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  1. Fil

    Please¡¡¡¡ Why Microsoft does not permit multiple views when several users are work at the same book?
    Google Sheet permits it.
    Regards

    1 vote
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  2. 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!

    2 votes
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  3. Why dont we have template based Web publishing for excel?

    I have been using MS-Excel for long time and generate few reports but eventually use Google scripts, Google Sheet and Google Website to publish my reports. Why don't MS can provide the same feature via Power BI or other products.

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  4. 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.

    1 vote
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  5. Email worksheet instead of the entire workbook

    Allow email of worksheet instead of workbook

    3 votes
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  6. Allow brackets in filename or path

    When a person's display name contains a bracket character (such as a departmental suffix) this bracket is included in the folder name of a OneDrive shared folder. When a recipient of that OneDrive shared folder attempts to modify an Excel spreadsheet and save it back to the shared folder, they will see an error that the file could not be saved due to invalid characters in the filename or path. If Excel could support the bracket character in the filename or path this would no longer be an issue. (An alternative solution would be to allow admins an option to…

    36 votes
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  7. 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

    3 votes
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  8. 1 vote
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  9. 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…

    1 vote
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  10. 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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  11. 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.

    1 vote
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  12. Bring back Notes from the previous build.

    I don't understand why the old Note system was entirely removed. It functioned perfectly as a simplified system of comments. I just need to leave a small amount of additional data which can be viewed quickly by mousing over the cell. The new comment system is cumbersome by comparison, and adds no value for my purposes.

    3 votes
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  13. Expand Excel (and Word) co-authoring to Box/DropBox

    Please expand Excel (and other Office) co-authoring to other cloud platforms like Box and DropBox - it is a great functionality and would be better if it supported wider platforms.

    2 votes
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  14. Hidden cell protection in Excel fails with copy command

    When you hide a row/column in an excel spreadsheet and lock it with a password, you would still be able to see that hidden content after copy-pasting that whole section. Is is possible to protect that hidden content? This might be really helpful in collaborative sharing so that clients wont be able see any internal comments.

    2 votes
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  15. 4 votes
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  16. Add a formula that shows "Date Last Saved" to minimize collaboration issues

    My agency deals with DropBox and tons of Excel sheets. We have run into countless problems when there are DropBox syncing errors across our various sites, leading to loss of data, losing a day of productivity, and/or people not realizing they're not working in the most recently saved file.

    Since DropBox (mis)use isn't going to stop anytime soon, it would be VERY helpful for us to have a feature similar to TODAY() to show the most recent save, in the file, to help our employees communicate with less confusion, and help ensure we're all working in the most recently saved…

    2 votes
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  17. Allow autosave/co-authoring for password protected workbooks

    When using co-authoring with Autosave in latest Excel desktop client, it fails if the workbook is password protected. Allow multiple users to edit a password protected workbook.

    53 votes
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  18. Password protect a workbook with password protecting sheets

    After blocking / protecting cells (with a password) in sheets, so users can only manoeuvre within unprotected cells and enter data there, one should be able to protect the entire workbook again, for subsequent distribution.

    So, there is a 2nd layer of protection over the 'pre-distributed' version.
    Optionally with a 2nd password.
    The method of protection should be the same.

    So, the idea is to have a 'workbook-protection' (optionally with password) and a 'sheet-password' for all the individual sheets.
    Passwords not to be the same and the sheet password only for the developer.

    2 votes
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  19. Return share workbook functionality to Excel 2016

    Excel 2016 has recently removed the share workbook functionality and hidden the icon for easily sharing workbooks. It appears that this has not taken into account spreadsheets that are saved on file servers, and aren't uploaded into the cloud (ie the co-authoring functionality). Please return the functionality so that workbooks can be easily shared.

    97 votes
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    You’ve provided feedback on the Excel Shared Workbook experience and we would like to know more about how you’ve used this feature and the value it provides. By taking this survey, you can help the Excel team better understand how to prioritize our Collaboration Experiences moving forward.

    Your input is greatly appreciated.
    Thanks

    https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=v4j5cvGGr0GRqy180BHbR3M53G0xM8tHle2rOax4MqNUQ0lOWlM2OFRTTkJNRTVGQU1ZV0hDMTZYSy4u

  20. Check boxes

    Have the ability to add Check Boxes like in OneNote - be able to simply add a check box into a cell and be able to check it off

    7 votes
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