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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.

    14 votes
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  2. 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

    8 votes
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  3. 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…

    5 votes
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  4. 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.

    4 votes
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  5. 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.

    12 votes
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  6. 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

    2 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 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.

    6 votes
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  9. Improve the Search Tool in Excel online

    An excel can be shared through SharePoint amongst hundreds of participants. And those groups are often international. It is my case here. I have created a SharePoint and it contains a document in which some hundreds of participants need to register for one of the 5 available focus groups. One of them is named Hector Sanchez. I wanted to know if he had registered so entered first "Hector" in the search tool and then "Sanchez", with no results. I contacted him and he said that he did register. So I come back to the file and do a manual search,…

    1 vote
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  10. Collaborate on a single sheet within a multiple sheet workbook.

    It would be awesome to have a single sheet in an excel workbook be shared amongst multiple users (using OneDrive?). But still retain the privacy/single user settings for the other sheets.

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  11. Refuser l'accès à plusieurs sur un même document

    Serait-il possible d'ajouter une option par document pour autoriser / interdire l'ouverture d'un fichier par plusieurs utilisateurs ?
    Nous rencontrons régulièrement des conflits de version lorsque 2 utilisateurs ont modifié le même fichier. Les fichiers en question contenant des liens vers d'autres documents, des TCD, des macro-commandes cela compromet quasi systématiquement nos fichiers.

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  12. The links between several excel files do not work when using the excel online web

    The links between several excel files do not work when using the excel online web

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  13. Put share by email back. We wont be using cloud solutions and email works and is essential

    Put back share by email from local disk. This is a useful feature. Any of the new stuff could be dumped to get it back.

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  14. Add an export to Microsoft Lists option in Excel File Menu

    Now that Microsoft Lists is GA, it would be great to have the ability to export straight to a Microsoft List from Excel. I know there is already an import option from Microsoft Lists, but it makes sense to have the option the other way too!

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  15. 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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  16. EXCEL CAN OPEN A PST FILE

    It would be much better to let the excel application open a .PST file so we can sort the folders and sub folders, that way we can manage it easily.

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  17. 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.

    15 votes
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  18. Change the World in 24 Hours. Live Your Life As If You Had 24 Hours To Save the World and Just Do IT! We Have Less Than a 24 Hour Window P

    Change the World in 24 Hours. Live Your Life As If You Had 24 Hours To Save the World and Just Do IT! We Have Less Than a 24 Hour Window Period To Save the Life of a Person and the in the Total Aggregate, That is A lot of People. In the aftermath of 911, we should be realizing how bad off we all are. We need help.

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    You can change the world in 24 hours by updating the way you think.
    Progress is the only thing that has ever changed the world in the …

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  19. Bug in Excel Sheet View

    There is a bug in the new personal filter feature for Excel Online with coauthered documents. It appears that when a desktop version of Excel is open by one user and another user edits or saves a personal filter in the sheet view online, this creates a merge error where the desktop user can no longer save/autosave the file and must be reopened. Can this be fixed?

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  20. 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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