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  1. Be able to open excel files online even if it is with unsupported feature.


    • Should let us know which particular thing that sets off the unsupported prompt

    • Even if there are unsupported features inside the file we should be able to open the file ignoring the unsupported or opening it by creating a copy without the unsupported feature

    15 votes
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  2. Excell should launch directly without opening the browser

    Excell should launch directly without opening the browser

    6 votes
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  3. open in desktop app

    pressing open in desktop app should not need another pop up for approval to open in desktop app

    3 votes
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  4. Add Teams option - open files by default in desktop apps

    Please foresee in Teams the option to open office files (Word, Excel, etc.) by default in the Office application.

    3 votes
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  5. Allow online EXCEL 365 workbooks to open at Sheet1!A1 every time or allow us to define it in the URL

    Online shared Excel 365 workbooks appear to open to the last cell a user clicked. This is no good if we are trying to display information to a team.

    Could you please give us the option to open sharepoint docs at sheet1!A1 as with the desktop Excel.
    or failing that, allow us to specify cell sheet1!A1 in the sharepoint URL to that workbook

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/external-url-link-to-a-specific-cell-in-an-excel/3c5d27e8-ffb9-4a7b-8cf7-5b64ce5b0814

    4 votes
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  6. 1 vote
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  7. 2 votes
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  8. I can't get in!

    I have to be on Teams for work, but I can't open excel files from Teams in my personal version of Excel. It's infuriating.

    Just let me open it!

    1 vote
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  9. Add ability to share Excel files via onedrive without having the unsupported features removed

    If I share an Excel file it always opens in Excel Web removing the unsupported Features. I would like to have the ability to share a file on OneDrive so it opens on the users Desktop without removing the unsupported Features

    1 vote
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  10. Allow linking out of excel for the web to network shared folders

    Allow linking out of excel for the web to network shared folders (curretly only cloud links function). Some data cannot be imported into onedrive due to corporate data policy.

    1 vote
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  11. Need to be able to access spreadsheet with more than one person at a time

    If someone is in this spread sheet no one else can work. We have a dead line and we need more than one person to access the spread sheet at the same time

    1 vote
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  12. Provide a way to set file(s) to always open on the desktop application.

    It's extraordinarily frustrating when, day after day, I have to wait for Web Excel to decide it can't open my macro-enabled personal Excel spreadsheet, then have to tell it twice that, yes I really DO want to open it in the desktop app, then wait for it to do so. I understand using Web Excel for files with collaborative authors, but it's a waste of time for many files that will never involve collaboration, especially when they use features of desktop Excel which might never be implemented in the web version. That's not "productivity" software.

    3 votes
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  13. Can't open Slide 9 OOR file because it's too large.

    Need to reduce file size so others can actually open the file.

    1 vote
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  14. It would be really useful to have the ability to create shortcuts on the Teams landing page to quickly access regularly used files.

    Many of my regularly used files in Teams are many levels deep so navigating to them can be time consuming. Having the ability to create shortcuts on the landing page in Teams would save a lot of time as you could quickly access these files instead of laboriously having to drill down though each level.

    1 vote
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  15. Provide a way to convert xlsx files to xls so I can save and open using older excel software

    Provide a way to convert xlsx files to xls so I can save and open using older excel software

    3 votes
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  16. please increas file size limits from 5mb to 50 mb to open excel online

    when ever try to open open online store excel file its can't open bigger data file because of file size limitaion is 5mb .

    so please increase file size to open online excel

    1 vote
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  17. When I open the excel from Online to desktop version. The online browser should close.

    After I open the excel from online to desktop version. The online version should close because it creates 2 copies of the excel on my machine. When we have to work with multiple excels this creates confusion as we see duplicate excels on the laptop.

    3 votes
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  18. 1 vote
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  19. There is no way to close Teams after excel launches

    After excel launches you must close Teams instead of going back to the Teams message.

    1 vote
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  20. ACTUALLY GET VERSION CONTROL TO WORK.

    It's been what- a decade or more? - since you made ShitePoint. How about you actually get it integrated into Office and Windows Explorer.

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