we could use ONE Excel File in Excel Online as a single "data entry file" for 1000s of users within the same data collection / planning process.

                      Unfortunately this doesn`t work due to several reasons:
                      1. For this purpose it would be perfect to do the data entry in "View Mode" and not in "Edit Mode" (since we don`t want to save any data in the excel file itself).It would be a third mode "Data Entry Mode" since now it is not possible to…

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                      • Add Support for XLTX Template File Format

                        It would be useful to be able to use XLTX Template File Format also in Excel Online. Some Templates from the Office.com Template Gallery support the "Edit in Browser"-Option, so it seems that basically the "template functionality" exists also in Excel Online. But - as far as I know - it is not possible to use my own template files (*.xltx) to distribute e.g. a data entry excel sheet which should be duplicated automatically after opening the file in excel online.

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                        • When editing online show the user that has the sheet locked.

                          When editing online show the user that has the sheet locked.

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                          • give us the option to tag or favorite a document someone has shared with me so I can find it later.

                            With Word I can copy documents to my own folders when others share them. Please let me do that with Excel too!

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                            • When an employee leaves be able to move documents to managers Onedrive

                              When and employee leaves the company it would be great to be able to move the files to another employees ownership. Especially if they are a shared document with a department

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                              • Please, create the option to protect sheets and to know who made changes.

                                So we can protect what the people who we share with can edit

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                                • Dropbox collaborate

                                  For excel files that are opened through Dropbox , please add collaboration support for them.

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                                  • Highlight cells

                                    Highlight or border around cells that an individual is on to show were they are in the sheet when sharing an excel sheet with others

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                                    • Allow Full Collaboration Only (Prevent File Locking)

                                      This idea is all over this forum for a very long time in different wordings. Clearly this is a huge issue.

                                      MS, PLEASE add an option for files stored on Share Point and One Drive to "Only allow editing in full collaboration mode". This would mean a file would only be editable in the desktop version of Excel if the user is running 2016 and properly signed in to their Office365 account within Excel, thereby preventing file locking for other users.

                                      If not the solution above, at LEAST allow us to set a file to "Edit in Excel Online Only".

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                                      • Provide user info who has the document checked out in the online version

                                        I need to open the desktop version of the spreadsheet in order to view who the file is locked by. If this info was provided in the onlinver version, it would save this step.

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                                        • please let me know who has the excel sheet checked out instead of just telling me it is checked out.

                                          please let me know who has the excel sheet checked out instead of just telling me it is checked out.

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