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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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.

    4 votes
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  4. 4 votes
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  5. Show "last accessed" date/time of active user and other users

    When we share a document, to share info, since it is all new to lots of people, there is never really a way to know when the shared users have actually accessed the document to know when someone may have last accessed or edited the document. If there was a date and time of last accessed/edited document; that could often be helpful.

    4 votes
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  6. Freezing should not be restricted to single row or columns. user can select as many as they can depending on thier choice of requirement

    Freezing should not be restricted to single row or columns. user can select as many as they can depending on thier choice of requirement

    3 votes
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  7. data connections between excel online files

    We created an excel file PARENT which needs to retrieve data from few diffrent CHILD excel files owed by (or shared with) diffrent users within the company. Each user controls and enters data daily in his excel file (CHILD)
    Those data entered in CHILD files need to be instantly retrieved in PARENT file (not manually!!) and based upon them we set some sheets in PARENT file to calculate reports and statistics. This is the point where the need of connections between files arises.
    We couldn’t find any way to connect files in Office 365 and I can not understand why…

    3 votes
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  8. Linking documents in SharePoint

    When linking documents in a group that I am a member and that is synced to my file explore the link address shows my username inside of the link and starts with (C: vs 'https://trueaerollc.sharepoint.com/...). It would be good to have it link to the actual documents that are saved in SharePoint so the link is universal and not governed in any way by me and my computer.

    3 votes
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  9. Make an option to chat on the sheet.

    There should be an option to chat with other contributors on the sheet.

    3 votes
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  10. Open Excel instead of Excel in the browser

    When clicking on an Excel link, Excel in the browser is opened. Then when it has started (which is slow for large spreadsheets) you have to click on the "Open in Excel" button and wait again. Can we please have a "Remember my choice" or something like that so that we can choose to always open an Excel file in Excel directly?

    3 votes
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  11. Need the ability to disable co authoring on specific files in Sharepoint

    We are sharing a quote builder and have 40 sales people who use this excel doc with co authoring we cannot do this.

    3 votes
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  12. Provide an option to check-out a document that was opened using word/excel-online?

    Provide an option to instantly check-out a document that is opened using word/excel-online? That way you can change almost seamlessly from read-only to update mode.

    3 votes
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  13. to see who last edited a cell

    It would be great if you could see who the last person was to edit any given cell. being that many people can be editing the document it would be great help to see who, and when, a given cell was last edited.

    3 votes
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  14. When an Excel spreadsheet is locked, the name of the person who has locked it does not always show up. Please fix

    It appears that a recent change was made to display the name of the person who has locked an Excel spreadsheet. Unfortunately, the name does not always show. I still get the message "Someone else is editing ..." with no name.

    3 votes
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  15. Coauthoring in Excel Desktop Client at the same time

    Be able to coauthor with other people even if the excel file is open on desktop and or online. It is very vital that we can coauthor on a single file may it be online or desktop version so that we can work together faster and more seamless

    3 votes
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  16. Please include chat like Google Docs has so you can talk to someone editing the spreadsheet

    I would like to chat with the person who is working with me on the spreadsheet without messing up anything inside of the actual spreadsheet. Please include a "Chat with Users" feature, where you can select from the people editing the spreadsheet and start a chat.
    Thank you (and great job on Excel Online)

    3 votes
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  17. Display the user who has the Excel sheet checked out

    There is currently no way to determine who has the Excel sheet locked / checked out. How does one determine who to talk to in order to allow the rest of the users access to the file?

    3 votes
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  18. Currently it is not possible to filter the lines with an option to leave the sheet unfiltered for the users. This would improve excel a lot.

    Currently it is not possible to filter the lines with an option to leave the sheet unfiltered for the users. This would improve excel a lot and would enable more convenient cooperation.

    3 votes
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  19. 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…

    3 votes
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  20. Please, create the option to protect sheets and to know who made changes.

    So we can protect what the people who we share with can edit

    3 votes
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