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  1. 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.

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  2. Filter Views (collaborative work), zoom and freeze panes

    Hi,
    As much as I love using Excel Desktop version, online version is not that easy to use.
    Few ideas (for on-line I prefer using google only because it have features very easy to use):
    1. Filter Views - addressing the need of multiple people working in the same time, in the same spreadsheet but each on it's own view without bothering other folks

    2. Freeze panes - would be easier just to "drag" a line (as is with Google) and freeze whatever rows, columns etc.

    3. Rearrange the order of the column and rows - again referring to Google…

    3 votes
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  3. Add checkboxes.

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

    3 votes
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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.

    3 votes
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  7. 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.

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  8. 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

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  9. 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.

    3 votes
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  10. 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.

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  11. 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.

    3 votes
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  12. 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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  13. Highlight cells

    Highlight or border around cells that an individual is on to show were they are in the sheet when sharing an excel sheet with others

    3 votes
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  14. allow the ability to notify or lock when someone tries to filter sort

    when collaborating on an Excel document if someone applies a filter when i am editing the filter applies to my view and disrupts editing

    3 votes
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  15. 3 votes
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  16. Please add a time stamp to the chat window

    Add a timestamp to the chat window

    3 votes
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  17. Show who has a document open

    When using Excel Online, it would be great to see who has the spreadsheet open so you can notify them to close it.

    3 votes
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  18. 3 votes
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  19. 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.

    3 votes
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  20. 3 votes
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