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  1. 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.

    8 votes
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  2. 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.

    7 votes
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  3. 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

    4 votes
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  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.

    13 votes
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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

    1 vote
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  12. 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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  13. 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

    2 votes
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  14. Make Outlook more trans-friendly / accessible for non-binary users

    Use "they" when someone shares their Outlook calendar instead of "his or her."

    1 vote
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  15. 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.

    3 votes
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  16. 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…

    1 vote
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  17. Prepayments Template for Finance

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

    1 vote
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  18. Add a way to view individual cell history in a table

    Preferably it would show which users made the edit and the value changes made to the cell. If log is to cumbersome, even last 5 edits would be nice to view.

    2 votes
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  19. In google sheets I can who changed each cell. Why can I not do that in the microsoft equivalent product: Office365 Sheets? Contact me

    In google sheets I can who changed each cell. Why can I not do that in the microsoft equivalent product: Office365 Sheets? Contact me

    3 votes
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  20. 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…

    1 vote
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