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  1. Change the World in 24 Hours. Live Your Life As If You Had 24 Hours To Save the World and Just Do IT! We Have Less Than a 24 Hour Window P

    Change the World in 24 Hours. Live Your Life As If You Had 24 Hours To Save the World and Just Do IT! We Have Less Than a 24 Hour Window Period To Save the Life of a Person and the in the Total Aggregate, That is A lot of People. In the aftermath of 911, we should be realizing how bad off we all are. We need help.

    Heroes Welcome: Dear Saints,

    You can change the world in 24 hours by updating the way you think.
    Progress is the only thing that has ever changed the world in the …

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  2. Regarding encryption of cells and formula

    Recently I have created an excel file in which some of the cells are locked and hidden as those cells contains a logical formula that I don't want to show to others. It is working fine with every application across the Mobile and desktop including 3rd party application like WPS also. But when I opened it through "SHEET" - an android application then every cell which is locked and hidden as well as password-protected is now editable through SHEET application. So please look into this.

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  3. Put a link in the menuto e-mail a spreadsheet in my e-mail client of choice - this was availanble in excel before 365!

    Reinstate the link in excel menu to send a spreadsheet by e-mail - why has this gone in 365??

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  4. Excel on LIne

    Make easily possible to put online any Excel worksheet.
    1) On the web, users can change cells contents (aka data enter or qwery) and the worksheet gives the answer as it has designed to do it.
    2) Users doesn't need to have Excel on their PC
    3) It's completely anonymous for user and the owner of the worksheet
    4) the server ishould be OneDrive but of course without any possiblity to know the name of the owner and acces to his files.

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  5. Create insertable columns for documents or comments

    Create a designated and insertable column for attachments and comments that can be associated to that row. See Smartsheet functionality for examples. once attached, a paperclip or comment icon appears and a window opens displaying the attachment or comments.

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  6. 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?

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  7. Share a workbook from one computer to another using bluetooth

    I would love the capability of sharing a workbook via bluetooth in the Excel app. It would save a step of saving it, opening the bluetooth app and sharing it. I work with 2 computers with my job and on 1 of them I can't use OneDrive because of restrictions on that pc.

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  8. password save

    I use a certain files with customers and they are able to fill out part of the document and other parts are for me to fill out. (mainly approval). at the moment i use a password to keep customers from changing more then they should and then once i need to add information in the locked cells i use the password to open the file and afterwards i lock it again. i always use the same password but every time when locking i need to type in the password twice. it would be easier to have the password saved in…

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  9. Provide a Quality Control Ribbon Tab

    Provide a tab for quality control review tab as part of the ribbon that would enable quick formula review and comments.

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  10. why not see shared with me option

    why i cant use this option of after uptodate shared with me

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  11. Tracking changes with Shared Excel file

    I have a shared Excel 2016 file for which I am setting the track changes to show all changes by everyone on screen. After I save, close and open the file. The setting does not stay to highlight that changes were done by me to the next user.
    Here is the full post from the forums : https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msofficeexcel-msowin10-mso_2016/tracking-changes-with-shared-excel-file/e20f7ef5-45dd-4533-abde-9e06bafda249?messageId=a1865418-f628-4bcf-b2b8-254a9c00a6cb
    I wish it worked without the bug.

    2 votes
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  12. Email worksheet as pdf

    These are currently two separate export options, email vs export to pdf.
    So emailing a worksheet as pdf turns into a six steps process: 1) export to pdf; 2) choose folder and save; 3) switch to outlook; 4) create email; 5) add attachment; 6) choose folder then pdf file. If lucky, it can go a couple steps down when outlooks prelists recent pdf created as attachment candidates.
    The current option available in excel "Email as PDF attachment" converts whole workbook as PDF for Mail attachment.

    Can we improve on this and add a pop option similar to the option we…

    2 votes
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  13. Clearly show a workbook is no longer shared

    Have a clear option to stop sharing a file - I sometimes share a file and then later want to remove all shares. While I think I've removed them all, I'm never 100% sure I've completely removed all sharing options. Thanks

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  14. Larger Notification or Alert for when "Your Changes can not be Merged" notification appears.

    When you are working with O365 and multiple users in the Same document. Sometimes the changes you make do not merge with the changes they have made. When this happens you are able to keep working on the document. This is an issue, because you may not notice the Error Notification for awhile and now you could lose the work you have done.

    Please make it to where when this notification pops up, you are alerted immediately and you are not able to add more data until you close and renter the document.

    3 votes
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  15. On Excel can you add the ability to email out individual sheet tabs on a workbook ?

    I have on 1 workbook anywhere from 5 to 50 individual sheets tabs open for my events. When i try to email an individual event to a specific client it only allows me to email the entire work book with all other events on it. Then it prompts me to save a copy of one individual sheet tab as its own work book and email it out that way. that means that i would have to save a copy and email out each individual sheet tab. Counter productive and takes too long. Can it be fixed to where you can…

    4 votes
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  16. Remove threaded comment warning

    It would be helpful if when trying to view threaded comments on an older version of excel, there wasn't a long warning shown every time.

    Because of this, you cant just quickly hover to view the comment. You have to go in and format the comment box to make it much bigger in order to actually view the comment that follows the warning. This can be very time consuming. Would be better if the comment box was just made view only or a warning popped up only after you try to edit the text.

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  17. Workflow email notifications

    I would like to see a workflow style email notifications, base upon condition and changes. The “recipient” should get information of what was changed, of course this will be for a OneDrive or SharePoint saved file

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  18. Please allow to restrict edit privilege to specific users shared via link.. not only computers on network

    Currently the allow edit range works only for computers/users on a network.. But in my office, we have multiple sites and share files via link.. and I would like to restrict certain columns to certain users only.

    Basically expand the allow edit range to users shared over link as well

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  19. 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

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  20. Make Outlook more trans-friendly / accessible for non-binary users

    Use "they" when someone shares their Outlook calendar instead of "his or her."

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