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  1. Enable Excel to send a Task to Outlook

    Some users use Excel for tracking of various tasks or operational reviews. At the end, follow-up minutes and tasks will have to be created. It would be great to have a function like in OneNote to create a Task in Outlook. Information about Due Date and Assignee should be embeddable into the cell with a little popup window.
    When in Outlook, you should be able to click the task and go back to the Excel document (and specific cell) stored on the SharePoint.

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  2. Allow brackets in filename or path

    When a person's display name contains a bracket character (such as a departmental suffix) this bracket is included in the folder name of a OneDrive shared folder. When a recipient of that OneDrive shared folder attempts to modify an Excel spreadsheet and save it back to the shared folder, they will see an error that the file could not be saved due to invalid characters in the filename or path. If Excel could support the bracket character in the filename or path this would no longer be an issue. (An alternative solution would be to allow admins an option to…

    36 votes
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  3. Filtering Needs to Work in Co-Authoring

    Say that several people are editing the same workbook. If Tom filters to show only his records, then the other people will only see Tom's records. We need to be able to have each person apply a different filter and see only their records.
    Note that it is fine to require that the workbook can not have SUBTOTAL or AGGREGATE functions in order for independent filtering to work. If you allow these functions, then everyone will have different calculation results which would be problematic.
    It is more important to us to be able to have each person apply a local…

    234 votes
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  4. Feature to directly upload the file to the google drive

    Feature to directly upload the file to the google drive may be under "file" menu option instead of going to the google Drive, select upload file option and upload the file

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  5. Make an application blockchain software and connect to excel. so we can trace our original product for business. In the future it is necessa

    Make an application blockchain software and connect to excel. so we can trace our original product for business. In the future it is necessary,because every business need transparency

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  6. 1 vote
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  7. Bring back Notes from the previous build.

    I don't understand why the old Note system was entirely removed. It functioned perfectly as a simplified system of comments. I just need to leave a small amount of additional data which can be viewed quickly by mousing over the cell. The new comment system is cumbersome by comparison, and adds no value for my purposes.

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  8. Centralize all coments and notes.

    I work with many sheets with one final centralized sheet. The are many comments and notes everywhere. I would like the Comments to have a centralized section where I can see all of them from all sheets; same with notes.

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  9. Bring back the Share Workbook function - I'm not uploading anything to the Cloud and my team need to access worksheets

    Bring back this function - it's widely used by businesses and uploading to the cloud is not an option for us.

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  10. compare 2 spreadsheets for changes and discrepancies. It's ridiculous that this can't be achieved without outside help

    compare 2 spreadsheets for changes and discrepancies. It's ridiculous that this can't be achieved without outside help

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  11. Share text from a cell

    It would be awesome to be able to share the contents of just a single cell (or maybe even a group of cells) directly from Excel.... Maybe in the right-click menu > share > then a list of apps to share from (like Skype, WhatsApp, Facebook etc) Of course it's possible to copy and paste in the app of choice, but it would be great to make that all one quick step ;)

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  12. share document in teams

    There is currently the share option that allows you to share by email, I would like to see the ability to share it in a teams channel or to a "chat". This way I can post immediately to a may people aware.

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  14. Hidden cell protection in Excel fails with copy command

    When you hide a row/column in an excel spreadsheet and lock it with a password, you would still be able to see that hidden content after copy-pasting that whole section. Is is possible to protect that hidden content? This might be really helpful in collaborative sharing so that clients wont be able see any internal comments.

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  15. If one Excel file has several sheets: we want to share 1 sheet - 1 user ONLY (View/Edit). Can you add this?

    If one Excel file has several sheets: we want to share 1 sheet - 1 user ONLY (View/Edit). Can you add this?

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  16. Need a strict distinction between Application, Workbook and Worksheet settings.

    Need a strict distinction between Application, Workbook and Worksheet settings. Some very basic settings are under Advanced Settings of Excel.

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  17. Email worksheet instead of the entire workbook

    Allow email of worksheet instead of workbook

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  18. Add the online library for User's custom functions and multi level functions

    It could be very useful if excel could have an online library for custom functions and a many level functions (consists of several functions inside each other) that is used to solve typical tasks. Example: we have Index function and Match function. You can find the info and the description inside excel for each function, separately but there is no info about how to use a combination of these functions, though that combination covers up 90 % of the regular tasks to find the exact value in a certain table. Another example. I have a text line "Apple cost $…

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  19. Colaborating in Excel with OneDrive doesn't work - Please fix

    Hi, we tried to use collaboration of Excel file in the desktop app in combination with the file stored on OneDrive for Business. However this is very unreliable. Many times we experienced already the file was saved with an older version, so loosing changes made that day. It looks like it is happening when OneDrive hasn't completly synced yet and another users changes the file in the meantime. There are no pop-ups which inform us of the older versions set back. So this makes it very unreliable and makes us to stop using OneDrive. Do you know this problem?

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  20. Expand Excel (and Word) co-authoring to Box/DropBox

    Please expand Excel (and other Office) co-authoring to other cloud platforms like Box and DropBox - it is a great functionality and would be better if it supported wider platforms.

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