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  1. How to test compatibility with Excel Online?

    I'm getting the "Unsupported Features There are some features in your workbook that we can't show in the browser" message suddenly when trying to open our file in Excel Online.... Nobody has added any of those features to the file, and I can't seem to figure out how to check any of those compatibility issues :( Our whole project is locked up until we can solve this... Please advise ASAP

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  2. More details in notification emails

    In addition to user name, it would be helpful if notification emails included the specific changes that were made to a file.

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  3. Option to hide the Toolsbar in Excel Online while screenshare.

    Please add an Option to hide the Toolsbar in Excel Online while screenshare session. The content is really very small during the screenshare where the toolsbar occupies most of the screen.

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  4. View history and changes done by others.

    It would be nice to be able to see who has changed what in an Office 365 excel document (etc). Also it should be possible to save certain versions so you easily can go back to that version later. Google Drive has these features. (NB! This is not the same as the "track changes" function)

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  5. Excel Online - Filters and capacity

    Excel online doesn't allow users to filter without filtering the document for all rest of users. This is a key feature for shared documents so every user can filter and modify only the desire information without having to scroll or search.
    Also Excel online currently doesn't handle medium/big files. Files with 2.700 KB take long time to open and don't work well.

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  6. Import Excel table as an image to documents and presentations

    Make sure that when you want to copy an area of an Excel file, you can paste it into i.e. PowerPoint as an image. Currently, it only works from the desktop app of Excel, making the process longer, when starting with a shared file via SharePoint, or through other online Excel apps.

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  7. Create an "Edit Only" share feature separate from "Edit and Share" or "Admin" share role

    The way it is set up now, when you give someone edit access, they can then share the spreadsheet with others as if they are the admin. There should be more sharing access right roles like google. Edit Only should not allow someone share with other, but you should be able to create a spreadsheet or document that you can give someone Edit and Share right to or Admin rights to. Then those admins should be able to add people but they should never be able to delete the owner off. The owner should have right to reassign ownership of…

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  8. Have a column to auto-populate "last modified" date for a row

    We don't always have all our data upfront and have to fill in the missing pieces over time. There are several people making changes but we don't know when or what. A column could have a "last modified" auto-populated when any change to a row is made, then we'd know which row to gather info from.

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  9. Add Owner for specific file

    Its better to have an option to add an owner for a specific file. Because if the main owner is not online, the other people has the link, cannot open the file to modify it.

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  10. When collaborating, to give the option for the system to open a shared link either using it online or on the PC. All features not online

    When sharing links to collaborate, to give the option for the system to open a shared link either using your PC or online, just because all features do not work online. Right now when you click on a link, it automatically opens the file it the online version.

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  11. Freezing should not be restricted to single row or columns. user can select as many as they can depending on thier choice of requirement

    Freezing should not be restricted to single row or columns. user can select as many as they can depending on thier choice of requirement

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  12. we need to be able to record withdrawn students to provide clear data in student progress report

    student reports to reflect withdrawals and possible follow of reason why withdrawal occurred

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  13. I split data sorted by a column to divide for analysis by several, ea w/ many rows. To rejoin, I need to paste at row x, not at top. How?

    I split data sorted by a column to divide for analysis by several, ea w/ many rows. To rejoin, I need to paste at row x, not at top. How? I get an error pasting not at the top-left corner. Seems... troublesome.

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  14. Saving a shared document on Office 365 online.

    If a file of a previous version of Office 365 shared document, cannot be opened because it says that it does not support features like Scenario manager, then one should be warned when saving such file, or it should be adjusted to accept such features. Or fix so it can accept the features.

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  15. Filter Views (collaborative work), zoom and freeze panes

    Hi,
    As much as I love using Excel Desktop version, online version is not that easy to use.
    Few ideas (for on-line I prefer using google only because it have features very easy to use):
    1. Filter Views - addressing the need of multiple people working in the same time, in the same spreadsheet but each on it's own view without bothering other folks

    2. Freeze panes - would be easier just to "drag" a line (as is with Google) and freeze whatever rows, columns etc.

    3. Rearrange the order of the column and rows - again referring to Google…

    6 votes
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  16. data connections between excel online files

    We created an excel file PARENT which needs to retrieve data from few diffrent CHILD excel files owed by (or shared with) diffrent users within the company. Each user controls and enters data daily in his excel file (CHILD)
    Those data entered in CHILD files need to be instantly retrieved in PARENT file (not manually!!) and based upon them we set some sheets in PARENT file to calculate reports and statistics. This is the point where the need of connections between files arises.
    We couldn’t find any way to connect files in Office 365 and I can not understand why…

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  17. Someone else has this workbook locked - force unlock

    I want the option for unlocking the document. Now I have to do it by a workaround
    - copy workbook to file with new name
    - delete old one
    - renaming the new one to the old name

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  18. Include IM or comments (best if it also includes approvals and signatures) while viewing or editing a file online for collaboration.

    Include IM or comments (best if it also includes approvals and signatures) while viewing or editing a file online for collaboration.

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  20. Add Notifications to team members

    Allow an editor to assign work to a collaborator / team member via email. You can highlight text (paragraphs, cells, slides etc) and then be able to send an email to a team member telling them to perform a task.

    The email would have a link to the edit point within the shared document.

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