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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.

    22 votes
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      2 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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…

      189 votes
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        20 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hello Everyone. We agree with you! The experience you’ve captured here is at the top of our list to address with a future coauthoring feature. I can’t share a timeline for when this will be delivered but wanted to let you know that we do recognize the impact not having this ability has on your coauthoring experience. Stay tuned for more.
        Scott (Microsoft Excel PM)

      • Multiple users access

        Is there any way for multiple users to edit and make changes in same spreadsheet in real time through cloud?

        3 votes
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        • Return share workbook functionality to Excel 2016

          Excel 2016 has recently removed the share workbook functionality and hidden the icon for easily sharing workbooks. It appears that this has not taken into account spreadsheets that are saved on file servers, and aren't uploaded into the cloud (ie the co-authoring functionality). Please return the functionality so that workbooks can be easily shared.

          75 votes
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            11 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            You’ve provided feedback on the Excel Shared Workbook experience and we would like to know more about how you’ve used this feature and the value it provides. By taking this survey, you can help the Excel team better understand how to prioritize our Collaboration Experiences moving forward.

            Your input is greatly appreciated.
            Thanks

            https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=v4j5cvGGr0GRqy180BHbR3M53G0xM8tHle2rOax4MqNUQ0lOWlM2OFRTTkJNRTVGQU1ZV0hDMTZYSy4u

          • Make it possible to disable real time coauthoring. It makes it impossible for people to activate different filters at the same time.

            Make it possible to disable real time coauthoring. It makes it impossible for people to activate different filters at the same time. Changing the documents at the same time is fine. Seeing real time what the other is doing is not always wanted.

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            • Share individual worksheet

              It would be useful if it was possible to share individual worksheets in an Excel workbook. I would like to be able to create a workbook with multiple sheets and share just one of those sheets with others Office 365 users.

              5 votes
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              • Disributed calculation (with colleagues computers)

                I'm sure that Microsoft's experts will be able to optimize the Power Query code. However, almost certainly there will be users with very massive models that update very long. Please add the possibility of using distributed computing to process Power query queries.
                It would be very cool if we will be able to configure in a simple interface wich of colleagues computers in the local network (and maybe on the Internet), whose resources, can be used to speed up the calculation. And when processing queries, use avialable resources together.
                In addition, the use of distributed computing in a local network…

                18 votes
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                • Please solve the email service aading poor connection problem

                  microsoft and other email account link option

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                  • I'd love to be able to "sign up" for an email notification each time one of our collaborative spreadsheets in Sharepoint is changed.

                    I'd love to be able to "sign up" for an email notification each time one of our collaborative spreadsheets in Sharepoint is changed.

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                    • Bring Back the right click option for saving to Word or Powerpoint Tables

                      Previous when clicking on Microsoft Excel, there was a choice to Export to Powerpoint or Export to Word, then save table in different formats.

                      Please bring that feature back. It made my work flow move faster.

                      Thank You

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                        • 1 vote
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                          • Password protect a workbook with password protecting sheets

                            After blocking / protecting cells (with a password) in sheets, so users can only manoeuvre within unprotected cells and enter data there, one should be able to protect the entire workbook again, for subsequent distribution.

                            So, there is a 2nd layer of protection over the 'pre-distributed' version.
                            Optionally with a 2nd password.
                            The method of protection should be the same.

                            So, the idea is to have a 'workbook-protection' (optionally with password) and a 'sheet-password' for all the individual sheets.
                            Passwords not to be the same and the sheet password only for the developer.

                            1 vote
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                            • email a sheet from a spreadsheet with multiple sheets

                              Would like the ability to email or share one sheet from a spreadsheet and not the all sheets created for that particular work.

                              2 votes
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                              • Allow autosave/co-authoring for password protected workbooks

                                When using co-authoring with Autosave in latest Excel desktop client, it fails if the workbook is password protected. Allow multiple users to edit a password protected workbook.

                                17 votes
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                                • Paste tables from word / outlook without splitting multiline cells into multiple rows

                                  let users paste a table from Word / Outlook to excel without introducing new rows... (just ignore the line breaks so that multiple lines of text from a cell in WORD is still just one cell in EXCEL.

                                  these tables in word or outlook are probably pasted from Excel to word/outlook in the first place :)

                                  copying tables back should be the same... or maybe a PASTE SPECIAL option "paste from table"...

                                  Without this feature, your users have been for the past decade using workarounds like:
                                  * paste in to google sheets and moving that file back...
                                  * replace newline…

                                  3 votes
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                                  • gmail account

                                    have it so i can click a gmail logo and it will send me to my gmail account with the attached form in the new email......

                                    or have it like google docs i can see other people edit it at the same time as me

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Enable data query refresh (with PowerPivot tables) when workbook structure is protected

                                      I want to protect the queries from being changed but want users to have the capability to refresh the data model (that uses PowerPivot).

                                      7 votes
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                                      • Add Comment Pane similar to MS Word in Excel. It's exceptional hard to see comments in Excel this would really help.

                                        Add Comment Pane similar to MS Word in Excel. It's exceptional hard to see comments in Excel this would really help.

                                        4 votes
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                                        • SharePoint List Sync

                                          Bring back the SharePoint List sync feature enabling 2-way synchronization between an Excel table and a SharePoint Online List.

                                          5 votes
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