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  1. 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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    • Allow a "open a copy" option in Sharepoint

      As a teacher I would like students to be able to easily open online and edit spreadsheets without disrupting the original copy. They do not need to save their changes. Copying the file is cumbersome and checking out alters the original.

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      • 'open in excel online' link on ribbon when working in excel desktop

        when working in online mode of word, excel or powerpoint, you can click a link saying open in excel / word / powerpoint on desktop. But when working in desktop mode there is not the option to say open in online

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          • Mature chat and log that is part of the the document's metadata

            The ability to chat with other users natively within a spreadsheet is very important. I've seen references to chatting with Skype which is absurd. E.g. I share a spreadsheet with 10 people. Another person logs on and want to discuss something related to it. He opens up a Skype chat with me - conversation is hidden from the other 8 people unless we forward the "meeting minutes" - what a pain now 8 people have to either read this or file it - or just pretend they never received it. Or we open a 10 person chat - 8 people…

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            • Add option not to allow "view full size workbook" on embed code

              Add option not to allow "view full size workbook" on embed code

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              • Too easy to lose an "un-posted" comment if you accidentally click away.

                In Excel Online, you can right-click Insert Comment - the pane on right appears. You enter your comment only to accidentally click to say another cell and you lose the comment (as Post was not clicked). Maybe some sort of warning would be good?

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                • Provide embed code for excel interactive dashboard

                  Provide embed code. I made interactive dashboard with excel. this there ways to embed this to website or lms?

                  3 votes
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                  • Collaboration needed

                    When working with multiple people, we should have the option to send all of them or specific person, the notification via sheet itself to let them know it has been updated along with the ability to send annotation about it.

                    8 votes
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                    • Provide an Embedding Configurator for Office 365 / SharePoint Online, like the one on OneDrive

                      In Excel Online on OneDrive, you can choose File > Embed, and you get a nice dialog that let's you choose the part of the workbook you want to embed, and a bunch of other options and then it will generate an embed code for you.

                      But, if the file is stored in Office 365 / OneDrive for Business / SharePoint Online, there is no "Embed" option on the File menu. There should be, please add it!

                      6 votes
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                      • Powerview feature on onedrive excel.

                        It would be nice to have power view read/refresh options when we store excel on One drive.

                        3 votes
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                        • Short link to shared documents

                          It would be nice to have short links to shared documents instead of long ugly links, so we don't need to use external shorteners for internal documents (we should't share links to outside of company).

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                            info needed  ·  Tamar Tzruya responded

                            Thank you for your feedback. Short Link is a Host functionality and not specific app functionality. OneDrive Consumer and Box support it. SharePoint and OneDrive for business require using a free SP app or 3rd party tools. Hope this answer your feedback, if not, can you please provide more info?

                            Tamar [MSFT]

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