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  1. Comments Filter for Mentions

    In the Comments pane, it would be helpful to have the ability to filter down to comments in which you are mentioned. Without this, it's difficult in a document with a lot of comments to find the ones you need to respond to.

    2 votes
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  2. Have a column to auto-populate "last modified" date for a row

    We don't always have all our data upfront and have to fill in the missing pieces over time. There are several people making changes but we don't know when or what. A column could have a "last modified" auto-populated when any change to a row is made, then we'd know which row to gather info from.

    2 votes
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  3. How to test compatibility with Excel Online?

    I'm getting the "Unsupported Features There are some features in your workbook that we can't show in the browser" message suddenly when trying to open our file in Excel Online.... Nobody has added any of those features to the file, and I can't seem to figure out how to check any of those compatibility issues :( Our whole project is locked up until we can solve this... Please advise ASAP

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  4. Please discontinue Excel Online

    Look--there is Excel on a user's desktop that has one set of rules, then there's Server versions of Excel sheets that have a different set of rules. Now Excel Online has an entirely different (and cripplingly limited) set of rules.

    So if you must continue the madness--at least call it something else, like "Doodlebumpkins" or "Excel Lite".

    Calling it "Excel" severely diminishes the brand. People who have only used Excel in the "online" version will hate it forever and would be unlikely to ever purchase the "real" Excel because you don't get a second chance to make a good first…

    1 vote
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  5. Open Excel instead of Excel in the browser

    When clicking on an Excel link, Excel in the browser is opened. Then when it has started (which is slow for large spreadsheets) you have to click on the "Open in Excel" button and wait again. Can we please have a "Remember my choice" or something like that so that we can choose to always open an Excel file in Excel directly?

    8 votes
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  6. I split data sorted by a column to divide for analysis by several, ea w/ many rows. To rejoin, I need to paste at row x, not at top. How?

    I split data sorted by a column to divide for analysis by several, ea w/ many rows. To rejoin, I need to paste at row x, not at top. How? I get an error pasting not at the top-left corner. Seems... troublesome.

    3 votes
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  7. 1 vote
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  8. It needs to be able to send file to waypoint

    It needs to be able to send file to waypoint

    1 vote
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  9. Range Objects for Flow (implement Range.CurrentRegion)

    Only being able to use data that is in a table, or having to create a table in order to use that data, is incredibly restrictive and frustrating.

    If we HAVE to use tables for Flow, then we really need a way to dynamically determine the range in order to create those tables.

    Ideally, we could just use a JSON object instead that mimicked how Range objects function in VBA.

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  10. Excel - "tagging" comments to specific users

    We would like to have a feature to add a comment to a cell in Excel but to assign it or tag it to a specific other user. That they would receive a notification or draw their attention to that specific cell/comment and what action or input is needed from that specific user. Then they could reply to the comment or resolve it.

    6 votes
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  11. The ability to mail merge from a form spreadsheet to an online word document.

    I would like to mail merge form responses into a printable word template.

    1 vote
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  12. 1 vote
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  13. Someone else has this workbook locked - force unlock

    I want the option for unlocking the document. Now I have to do it by a workaround
    - copy workbook to file with new name
    - delete old one
    - renaming the new one to the old name

    2 votes
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  14. When collaborating, to give the option for the system to open a shared link either using it online or on the PC. All features not online

    When sharing links to collaborate, to give the option for the system to open a shared link either using your PC or online, just because all features do not work online. Right now when you click on a link, it automatically opens the file it the online version.

    2 votes
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  15. Need the ability to disable co authoring on specific files in Sharepoint

    We are sharing a quote builder and have 40 sales people who use this excel doc with co authoring we cannot do this.

    9 votes
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  16. More details in notification emails

    In addition to user name, it would be helpful if notification emails included the specific changes that were made to a file.

    1 vote
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  17. Option to hide the Toolsbar in Excel Online while screenshare.

    Please add an Option to hide the Toolsbar in Excel Online while screenshare session. The content is really very small during the screenshare where the toolsbar occupies most of the screen.

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  18. When files are locked by another user

    It would be good to have a way to notify person who has locked the file out that is shared to close it by clicking a button

    72 votes
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  19. Linking documents in SharePoint

    When linking documents in a group that I am a member and that is synced to my file explore the link address shows my username inside of the link and starts with (C: vs 'https://trueaerollc.sharepoint.com/...). It would be good to have it link to the actual documents that are saved in SharePoint so the link is universal and not governed in any way by me and my computer.

    4 votes
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  20. Reference another Spreadsheet

    Simple function to reference cells from another workbook. Essential for team collaboration to work efficiently. You can do it in Excel offline and with Google Sheets!

    10 votes
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