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  1. email insight template

    Hello. I have a suggestion concerning an Excel template "Email insights". It would be great to make it possible to use it to monitor the email activity on shared generic mailboxes to be able to track the workload and speed of an entire team. So far I have only seen a possibility to monitor one mailbox. Therefore, an option to sign out from one account and sign in into another should be introduced, as well a possibility to work with shared mailboxes to monitor the working process of an entire team, not just one person.
    Thank you.

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    • Compile excel files similar to powerpoint show

      I would like the ability to 'compile' workbooks into a more secure file format similar to how you can save a powerpoint show. Something like *.xlcx or *.xlcm for compiled files.

      User still need excel to open such files, but when they open it, there is a 'landing sheet/form', the ribbon bar is hidden completely, right-click menus disabled by default, and the users cannot maintain formulas or access the Visual Basic editor. For added security the VBA code in the worksheets and modules can be encrypted or for enhanced performance it can be compiled into lower level code?

      Basically the…

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      • Publish to Office 365 Group (Groups you are part of)

        Easy way to publish documents from Word/Excel/powerpoint (Office 2016) into Office 365 groups.

        Currently not available needs asap!

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        • Share

          Please add "Present Online" as an option for sharing a document. This feature is available for Word, see
          https://blogs.office.com/2012/09/11/present-a-word-document-online/

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          • File Format which contains only value, no formula. e.g. "xlsf"

            My idea is to create an own excel filefomat, which contain all spreadsheets and diagram etc. but only with cell values, not with formulas. Before saving, Excel will fill all cells with the actuall values. It's like selecting all sheets, copy, and paste only values.

            If you send this file to other people, it doesn't matter if you use one, vba based, formula or formula which are excisting only in an add-in you use. It's like creating a pdf-file, but you've the full excel-support in your file and the files would be much smaller.

            I work as an managing accountant…

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            • sharing particular sheet by onedrive

              At present i'm sharing excel sheet with edit option to all department heads. problem is all department heads can access others department details too. if you make option to choose the particular work sheet to share with edit option, then it's very useful for sharing with required sheet only.

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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.

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                • you have taken a simple process, sending an excel attachment by gmail, and made it a nightmare. change back!!!

                  why cant i send excel attachment from gmail in a simple process (like it was the last time i used it) instead of 11 steps that disappear when i try to implement them? i dont want or need windows mail. stop trying to force me. i already have 2 email accounts and thats all i want.

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                  • Option to Export all sheets to individual CSV files

                    On the File > Export screen, a single button to "Export all sheets as CSV files" would be awesome. It can use the sheet name to name the files.

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                    • No sign-in for anonymous sharing links

                      As an educator, we frequently use forms and excel surveys to collect data from students and teachers. Recently, we began having students submit links to their projects in 365 for grading purposes. At this time of year, we are doing online Science Fair Projects.

                      Recently, I put in a support request (SR#616113094969040) because we discovered that when students properly get a "View Only, No Sign-in Required" link for their project and submit it in a Form, the "no sign-in" part of the link is overridden. Teachers and outside users attempt to click the link in the Excel spreadsheet, but it…

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                      • Set up notifications for file changes from within Excel

                        In Office 365 we can now subscribe to file changes. It would be nice to set up these subscriptions/notifications within Office apps instead of having to open the browser and find the file we are currently in to set it up. Even if there is just a single button in Excel to take us directly to that file on the web and set up the notification. It would save a ton of clicks getting there.

                        Just opening "File Location" from the File menu isn't quite good enough if there are dozens/hundreds of files in a folder.

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                        • MS Excel File Management

                          Excel (or word or MS office files) files created are not that hard to maintain. But If we are working on some medium projects, certainly number of excel files going to increase. Let us assume that the number of excel files have crossed to the point where you don't know which is which and even if you open the correct file still deep down you feel that the current opened excel might not be the latest.

                          What I am trying to say is that version control, file naming convention & saving a document by default location (safe from system failure)…

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                          • Allow Excel files to be easily compiled into a secure .exe file format to prevent copying.

                            Excel may be powerful, but its security is WEAK and can be HACKED easily. There are an increasing number of competitors who offer the ability to "compile" Excel files into a .exe file. It would be better if Microsoft offered this ability themselves.

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                            • 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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                              • 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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                                • 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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                                  • 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 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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                                        • 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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