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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

    7 votes
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  2. 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".

    25 votes
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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.

    3 votes
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  6. When editing online show the user that has the sheet locked.

    When editing online show the user that has the sheet locked.

    4 votes
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  7. 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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  8. Do not lock Excel Online files ever

    Do not lock Excel Online files ever! No online file should get locked especially if users are using 2013 or higher Excel.

    8 votes
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  9. 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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  10. Email notification -

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

    15 votes
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  11. Highlight cells

    Highlight or border around cells that an individual is on to show were they are in the sheet when sharing an excel sheet with others

    3 votes
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  12. 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.

    11 votes
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Dropbox collaborate

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

    2 votes
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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

    10 votes
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  20. 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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