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  1. Can you create a program where multiple users can work in it; but be able to lock out cells they should not change?

    Create a Visual block of the information needed by users; allow them to input information and edit their information only. Once done, lock the whole document and allow each block of information to download into the finished report or spreadsheet. Example:
    User: Name, Address, Phone, Email, amt of loan; etc.
    Report is updated with their inputted information, and the user has no control to edit the actual report or spreadsheet being downloaded into.

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    • Comment Only User

      We would like a new user type in excel online called the "Comment Only" user. This user is a view user but has the ability to add in comments. We have many users who need to view spreadsheets and having them be able to add comments would be very useful as long as they cannot EDIT the document.

      See google sheet: https://sites.google.com/site/niefoliohelpsiteforstudents/introducing-google-documents/enabling-comment-only-access-in-google-docs

      4 votes
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      • Sharing and editing an excel doc in one note

        taking a document you create in Excel and being able to use it in one note and making sharable and editable while still updating your office 365 doc

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        • Add the ability to see who has a file open in Excel rather than the Browser

          Add the ability to see who has a file open in Excel rather than the Browser so that person can be contacted. Many time staff will have a shared document open in Excel and others will nto be able to edit the document.

          3 votes
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          • Add option to share with different organizations

            We need to share live info with different organizations outside the our company instead of sending email attachments.

            2 votes
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            • I want to be able to save the edits to my worksheet.

              My worksheet is viewable/editable as a webpart in Office 365. I want to be able to save those edits, without going thru all the rigmarole of re-exporting and re-importing every time.

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              • Enhance the functions of [EDIT ONLINE]

                when Edit excel in Sharepoint , two or more people can not use [EDIT IN EXCEL]at the same time ,but
                the function [EDIT ONLINE] cannot meet the needs of customers' very well.
                For example, changing the color of a word in a cell;
                online co-editing, all of the persons see the same data, can not filter out the data to deal with at the same time and so on.
                Please enhance the functions of [EDIT ONLINE] .

                7 votes
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                • subset Excel Template for online updates & sharing of information

                  Using the Sharepoint excel and excel's powerful spreadsheet concept as the base for collaboration, have an idea that can bring a focused and goal oriented approach.
                  Subset of excel is that excel does not show many rows and columns and menus, it will focus and change the layout based on the template and provide only workflow buttons, tabbed menus, and sections, for workflow
                  1. Create an Excel template that contains forms for workflow
                  2. the forms can be updated by different members
                  3. approvers and reviewers along with admin of the forms can perform action
                  4. finally the workflow can…

                  3 votes
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                  • I would like to be able to see who has the file open and working on it

                    I would like to be able to see who has the file open and working on it

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                    • Add option to dowload a shared file

                      Give option to users to download a shared filed

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                      • let readers of view only files chose to hide rows / columns they don't need

                        Let readers of view only files chose to hide rows / columns they are allowed to view but don't need. This would be handy sharing event info letting different users chose to hide the rows / columns that do not apply to their role. They could each create their custom print out for their particular purposes of the joint project.

                        The file below is real life example of a Shriner Parade Marshal scheduled work in progress. Everybody needs some of this info. Nobody, including the parade marshal needs all of it. Hiding different combinations of rows and columns gives every…

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                        • When I document is locked I'd like to be able to make changes but not save the document, like you can when you open a document read only

                          When I document is locked I'd like to be able to make changes but not save the document, like you can when you open a document read only

                          2 votes
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                          • 1 vote
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                            • share onedrive file link in Microsoft Teams

                              MS Teams allows us to upload a file or share from sharepoint. Instead of upload file from users system. Can a link to user's file on OneDrive be added to channel and set to tab if wanted.

                              2 votes
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                              • ability to share only part of the excel file with others

                                There should be option to share only few columns/rows/cell with other people while collaborating. It will protect my data (nobody can edit it) also other can see it & work/comment on it in the next shared column/row/cell.

                                6 votes
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                                • 4 votes
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                                  • 3 votes
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                                    • When embedded, prevent users accessing the entire workbook by "view full size" or "information..." icons

                                      The options on the pan below the embedded worksheet provide indirect access to users to download the entire file. This capabilities should be subject to owners desire.

                                      2 votes
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                                      • Copy Paste is horrendous / Undermines Collaboration

                                        The copy and paste of data between excel workbooks online as well as other sources to the web browser is just a mess.

                                        Our company has tested with different computers and different environments only to find that data doesnt get copied as it should work.

                                        If you copy and paste fast data from within the same sheet in excel online the cursor lags and jumps backwards. We have tested this on Fibre , ADSL, 3G, 4G, LTE, HSDPA using multiple providers.

                                        The scary thing is that Google sheets copy and paste perfectly.

                                        This undermines collaboration greatly in excel online and…

                                        11 votes
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                                        • comment replies and status

                                          Please allow comments to have comments as replies (nested conversation) and allow them to have a status that can be changed (RESOLVED, RE-OPEN, etc.) much as comments are handled in WORD in offline mode.

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