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  1. 1 vote
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  2. Stop Excel viewer from failing to work.

    Repair the Excel viewer.

    1 vote
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  3. 1 vote
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  4. When an Excel spreadsheet is locked, the name of the person who has locked it does not always show up. Please fix

    It appears that a recent change was made to display the name of the person who has locked an Excel spreadsheet. Unfortunately, the name does not always show. I still get the message "Someone else is editing ..." with no name.

    3 votes
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  5. 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.

    2 votes
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  6. maybe you could fullscreen my ****

    uh fullscreen please thanks

    2 votes
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  7. 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.

    1 vote
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  8. Please add the option to adapt text orientation on spread sheets. The lack of this option makes it very difficult to effectively share.

    Standard excel allow the orientation of text and thus makes it possible to effectively label columns. The lack of this feature on the online version is a huge disadvantage.

    6 votes
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  9. office encryption features should be available in all platform

    include office file encryption in office 365 as well as ios and android

    4 votes
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  10. 2 votes
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  11. 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.

    8 votes
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  12. Be able to mention @ people

    It'd be great to follow Google idea and allow to mention people that have access to the document simply by adding @name .

    27 votes
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  13. 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.

    174 votes
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  14. Tracking changes in Excel spreadsheet shared online.

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

    63 votes
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  15. Please add people tagging feature!!!! For tagging people using @.

    Not having this makes Google docs so much better for collaboration. Tag people and create an alert for people tagged to create the viral loop and bring them back into the doc for live collaboration. Little things make a big difference.

    9 votes
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  16. Send notification to user who checked out the Excel. Better use Excel Online

    Make user aware that working in Excel Online enables multiple users working/editing on the Excel file. Edit in Excel will lock the file.

    17 votes
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  17. 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

    7 votes
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  18. 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".

    26 votes
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  19. Option to download shared office files instead of only opening online.

    A client shared an encrypted spreadsheet with us via their OneDrive account. We receive the link, but the link only allows us to attempt to open the file with Excel Online, which can't be done because encryption is not supported. I'd like to be able to download a file when someone shares it with us, not just open it with the Online tools. There's absolutely no option visible to download the file.

    4 votes
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  20. Improve large workbook compatibility and reliability with Excel Online for Coauthors

    I would like to request that more development of large multi co authored files be done to improve reliability, functionality and editing. Where files are heavily used and regularly hit the 500 version limit, issues come through with blocky jittery scrolling, loss of data entered in fields, slow loading, non saving etc.... Please fix these issues to make excel online a real beneficial tool.

    2 votes
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