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  1. Messaging feature to allow me ask others to close online documents

    If a document is locked because another user has it open, it would be nice to know who that user is so I can ask them to close it. A feature to allow me to do that online might be good as well.

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    • Editing a Share point file

      When editing a Share point file it should have link to both the parent page and the Share point home page. My users complain about having to go back step by step to the home page.

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      • Sharing restriction for Shared User

        1. Restrict shared user from sharing to someone else. Only the owner can share with selected users. Users cannot share without owners consent.

        2. Restrict Save as or download for Shared Users.

        3. Notification for every modification done by Shared user for security purpose.

        Please give a thought and make sharing Full Proof and Secured.

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          • Make it clear if i can save this in a way that it will (or not) be dynamically updated even if saved on my PC.

            If I save someone else's document to my PC, that they share to me in viewer mode, will it be updated when they make further changes or will I have to download it again? Obviously it cannot be updated if I am offline, will it be updated when I am online or will it be necessary to reload it from the live link? This needs to be immediately obvious to the users.

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            • Prevent "Edit in Excel" from locking a file located in OneDrive

              It's frustrating to have users inadvertently open a file with desktop Excel, effectively disabling the collaboration features of Excel Online. This is difficult to avoid without Excel having the ability to collaborate or disable the locking.

              4 votes
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              • If I need to check out a document to edit it online, it would be helpful to have the option to check it out in the pop-up window

                If I need to check out a document to edit it online, it would be helpful to have the option to check it out in the pop-up window

                5 votes
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                • Add the ability to see who has viewed the shared document.

                  It would be nice to see who is viewing the document so that I know whether sharing the document is helpful.

                  4 votes
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                  • Embedding spreadsheets in Teams from an existing SharePoint project

                    In Microsoft Teams, it would be beneficial to be able to embed an Excel spreadsheet from an existing SharePoint project instead of only being able to embed a spreadsheet from the SharePoint project created by Microsoft Teams

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                    • 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.

                      21 votes
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                      • Add ability to send an automatic message to someone who has an excel file checked out letting them know I am waiting to use it.

                        Add ability to send an automatic message to someone who has an excel file checked out letting them know I am waiting to use it.

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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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                          • Need to directly email the file instread of downloading and mailing.

                            Need to directly email the file instread of downloading and mailing.

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                            • Ability to highlight pivot table for display as a web part

                              Identify a pivot table as a range which means that it can display on an imbedded page depending on the resulting pivot table refresh

                              3 votes
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                              • Multiple comment authors per cell.

                                When copying one cell to another it retains comments but only allows one comment author.

                                6 votes
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                                • Show "last accessed" date/time of active user and other users

                                  When we share a document, to share info, since it is all new to lots of people, there is never really a way to know when the shared users have actually accessed the document to know when someone may have last accessed or edited the document. If there was a date and time of last accessed/edited document; that could often be helpful.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Excel Web Services should be able to display a linked spreadsheet to a SharePoint List

                                    With the loss of KPIs and Charting Web Parts, the remaining option to display metric date in SharePoint is Excel Web Access Web parts. However, these do not work on a worksheet that is linked from a SharePoint list. It would be beneficial if this functionality could return (it was there in 2007).

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                                      • 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.

                                        105 votes
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                                        • Lock a shared (or concurrently editable) spreadsheet in a clear, public way

                                          I have a spreadsheet shared via a public group in Office 365's Groups system. Users may concurrently edit the spreadsheet as long as people edit via the browser--when the download the sheet, the online version gets screwed up once that user uploads their finished work. There should be a broad, clear way to publicly lock the sheet with color/message.

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