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  1. 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.

    1 vote
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 4 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 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.

    3 votes
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  9. 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.

    61 votes
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  10. email a sheet from a spreadsheet with multiple sheets

    Would like the ability to email or share one sheet from a spreadsheet and not the all sheets created for that particular work.

    5 votes
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  11. 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

  12. Share individual worksheet

    It would be useful if it was possible to share individual worksheets in an Excel workbook. I would like to be able to create a workbook with multiple sheets and share just one of those sheets with others Office 365 users.

    7 votes
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  13. 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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  14. Multiple users access

    Is there any way for multiple users to edit and make changes in same spreadsheet in real time through cloud?

    3 votes
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  15. unique user view of filtered data in shared worksheet

    allow users of shared worksheets to filter their view of the data without affecting the view of others who are also using the same spreadsheet even when saving the document.

    22 votes
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  16. Disributed calculation (with colleagues computers)

    I'm sure that Microsoft's experts will be able to optimize the Power Query code. However, almost certainly there will be users with very massive models that update very long. Please add the possibility of using distributed computing to process Power query queries.
    It would be very cool if we will be able to configure in a simple interface wich of colleagues computers in the local network (and maybe on the Internet), whose resources, can be used to speed up the calculation. And when processing queries, use avialable resources together.
    In addition, the use of distributed computing in a local network…

    19 votes
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  17. Make 'PERSONAL' macro files easily syncable between multiple computers

    It would be good if it was easy to have you 'PERSONAL' macro file syncable between two devices. I currently have a work around but it requires two separate other programs to work which is a pain plus if either of them are not running for whatever reason it doesn't work and I can get two files both with new additions making it hard to workout what's what.

    2 votes
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  18. Trust Center Trusted Locations needs to integrate with OneDrive/Live AutoSave redirection

    The new OneDrive/Live AutoSave functionality opens a file at a cryptic live.com address, even if the user opens the file from C:\users\myuser\onedrive\somefile.xlsm. Adding C:\users\myuser\onedrive\ as a Trusted Location does no good and the file is still untrusted because it was actually opened from this cryptic live.com address.

    The people who designed AutoSave for OneDrive/Live clearly never talked to the people who designed Trusted Locations.

    21 votes
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  19. Sharing or permitting viewing of a particular sheet as opoosed to the whole file

    When sending links or adding viewers to the excel file there should/could be a function where the viewer is only able to see what the owner wants them to see for example a sheet as opposed to the whole file and all the sheets

    3 votes
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  20. Team Chat

    Small chat windows for users currently editing a document to chat in. Windows would be on a document by document basis and visible to all users editing the document

    4 votes
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