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  1. Error

    The only problem while using the excel sheet is that multiple users cannot use it simultaneously

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  2. 2 votes
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  3. Provide a history log for excel and feature to revert back to that version of excel before it was modified

    Provide a history log for excel and feature to revert back to that version of excel before it was modified

    4 votes
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  4. It takes very long to open file as it downloads from the server, it should be online

    It takes very long to open a file as it downloads first. Please make it faster.

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  5. Excel is great, but using Ecel to load a file from SharePoint iiissss sooooo slllooowwwww. Make that faster, please.

    Excel is great, but using Ecel to load a file from SharePoint iiissss sooooo slllooowwwww. Make that faster, please.

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  6. Can you please add feature to lock the individual sheets in the Excel online and version history as well.

    Can you please add feature to lock the individual sheets in the Excel online and version history as well.

    5 votes
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  7. 1 vote
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  8. when a colleague has locked a file and then parts on holiday we cannot do anything. There should be a max duration of locking, e.g. 24h.

    when a colleague has locked a file and then parts on holiday we cannot do anything. There should be a max duration of locking, e.g. 24h.

    2 votes
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  9. Encrypted Excel doesn't work online

    I want to use Encrypted EXCEL without download it

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  10. make a ******** version history

    make a ******** version history.

    5 votes
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  11. Ability to create major versions from within Excel Online (511 minor versions limitation)

    There is no option to create a new major version while inside a Excel Online spreadsheet--you have to go out to the document library and publish a major version, then go back in. This is problematic when you are coauthoring a file and you reach the 511 minor versions limit--no one knows what happens next in a coauthoring scenario (does everyone have to get out and go back in?), and there is no documentation about this scenario other than the warning that the last version will simply be overwritten going forward (does everyone get the error message?).

    Alternatively, you could…

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  12. Improve locked files

    If I accidentally leave a file open on another computer, I should still be able to edit it on the next computer/online program. I signed in with the same accounts.

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  13. Excel Online should be able to open a XLST file properly

    If I have a stored template file in OneDrive Excel Online should be able to handle it properly, i.e., it should open a file based on the template and prompt to name it. Then it should behave as normal. Not having this function seems bizarre.

    I want to store a couple of template files in OneDrive so I can always get at them and use them from wherever I am working. Easy.

    Thanks.

    2 votes
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  14. I am not able to download/open excel file from sharepoint

    We should be allowed to download and save excel files which have been uploaded by the other user since last updated. When i download computer asks me username & password which even after filling I cannot open the file.

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  15. don't let me enter data if I can't save it

    when an excel spreadsheet opens up, it allows data entry but you can't save your work. You need to Open it in Excel. Why allow the user to waste time entering things they can't save

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  16. Option to close Online window / tab when Open in Excel desktop is used

    When in Excel Online, if i Open in EXcel, most of the times i do not want to return to the Online Window , so i would like the option to Open in Excel and close my online Tab .
    This would make it look smoother and remove the need for this funny pop up that is displayed etc

    2 votes
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  17. How about making it possible to auto save as I am working instead of providing useless message to create an offline version

    How about auto saving work as it is done instead of posting a useless message to download a version and then upload - perhaps you could label it as an 'online cloud feature' like Salesforce does

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  18. Never Ever open in Excel online if app or application is present on device - only open in online when no app available

    I do not like that every file first opens in Excel online - I really Never, Never, ever, want to open a file in a web browser when I have the application on my device. Just Never (for the rest this Excel Online is really only working if you do not have the app or application, that is the ONLY use case of this webapp **** :-)

    Note: equal for Word, Powerpoint... but worst in Excel

    3 votes
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  19. 2 votes
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  20. Allow option to open file in Excel Desktop instead of Excel Online when sharing links

    Excel online does not offer all the functionality of Excel desktop version, E.g. lacking macros/VBA, and the formatting often looks incorrect and unprofessional (Date formats incorrect and worksheets not opening with cell set to A1/halfway down the page despite the original file definitely set to A1 - amongst many other issues).

    My colleagues and many others just want a simple option to allow opening a shared file in desktop Excel rather than Excel Online by default! Please allow us this very simple request, as it is stopping us from utilising many potential benefits of Office 365!

    8 votes
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