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  1. 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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                • 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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                      • 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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                            • 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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                              • Disable automatic query refresh when opening Excel online

                                As you state in your error message, "data refresh"..."that uses secure external data connections to on-premises servers.."will probably not work in Office 365". It doesn't. This is an obstacle to online collaboration where a developer creates an auto-updating Excel file with pivot tables that refresh on open using secure connections to SQL server for an end user who needs this information on their portable device. Instead of forcing the Excel Online user to go through the error messages and warnings, why not offer the option (checkbox on error message?) to turn off refresh in Excel Online, while maintaining it for…

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                                • Unlocking only specific cells from write protected worksheet using excel javascript API is stopped working

                                  I am using office 365 and Excel online (Build 16.0.9403.1875).

                                  I am creating Microsoft Excel online Add-ins, using Excel Javascript API.

                                  I have a requirement like write protection of entire sheet, except few cells (Range).

                                  The functionality is achieved and it was working fine and recently. it started breaking like, it is completely protecting the sheet.

                                  I did not get any error too.

                                  So, I referred Format protection API, but while debugging, the ‘locked’ property is of no effect in action.

                                  Thanks,
                                  Raghuvaran

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                                    • Integration with Seclore Product

                                      Seclore Protcted files gets corrupted once we upload it on OneDrive and open it via O365 Office.

                                      Please sort it out at earliest.

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                                        • Office Online Server URL limit is 2048

                                          The OOS URL limit from sharepoint is 2048
                                          SPWOPIHost.GetWOPITargetInternalEx() Failure: System.ArgumentException: does not yield a URL that is <= 2048 characters at Microsoft.Office.OpenWebApplication.WopiOM.GenerateWacUrl

                                          To MS Developers, can u fix this please
                                          See also
                                          https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/azure/en-US/831ba149-6abc-4028-8d00-87a97e24fc13/how-to-increase-2048-characters-url-limit-in-office-web-apps?forum=sharepointadmin

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