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  1. 8 votes
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  2. Protect Range/Sheet, Collaboration Range/Sheet, Tracking history of workbook

    There are several functions that don't work the same in the online version vs desktop. Besides that, in comparison, Microsoft Excel Online doesn't have advanced features in the Google Sheets. Below are a few that are particularly frustrating to me so far:

    ~ Protecting features only works in desktop version (not work online)

    ~ Microsoft Excel Only cannot protect sheets, but Google Sheets can protect sheets or ranges. Therefore, many users can collaborate together with high security in range/ranges, same sheet/sheets in a common workbook.

    ~ and so many advanced other feature in Google Sheets doesn't appear in Microsoft Excel

    37 votes
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  3. Be notified and others when a change happens to a cell in a LIVE excel sheet

    Notification system to a CELL in a Live excel sheet

    8 votes
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  4. Request edit access

    Allow users to request edit access to documents that have been shared in read-only mode.

    8 votes
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  5. shared worksheet should have detailed history just like gmail.

    shared worksheet should have detailed history just like gmail.

    8 votes
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  6. Auto unlock inactive user who have locked an excel in edit mode (web app vs desktop app issue)

    Auto Unlock excel if the user is inactive for more than 5 mins. If users dont close the excel in web app, then other users cannot open the same excel in edit mode in desktop app.

    1 vote
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  7. Allow me to see who changed Excel cell

    In google sheets I can see who changed each cell. Why can I not do that in the microsoft equivalent product: Office365 Sheets? Contact me

    3 votes
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  8. 2 votes
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  9. Allow Users to Edit Ranges should function in Excel Online

    This functionality would be incredible for several things my office would like to implement if it worked online. Maybe I'm doing something incorrectly but it appears other users have been having the same issues. When I open an excel online file in the desktop app and give specific users permission to edit locked ranges it works when editing on my computer in the desktop app but not when editing on the web app.

    8 votes
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  10. Make comments filterable. It would be great to be able to only see "open" comments (i.e. filter out "resolved" comment threads).

    Make comments filterable.

    It would be great to be able to only see "open" comments (i.e. filter out "resolved" comment threads).

    It would also be amazing to be able to filter comments by month that they were added (can you tell that I use the comments to trigger people to help with end of month commentary? Haha!).

    Someone else has mentioned being able to filter based on person who is mentioned int eh comment and that would be excellent too.

    Great feature that has helped me so far, I just think these changes could take it to the next level.

    3 votes
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  11. Excel online should have Filter View functionality like Google Drive

    Without Filter View, collaborators are constantly seeing their view change as other collaborators filter on their work. This makes what could be a much needed file unusable for more than 2-3 users. In our team of 20+, users have to save local copies to even work with the file. At that point, there isn't much value and its more of a headache than anything. Private filter views where collaborator can work on the document without other users impeding their progress is absolutely necessary

    15 votes
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  12. Online File Inserts into Cells for Excel online

    Allowing for individuals to add pdf attachments for excel online.

    3 votes
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  13. 2 votes
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  14. 2 votes
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  15. Better use of Excel in SharePoint

    Always been a huge Excel fan!!! But really HATE the implementation embedded in SharePoint. Way too many unsupported features for it to be of real value.

    2 votes
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  16. 2 votes
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  17. In Excel webapp, add a way to share a view with others (e.g. via a link)

    It's currently possible to create a separate view with filters / sorting for yourself, without modifying the document. There should be a way to share your view with others, to quickly point them to a specific subset of information in the spreadsheet.

    2 votes
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  18. i

    i cannot open sharing excel

    2 votes
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  19. Share Copies to Outlook

    The current product is not sharing a copy to Outlook. Links are nice, but usually require permissions to share outside the team requires a copy. I could not find this option on the Excel for Web Client

    3 votes
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  20. Admin role for

    Enable the Site Admin or shared file Admin to stop teams from editing the file when required to. When multiple user are updating and editing a file after a cut off time the Admin should have the ability to restrict/stop the users from performing any further editing the shared file.
    Also maybe enable a setting on the shared file after a cut off time no further edits are permitted on the file

    2 votes
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