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  1. Increase Excel Online file size limit beyond 5MB

    Pls make Excel Online to be able to allow files editing beyond 5MB size. Currently it does not allow any file to be edited if it is more than 5MB. This size needs to be increased to atleast 50MB

    52 votes
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    • Show who is editing the Excel spreadsheet on Sharepoint so that I can track that person down so that I can edit the doc.

      Currently, when I try to edit an Excel spreadsheet online (shared with other users), I can't edit it because somebody else is using it. However, I have no idea who that person in the office is. It would be great if Sharepoint stated who the user is so that I go and talk to them to resolve the issue.

      In the interim, I guess I'll just use Google docs wherever possible.

      23 votes
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      • Fix it or get rid of it....

        useless in share point.

        5 votes
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        • Reference another Spreadsheet

          Simple function to reference cells from another workbook. Essential for team collaboration to work efficiently. You can do it in Excel offline and with Google Sheets!

          6 votes
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          • When files are locked by another user

            It would be good to have a way to notify person who has locked the file out that is shared to close it by clicking a button

            40 votes
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            • Excel - "tagging" comments to specific users

              We would like to have a feature to add a comment to a cell in Excel but to assign it or tag it to a specific other user. That they would receive a notification or draw their attention to that specific cell/comment and what action or input is needed from that specific user. Then they could reply to the comment or resolve it.

              2 votes
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              • cell Comment allow @username to share content or assign task to a user

                Please allow use of @username in comments in online Excel, such that someone can be directed to a given cell in case they need to be made aware of some information or a task can be assigned to that user. E.g. if someone needs to add some content, or confirm content, they would get an email to look in a particular cell or row to edit or confirm.

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                • two or more users in one excell file can use different filters

                  two or more users in one excell file can use different filters

                  17 votes
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                    • word tab in excel

                      It would be great to have a word home tab in Excel as not one does the other well... why not combine a little (and vice versa)

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                        • Make an option to chat on the sheet.

                          There should be an option to chat with other contributors on the sheet.

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                          • Duplicating Pivot tables could be very interesting when we communicate with multiple colleagues

                            Duplicating Pivot tables could be very interesting when we communicate with multiple colleagues

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                            • Add checkboxes.

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

                              2 votes
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                              • Please give the owner of an excel file an option whether he allows the file being shared to be downloadable or not

                                Not all excel files are supposedly allowed to be downloaded by people whom the file is shared so please give the owner an option if he allows the excel file to be downloaded or not when shared and when it is embedded in a website. Thank you.

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                                • I wish the owner of a file has the sole authority to share to anyone and not all members

                                  I noticed that the person whom I shared an excel file with a restriction of 'view only' can share the file to anyone with a permission to 'Edit' the file.

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                                  • Open Excel instead of Excel in the browser

                                    When clicking on an Excel link, Excel in the browser is opened. Then when it has started (which is slow for large spreadsheets) you have to click on the "Open in Excel" button and wait again. Can we please have a "Remember my choice" or something like that so that we can choose to always open an Excel file in Excel directly?

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                                    • Edit in Browser - Files connected to SharePoint Lists

                                      Currently when there is an Excel file that is connected to SharePoint you can not edit it.

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                                      • Make inserting a header a function that is available in the excel online version so that users do not have to use the desktop version for th

                                        Please make insert a header a function that is available in excel online. I am specifically using the online version to be able to share with coworkers. We need to have a revision number on the top of the document when it prints. It is a huge inconvenience to have to switch over to the desktop version solely to add a header with the revision date.

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                                        • have the ability to know when someone has updated a file

                                          when someone modifies a shared file, have the ability to alert the other people who share the file ( if they chose) .

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