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  1. 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.

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    • Add UNC Path Option in When Sharing

      When you are editing a file on a shared drive, you should allow the user to "attach" a UNC link to the file in the same way you provide Sharepoint/OneDrive links.

      As extra credit, you should check to make sure that the recipients have access to the file (at the very least, you should warn if sending to external email addresses).

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      • Currency conversion

        Simple option analogues to "find and replace" can be added.
        Step 1- Select the cells you want to apply currency conversion
        Step 2- Either excel automatically detects what currency it is or you can select what currency it is on the cell
        Step 3- select the currency you want to convert to? select the exchange rate(users should have options to use real time rated or predefined at that moment)
        Step 4- Your cell have been converted to desired currency.

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        • Interoperability problem with Excel Online

          I'm sharing a rather basic Excel 2016 file I've created with some other people so that they can enter data into it using Excel Online.

          Very frequently, I'm facing the following issue: some cells containing (integer) numbers with the "General" formatting style have their formatting changed to "Accounting" resulting in "1" being displayed as "€ 1.00". If I fix this from the Excel 2016 side of the equation, it comes back some time later.

          I'm unable to repro this by editing the file myself via Excel Online (I've tried using https://1drv.ms/x/s!AjBPRo9wXw9s2eZp7PUayA9Pg1rHaw), so it must be linked to some of…

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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).

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            • Enable coauthoring to work with files stored on Dropbox and other cloud storage providers.

              Co-authoring works well on Excel desktop in conjunction with OneDrive based files. There is however currently no solution for businesses using Dropbox or other cloud providers.

              Can we enable co-authoring with these too? Particularly Dropbox.

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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.

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                • Autosave in Office 2016 (NOT Office 365) to enable Co-authoring

                  Autosave feature doesn't seem to be enabled in the DESKTOP version of Office 2016 when bought as a one-off licence (instead of buying Office via 365 subscription). This means we can't use Co-authoring.
                  I have Office 2016 Home and Business installation Version 1709 Build 8528.2139 Click-to-run. 3 licences on 3 PCs in my office.

                  I have Office 365 Business essentials subscription giving us Exchange email, Onedrive, Skype etc on my 3 PCs.

                  I have previously used the "share workbook" feature to for multiple users to have an Excel spreadsheet open and modify simultaneously.

                  Microsoft are deprecating this function and suggest…

                  4 votes
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                  • Co-author

                    In collaboration/co-authoring situations, allow worksheet_change events that add additional data to a worksheet to be uploaded/updated to all users without the need to refresh the workbook.
                    Also allow userforms that add data to work in the same way.

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                      • Allow Templates to be Posted Online Behind a User Paywall

                        Many of us create templates that we would like others to be able to use and access, but due to the extraordinary amount of work and updating that is necessary to keep the template relevant today, it would be helpful to allow users to post templates behind a pay wall and perhaps be able to create a small business for themselves that could be enormously helpful to others. This would encourage many out there who are currently hoarding their spreadsheets and templates to share with others, thereby making everyone better off. And to avoid concerns regarding inproper copying, the spreadsheets…

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                        • There is no way to "pin" a Javascript Task Pane Add-In on a specific Excel Document

                          There is no proper way to "pin" a javascript Task Pane Add-In (from the Office Store or from an organizatioal source) to a specific Excel File. This should easily be possible by saving an Excel File with an open javascript Task Pane Add-In. If this file is opened by another user, the taskpane add-In should be added (if not yet done) and opened automatically. If the Excel file is saved without the open javascript add-In, then it is not pinned to the Excel File. This should work in all plattforms: Excel 2013, Excel 2016 Excel for Mac and Excel Online.

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                          • DISABLE DOWNLOAD BUTTON ON EXCEL ONLINE WHEN SHARE VIEW ONLY LINK

                            complete joke as I wasted hours trying to find the proper config because I thought, how was it that with all the gains in o365 that has taken place Microsoft actually thinks this is anything close to an acceptable status quo. VIEW only links are WORTHLESS if the recipient can download my file.

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                            • Excel Collaboration and Sharing

                              Issue:
                              There are many times where my co-workers and I are required to work in the same spreadsheet simultaneously. The excel web application allows us to do this but does not contain the full functionality of excel that is required to do our work. Although Excel already has as shared spreadsheet option, each time a user wants to see updates, they have to save and hope the other person saved their updates as well.

                              Solution:
                              It would be great to use excel and collaborate in real time just as the web app does but within the excel platform on our…

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                              • Bring back 'Send' as a default instead of 'Share'

                                The new 'Share' options, and specifically trying to default everything to OneDrive is terrible.

                                Adding clicks to sending traditional attachments to try and push your cloud storage garbage is driving away my organization.

                                More to the point, these new 'updates' that happen literally in the middle of the workday and change basic behavior within Office apps is the worst idea in Microsoft history, possibly behind Win ME and RT.

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                                  • Use Mac Address for sheet protection

                                    Many more are now realizing that the excels protect capabilities are not so good. How about using a computers MAC address to protect documents. Not VBA, not passwords but the physical address of a computer. I know people can spoof this though but wouldnt it take some real pc wizards to do so and people who are really trying to get into a document to edit it.

                                    The point is so that we can safely distribute and time expire excel documents and only let certain people view and edit what we want them to and hide everything else.

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                                    • Change default for new 'Share' function in Excel 2016

                                      When I click the Share button on the top right, aside from it being a little slow, I would like to customise the default option that's presented.
                                      You currently are given the options:
                                      -Anyone
                                      -People in your organisation
                                      -People with existing access
                                      -Specific People.

                                      When I click it I am defaulted to 'specific people', whereas more often than not I am sharing a document to a Group member who already has access rights, but needs to be pointed in the right direction.

                                      I realise this isn't the case for everyone, but it would help m y workflow a lot to…

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                                      • Cambiar de Mayuscula a Minuscula

                                        Buen dia

                                        Existe un complemento que utilizo para la cambiar textos en mayuscula a Mayuscula en la primera letra y minuscula, como en Word,
                                        Favor tener en cuenta
                                        Al consolidar varias hojas, por ejemplo de estado financiero de cada mes, cada mes tiene una dos o tres cuentas nuevas. Al consolidar no me presenta las cuentas adicionadas ni el texto de las cuentas solo el codigo

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                                        • Co-editing like Google Sheets(color marker) who is working on which cell/row

                                          It would be nice to see if Office 365 could be able to also in the desktop client co-edit within Excel, so you could see who was working and where they set their marker. Just like the color here is blue when I mark this cell I am active working in. Have you guys thought of that, and if yes, are you going to publish that to fasttrack?

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