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  1. 1 vote
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  2. "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.

    4 votes
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  3. 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.

    2 votes
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  4. 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.

    2 votes
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  5. Give an option of specific excel files to be opened in the desktop version instead of excel online

    Currently Excel files that have links to other Excel files in SharePoint will not open in Excel Online, if the default in SharePoint is set to open excel is Excel online then an error is given. There needs to be an option to change the default application specific excel files are opened rather than global setting.

    22 votes
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  6. LET ME EDIT

    LET ME EDIT

    2 votes
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  7. 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…

    2 votes
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  8. An orientation button NEEDS TO BE added to micosoft excel online it is a neccesity.

    An orientation Button NEEDS to be added to Microsoft Excel Online it is a neccesity.

    14 votes
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  9. 2 votes
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  10. 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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  11. more info on why the file cannot be opened.

    A LibreOffice saved as .xlsx file cannot be opened in the online Sharepoint. The error is very generic and it does not give even a starting point where to look. it would be nice to have a more detailed description of the error to be able to rectify the issues between the vendors of the office suits.

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  12. fix spread excel

    when I update spread sheet and close it out completely they try to open master copy then it shouldn't tell me that I have it locked when I triple checked and don't even have any excel programs open. please fix this

    2 votes
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  13. MS template which has been downloaded from Microsoft Office online. not opening back.

    MS template e.g. Budget Chart which has been downloaded from Microsoft Office online. Template is not opening back when I'm opening back through Same office online. Bug is that when I'm opening a file which has been created by an app, the file should open with the same app like xls files open with MS Excel, ppt files opening with MS Powerpoint etc. In this case xlts is not opening with MS Excel Online.

    In fact testing to be done like the file formats which are created using the Microsoft online has to open in the respective templates. Trust this…

    2 votes
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  14. 4 votes
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  15. Auto fill of the above word is not working like excel offline while we using the FREEZPAN in excel online , please take a look on it

    Auto fill of the above word is not working like excel offline while we using the FREEZPAN in excel online , please take a look on it

    2 votes
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  16. When the Workbook in Excel Online exceeds the file size limit ...

    If the Workbook in Excel Online exceeds the file size limit to open it, please let us download it to our hard drive

    9 votes
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  17. 日本語に切り替えたい

    日本語に切り替えたい

    3 votes
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  18. fix problem with page up / down scrolling

    I hit Page Down and see I'm on line 64; then I hit Page Up and suddenly, I'm on line 14; if I hit Page Down again, it goes back to 64, ad infinitum -- the app skips the several pages in between. If I use the arrow keys, I can get back in control and get to the rows the app was jumping over.

    3 votes
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  19. It sucks ***!!!!

    It sucks ***. What is it? A bunch of outsourced foreign programmers making this ****??!!!!

    4 votes
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  20. Totally bad software, never comes true on expectation. resolve it as soon as you can

    Totally bad software, never comes true on expectation. resolve it as soon as you can

    2 votes
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