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  1. Multiple comment authors per cell.

    When copying one cell to another it retains comments but only allows one comment author.

    6 votes
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  2. Provide an Embedding Configurator for Office 365 / SharePoint Online, like the one on OneDrive

    In Excel Online on OneDrive, you can choose File > Embed, and you get a nice dialog that let's you choose the part of the workbook you want to embed, and a bunch of other options and then it will generate an embed code for you.

    But, if the file is stored in Office 365 / OneDrive for Business / SharePoint Online, there is no "Embed" option on the File menu. There should be, please add it!

    6 votes
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  3. 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.

    5 votes
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  4. Fix it or get rid of it....

    useless in share point.

    5 votes
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  5. 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

    5 votes
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  6. 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.

    5 votes
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  7. office encryption features should be available in all platform

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

    5 votes
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  8. 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.

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  9. 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 ?

    5 votes
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  10. 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

    5 votes
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  11. 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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  12. 4 votes
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  13. Add checkboxes.

    Add checkboxes as they help collaboration and check off done items when working on a group project.

    4 votes
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  14. 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.

    4 votes
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  15. 4 votes
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  16. 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.

    4 votes
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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. "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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  20. 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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