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  1. 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

    2 votes
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  2. internal limit is preventing the opening of a file,

    suggest a contact who can help evaluate/change that limit

    4 votes
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  3. 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.

    17 votes
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  4. Save As

    I have already downloaded an attachment but there is no save as feature so I renamed it and sent it on once I had amended but now I want to amend it differently for another person and find I cannot resave the original file to One Drive which is very inconvenient as I do not have Excel on the laptop I am using. I'm not trying again by using the preview feature to see if I can copy paste. If I had known I would have copied the original.

    2 votes
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  5. 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.

    15 votes
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  6. 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?

    12 votes
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  7. Why can't we just save a local copy!!!! It is simple surely.

    Simple request! Just let us download and work OFFLINE. What do you do when you have no signal or the data is too large to copy in one go. I'm going to avoid Office Online like a plague

    2 votes
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  8. Add accessibility mode to Excel and power point.

    I would like to have my students be able to download excel and powerpoint in accessibility mode like Word does.

    2 votes
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  9. Add an Analyse button on the "Compatibility Report"

    I would like to get some specific info when opening the file produces the Compatibility Report, so that I can remove the unsupported features from the spreadsheet. My suggestion is an Analyse button that will tell me what specifically is causing the issue.

    2 votes
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  10. why can't i open an email excel file in excel online without downloading it first?

    When I get an Excel file as an email attachment, I'd like to open it in Excel online (Office 365) and be able to edit it. Seems like I must download it first, then open it again before I can edit it.

    2 votes
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  11. 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.

    15 votes
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  12. open file on specific sheet

    wouldnt it be nice if its possible to recall a specific sheet when opening an excel file.

    3 votes
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  13. 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.

    3 votes
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  14. 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

    39 votes
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  15. 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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  16. 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.

    4 votes
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  17. 1 vote
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    Hi,

    We don’t understand the title of your idea, and there’s no description. Can you make the title more clear and add a description?

    Thanks,
    Dan [MS]

  18. Make Sharepoint Filenames in URL the same as the path!

    There is a an obvious way to link to files on sharepoint. https:/.company.sharepoint.com/SITE/Folder1/Folder2/Filename
    where an special characters are replaced. Instead the sharepoint URL's are crazy long and complicated.

    2 votes
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  19. 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.

    7 votes
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  20. 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.

    6 votes
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