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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

    18 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

      33 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!

        2 votes
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        • Change Interface color when file is read only

          Change Interface color when file is read only...enuf said !

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          • 1 vote
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            • Stop Excel viewer from failing to work.

              Repair the Excel viewer.

              1 vote
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              • 1 vote
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                • I am not able to select cell content to copy. Please make this default.

                  Being able to Ctrl C copy a cell's information - otherwise I have to open it up in Excel, set to edit and then copy the cell data.

                  Please make this default unless opted out for security reasons.

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                  • Allow locking of cells, rows or columns per user when files are shared.

                    Please add a functionality that would enable the locking of cells, rows or columns for a specific user/s.

                    3 votes
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                    • Files are Checked Out - But Excel Online does not tell who checked it out.

                      If a file in Excel Online is checked out, it would be helpful to for it to say who has the file checked out.

                      7 votes
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                      • Tracking changes in Excel spreadsheet shared online.

                        track individual changes to who changed what and what value in a cell

                        33 votes
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                        • Email notification -

                          it would be great to have the "option" to receive an email notification if someone has updated the excel sheet

                          12 votes
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                          • Give Excel Online a third mode "Data Entry" (without saving the data into the file)

                            With our Javascript Add-In "data.io" - you`ll find it in the Office Store / AppSource - we could use ONE Excel File in Excel Online as a single "data entry file" for 1000s of users within the same data collection / planning process.

                            Unfortunately this doesn`t work due to several reasons:
                            1. For this purpose it would be perfect to do the data entry in "View Mode" and not in "Edit Mode" (since we don`t want to save any data in the excel file itself).It would be a third mode "Data Entry Mode" since now it is not possible to…

                            2 votes
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                            • Someone else has this workbook locked

                              I was trying to edit shared excel online and i received message like "Someone else has this workbook locked" now how i should notify "Someone" Please replace "Someone" with the username who has opened this workbook so another one can actually notify him to close.
                              If its a privacy issue then Admin should notify about same.

                              29 votes
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                              • "Send a copy" directly from Excel Online

                                Currently you can share a link directly from Excel Online, but you cannot send a copy directly. On the phone app you can do this from the File menu, so I find it a bit absurd that the browser version doesn't have this functionality. Even if it opened up a new tab for Outlook and copied over the attachment, that would be great [rather than embedding in the Excel applet (best) or the current search for it after opening a tab with Outlook (worst)].

                                2 votes
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                                • Allow a site owner to kick a user out of a file opened in Excel Online

                                  If you have multiple people co-authoring in Excel Online, there are times when you need to open the file in Excel - typically for advanced formatting, etc. If someone has accidentally left the file open in their browser, there is no way to force them out and keeps the file locked. Although not always intentional, it can create a major headache by not being able to simply kick/close out that particular user from editing.

                                  268 votes
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                                  • Allow for personal user views/filters

                                    When using Excel Online, if you add a filter, everyone using that spreadsheet in Excel Online will see that filter. Can you please add an option for only the one user to see that filter?

                                    1,205 votes
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                                    • Make closing chat in online excel an option

                                      We need a button or something of the sort to close the chat box in excel online.

                                      11 votes
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                                      • Download complete original file from Excel Online

                                        When you download a file from Excel Online, some features that aren't yet supported by Excel Online are deleted from the downloaded copy of the file. Textboxes are a good example of an unsupported feature that is deleted from downloaded files.

                                        Removing unsupported features is a problem if I use OneDrive to hold files for download by webinar participants because I put a lot of explanatory content in those textboxes.

                                        I want to use OneDrive instead of DropBox for these file downloads, but won't do so if content is stripped. Right now, the only way a user can get the…

                                        44 votes
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                                        • Share specific cells on specific sheets with Office 365 users

                                          I have a user who has created a Spreadsheet with 25 tabs. She would like to share this with 25 Office 365 users (Online only - no domain). She wants each user to have view rights over the entire workbook, but have edit rights to a specific range of cells on that users tab.

                                          It looks like you can do this on a traditional network with a domain, but when saved to her OneDrive or to SharePoint, the sharing option doesn't connect with Office 365 - It is still looking for a traditional domain\Username to share with (See http://sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/118905/lock-cells-to-certain-people-but-give-access-to-others-in-a-live-excel-online-wo)

                                          12 votes
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