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  1. 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.

    6 votes
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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.

    4 votes
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  5. 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.

    20 votes
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Paste tables from word / outlook without splitting multiline cells into multiple rows

    let users paste a table from Word / Outlook to excel without introducing new rows... (just ignore the line breaks so that multiple lines of text from a cell in WORD is still just one cell in EXCEL.

    these tables in word or outlook are probably pasted from Excel to word/outlook in the first place :)

    copying tables back should be the same... or maybe a PASTE SPECIAL option "paste from table"...

    Without this feature, your users have been for the past decade using workarounds like:
    * paste in to google sheets and moving that file back...
    * replace newline…

    7 votes
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  10. Fix comments displaying across frozen panes

    Comment bubbles only "float" over the fixed worksheet area that's set by default or that's manually changed by the user. They also will float over hidden adjacent rows or columns. However, if a comment is in a cell that's fixed using the "freeze panes" feature but the worksheet display isn't contiguous to the comment bubble, the bubble will be cut off instead of float over the frozen panes.

    This makes it impossible to read a comment saved in a row 1 header field (say to read details of what type of data is supposed to go there) but the cell…

    27 votes
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  11. Send in-application notifications to those shared on a workbook.

    In a shared document, other team members may be waiting for me to make some changes or I may have a question about something in the doc. There should be a way to click on the share button and then send an email notification to those shared on the workbook: "Hey folks, I just got such and such done, so now you can do x, y, or z" or "Can someone explain why ...."

    2 votes
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  12. Set default date format independent of User & native settings

    We have strict date format rules for documenting R&D work. It would be nice to set that to default date format no matter who opens the file (internal, external, US, UK, etc.). Currently, the only open is to change each date using Custom Date format and copying and pasting the format, which is tedious. I'm not sure if enabling in the Options would be the solution.

    4 votes
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  13. Enable data query refresh (with PowerPivot tables) when workbook structure is protected

    I want to protect the queries from being changed but want users to have the capability to refresh the data model (that uses PowerPivot).

    9 votes
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  14. Currency conversion

    Simple option analogues to "find and replace" can be added.
    Step 1- Select the cells you want to apply currency conversion
    Step 2- Either excel automatically detects what currency it is or you can select what currency it is on the cell
    Step 3- select the currency you want to convert to? select the exchange rate(users should have options to use real time rated or predefined at that moment)
    Step 4- Your cell have been converted to desired currency.

    3 votes
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  15. Autosave is a disaster

    Autosave is fine for a phone but using in in the "real" (Desktop - paid for) version of Excel is a terrible idea.

    I have my main files on a portable running Win 10 Desktop and I save first to a local drive expecting them then to be updated in my OneDrive.

    This hasn't happened. My iPad copies are the versions since before the misguided upgrade to the Desktop version that made AutoSave compulsary. Files are not then saved on the portable but marked Update Pending which is useless when later in the day I want to check - for…

    16 votes
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  16. Lock and unlock worksheets

    As owner of a workbook I don't want other users to amend formulas. I do however reserve the right to amend them myself. This functionality would allow me to make edits remotely without losing my control over the integrity of the calculations in the workbook.

    2 votes
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  17. more intelligent autosave default

    Hi there, the new auto save function causing more problems than it is resolving because it is on by default regardless of the nature of the workbooks. I recommend that the user is rather prompted to enable autosave on workbooks with macros or with file sizes > 1Mb instead of enabling it by default.

    15 votes
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  18. gmail account

    have it so i can click a gmail logo and it will send me to my gmail account with the attached form in the new email......

    or have it like google docs i can see other people edit it at the same time as me

    2 votes
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  19. Add Comment Pane similar to MS Word in Excel. It's exceptional hard to see comments in Excel this would really help.

    Add Comment Pane similar to MS Word in Excel. It's exceptional hard to see comments in Excel this would really help.

    5 votes
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  20. Enable coauthoring to work with files stored on Dropbox and other cloud storage providers.

    Co-authoring works well on Excel desktop in conjunction with OneDrive based files. There is however currently no solution for businesses using Dropbox or other cloud providers.

    Can we enable co-authoring with these too? Particularly Dropbox.

    6 votes
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