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  1. Lock workbooks/cell ranges to some users

    At present, you can lock cells, but then you are locking them from yourself as well as a colleague. There should be a feature where I can allow users access to certain cell ranges, while the workbook remains unlocked to me, the author. Also, I should be able to grant access to a cell range to Colleague 1, and grant access to another cell range to Colleague 2. They need access to their section to work, without the worry that they can edit and make a mistake in my sections.

    6 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…

    21 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.

    35 votes

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  4. include a function to convert comments to notes in Excel 365

    include a function to convert comments to notes in Excel 365

    4 votes

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  5. Digitally sign documents with Office 365 account

    Instead of using self or computer certificates, organizations that use Office 365 should allow their users to be able to sign documents via their Office 365 cloud accounts.

    1 vote

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  6. Nachverfolgung, wer Änderungen in geteilten Excel-Dokumenten vorgenommen hat

    Bitte erfinden Sie eine Möglichkeit nachzuvollziehen, wer in geteilten Excel-Dokumenten Änderungen eingegeben hat.

    Beispiel: Man wählt eine Zelle aus und fragt: "wer hat diese Zelle als letztes geändert?"

    1 vote

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  7. 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.

    27 votes

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  8. Make a Way of Viewing Worker-Performance on a shared Excel Document

    Excel should have of provision of filtering by 'Name' of individuals (collaborators) who worked on the shared document (OneDrive). It should also be possible to produce pie charts, histograms and graphs of employee's performance as this will enable employers to assess work inputs of each employ sharing the same document.

    1 vote

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  9. Hide resolved comments

    Archiving or option to hide resolved comments!

    12 votes

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  10. Edit history with username on every cell

    when you share a file with multiple users and they edit multiple cells with different values. It would be great to have a "Cell history" which will show us the edit history of a particular cell by any users. Information like what they changed and when they changed it (with username). This feature is available in Google sheets and its amazing to keep a track of whos changing what.

    9 votes

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  11. 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

    16 votes

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  12. Excel SharePoint check-in

    Currently Excel will only prompt to check-in if a change was made. Occasionally you get stuck with locked files. Could there be a setting to control this behavior to say "always prompt for check-in" when closing a checked out file regardless of changes?

    1 vote

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  13. Excel Connect to Sharepoint Online Sources.

    Users are increasingly using SharePoint online data sources like SharePoint lists, however Microsoft 365 Business Standard license doesn't allow such a simple thing of connecting desktop Excel to SharePoint Online Services.

    Providing all that SharePoint online functionality and then not allowing Excel desktop to connect to a simple list, in my option should not have to pay an enterprise license for that. This is basic functionality that should be in the standard license.

    Just a thought.

    2 votes

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  14. Excel SharePoint co-authoring multiple users edit same cell prevent data loss and generate warning

    When multiple users accidentally edit the same cell in a co-authored Excel worksheet, both entries should be captured and a warning generated. At the moment one of the entries is lost when the other user comes out of the cell.

    1 vote

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  15. Add the ability to link a portion text from a word doc to a cell in excel

    I would like changes in a Word doc to update a cell in Excel.

    2 votes

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  16. Access Power BI Premium datasets without Pro License

    Regarding:
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/collaborate-share/service-analyze-in-excel#other-ways-to-access-power-bi-datasets-from-excel

    This feature shouldn't depent from a Power BI Pro - license, when the customer is paying for a Power BI premium capacity.

    1 vote

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  17. Edit Approvals

    If the spreadsheet is shared amongst a team, is there a way to approve of edits? Such as a team member makes an edit but before it is displayed to the entire team the boss/manager must approve it.

    2 votes

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  18. Mac OLM to PST migrator software

    Here the user can use this Mac OLM to PST migrator software which easily changes all Mac OLM files data into Outlook PST format without any data loss. The file extension is mostly used for MS Outlook to store a number of data including Contacts, Messages, Emails, Notes, Journals, Task, Calendar, and many more attachments. Any technical or non-technical user can use this software with ease. https://www.kdetools.com/mac/olm/

    2 votes

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  19. Allow a site owner to kick a user out of a file opened in Excel Online

    If you have multiple people co-authoring in Excel Online, there are times when you need to open the file in Excel - typically for advanced formatting, etc. If someone has accidentally left the file open in their browser, there is no way to force them out and keeps the file locked. Although not always intentional, it can create a major headache by not being able to simply kick/close out that particular user from editing.

    3 votes

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  20. Improve secutrity / protection - especially buisness oriented

    I think one of the main issues of todays excel, is the fact that one cannot protect sheets when shared with others. To clarify, i am aware that you can lock sheets and workbook with a password, but to workaround this, simply download the excel and open in google sheets, and all the sheets are unlocked.

    So what im thinking about, is the ability to secure sheets when shared, so that only you have acess to hidden/protected sheets.

    Ive got two ideas that would fix this issue, but if anyone else has a better idea, please comment!

    1) When creating…

    1 vote

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