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  1. We should be able to work real time in the document with multiple users regardless if they are using the browser or client version....

    Realtime collaboration in Excel is key and we cannot be allowed only to collaborate in the browser. Users should be able to choose between browser or client and edit simultaneously in the same way.

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    • Share specific cells on specific sheets with Office 365 users

      I have a user who has created a Spreadsheet with 25 tabs. She would like to share this with 25 Office 365 users (Online only - no domain). She wants each user to have view rights over the entire workbook, but have edit rights to a specific range of cells on that users tab.

      It looks like you can do this on a traditional network with a domain, but when saved to her OneDrive or to SharePoint, the sharing option doesn't connect with Office 365 - It is still looking for a traditional domain\Username to share with (See http://sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/118905/lock-cells-to-certain-people-but-give-access-to-others-in-a-live-excel-online-wo)

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      • Notifications when file is updated

        I would like to know when my OneDrive file that I have shared with someone is updated by that other person.

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        • Show who is editing the Excel spreadsheet on Sharepoint so that I can track that person down so that I can edit the doc.

          Currently, when I try to edit an Excel spreadsheet online (shared with other users), I can't edit it because somebody else is using it. However, I have no idea who that person in the office is. It would be great if Sharepoint stated who the user is so that I go and talk to them to resolve the issue.

          In the interim, I guess I'll just use Google docs wherever possible.

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          • Provide an option to check-out a document that was opened using word/excel-online?

            Provide an option to instantly check-out a document that is opened using word/excel-online? That way you can change almost seamlessly from read-only to update mode.

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            • cell Comment allow @username to share content or assign task to a user

              Please allow use of @username in comments in online Excel, such that someone can be directed to a given cell in case they need to be made aware of some information or a task can be assigned to that user. E.g. if someone needs to add some content, or confirm content, they would get an email to look in a particular cell or row to edit or confirm.

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              • please authorize duplication of pivot tables

                please authorize duplication of pivot tables

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                • Suggestion for Excel files edited by many users. Issue: reached the limit of minor versions on the server

                  Create exception to bypass minor versions limitations when an Excel file is meant to be edited/filled in by many users.

                  There is an Excel file which users are meant to fill in to state whether they need a certain role etc. The list has many users listed. So it is bound to be saved and resaved many times. When the number of minor versions limit is reached, the creator of the Excel file needs to clone the Excel file.

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                  • Chat

                    You should be able to chat with specific people in the group without including the whole team. Also needs a pop up feature for chats. We have to be working in the excel doc to see the chat. Not effective

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                    • to see who last edited a cell

                      It would be great if you could see who the last person was to edit any given cell. being that many people can be editing the document it would be great help to see who, and when, a given cell was last edited.

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                      • Allow workbooks to be checked out by more than one person

                        Allow workbooks to be checked out by more than one person. We are sharing an excel workbook where each team member has their own tab. There is no situation where people would be modifying the same data at the same time. Can you add this "multi-person" checkout as an option?

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                        • Share Means Share

                          Enable email attachment, to Share, in Excel Online. If it exists, it's not in Share.

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                          • Please action requests -

                            How about listening to users and add in "personal filters" when multi-tasking and correct regional date, number and currency settings?? These ideas have multiple separate entries in the list below.

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                            • Inform me when a shared workbook becomes available

                              If someone has a shared workbook checked out, I cannot edit it, so I get a message telling me this. It would be helpful if a notification was made when it became available. Even better would be to know who has it checked out so that I can contact them

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                              • allow author to reject changes by others

                                Allow the file author (originator / admin) to reject or unwind any change made by others to his/her Excel file.

                                5 votes
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                                • 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 the online version of excel to save. right now we don't and we are supposed to believe that everything

                                    allow the online version of excel to save.

                                    right now we are forced to rely on microsoft and auto-save to sync correctly.

                                    often it doesn't and work gets lost between the online version and the offline/local/shared drive version open in Excel.

                                    if we were allowed to save/commit online. we could revert to the online version instead of leaving it in the hands of microsoft to get the update right.

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