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  1. Track changes request

    Request is to enhance the track changes

    1- Give us the possibility to track changes on specific sheet.

    Often we have a sheet for data processing and we do not wanted to track changes on that specific sheet.

    2- Track changes only in a specific area of a sheet

    Same as previous but apply to a specific region of a sheet as not the whole sheet need to have changes to be track

    3-Have the history sheet always visible

    To see history we have to go inside track option and enable the track sheet, in intensive review session we would…

    9 votes
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  2. Include Track Changes in Teams

    As a engineering company we need to be able to track changes to a spreadsheet that is inside a teams tab.

    17 votes
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  3. Please provide the feature of tracking the changes made by co-authors in word, excel and powepoint

    Please provide the feature of tracking the changes made by co-authors in word, excel and powepoint

    10 votes
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  4. 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.

    2 votes
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  5. co-authoring track changes history

    I love that using co-authoring you can manage how you share the excel file with your team wherein you can set a user as view only and the others will have the capability to edit. I however extremely need this TRACK CHANGES features 1.) alert notification real-time whenever there is change. This should have an on/off settings so you can turn this on if you want to monitor the progress real-time, 2.) you can check changes history who edit what and you can set the date so that you can select from the start and end date of the project.

    14 votes
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  6. Edit history with username on every cell

    when you share a file with multiple users and they edit multiple cells with different values. It would be great to have a "Cell history" which will show us the edit history of a particular cell by any users. Information like what they changed and when they changed it (with username). This feature is available in Google sheets and its amazing to keep a track of whos changing what.

    4 votes
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  7. Maintain hidden rows/columns in "sheet view" in Excel for Windows

    I would like the ability to create specific sheet views by hideing specific columns.
    Unfortunately hideing columns is not part af the sheet view.
    Would you please look into the option to allow users to create personal views by hideing columns not only filtering rows?

    2 votes
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  8. 1 vote
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  9. Bug in Excel Sheet View

    There is a bug in the new personal filter feature for Excel Online with coauthered documents. It appears that when a desktop version of Excel is open by one user and another user edits or saves a personal filter in the sheet view online, this creates a merge error where the desktop user can no longer save/autosave the file and must be reopened. Can this be fixed?

    1 vote
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  10. Fix problem with OneDrive links to other excel files

    Links between Excel files and linked Excel tables or charts in PowerPoint don't work properly when stored in OneDrive. Please fix this, in order to take advantage of the OneDrive benefits.

    1 vote
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  11. Fix problem with OneDrive links to other excel files

    Links between Excel files and linked Excel tables or charts in PowerPoint don't work properly when stored in OneDrive. Please fix this, in order to take advantage of the OneDrive benefits.

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  12. Allow view ranges

    In Excel you have the command "Allow edit ranges". It would be veruy useful if you had also the command "Allow view ranges"

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  13. co-authoring track change history

    I love that using co-authoring you can manage how you share the excel file with your team wherein you can set a user as view only and the others will have the capability to edit. I however extremely need this TRACK CHANGES features 1.) alert notification real-time whenever there is change. This should have an on/off settings so you can turn this on if you want to monitor the progress real-time, 2.) you can check changes history who edit what and you can set the date so that you can select from the start and end date of the project.

    7 votes
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  14. Assign document as task in planner

    Create a task in teams/planner for a document, maybe from the Share window.

    1 vote
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  15. Open mentions in local file

    When my team mentions someone in comments on our shared file, an email is sent to notify that person. However, we can only view the comment on the web version of the file. Is it possible to open the comment in the local version of the file? This would be very helpful!

    1 vote
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  16. 1 vote
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  17. Filters and collaboration NOT working

    I raised internally in adidas a problem when working in collaboration (many people) in a single file and after explaining the case to around 3 different persons the only solution they gave me is this link to complain with you. Basically its impossible to work same time as other people as the content is moving and changing because other people is applying filters.

    1 vote
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  18. sheet view

    Can sheet view be implemented in the desktop app like it has been in excel online to aid with coauthoring when you need to filter results. Ideally this would be expanded to a sheet view where all view changes i.e. to column and rows are only shown on your version of excel when you set the option which you can then save

    2 votes
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  19. Change default comment box size/shape.

    User to be able to change the default size and shape of the comment box when inserting a comment; It is a paid to adjust each and every box to fit the contents--A comment-box-heavy task.

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  20. show file sharing information from within the application

    Provide information on the sharing status of the current file: if the file is shared, with whom and with what permissions

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