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  1. Save as CSV

    It would be great if you could add "Save as CSV" file format to the Save As feature.

    212 votes
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      11 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • "saved" status of workbook

      Give users feedback on the "saved" status of a workbook--Explicitly SAY that the workbook is saved rather than leaving us to assume nothing went wrong

      36 votes
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        3 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        planned  ·  Anonymous responded

        Thanks for the suggestion. This is something we hear from many customers and are already experimenting with.
        We would appreciate any specific suggestions on what kind of indication would be most effective for you.

      • Hide or disable the "Edit in Excel" option when users read or open a document from a SharePoint library in Excel Online

        Useers who have ReadOnly permission for a SharePoint Library see the "Edit in Excel" option displayed to them. This will fail when they click since they do not have permission.
        reported by a customer on the SPYam Yammer network
        https://www.yammer.com/spyam/#/threads/show?threadId=791261832

        28 votes
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          3 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Save as PDF

          To be able to save as PDF right to Onedrive.

          12 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add ability to notify user who is blocking access that other's need access

            When opening a sheet and discovering that the sheet is locked because someone is accessing the sheet with Excel, we should have a button that will notify the user that I am requesting access.

            This would encourage a discussion between the Excel and Excel Online user.

            6 votes
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            • Open a copy of a locked file

              When I try to open a file that another user is accessing in desktop Excel, I get an error because the file is locked. If real-time coauthoring isn't supported on the desktop, it would be great of Excel Online would give me the option to open and edit a copy of the original so that the files could be combined later.

              5 votes
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              • Please add Save changes button on the embedded website page, thanks

                Please add Save changes button on the embedded website page, thanks

                5 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • When will the ability to open password protected spreadsheets be available for Excel Online?

                  We need the ability to open password protected spreadsheets with excel online.

                  5 votes
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                  • Remove the Download Option

                    While customizing the embed option: though I unmark the "Include a download link" option, people can still download the file by clicking on the "View Full-Size Workbook".

                    Isn't these two options are contradictory to each other when the user doesn't want to let other download the file?

                    3 votes
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                    • Save to a desired area of sharepoint

                      I have master files I use as templates, it would be nice to be able to save different versions directly into different SharePoint folders eg currently it will only let me save to the folder the file is currently say templates but if I then use the template and want to save it in "January" I have to do this locally or open to sharepoint windows in ie 11 and move the file across.

                      3 votes
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                      • Ability to open any file, even if not editable

                        I have some files that have macros in them that I would like to be able to view without running the macros.
                        It would be even better if I could add data to them and not break the macro portion so when I open later in a desktop version I can run the macros on the new data.

                        3 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add 'Upload File From Computer' Option

                          For the Online Excel, it would be nice to be able to upload a file to cloud storage and cloud editing, from a computer that doesn't have OneDrive capabilities (Windows 7 and older). This would be especially useful in situations where you have to work on a file on a non-personal computer, from a flash drive. If the file could be opened in Excel Online and then saved to OneDrive through Excel Online that would be great.

                          3 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • clear "recent documents" list option

                            I want to be able to clear the "recent documents" list that pops up when I click on "Open" link. I noticed that even deleted OneDrive document files are still on the list. If it's not automatically recognized by the system, then the user should be able to delete the name of the file on the list.

                            2 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Take a look in a Google docs , so then you gonna see what i am talking about.

                              Take a look in a Google docs , so then you gonna see what i am talking about.

                              2 votes
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                              • 2 votes
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                                • Add Support for Box.com to open and save too

                                  Add Support for Box.com to open and save too
                                  thanks
                                  Joe

                                  2 votes
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                                  • 1 vote
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                                    • OneDrive - See who is working on document Offline

                                      You should be able to see has a document opened through onedrive, just like you can see who has the document open online.

                                      1 vote
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                                      • request was taking too long

                                        NEED HELP! This issue doesn't make any sense. I've tried all solutions found in https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/office_online_support_blog/2015/05/04/excel-online-request-was-taking-too-long/ to no avail.

                                        So now I'm stuck with a file that I cannot open online. THE WHOLE POINT OF SHAREPOINT is to COLLABORATE ONLINE. Not possible when you cannot open a file. I cleaned it up. Went from 6MB to 2MB. still not able to open.

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