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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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

    1 vote
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  6. Add option to dowload a shared file

    Give option to users to download a shared filed

    2 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 1 vote
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  10. 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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  11. 4 votes
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  12. 3 votes
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Add the ability to notify by e-mail any change...

    that will enable the possibility to use the excel files for collaborative purposes

    2 votes
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  16. More agile sharing options

    1 - I need to let a collaborator view / edit a only certain range of a spredsheet

    2 - the same for a filter view mode. I need to let a collaborator to view / edit only a few rows of a tabe, that I select using filters

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  17. 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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  18. 1 vote
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  19. 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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  20. 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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