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  1. Excel files over 5 mbs

    If someone share a link to an excel file and the file exceeds 5 mbs, you cannot open the file. There should be an option (prompt) allowing for a user to download the file provide through the link.

    In trying to share a file from OneDrive on my phone, I have no way to share a large file that is too large for most to receive via email and too large for a user to open via a link

    6 votes
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    • locked file

      Locked file - Provide for multi-user realtime editing or enable online editting only except by owners/authors.

      At minimum, provide a way for file owner/author to remedy or remove the locked file user.

      16 votes
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      • List of access users

        An overview who has access to the document, where you can add/remove users ad see who has been viewing/editing at what time

        4 votes
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        • Add Support for XLTX Template File Format

          It would be useful to be able to use XLTX Template File Format also in Excel Online. Some Templates from the Office.com Template Gallery support the "Edit in Browser"-Option, so it seems that basically the "template functionality" exists also in Excel Online. But - as far as I know - it is not possible to use my own template files (*.xltx) to distribute e.g. a data entry excel sheet which should be duplicated automatically after opening the file in excel online.

          3 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

            13 votes
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            • Please give file administrators the ability to remove someone from editing a file in realtime

              Allow the file administrator to select people currently editing the file and remove them from editing in realtime. It's highly irritating to not be able to lock down a file or edit it in Excel because you can't reach someone who is editing your file.

              6 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…

                2 votes
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                • Dropbox collaborate

                  For excel files that are opened through Dropbox , please add collaboration support for them.

                  2 votes
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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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                    • Let me know who has the file locked so I can ask them to unlock it.

                      Let me know who has the file locked so I can ask them to unlock it.

                      19 votes
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                      • Automatically track changes and revert to a certain point.

                        Office 365 should be automatically tracking changes made to a document and then provide a list of them. This will allow for easy data recovery should something malicious or accidental happen to the data.

                        7 votes
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                        • Create a notification when accessing a file for editing online to alert both the user and the person wanting to access the file

                          Create a notification when accessing a file for editing online to alert both the user and the person wanting to access the file so that the 2nd person trying to open the file already in use can tell a who has the file opened or locked. Also,, a notification will be sent to the current user (person who has the file opened or locked) that a specific user (identified in the alert) is trying to open / access the file that the 1st user is working in.

                          Alert idea sent to person trying to open a file that is already…

                          11 votes
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                          • Create a notification when someone has edited the file. Users can (un)subscribe to the alert.

                            Create an option for email notifications when someone has edited the file. Users can (un)subscribe to the alert. For excel online updates which are instantaneous, perhaps notifications every X hours / daily digest will work. If there are no edits, no notifications are sent.

                            7 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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                              • Desktop Sharing

                                It would be great if Shared Documents could be used on the Desktop app with all recipients able to edit while in the document at the same time instead of all having to use the Online Excel version.

                                4 votes
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                                • Record the User Name who has edited the Cell

                                  When a workbook is shared with 10 people, and all are editing the sheet simultaneously, Owner of that workbook( who shared with all 10 people) wanted to know which cell edited by whom out of 10? Need the tracking feature for record purpose. Every cell should have the record feature who all are
                                  edited that cell and who has edited last along with all the changes.

                                  Regards
                                  Deepak

                                  7 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

                                    21 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?

                                      1,495 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.

                                        303 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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