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  1. 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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  2. 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.

    17 votes
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  3. 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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  4. Share specific cells on specific sheets with Office 365 users

    I have a user who has created a Spreadsheet with 25 tabs. She would like to share this with 25 Office 365 users (Online only - no domain). She wants each user to have view rights over the entire workbook, but have edit rights to a specific range of cells on that users tab.

    It looks like you can do this on a traditional network with a domain, but when saved to her OneDrive or to SharePoint, the sharing option doesn't connect with Office 365 - It is still looking for a traditional domain\Username to share with (See http://sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/118905/lock-cells-to-certain-people-but-give-access-to-others-in-a-live-excel-online-wo)

    15 votes
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  5. Make closing chat in online excel an option

    We need a button or something of the sort to close the chat box in excel online.

    13 votes
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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…

    11 votes
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  9. 'open in excel online' link on ribbon when working in excel desktop

    when working in online mode of word, excel or powerpoint, you can click a link saying open in excel / word / powerpoint on desktop. But when working in desktop mode there is not the option to say open in online

    11 votes
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  10. Add option not to allow "view full size workbook" on embed code

    Add option not to allow "view full size workbook" on embed code

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  11. 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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  12. 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!

    9 votes
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  13. 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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  14. 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.

    9 votes
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  15. If trying to edit a file and someone else has locked it, have option to send

    If trying to edit a file and someone else has locked it, it would be useful to have the ability to message and or request access to the file from within the popup.

    8 votes
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  16. Please create option to receive notifications anytime a spreadsheet was edited. I see this currently for folders but not for individual spre

    Please create option to receive notifications anytime a spreadsheet was edited. I see this currently for folders but not for individual spreadsheets (Google has this feature and it is tremendously helpful). Also a running revision history would be helpful to show all persons who edited the sheet, then when you click on that person's revision, it highlights where they made the revisions (also another feature that Google docs has).

    8 votes
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  17. 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.

    8 votes
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  18. 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).

    8 votes
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  19. 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] .

    8 votes
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  20. Collaboration needed

    When working with multiple people, we should have the option to send all of them or specific person, the notification via sheet itself to let them know it has been updated along with the ability to send annotation about it.

    8 votes
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