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  1. If I need to check out a document to edit it online, it would be helpful to have the option to check it out in the pop-up window

    If I need to check out a document to edit it online, it would be helpful to have the option to check it out in the pop-up window

    5 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Assure users their work is being auto saved.

      Show on screen every time a document or spreadsheet auto saves while working online. This will assure users that their work is in fact being saved automatically. Google does it why not Microsoft?

      5 votes
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      • it will be great user support, when we open excel in mail and have the option to edit to make some changes

        t will be great user support, when we open excel in mail and have the option to edit to make some changes

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        • Want to view worksheet tabs

          I have a spreadsheet with multiple worksheets (tabs). When using Excel online, I'm only able to see the first worksheet. It would be great to be able to select which worksheet to view.

          2 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Embedding spreadsheets in Teams from an existing SharePoint project

            In Microsoft Teams, it would be beneficial to be able to embed an Excel spreadsheet from an existing SharePoint project instead of only being able to embed a spreadsheet from the SharePoint project created by Microsoft Teams

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            • Excel and word online check out documents

              If i view a document on a SharePoint site in Excel online and see a thing that I have to change things get a little cumbersome. The button "Edit" results in a message says that I have to check out tthe document, but no other option to close that box.
              I then have to go back to the library, check out the document, go to the document and open it once more.
              The dialogue box should have a question like; "Do you want to check out this document in order to edit it?" Answer options: Yes or No.

              21 votes
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                3 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • keyboard shortcut to view next/previous sheet

                keyboard shortcut to view next/previous sheet

                2 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Ability to change file destination in specific folder in excel online.

                  one cannot change file destination in excel online using save as option.

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                  • Add ability to send an automatic message to someone who has an excel file checked out letting them know I am waiting to use it.

                    Add ability to send an automatic message to someone who has an excel file checked out letting them know I am waiting to use it.

                    5 votes
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                    • Share the same file in different folders

                      The ability to choose a file (or folder) and share it in multiple folders. Users in Folder A could have edit rights. Users in Folder B could have view rights.

                      7 votes
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                        7 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • unsupported feature survey

                        Enable basic features to support pivot tables and charts as well as slicers to create reports based on the survey data. Currently, the survey forms gets disabled if such reports are created.

                        3 votes
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                        • Add the ability to close a worksheet via the "File" menu.

                          In the fat client version of Excel, there's an option to close a file. Users accustomed to that would be less confused if that option was added to Excel Online.

                          7 votes
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                            6 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Need to directly email the file instread of downloading and mailing.

                            Need to directly email the file instread of downloading and mailing.

                            1 vote
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                            • Ability to highlight pivot table for display as a web part

                              Identify a pivot table as a range which means that it can display on an imbedded page depending on the resulting pivot table refresh

                              3 votes
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                              • Add ability to create/edit/modify data validation (to add drop down lists to cells)

                                (2016-07-11 Dan [MS]: updated title to better reflect idea)

                                15 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add ability to delete/remove table columns/rows without deleting entire sheet row/column

                                  If we create a table and later realize we don't need the extra rows or columns, we should be able to simply delete the row(s) or column(s) that are no longer needed.

                                  Deleting entire sheet row/cols is not a viable workaround in cases where there is data above/below/next to the table that would also get deleted if the sheet row/col was deleted.

                                  (2016-08-03 Dan [MS]: updated title and description to clarify that sheet row/col deletion is not enough)

                                  8 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Thanks Lauren, I’ve updated the idea to be a bit more descriptive of the specific situation you’re running into.

                                    Cheers,
                                    Dan [MS]

                                  • 1 vote
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                                      0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Automatically change to view only mode after certain period of time

                                      Excel online file should be change to view mode after certain time of unactivity

                                      2 votes
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                                      • Convert an existing excel sheet to a survey (rather than having to start a blank sheet as a survey).

                                        I have a master list of information with questions and answers on it. I want to create a survey from selected parts of it - how can I do it without having to start with a fresh survey file/cutting and pasting. I am fine if it is a second sheet in the same file as I can link through to it.
                                        I also may be surveying two different groups to get the answers - some questions all will answer, but some question I only one to send to one group and not the other and vice versa.

                                        4 votes
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                                        • I'd like to View files shared with me in Files list

                                          Is there a way to view a file shared with me in my Files list without having to click on the navigation bar?

                                          2 votes
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