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  1. Add the ability to Share/Lock specific Sheets within one Shared Excel file.

    When sharing one Excel files with multiple Sheets at the bottom, I'd like the ability to have certain shared users ONLY have access to their correct Sheet for the information they need. This ultimately will allow me to consolidate the amount of Excel files I'm currently making for 75 schools into 1 file with 75 Sheets of data.

    10 votes
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  2. Dropbox collaborate

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

    2 votes
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  3. 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…

    15 votes
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  4. "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)].

    4 votes
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  5. 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.

    12 votes
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  6. I have an Excel file with links to local folders and when I sync that file to Onedrive I'd like the links to refernence the Onedrive folders

    I have a local Excel file with links to local folders, all in my local OneDrive folder, all synced to the online OneDrive. I'd like the online version of the Excel file to link to the online folders. And I don't want to enable the "Use Office to Sync Office files that I open" in the OneDrive Settings Office tab.

    37 votes
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  7. Would like to be able to create labels and merge documents

    Should be able to create labels and merge documents from excel or even an addess list creared in word

    3 votes
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  8. 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

    11 votes
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  9. Comment Only User

    We would like a new user type in excel online called the "Comment Only" user. This user is a view user but has the ability to add in comments. We have many users who need to view spreadsheets and having them be able to add comments would be very useful as long as they cannot EDIT the document.

    See google sheet: https://sites.google.com/site/niefoliohelpsiteforstudents/introducing-google-documents/enabling-comment-only-access-in-google-docs

    10 votes
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  10. 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?

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    Hi Joseph,

    We are now shipping a feature called Sheet View on Excel for the web that can help you sort and filter while collaborating with others. You can accomplish your tasks in a Sheet View without others impacting your workflow. Learn more here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Excel-Blog/Sheet-View-is-generally-available/ba-p/1032576

    We’ve started the rollout to users on Excel for the web and will be available to all Excel for the web users within the coming weeks.

    Thanks!

  11. add option to download snapshot of the open sheet in excel online

    Add option to download snapshot of the open sheet in excel online.
    This is very helpful options for people like me who uses big data / powerpivot in backend. The snapshot will only contain the data and formatting of the sheet (not any backend files & data).

    11 votes
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  12. 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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  13. Enhance the functions of [EDIT ONLINE]

    when Edit excel in Sharepoint , two or more people can not use [EDIT IN EXCEL]at the same time ,but

    the function [EDIT ONLINE] cannot meet the needs of customers' very well.
    For example, changing the color of a word in a cell;
    online co-editing, all of the persons see the same data, can not filter out the data to deal with at the same time and so on.
    Please enhance the functions of [EDIT ONLINE] .

    10 votes
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  14. Make it so you can kick someone out of a locked document when they forget to log out editing online documents!

    Or make it so that there items save after a period of inactivity so you can update the shared document.

    4 votes
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  15. when someone is editing the doc and I can't edit at the same time, good to understand who has it opened so that I cqan notify thanks.

    when someone is editing the doc and I can't edit at the same time, good to understand who has it opened so that I cqan notify thanks.

    4 votes
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  16. 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.

    6 votes
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  17. Can you create a program where multiple users can work in it; but be able to lock out cells they should not change?

    Create a Visual block of the information needed by users; allow them to input information and edit their information only. Once done, lock the whole document and allow each block of information to download into the finished report or spreadsheet. Example:
    User: Name, Address, Phone, Email, amt of loan; etc.
    Report is updated with their inputted information, and the user has no control to edit the actual report or spreadsheet being downloaded into.

    2 votes
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  18. subset Excel Template for online updates & sharing of information

    Using the Sharepoint excel and excel's powerful spreadsheet concept as the base for collaboration, have an idea that can bring a focused and goal oriented approach.
    Subset of excel is that excel does not show many rows and columns and menus, it will focus and change the layout based on the template and provide only workflow buttons, tabbed menus, and sections, for workflow
    1. Create an Excel template that contains forms for workflow
    2. the forms can be updated by different members
    3. approvers and reviewers along with admin of the forms can perform action
    4. finally the workflow can…

    4 votes
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  19. ability to share only part of the excel file with others

    There should be option to share only few columns/rows/cell with other people while collaborating. It will protect my data (nobody can edit it) also other can see it & work/comment on it in the next shared column/row/cell.

    7 votes
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  20. Copy Paste is horrendous / Undermines Collaboration

    The copy and paste of data between excel workbooks online as well as other sources to the web browser is just a mess.

    Our company has tested with different computers and different environments only to find that data doesnt get copied as it should work.

    If you copy and paste fast data from within the same sheet in excel online the cursor lags and jumps backwards. We have tested this on Fibre , ADSL, 3G, 4G, LTE, HSDPA using multiple providers.

    The scary thing is that Google sheets copy and paste perfectly.

    This undermines collaboration greatly in excel online and…

    12 votes
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