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  1. Enable Kicking People out of Excel Online

    I would like a way to be able to kick people out of Excel Online so that I can easily edit the workbook in regular Excel.

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    • Allow Smart Art on Excel Online

      Allow viewing and editing of SmartArt on Excel Online. Some users use SmartArt heavily and they would like to be able to collaborate on them online

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      • Allow locking of cells, rows or columns per user when files are shared.

        Please add a functionality that would enable the locking of cells, rows or columns for a specific user/s.

        4 votes
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        • Sharing Chating Option

          When we share workbook/sheet one of us or more people there is beside of the file one chat box or comments box is there any user can comment live.
          if new comments come automatically Pop Up is there.

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          • Please add a feature to track individual changes made to a shared file

            Please restore the historic "track changes" feature or create a similar new feature to enable use within Excel Online, where changes each collaborator makes can be noted.

            2 votes
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            • Files are Checked Out - But Excel Online does not tell who checked it out.

              If a file in Excel Online is checked out, it would be helpful to for it to say who has the file checked out.

              7 votes
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              • When a document is locked (as it's being edited by another user) it would be great to know who is editing the file offline.

                When a document is locked (as it's being edited by another user) it would be great to know who is editing the file offline.

                167 votes
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                • Tracking changes in Excel spreadsheet shared online.

                  track individual changes to who changed what and what value in a cell

                  35 votes
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                  • Allow Full Collaboration Only (Prevent File Locking)

                    This idea is all over this forum for a very long time in different wordings. Clearly this is a huge issue.

                    MS, PLEASE add an option for files stored on Share Point and One Drive to "Only allow editing in full collaboration mode". This would mean a file would only be editable in the desktop version of Excel if the user is running 2016 and properly signed in to their Office365 account within Excel, thereby preventing file locking for other users.

                    If not the solution above, at LEAST allow us to set a file to "Edit in Excel Online Only".

                    24 votes
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                    • Email notification -

                      it would be great to have the "option" to receive an email notification if someone has updated the excel sheet

                      12 votes
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                      • Give Excel Online a third mode "Data Entry" (without saving the data into the file)

                        With our Javascript Add-In "data.io" - you`ll find it in the Office Store / AppSource - we could use ONE Excel File in Excel Online as a single "data entry file" for 1000s of users within the same data collection / planning process.

                        Unfortunately this doesn`t work due to several reasons:
                        1. For this purpose it would be perfect to do the data entry in "View Mode" and not in "Edit Mode" (since we don`t want to save any data in the excel file itself).It would be a third mode "Data Entry Mode" since now it is not possible to…

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                        • Someone else has this workbook locked

                          I was trying to edit shared excel online and i received message like "Someone else has this workbook locked" now how i should notify "Someone" Please replace "Someone" with the username who has opened this workbook so another one can actually notify him to close.
                          If its a privacy issue then Admin should notify about same.

                          30 votes
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                          • "Send a copy" directly from Excel Online

                            Currently you can share a link directly from Excel Online, but you cannot send a copy directly. On the phone app you can do this from the File menu, so I find it a bit absurd that the browser version doesn't have this functionality. Even if it opened up a new tab for Outlook and copied over the attachment, that would be great [rather than embedding in the Excel applet (best) or the current search for it after opening a tab with Outlook (worst)].

                            2 votes
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                            • Notifications in Excel online

                              Google Sheets has a wonderful feature showing notifications as and when sheet is edited.
                              Excel online lacks this feature or its available I'm not aware of !
                              Please help.

                              Sat Arora

                              20 votes
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                              • Allow a site owner to kick a user out of a file opened in Excel Online

                                If you have multiple people co-authoring in Excel Online, there are times when you need to open the file in Excel - typically for advanced formatting, etc. If someone has accidentally left the file open in their browser, there is no way to force them out and keeps the file locked. Although not always intentional, it can create a major headache by not being able to simply kick/close out that particular user from editing.

                                277 votes
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                                • Allow for personal user views/filters

                                  When using Excel Online, if you add a filter, everyone using that spreadsheet in Excel Online will see that filter. Can you please add an option for only the one user to see that filter?

                                  1,257 votes
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                                  • Provide a favourite button when viewing / editing documents from one Drive / Sharepoint, so you can quickly add to your delve board.

                                    When you accessing documents shared via One Drive / SharePoint, make it much faster to pin to your delve board by having a favourite button on all online versions.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Make closing chat in online excel an option

                                      We need a button or something of the sort to close the chat box in excel online.

                                      11 votes
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                                      • Download complete original file from Excel Online

                                        When you download a file from Excel Online, some features that aren't yet supported by Excel Online are deleted from the downloaded copy of the file. Textboxes are a good example of an unsupported feature that is deleted from downloaded files.

                                        Removing unsupported features is a problem if I use OneDrive to hold files for download by webinar participants because I put a lot of explanatory content in those textboxes.

                                        I want to use OneDrive instead of DropBox for these file downloads, but won't do so if content is stripped. Right now, the only way a user can get the…

                                        45 votes
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                                        • I have an Excel file with links to local folders and when I sync that file to Onedrive I'd like the links to refernence the Onedrive folders

                                          I have a local Excel file with links to local folders, all in my local OneDrive folder, all synced to the online OneDrive. I'd like the online version of the Excel file to link to the online folders. And I don't want to enable the "Use Office to Sync Office files that I open" in the OneDrive Settings Office tab.

                                          5 votes
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