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  1. allow author to reject changes by others

    Allow the file author (originator / admin) to reject or unwind any change made by others to his/her Excel file.

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  2. SEE THE LOCKING PERSON IN ONLINE SHARING

    WHEN SOMEONE USES THE EXCEL VERSION FOR A SHARED DOCUMENT (INSTEAD OF THE ONLINE EXCEL VERSION), WHY DON'T WE SEE THE NAME OF THE LOCKING GROUP-MEMBER? SO THAT WE CAN WARN THEM ?

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  3. please let me know who has the excel sheet checked out instead of just telling me it is checked out.

    please let me know who has the excel sheet checked out instead of just telling me it is checked out.

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  4. 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.

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  5. Prevent "Edit in Excel" from locking a file located in OneDrive

    It's frustrating to have users inadvertently open a file with desktop Excel, effectively disabling the collaboration features of Excel Online. This is difficult to avoid without Excel having the ability to collaborate or disable the locking.

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  6. Add the ability to see who has viewed the shared document.

    It would be nice to see who is viewing the document so that I know whether sharing the document is helpful.

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  7. Add ability to send an automatic message to someone who has an excel file checked out letting them know I am waiting to use it.

    Add ability to send an automatic message to someone who has an excel file checked out letting them know I am waiting to use it.

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  8. 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.

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  9. Allow Smart Art on Excel Online

    Allow viewing and editing of SmartArt on Excel Online. Some users use SmartArt heavily and they would like to be able to collaborate on them online

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  10. Please action requests -

    How about listening to users and add in "personal filters" when multi-tasking and correct regional date, number and currency settings?? These ideas have multiple separate entries in the list below.

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  11. 4 votes
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  12. office encryption features should be available in all platform

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

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  13. 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

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

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

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  15. "lock-out" feature

    Good Morning –

    I have an excel document that several people access online. When someone opens it locally, it locks everyone out, as you know. I experience this problem periodically; If I open it locally, but then save and close out, it continues to give me the error message when I try to re-open online, even though the local version has been closed. Since Excel Online has some limitations, it is necessary to open the local version at times, but it really jams us up by locking us out. How can I fix this?

    Thanks,
    Emily

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  16. 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.

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  17. 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.

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  18. 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.

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  19. 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

    4 votes
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  20. 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.

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