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    • control the opening mode (offline) with sharepoint shortcut pointing at excel file (now enforce online)

      in a document library, you can enforce the use of client application. so excel does open in excel offline. when creating a shortcut to file, it open online anyway.

      I would like to be able to 'ban' online cause we use some project file maintained by lots of different people and i've noticed several cases of data loss due to version being ovewritten.

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      • 1 vote
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        • Permissions won't populate contacts from outlook

          My organization is a merger of two non-profits and we are in the beginning stages of Office 365 roll out, currently we use google to lock online spreadsheets and wanted to use that function for excel 365.

          However, when I download the excel file to edit the permission, I can't access my outlook contacts to choose the correct program director (20 + programs, 20 + tabs, 20+ individual directors I have to create unique access codes for and editable ranges).

          Currently, since my organization is in the middle of a merger, our company email is an alias while the underlying…

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          • why we cannot edit in Browser all at the same time, isnt it kind of Google doc function or am I mistaken completely? Thanks

            why we cannot edit in Browser all at the same time, isnt it kind of Google doc function or am I mistaken completely? Thanks

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            • If the file is greater than 30 MB you can give us options to download.

              If the file is greater than 30 MB you should give US option to download,
              It's no necessary that user has MS-Office downloaded at that time.

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                • Online Applications Do Not Work Properly

                  It sucks. Go back to only using local programming.

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                  • well **** this then

                    this is horrible and I can't believe you'd allow something like this I'm appalled by this monstrosity. please fix it

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                    • LET ME EDIT

                      LET ME EDIT

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                      • When you are not able to open large file, only providing the option to open in Excel, please also provide option to download the file.

                        When you are not able to open large files, provide and additional option to download the file along with the open in excel option.

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                        • File corrupt when editing excel online in Teams

                          This aren't a suggestion but a review on the edit of excel documents created in Teams and tried Editing. When tried editing the message is " File may be corrupt".

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                          • If a data query fails to refresh in Excel online, the cause should be identified.

                            The error message gives a link to a page that lists the possible causes, but why can't the error message just tell you what's causing YOUR query not to refresh? It would really speed up troubleshooting.

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                            • Let the user open a local copy to edit so they can save their own

                              Let the user open a local copy to edit so they can save their own

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                              • File Size Limit

                                If the buggy online versions of office apps can't open a file due to a file size limit, don't present an error but automatically open the file in the desktop version instead.

                                Alternatively abandon the webapps completely. They are far from being production ready.

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                                • make sure your product works correctly before offering it to users

                                  make sure your product works correctly before offering it to users

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                                  • Read only / Check Out

                                    When I try to edit spreadsheets, sometimes a different user has it checkout so it is in readonly mode. When I inform them they have it checked out, they have no idea where it is open.

                                    Could you add a feature that can allows me to message them to close out of their file, and in the message the user receives, it has a button to checkin or kill a checkout session?

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                                    • "Your session has exceeded its limits and has been closed" is unclear language, articulate what "the limit" is and how it's exceded

                                      "Your session has exceeded its limits and has been closed"

                                      Error Id: d5beba95-ab91-4d03-b643-f81fb062e0c8, 2018-06-13 15:57:51Z

                                      This error message don't clearly articulate what the user did wrong or how to avoid doing it again. A more detailed message, or one that uses clear language to define what "exceeded its limits" even means, would provide users with a way to avoid getting this error, over and over, as I have.

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                                        • Fix Grammatical Errors in "Couldn't Open the Workbook"

                                          Please fix the grammatical errors in the following message.

                                          "We're sorry, we couldn't open your workbook... Do you want to try and open this file in Excel?"

                                          The first sentence is a "comma splice." It should be "We're sorry. We couldn't open your workbook."

                                          The last sentence has "try and," which is a common mistake. The sentence should read "Do you want to try to open this file in Excel?" In other words, instead of using "try and," use "try to."

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