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  1. Lock workbooks/cell ranges to some users

    At present, you can lock cells, but then you are locking them from yourself as well as a colleague. There should be a feature where I can allow users access to certain cell ranges, while the workbook remains unlocked to me, the author. Also, I should be able to grant access to a cell range to Colleague 1, and grant access to another cell range to Colleague 2. They need access to their section to work, without the worry that they can edit and make a mistake in my sections.

    6 votes

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  2. Many collaborators to one document with allow edit ranges as the same time

    More than an idea this would be an improved functionality. I have many users working on the same file, and each one has an individual password assigned through allow edit ranges, so that they can only edit their part of the spreadsheet. It works fine, the problem is that when more than one user is working on the spreadsheet at the same time, they need to enter the password again each time the other user has made a change, which can be quite annoying.
    Also, there is a limitation on the number of characters on the "Refers to cells" field…

    1 vote

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  3. Calculating the monthly return automatically until the end of the deposit period - the function of banks

    I have a great idea and I would like to add it, which is the feature of automatically filling in the table every month of the return if the table has a debit and credit part and a statement. Suppose if you deposit an amount of 21,000 and the monthly return is 10.75% and it ends after 3 years if the automatic function starts tracking that deposit

    This function calculates the return each month in the debit table
    That is, in the table of the debtor is 188.13 and the creditor is 21,188.13 and the statement is followed by it…

    1 vote

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  4. Github vba

    Can VBA (start with Excel please) be fully supported by Github and Visual Studio Code ?
    Code reuse; Portability; etc

    1 vote

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  5. Add "Show changes" feature from Excel web to Excel desktop

    The web version of Excel has a very useful "show changes" feature. This is missing in the desktop version.

    1 vote

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  6. Digitally sign documents with Office 365 account

    Instead of using self or computer certificates, organizations that use Office 365 should allow their users to be able to sign documents via their Office 365 cloud accounts.

    1 vote

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  7. Best video streaming OTT platform

    Vesdoc is a one stop solution and India’s first video streaming OTT platform for content creators who are living their passion of creating premium content by providing them a platform to showcase their content as many of the platforms available are not that good . Hence generating an efficient income and promoting a new career path for them . VesDoc is the first online marketplace for video streaming and promoting video ads and banner ads with great ease for all your needs. Customer perception is our reality and our most unhappy customers are our greatest source of learning . So…

    1 vote

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  8. India's first video streaming OTT platform

    Vesdoc is a one stop solution for content creators who are living their passion of creating premium content by providing them a platform to showcase their content as many of the platforms available are not that good . Hence generating an efficient income and promoting a new career path for them . VesDoc is the first online marketplace for video streaming and promoting video ads and banner ads with great ease for all your needs. Customer perception is our reality and our most unhappy customers are our greatest source of learning . So we have a highly dedicated team of…

    1 vote

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  9. 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…

    22 votes

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  10. Retain the query string when opening hyperlinks

    Currently Excel does not seem to read or pass the query string part of a hyperlink URL (ie the part after '?' which can be passed to an ASP application). So clicking on an embedded URL containing query string data, navigates to the correct website, but not the correct location if the internal website navigation requires a query string.
    Please add this feature. Thanks.

    1 vote

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  11. Export Dates/Tasks

    Similar to the function in OneNote, it would be great if you could export dates and their labels to Outlook as tasks.

    You could even have a formula that runs when you open the file that will export all dates fewer than X number of days from today, in 'Y cell range', as tasks that are named as per column Z.

    1 vote

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  12. 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.

    35 votes

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  13. Excel Connect to Sharepoint Online Sources.

    Users are increasingly using SharePoint online data sources like SharePoint lists, however Microsoft 365 Business Standard license doesn't allow such a simple thing of connecting desktop Excel to SharePoint Online Services.

    Providing all that SharePoint online functionality and then not allowing Excel desktop to connect to a simple list, in my option should not have to pay an enterprise license for that. This is basic functionality that should be in the standard license.

    Just a thought.

    4 votes

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  14. Hide resolved comments

    Archiving or option to hide resolved comments!

    15 votes

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  15. include a function to convert comments to notes in Excel 365

    include a function to convert comments to notes in Excel 365

    4 votes

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  16. Nachverfolgung, wer Änderungen in geteilten Excel-Dokumenten vorgenommen hat

    Bitte erfinden Sie eine Möglichkeit nachzuvollziehen, wer in geteilten Excel-Dokumenten Änderungen eingegeben hat.

    Beispiel: Man wählt eine Zelle aus und fragt: "wer hat diese Zelle als letztes geändert?"

    1 vote

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  17. 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.

    9 votes

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  18. 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.

    27 votes

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  19. Make a Way of Viewing Worker-Performance on a shared Excel Document

    Excel should have of provision of filtering by 'Name' of individuals (collaborators) who worked on the shared document (OneDrive). It should also be possible to produce pie charts, histograms and graphs of employee's performance as this will enable employers to assess work inputs of each employ sharing the same document.

    1 vote

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  20. 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

    16 votes

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