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  1. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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!

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  6. Please enable workbook sharing with PivotTables and Maps

    Please update workbook sharing so that we can share workbooks even if they have 3D maps or PivotTables and please bring the 3D map feature to Excel online.

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  7. An opening note/how-to written by author

    As someone who has inherited a lot of excel workbooks with a lot of data or names but no info for how it was organized, last updated, etc. It would be great if there was a feature to write a sort of welcome to this workbook, here's what you need to know, how often this should be updated, where to find the information or any other type of instructions that the previous author of a workbook would tell a new owner of the workbook.

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  8. Since Access is not cloud based (Desktop only), and is not updated post 2016 - why can't Excel have more database features like AirTable?

    Please check out the feature set of AirTable for ease of use and easy set-up and powerful but simple tools. Microsoft currently has nothing approaching the ease-of-use of this product (where data can be stored in the cloud) and accessible across multiple devices.

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  9. Allow Edit Excel BUT Disable copy/paste/cut/move&copy/print/download/save to new excel

    I would like to share a file with other people, with restrictions:- Users would only have the option to edit and view the file but cannot copy/paste/cut/move&copy/print/download/save to new excel.

    This is to protect the file from sharing with unwanted parties.

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  10. Office online Protection

    I want to protect the online excel for certain people and allow other people to have access for editing certain ranges.
    How can i do that?
    I tried Allow user to edit range, it doesnt work and it protects the whole sheet with no option to edit even if I allow myself to have power to edit

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  11. Re-instate threaded comments

    Please bring back threaded comments. It has made alot of my work un editable..

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  12. Live updates while collaborating

    When saving in Google Sheets we can almost instantly see each others changes live, Excel takes approx 60 secs before any changes are shown and sometimes asks us to reload the entire document. Can Google sheets be used as a benchmark of speed required for collaborative working in 2019... collaborative features are unworkable in their current state.

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  13. Threaded Comments Features

    1. Since we are collaborating, it would be nice to have the ability to filter the comments for @mentions. This is helpful to make sure that I reply to everything I needed to.

    2. The @mention email notifications are not detailed. It should include more information, including the cell identification.

    3. Ability to choose if we want to display all comments or just comments for a particular cell.

    4. @Mention with an option to require reply from one or more of the individuals in a comment. If no reply, send follow up email notification. Maybe even have the ability for…

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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

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  16. Centralize all coments and notes.

    I work with many sheets with one final centralized sheet. The are many comments and notes everywhere. I would like the Comments to have a centralized section where I can see all of them from all sheets; same with notes.

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  17. Bring back the Share Workbook function - I'm not uploading anything to the Cloud and my team need to access worksheets

    Bring back this function - it's widely used by businesses and uploading to the cloud is not an option for us.

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  18. compare 2 spreadsheets for changes and discrepancies. It's ridiculous that this can't be achieved without outside help

    compare 2 spreadsheets for changes and discrepancies. It's ridiculous that this can't be achieved without outside help

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  19. Share text from a cell

    It would be awesome to be able to share the contents of just a single cell (or maybe even a group of cells) directly from Excel.... Maybe in the right-click menu > share > then a list of apps to share from (like Skype, WhatsApp, Facebook etc) Of course it's possible to copy and paste in the app of choice, but it would be great to make that all one quick step ;)

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  20. share document in teams

    There is currently the share option that allows you to share by email, I would like to see the ability to share it in a teams channel or to a "chat". This way I can post immediately to a may people aware.

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