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  1. Enable user to choose what Workbook Structure options they want protected

    When you protect the workbook structure, it prevents anyone from inserting, deleting, hiding, unhiding, moving or copying the sheets and even stops them from changing the tab colour. It would be nice if we could choose WHAT to protect (eg only deleting and unhiding sheets).

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    • When protecting a worksheet, add option to allow users of the worksheet to add a row entry.

      When protecting a worksheet, add option to allow users of the worksheet to add a row entry. Currently there are options to allow users of protected worksheets to edit entries and delete them but not to add new ones to the last row. EG: I have a worksheet which works out due dates based on last seen dates. The staff I work with are great but will type over the formula if left unprotected, this means I need to protect the worksheet on those columns. When I do this, the staff can add a line but the formula will not…

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      • Improve onedrive so that changes to a shared workbook update to everyone a lot faster and more reliably.

        Improve onedrive so that changes to a shared workbook update to everyone a lot faster and more reliably.

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        • Create method to link Excel into MS Healthvault

          Create method to link Excel into MS Healthvault. This would allow users to use spreadsheets inside of MS Healthvault for dynamic data analysis.

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          • quick view how to use everything it has to offer

            There are those that are naturally talented on a excel and can find his way around with ease, then there is 30% that has no clue how it all works, those are the 60's generation, you would get a lot more people buying excel if there was some explanation short training video what the benefits are and how to use it to making their life a little more organized

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            • Add Google Drive Service

              It would be greater if I MS Office add Google Drive for user to open documents form that service as well.

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              • Create a package function so that a user can easily move a file with all its external links from one computer to another

                Create a package function so that a user can easily move an excel file with all its external links from one computer to another

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                • FIX dropdowns across versions

                  Quite often when you send an Excel file to someone who does not have the same version as the originator, the dropdowns don't work.

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                  • Why not have the slider appear at the top of the embeded form so that it's not necessary to scrol it up to start reading.

                    Why not have the slider appear at the top of the embeded form so that it's not necessary to scroll up to start reading.

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                    • Custom Lists - list should be saved with file

                      when i create a custom list (from a range, for example), it is saved to my excel application, but the custom list does not go with the file, so another user does not have the same list, so cannot use it for sorting, etc.

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                      • easy export of entire workbook or reference to chart objects into PowerBI

                        I love working in Excel. I love the new PowerBI but it's not yet that mature enough to invest spending time on the online dev section. I'd rather work on my desktop editions.

                        Basically, I would love to take my excel workbooks and export everything - including charts - into PoweBI as easily as Excel does the copy/move worksheets into PowerBI. If PowerBI automatically does the calcs with DAX instead of regular functions from Excel, holy crap. I could learn DAX easily and be super super confident in using Excel/PowerBI as my all-in one analysis/publishing workflow.

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                        • Enable collaboration with others editting in Excel desktop

                          In Word and PowerPoint you can collaborate from the desktop as well as online. In excel, whenever anyone opens the document on desktop others get locked out of editing and can only view. This is a problem for our organisation since occasionally remote team members need to edit the file on desktop but failure to close down the document properly (either accidentally or because the OS somehow did not release the file lock which has happened on Mac's) means the entire team is suddenly unable to work for extended periods until we track down the culprit.

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                            started  ·  Dan Battagin [MS XL] responded

                            = 2017-03-28 =

                            Hi all,

                            Great news – as of today, we’ve released co-authoring in Excel for Windows Desktop to anyone who is in the Insiders Fast group. If you’re an O365 subscriber, you can get yourself into that group by going to http://office.com/insider

                            Once you are an Insider (Fast), you can co-author on files stored in OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, or SharePoint Online, with anyone editing in Excel Online, or Excel on mobile (Android, Windows, and iOS).

                            We’d love to hear how it goes, and we encourage you to invite anyone you work with to also update to Insiders Fast (so that you can co-author with them).

                            You can read more at https://blogs.office.com/2017/03/28/new-office-365-march-co-authoring-excel/

                            Cheers,
                            Dan [MS]

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                            Hi folks,
                            As Guy mentioned, we are working on this now. It’s a lot of work, so it’s not going to be done super-quick, but rest assured that this is…

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