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  1. Include Track Changes in Teams

    As a engineering company we need to be able to track changes to a spreadsheet that is inside a teams tab.

    11 votes
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  2. Track changes request

    Request is to enhance the track changes

    1- Give us the possibility to track changes on specific sheet.

    Often we have a sheet for data processing and we do not wanted to track changes on that specific sheet.

    2- Track changes only in a specific area of a sheet

    Same as previous but apply to a specific region of a sheet as not the whole sheet need to have changes to be track

    3-Have the history sheet always visible

    To see history we have to go inside track option and enable the track sheet, in intensive review session we would…

    3 votes
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  3. co-authoring track changes history

    I love that using co-authoring you can manage how you share the excel file with your team wherein you can set a user as view only and the others will have the capability to edit. I however extremely need this TRACK CHANGES features 1.) alert notification real-time whenever there is change. This should have an on/off settings so you can turn this on if you want to monitor the progress real-time, 2.) you can check changes history who edit what and you can set the date so that you can select from the start and end date of the project.

    10 votes
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  4. 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

    5 votes
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  5. Reminders

    This applies to scenarios where making a workbook a shared file so everyone can edit at the same time isn't feasible

    Sometimes when multiple people are trying to work within the same workbook, the person who is currently working in the spreadsheet will forget about it if multi-tasking and doing other things. The other people waiting have no idea if the other person is actually still working in the workbook or forgot about it or worse, is away from their desk. A solution to this would be to create a reminder that pops-up in the workbook with two buttons after…

    2 votes
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  6. Em uma tabela compartilhada quando aplico um filtro esse filtro é aplicado para todos usuários da tabela, isso é muito inconveniente

    Em uma tabela compartilhada quando aplico um filtro esse filtro é aplicado para todos usuários da tabela, isso é muito inconveniente, pois atrapalha as outras pessoas que estão editando ao mesmo tempo.

    15 votes
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  7. NEED TRACK CHANGES IN EXCEL BACK!

    We have to save each edited version now rather than just have a sheet that lists the changes that were made to an excel document. That is absurd. You deemed it limited but the work around we have to do now for it, is ridiculous on our end.

    14 votes
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  8. 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.

    2 votes
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  9. 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…

    1 vote
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  10. 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.

    1 vote
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  11. why not see shared with me option

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

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  12. 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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  13. sheet view

    Can sheet view be implemented in the desktop app like it has been in excel online to aid with coauthoring when you need to filter results. Ideally this would be expanded to a sheet view where all view changes i.e. to column and rows are only shown on your version of excel when you set the option which you can then save

    1 vote
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  14. co-authoring track change history

    I love that using co-authoring you can manage how you share the excel file with your team wherein you can set a user as view only and the others will have the capability to edit. I however extremely need this TRACK CHANGES features 1.) alert notification real-time whenever there is change. This should have an on/off settings so you can turn this on if you want to monitor the progress real-time, 2.) you can check changes history who edit what and you can set the date so that you can select from the start and end date of the project.

    4 votes
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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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.

    1 vote
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  19. 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

    1 vote
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  20. Be able to assign a task to and individual from a cell in excel, that populates that individuals "task" in outlook

    Be able to assign a task to and individual from a cell in excel, that populates that individuals "task" in outlook

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