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  1. Show who has a document open

    When using Excel Online, it would be great to see who has the spreadsheet open so you can notify them to close it.

    3 votes
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  2. 3 votes
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  3. Requires more data about that

    Requires more data about that errors or section where you cant' do something

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  4. follow

    I'd like to have my list of favourites documents, so I can follow them and I get notifications when relevant changes are made to them.

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  5. Remind off-line doc editors to release docs back to Office Online

    When someone chooses local Excel versus Excel online, push a notification every few minutes to remind them to save/release the doc back to the cloud so that others can work on it too. Or force folks to use Excel Online...

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  6. Make it so you can kick someone out of a locked document when they forget to log out editing online documents!

    Or make it so that there items save after a period of inactivity so you can update the shared document.

    3 votes
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  7. add option to download snapshot of the open sheet in excel online

    Add option to download snapshot of the open sheet in excel online.
    This is very helpful options for people like me who uses big data / powerpivot in backend. The snapshot will only contain the data and formatting of the sheet (not any backend files & data).

    8 votes
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  8. 1 vote
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  9. when someone is editing the doc and I can't edit at the same time, good to understand who has it opened so that I cqan notify thanks.

    when someone is editing the doc and I can't edit at the same time, good to understand who has it opened so that I cqan notify thanks.

    3 votes
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  10. Allow config to block Online editing.

    Excel Online does not support many (complex) Excel features that I may rely on to retain integrity of the data in my workbook. So I want to stop people from editing online.

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  11. 3 votes
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Add option to dowload a shared file

    Give option to users to download a shared filed

    2 votes
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  20. 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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