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  1. 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…

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 1 vote
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  6. 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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  7. Improve Security into Collaboration and Sharing

    Provide extra security when sharing a sheet. It is very risky for an editor to be able to copy a spreadsheet or share with other people without the owner permission. Only the owner must have that option unless provided to certain people.

    The person that can edit must only be able to edit. Owner must have a list what the editor can and can't do. Example Print, download, Copy in sheet, Share to other people etc.

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  8. what is the use of an online file if it cannot be shared?

    I cannot open a file with EXCEL online because it is shared. I thought sharing possibility is the main advantage of having online files???

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  9. Why did you remove the option to overwrite files?

    Why did you remove the option to overwrite files? It's really obnoxious having to rename a file. I share my files to coworkers and this really defeats the purpose of OneDrive sharing if you have to send them a new link every time because you can't overwrite :|

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  10. 1 vote
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  11. Multiuser Editing when opening the excel on the desk

    When having an excel file in sharepoint and opening it online mutiusers are able to edit simultaneously.
    however when we open the file on the desktop any changes done by one user will override the changes for another user.

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  12. Have an option to turn on colored text to track different user's edits in excel.

    Implement an option that would assign a specific color identity to each user on a document, and be able to turn that option on in order to specify the owner of an edited portion of a document.

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  13. Fix Project & Excel to make it more accesible for working documents

    Too many times losing work because of lack of programming and too much security.

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  14. Make Mode for Instancing Spreadsheets Per User

    This is just something I ran into recently, and I think would be really cool if it were implemented. I am working with a team where we are more or less developing applications in spreadsheets (simple stuff, working on just local data). We like the idea of hosting them online so users can jump on the web version of Excel and use the app. The issue with that is that everyone opens the same version of the spreadsheet, so only one person can really use it at a time. It would be awesome if there could be a mode or…

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  15. Search for Smart Art within Excel

    I would like to be able to use Excel Online, but keep getting a prompt that says my workbook contains Smart Art. I cannot find it within the document. Allowing the Find function to search for Smart Art would make this simple to identify and resolve.

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  17. Renaming Microsoft files?

    When you have to rename a Word or Excel file from explore by right clicking on the file, why would you have the "rename" option right below to the "delete" option"? I've accidentally deleted some many files that I just wanted to rename.

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  18. Linking documents in SharePoint

    When linking documents in a group that I am a member and that is synced to my file explore the link address shows my username inside of the link and starts with (C: vs 'https://trueaerollc.sharepoint.com/...). It would be good to have it link to the actual documents that are saved in SharePoint so the link is universal and not governed in any way by me and my computer.

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  20. Filtering whilst in a shared workbook should not affect all users , each user should be able to manage their own view of the data

    Filtering should not affect all users in a shared workbook, each user should be able to manage their own view of the data independently

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