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  1. Indication at bottom of screen to indicate that the current spreadsheet has been autosaved

    It would be great if there was some sort of indication to say that the current spreadsheet that the user is working in has been autosaved. This would give the user more confidence before closing the tab and just assuming/hoping that their latest changes were saved.

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    • I'm told: can't automatically save so I might want to download my work. But I don't know how to download my work. "Details" pop-up shd help

      I'm told: can't automatically save so I might want to download my work. But I don't know how to download my work. "Details" pop-up shd help vut doesn't. I recommend a "Download Now" link right after that message.

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      • Custom Excel templates for Group or global use in Excel Online/SharePoint

        Would like to enhance Excel templates in the ONLINE version - such that files can be saved-as templates, xltx files can be opened in the online version and then saved by users as a new file (like the desktop version) also be able to display Group shared templates so that everyone in the group or organization has direct access to company designed templates

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        • 1 vote
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          • Let me open shared file in local Excel 2016

            Trying to open a shared file with Workbook Sharing activated - can't open because Workbook Sharing isn't supported in Excel online. Give me an option to open in local Excel 2016 license, or to sync the file to my local drive so I can open in local Excel license.

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            • Change the error message top phrase when a user clicks on an Excel file check out by someone else

              Change the top phrase of the error message when a user clicks on an Excel file check out by someone else.
              Currently phrase - SOMEONE ELSE HAS THIS WORKBOOK LOCKED.
              Suggested phrase - THIS FILE IS CHECKED OUT BY (ADD USERNAME HERE)
              Why? IMHO this is a better description of what actually is going on.

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              • save to desktop w/ current info

                To save and add excel to desktop in the most current update and changes. Doesn't do us any good to save to desktop and it not being the most current data from doctors.

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                • it is a nightmare for me to log to update my record in the UK FILE TRACKER via Excel Online

                  Option 1 : create and using a proper online system/software instead of Excel Online. access using ID to track the last update.

                  Option 2:
                  Split the entry by countries instead of putting all eggs into 1 basket,
                  this will ease the over-loading of the file and allow faster opening and saving the data. most important more work efficient.

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                  • Download or save excel online.

                    You can't "save-as" and you can't download when you open a file via an emailed link from a guest. Can't copy into desktop excel app as the data set it too large. The capability to export is there, just not accessible when it's online.

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                    • Download or save excel online.

                      You can't "save-as" and you can't download when you open a file via an emailed link. Can't copy into desktop excel app as the data set it too large. The capability to export is there, just not accessible when it's online.

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                      • "Save As" to another Sharepoint folder

                        Please add functionality to "Save As" to a different Sharepoint folder.
                        Currently have to exit out of Excel Online and go to Sharepoint to move the file to another folder.

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                        • double sheet

                          I can double a sheet in a workbook online, I have to dowload my file to double sheet and then upload ít to onedriver,
                          I want to shared a sheet to another but nots a workbook,

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                          • Excel files to PDF's sharing

                            It would be great if we can share/send excel file's as PDF's with our colleagues.

                            Also, it would be wonderful if I was able to save a file right on to my computer. The tab is there, but it doesn't work for some reason... "save file on to computer"

                            2 votes
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                            • Excel files to PDF's sharing

                              It would be great if we can share/send excel file's as PDF's with our colleagues.

                              Also, it would be wonderful if I was able to save a file right on to my computer. The tab is there, but it doesn't work for some reason... "save file on to computer"

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                              • Better Navigation to Solutions

                                While working on a file in Excel 2016 I mistakenly selected & saved a setting that configured it to only show certain named items in the workbook. Unfortunately they aren't any named items in the workbook!
                                So, even tho the file exists, attempts to open it result in the attached "No Items to Show" notification. I'm the files' author so I already know what the issue is.
                                What I need to know now is what are the solution steps to follow to be able to make this file visible again in Excel.
                                :-)

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                                • I have a password encrypted excel file. It would be nice to be able to open those files via excel online

                                  I have a password encrypted excel file. It would be nice to be able to open those files via excel online

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                                  • Reading password protected files in online browser

                                    When a user wants to view a password protected file (i.e. Excel file) in the browser they receive a message that asks if they want to "Edit in the browser?". With 2 options "Edit a Copy" or "Cancel". I have had a number of users who are confused by the "cancel" option. If that said "open read only view" that would be clearer. Instead users are creating editable copies in the same folder just to read the document

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                                    • Ask for the password when a file is password protected.

                                      When trying to open an attachment that is password protected, ask for the password Instead of displaying an error dialogue box.

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                                      • When "copy to" or "move to" make the first available location the same folder you are alrady working in.

                                        When "copy to" or "move to" make the first available location the same folder you are alrady working in.

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                                        • internal limit is preventing the opening of a file,

                                          suggest a contact who can help evaluate/change that limit

                                          3 votes
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