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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Fix Co-Authoring with Desktop App

    Co-authoring with SharePoint Online and Excel desktop applications is a plague for years. This has to be the most common problem that keeps coming back up over and over. For whatever reason Excel files become read-only locked for all users accept for the last person that made an edit with the desktop application. All other users are prompted to save a copy of the file.

    Microsoft you need to figure this issue out. Devise a way for the local office cache to resolve itself, or fix autosave, or the other myriad of options which is causing this ongoing conflict to…

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  8. 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…

    2 votes
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  9. 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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  10. Hide resolved comments

    Archiving or option to hide resolved comments!

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  11. Excel Workbook Collaborative 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…

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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.

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  13. 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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  14. @mentions to show up in MS Teams activity feed

    Currently when you @mention a user on a comment inside Excel they only get an email notification. When the file resides in MS Teams it seems logical that an @mention should show up in the activity feed. It's confusing to use Teams for collaboration (communication and file sharing) and then need to rely on the @mention notification to come from another platform (email).

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  15. Enhance the share button for Excel, Word, and PPT.

    Add more share options and not just OneDrive and Email. Share via Teams, integrate the Box share plug-in (instead of a separate button), Yammer, To-Do, etc.

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  16. Opção de aplicação de filtros diferentes para pastas de trabalho compartilhadas.

    Utilizo o Office 365 exclusivamente para compartilhar (mais de um usuario colaborar) com a alimentação de uma tabela no Excel. Lembro que antes, quando um usuario utilizava um filtro na tabela, isso não era aplicado a outros usuarios, o que acaba permitindo que cada colaborador podesse utilizar seu proprio filtro e trabalhar nos campos da tabela que lhe fossem mais uteis. Agora, quando um colaborador aplica um filtro, esse filtro é aplicado a todos os usuarios. Gostaria que implementassem uma maneira para que cada colaborador da planilha podesse utilizar seu proprio filtro de acordo com sua necessidade.

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  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. Prepayments Template for Finance

    I have created a prepayments schedule for book-keepers and accountants. Would this prove useful for any one?

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