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  1. Dynamic Resource

    Automatically setup resources to be notified/alerted by an e-mail on tasks starting date of pre-set task description/instruction/schedule

    Also, at the beginning of each project, an email notification for each resource member of his/her (only) tasks/schedule on this project

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  2. Need features similar to Smartsheets

    I have been using Smartsheets in lieu of excel as it allows me to assign a row to contacts for actions in their court and sends them reminders to update progress. Also the collaboration and sharing of workbooks feature that provides current information would be very helpful with Excel.

    2 votes
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  3. protect sheet

    Just for consitency how about making the icons for Protect Workbook and Protect Worksheet act the same way.

    One simply changes to Unprotect Sheet the other highlights to show it is on.

    How about both highlighting to show on and renaming also to Unprotect.

    And inside the dialogs showing both others have (Optional) passwords. It is not stated in both dialogs.

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  4. Thanks for excel, word and Microsoft services. I have paid Office 365 on both applications. Then the robot asks me my Microsoft informations

    On me demande mes informations de connexion. Je tente de re-créer un compte microsoft, on me pose un tas de questions, je réponds comme je peux, je paie Office 365 pour Excel et Word (200€ pour un an). Pendant ce temps, Microsoft m'envoie un code, que je mets. Rien ne correspond. Je ne peux pas ouvrir Excel. On me demande un code, que je n'ai pas reçu. J'ai déjà payé. Impossible de se connecter. Le mail est obsolète. Je ne peux répondre à toutes les questions. On va m'envoyer un code. J'ai déjà payé. Le code arrive mais n'est pas…

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  5. Allow users to turn off cache shared documents, so that they don't clash with Sharepoint documents.

    For SharePoint access, unfortunately with AutoSave turned off, the cached version of Excel is what is opened locally instead of the sharepoinnt version of an Excel Spreadsheet. The only way to sync up to the SharePoint version is to delete the cached version that is stored locally on your machine. But how to do this? It is buried and hidden, you have to go to the Office Upload app and then delete the cached spreadsheet name that is waiting to be uploaded to the SharePoint. Then and only then can one fetch the correct version of the SharePoint Excel spreadsheet.…

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  6. How to Open 7z File?

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  7. History of chat in excel

    chat records , chat feature built in ..

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  8. Need features similar to Smartsheets

    I have been using Smartsheets in lieu of excel as it allows me to assign a row to contacts for actions in their court and sends them reminders to update progress. Also the collaboration and sharing of workbooks feature that provides current information would be very helpful with Excel.

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  9. Bring back Notes from the previous build.

    I don't understand why the old Note system was entirely removed. It functioned perfectly as a simplified system of comments. I just need to leave a small amount of additional data which can be viewed quickly by mousing over the cell. The new comment system is cumbersome by comparison, and adds no value for my purposes.

    7 votes
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  10. Show all comments in workbook, not just on active sheet

    I'm liking the new threaded comments feature as this allows us to track issues in models and resolve them before release. As a reviewer, however, it would be good to be able to see all comments (i.e. issues) in the workbook, rather than just the ones on the active sheet.

    Also, it might be useful to be able to assign (multiple?) user-defined categories to comments (for example 'urgent', 'completed', 'UI', 'performance') and be able to filter the list for these items.

    Thanks!

    2 votes
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  11. Why dont we have template based Web publishing for excel?

    I have been using MS-Excel for long time and generate few reports but eventually use Google scripts, Google Sheet and Google Website to publish my reports. Why don't MS can provide the same feature via Power BI or other products.

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  12. le mot Idées m'a plutôt fait penser à une suggestion d'amélioration de ma part envers microsoft

    La fonction "Idées" dans Excel m'a plutôt fait penser à une suggestion de la part des utilisateurs envers Microsoft. En effet nous, les utlisateurs, utilisons tout le temps le logiciel, et peut être avons-nous des suggestions pour améliorer et simplifier l'utilisation du logiciel.

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  13. Email worksheet instead of the entire workbook

    Allow email of worksheet instead of workbook

    3 votes
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  14. Feature to directly upload the file to the google drive

    Feature to directly upload the file to the google drive may be under "file" menu option instead of going to the google Drive, select upload file option and upload the file

    3 votes
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  15. 1 vote
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  16. Embed Snippet into the 'Insert' tab.

    I love your snipping tool! However, it is far too cumbersome within the Office environment. Why not just embed it into the 'Insert" tab?

    Currently, users have the additional unnesseccary steps:

    -Step outside of the Office environment

    -Save the Snippet to a file or desktop

    -Return to the Office environment

    -Click on the "Insert" tab

    -Select "Pictures"

    -Find the folder location of the Snippet

    -Optional, but likely: I find that most users don't keep their snippets beyond just sharing for some temporary purpose (paste it in a document, email, etc.). In these cases they'd either have to return to the…

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  17. 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.

    98 votes
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  18. Expand Excel (and Word) co-authoring to Box/DropBox

    Please expand Excel (and other Office) co-authoring to other cloud platforms like Box and DropBox - it is a great functionality and would be better if it supported wider platforms.

    2 votes
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  19. 5 votes
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  20. 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.

    3 votes
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