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  1. Can't open online and while can't be sorted in desktop version why are you making this hard for us?

    Why can't we open this online? I tried desktop but I can't even sort which is needed for lots of records like this file, why are you making this hard for us? You should've given us a booklet for this in the first place which we can bring wherever we go.

    1 vote
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  2. Needs to have better version control for when someone is working in excel, and posts to the online version.

    Needs to be reliable on version control, otherwise google sheets is superior.

    2 votes
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  3. If the file exceeds 30mb instead of letting me do nothing let me download it

    If the file exceeds 30mb instead of letting me do nothing let me download it

    6 votes
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  4. Sharepoint File Ownership

    As the owner of the file that is protected there are times I need to edit the document however folks have it opened in sharepoint and walk away. I'd like the ability as the owner to kick them out so that edits can be made. When they return they can re-open the updated document.

    4 votes
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  5. Custom Excel templates for Group or global use in Excel Online/SharePoint

    Would like to enhance Excel templates in the ONLINE version - such that files can be saved-as templates, xltx files can be opened in the online version and then saved by users as a new file (like the desktop version) also be able to display Group shared templates so that everyone in the group or organization has direct access to company designed templates

    8 votes
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  6. unsupported features in Office 365

    If there are unsupported features when opening an Excel workbook for edit in Office 365, then please inform me what these features are and where to find these in the workbook, instead of 'To edit this in your browser, we will create a copy that doesn't include unsupported features.'
    For instance I get specific information when saving an Office 97 version after editing in Office 2013.
    This helps me to decide what to do: accept (e.g. is only a presentation issue) or somehow make it impossible to edit via Online (e.g. VBA code will get crippled).

    3 votes
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  7. Let me open shared file in local Excel 2016

    Trying to open a shared file with Workbook Sharing activated - can't open because Workbook Sharing isn't supported in Excel online. Give me an option to open in local Excel 2016 license, or to sync the file to my local drive so I can open in local Excel license.

    7 votes
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  8. I have a password encrypted excel file. It would be nice to be able to open those files via excel online

    I have a password encrypted excel file. It would be nice to be able to open those files via excel online

    8 votes
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  9. Change the error message top phrase when a user clicks on an Excel file check out by someone else

    Change the top phrase of the error message when a user clicks on an Excel file check out by someone else.
    Currently phrase - SOMEONE ELSE HAS THIS WORKBOOK LOCKED.
    Suggested phrase - THIS FILE IS CHECKED OUT BY (ADD USERNAME HERE)
    Why? IMHO this is a better description of what actually is going on.

    3 votes
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  10. 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.

    11 votes
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  11. save to desktop w/ current info

    To save and add excel to desktop in the most current update and changes. Doesn't do us any good to save to desktop and it not being the most current data from doctors.

    2 votes
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  12. Excel files to PDF's sharing

    It would be great if we can share/send excel file's as PDF's with our colleagues.

    Also, it would be wonderful if I was able to save a file right on to my computer. The tab is there, but it doesn't work for some reason... "save file on to computer"

    4 votes
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  13. Excel files to PDF's sharing

    It would be great if we can share/send excel file's as PDF's with our colleagues.

    Also, it would be wonderful if I was able to save a file right on to my computer. The tab is there, but it doesn't work for some reason... "save file on to computer"

    4 votes
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  14. 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.

    12 votes
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  15. 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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  16. 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?

    8 votes
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  17. 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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  18. 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

    37 votes
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  19. 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.

    14 votes
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  20. Ability to open Excel Online in Edit mode by default or link to edit mode

    Currently I need to click Open on Excel Online or Open Excel if I want to edit a workbook. If I have edit permissions, it should open in edit mode by default on Excel Online. At the very least we should be able to add a URL argument to allow it

    442 votes
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    Accepting Votes  ·  Tamar Tzruya responded

    Thanks for your feedback! We’re reviewing your suggestion. I would like to clarify: If sharing through SP the URL parameters are hashed. When a user edit an Excel file and copy the URL for sharing over email the user can choose to change the action to edit.
    Remember, the more votes a suggestion gets, the more likely it is that we’ll do it.

    Tamar [MSFT]

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