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  1. 1 vote
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  2. Is there a way to open a file as a copy and/or read-only? These were options in Mac Excel 2011 -- please bring these options back!!

    Mac Excel 2011 allowed files to be opened as copies and/or as read-only. Is there a way to do this in Mac Excel 2016? Please bring these options back!

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  3. open file on specific sheet

    wouldnt it be nice if its possible to recall a specific sheet when opening an excel file.

    2 votes
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  4. why can't i open an email excel file in excel online without downloading it first?

    When I get an Excel file as an email attachment, I'd like to open it in Excel online (Office 365) and be able to edit it. Seems like I must download it first, then open it again before I can edit it.

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  5. add box to office online apps and need to add visio app to the office online and access office online app and microsoft movies and tv

    add box to office online apps and need to add visio app to the office online and access office online app and microsoft movies and tv
    and also add microsoft photos app to office online apps

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  6. Show audit trail

    Show an audit trail of folks who edits. Like Google does

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  7. OneDrive - See who is working on document Offline

    You should be able to see has a document opened through onedrive, just like you can see who has the document open online.

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  8. Take a look in a Google docs , so then you gonna see what i am talking about.

    Take a look in a Google docs , so then you gonna see what i am talking about.

    2 votes
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  9. Please add Save changes button on the embedded website page, thanks

    Please add Save changes button on the embedded website page, thanks

    5 votes
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  10. I like the overall Excel online...........is there anyway to help in keeping like projects together?

    I end up looking for files in onenote (Cloud) and Resident(PC) and the time it takes to organize/Look for Stuff is overwhelming!

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  11. let me have access to my version of MS office home & student

    even trying to have access to my version of MS office home & student shouldn't be to much to ask for

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  12. Add 'Upload File From Computer' Option

    For the Online Excel, it would be nice to be able to upload a file to cloud storage and cloud editing, from a computer that doesn't have OneDrive capabilities (Windows 7 and older). This would be especially useful in situations where you have to work on a file on a non-personal computer, from a flash drive. If the file could be opened in Excel Online and then saved to OneDrive through Excel Online that would be great.

    4 votes
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  13. Open a copy of a locked file

    When I try to open a file that another user is accessing in desktop Excel, I get an error because the file is locked. If real-time coauthoring isn't supported on the desktop, it would be great of Excel Online would give me the option to open and edit a copy of the original so that the files could be combined later.

    6 votes
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  14. It would be nice to be able to see the file name on the frontpage of Excel Online.

    It would be nice to be able to see the file name on the frontpage of Excel Online.

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  15. 2 votes
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  16. Make Sharepoint Filenames in URL the same as the path!

    There is a an obvious way to link to files on sharepoint. https:/.company.sharepoint.com/SITE/Folder1/Folder2/Filename
    where an special characters are replaced. Instead the sharepoint URL's are crazy long and complicated.

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  17. 1 vote
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    Hi,

    We don’t understand the title of your idea, and there’s no description. Can you make the title more clear and add a description?

    Thanks,
    Dan [MS]

  18. request was taking too long

    NEED HELP! This issue doesn't make any sense. I've tried all solutions found in https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/office_online_support_blog/2015/05/04/excel-online-request-was-taking-too-long/ to no avail.

    So now I'm stuck with a file that I cannot open online. THE WHOLE POINT OF SHAREPOINT is to COLLABORATE ONLINE. Not possible when you cannot open a file. I cleaned it up. Went from 6MB to 2MB. still not able to open.

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  19. Add Support for Box.com to open and save too

    Add Support for Box.com to open and save too
    thanks
    Joe

    2 votes
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  20. clear "recent documents" list option

    I want to be able to clear the "recent documents" list that pops up when I click on "Open" link. I noticed that even deleted OneDrive document files are still on the list. If it's not automatically recognized by the system, then the user should be able to delete the name of the file on the list.

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    Hi E,

    You can do this already today, though you have to do it from within Windows Excel (so I’m leaving the idea open).

    To do it:

    • if you just want to remove one document – right click on the document in the MRU and choose “Remove from List”
    • if you want to remove all documents, follow the instructions here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/313454

    Hope that helps,
    Dan [MS]

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