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  1. Easy way to unlock documents

    Would it be possible or feasible to place an item in the menu or a button on the main ribbon to unlock a document? I have a document that is locked for offline viewing and I cannot make any changes to this document.

    What make this frustrating is that I am being told by Office 365 that I am editing this document offline. I have restarted my one drive, my computer and all of my open documents on my laptop. I don't understand why this continues to happen but, it would be nice to have a simple fix.

    Bottom line,…

    81 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Drag and drop folders in browser for SharePoint 2016

    Our state organization has upgraded SharePoint from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2016. This upgrade has resulted in a functionality loss of being able to drag and drop folders to libraries in browser. We are requesting that Microsoft restore the drag drop folder functionality in SharePoint 2016 that was lost. This loss has had an adverse impact to our business users. 

    80 votes
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    27 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. document metadata

    make the metadata panel for a given document readily accessible

    79 votes
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  4. Column width resizng should be more discoverable

    Column width resizng in modern doc lib should be made more discoverable. Today you can resize by hovering the cursor between column headings and drag the divider. however the divider is not visible at all unless you hover over. would be great to make it light grey or something.

    78 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Email Enabled Libraries

    Email enabled list for SharePoint Online, this was a great feature for direct interaction with sharepoint via mail, although site mail box is a similar concept, would love to see email enabled lists in 0365.

    77 votes
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  6. Enable displaying the full text of the list in the Modern UI by default without clicking “Show more”

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    モダン UI のリストの本文を、"表示数を増やす" をクリックせずにデフォルトで全文が表示される機能の搭載

    Enable displaying the full text of the list in the Modern UI by default without clicking “Show more”


    ■Description(内容):
    SharePoint Online のモダン UI のサイト コレクションに設置したリストにて、本文が長文の場合や画像を埋め込んだ場合に、全文が表示されず "表示数を増やす" をクリックする必要があるが、デフォルトで全文が表示されるようになる機能の搭載を希望いたします。

    In the list placed on the SharePoint Online site collection via the Modern UI, we are aware that the full text is not displayed in case the body is long or the image is embedded.
    Although we can see the full text by clicking the option “Show more”, it will become more convenient if the full text will be displayed by default.

    Thank you for…

    76 votes
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  7. Create a File Request

    Need an option to send a file request to external partner. I'd like to build that into a Power Automate Flow.

    Same type of functionality as in OneDrive.

    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/create-a-file-request-f54aa7f8-2589-4421-b351-d415fc3b83af

    73 votes
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  8. Why can't you simply cut and paste files from one folder to another in sharepoint??? It's ridiculous that you can't do this.

    It's simply. Include a way of cut and pasting files from one sharepoint folder to another

    69 votes
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  9. Merge Folders and Subfolders

    Please allow merging of folders within sharepoint. Have folders that occasionally get duplicated from user computers and I can't merge the contents back together in the web interface as is possible within the Windows File Explorer view dealing with locally sync'd copies.

    67 votes
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  10. Missing ribbon menu, missing functions

    Where's the menu (ribbon) in the new look? Without menu there're many IMPORTANT functions missing.

    Please find a way to put back full functions. Otherwise the SharePoint is NOT USABLE in a real business environment.

    67 votes
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  11. durable links

    Durable links should be valid even after any action like rename doc/rename lib/move across webs/move across site collections....and so on.
    There was a lot of promises but now Durable links are not better then Document ID. They are worse.

    Make it useful not useless. Lets make documents durable links really durable. I don't care how the technology is called. Me and our customers really need solid technology that is available already on different platforms. Why you don't you use search to be used if document is moved across site collection? Why only Microsoft documents reflect Durable links? Why there is…

    66 votes
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  12. New Experience - Drag & Drop into meta-data grouping from desktop

    I have a document library with meta-data associated and they appear in a grouped by view. This meta-data field is mandatory.

    Currently when i drag & drop from the desktop, it creates the list item without associating the meta-data. I must then perform another action to tag the content & check the file in. Very annoying & time consuming.

    It would be great if i could drag & drop directly to the grouping of existing content and SharePoint would automaticaly set the values for this new item based on where i'm drag & dropping.

    This would save users a great…

    65 votes
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  13. Drag and drop files directly to Sharepoint

    Enable users to drag and drop files directly to SharePoint from other applications, without having to download or save them to desktop first, which is a time-wasting step

    65 votes
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  14. Add Original Document Create Date to document library when uploading documents

    When uploading documents into a document library SharePoint enters today's date as a create date for the document even thought that document could have been created 4 years ago. This gets confusing when trying to implement retention policies. A library might have hundreds of documents that have the same date, even though those documents were moved to SharePoint from a shared drive on the network. :(

    Suggestion to fix:
    Have an option for the user to user the original document create date when uploading a document as a checkbox. And an option to replace it with today's date which is…

    65 votes
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  15. Nested Document Sets

    Allow the ability to create nested Document Sets. To invest on power users to continually use document sets with metadata as oppose to folders.

    62 votes
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  16. Documentset doesn't inherit the Library/Site settings to open documents in the client application.

    Documentset doesn't inherit the Library/Site settings to open documents in the client application. When I change the setting to open files in client application and create a new document in a document set it keeps using Office Online. When I create a new document directly from the library it does open the client Office application.

    Probably this is by design. But it shouldn't. Please let us know if this is fixed in the modern UI of document sets.

    61 votes
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  17. Modern Document Sets Moving and Copying

    Now that the Modern document set is released we need the ability to move and copy these to other libraries and or collections. Document sets are an ECM function and used mostly for solution building and not having the ability to move them for archiving purposes makes them an unfinished solution.

    60 votes
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  18. Delete File Folder

    Please let us delete file folders without the content deletion on the individual level. This is time consuming.

    58 votes
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  19. In document library search

    I am missing the "In document library search" which was availlable in the classic experience of the document library.

    57 votes
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  20. Add "Download a Copy" to "Get a link" options

    Within a team/group/sharepoint site we are able to "Get a link" for documents stored in a document library within one of those sites. When I click get a link, I get a URL as follows:

    https://travismathew.sharepoint.com/sites/corpsalesteam/_layouts/15/guestaccess.aspx?docid=11584311cc4ce4d7ca41ebd0286eefb95&authkey=AScTJfwGWWN6CqKfwr0Aoo0&expiration=2017-06-16T18%3a24%3a29.000Z

    This takes the user directly to a document in the Word Online view. I can then change the guestaccess.aspx part of the URL to download.aspx and the URL now functionally allows a user to download a copy of the document.

    Making manual modifications to this URL is not effective, and there should be a way for users to easily click "Get a link" and…

    56 votes
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