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  1. Saving a workspace includes the path of all workbooks.

    This is just plain awkward and non-transparent to the user. When I save my workspace Excel thinks it knows best by including the full path in the resulting .xlw file. If I make a copy of the workspace and all files in a new folder the workspace continues to "point" to the original location and opens those instead.
    There must be some means of making this information available and editable by the user.

    2 votes
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  2. 1 vote
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  3. [BUG] Excel 2016 update 16.0.6769.2040

    the more you save a file, the less you can open it. it takes a longer time to open until you can't open it anymore. Impossible to work in this conditions. Please make an update because to reinstall doesn't fix the problem.

    2 votes
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  4. saving to onedrive

    If I have 2+ excel files open, and I close one, confirm saving, then it uploads to onedrive. While this dialog box window is open, I'm locked out of my other excel sheets until the file finishes saving to onedrive. If the file is large (100+MB), then this can lock me out for several minutes.

    I'd like all excel file activity to be contained in that window, and not interrupt or prevent activities in the other excel file windows.

    3 votes
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  5. Allow files to load from browser.

    Before the upgrade to Office 365 (I think) we had Office 2010. I was able to go to the file search window and select the file I wanted to open. A simple double click opened the file in Excel, Word, Power Point, or whatever.

    Now, the same action opens the application, but there is no file. I have to use the "File" menu within the program and search a second time to find the file and open it the long way.

    Please correct this error and do an update.

    Thanks,
    Kam

    2 votes
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  6. Simultaneous file saving output.

    Usually I save one excel file into an htm and pdf format. and I have to repeat the process of saving. How about there could be an option where a user can save a file simultaneously to different outputs. In my case. If I could save my file as an html and pdf at the same time, that would be truly helpful in my work. Totally saves a lot of time.

    2 votes
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  7. Fix problem that changes linked Excel file location

    When creating a link between data in 2 Excel sheets without OneDrive, the program links to the file location on the hard drive. Once OneDrive is in place, Excel forgets the hard drive location and only links to the OneDrive web location... so when you open the file the data link to the other file fails. This is a MAJOR problem. This renders one of the most vital functionality of Excel useless!

    3 votes
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  8. Use system date format in the recently used files list

    The recently used files list currently uses USA date format m/d/yyyy instead of the user's system setting. It should use the user's setting. Not everyone lives in the USA!

    1 vote
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  9. "Copy link to sheet" to create a shortcut to the sheet

    I would love to have the ability to right click on a sheet tab and get an option for “Copy link to sheet.” I use this feature all the time in OneNote to help get people to the right tab/page… It would be great to have a quick way to pass people a hyperlink that directly opens a specific sheet.

    Instead I find myself giving people directions to navigate to the “xyz” sheet.

    2 votes
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  10. Save to current folder instead of "Document Library"

    In a corporate environment you often have 1000+ people on the same server, with 10+ levels of subfolder defining your little part of it. So, it's a REAL PAIN when every time you want to save a copy of a workbook to your folder (or maybe a new subfolder of the current folder's parent) that you are always thrown out to the "Document Library" so that you have to navigate back through all the subfolders to where you just were. The "Document Library" is a fixed location, so it should be accessible via a button on the Save As dialog,…

    15 votes
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  11. Really badly need "Total Editing Time" as a property.

    It would be very helpful if Excel could record the total editing time spent working on a spreadsheet. Or if Excel could better still, automatically log each time period spent editing a spreadsheet. Helps when billing customers and giving volunteer hours as I do a lot with Excel.

    2 votes
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  12. Pin newly opened files to visual area (or just the upper left hand corner)

    I open my excel to cross over multiple screens, but when i open a file its a crap shoot as to where it appears across the screens. I know the file is open as I can see it in the list of open files but beats me where it is. I have to go to "View/Arrange All" and then vertical to be able to find the file. But doing that moves all my other files that I have placed in my work area for a reason.

    3 votes
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  13. Save As Cell Contents, instead of the default "Book1.xlsx"

    Often I have typed a heading in a workbook, and then had to re-type the same or nearly the same information when saving the workbook. MS Word has an intelligent guess at the Save As option by using the first words in the document, but Excel just offers Book1.xlsx. What if we could have Save, Save As, and Save As Cell Contents? In other words, select your chosen cell, click on Save As Cell Contents, and you have your desired file name with no duplication of effort.

    2 votes
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  14. Remove folder depth limitation when saving

    Excel can open files from anywhere, but has an arbitrary limit on the folder depth/number of characters in path, forcing you to save to an intermediate temporary location.

    2 votes
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  15. When loading tab delimited Text

    When loading/opening tab delimited Text document that has fields such as 150:10 200:10 it automatically treats them as date fields and adds a trailing :00 to the end so it would look like 200:10:00, this really disrupts the development of my game and I have to keep the excel documents as the master copy.

    It would be nice to be able to load the text document as is and not have any "formatting" added automatically.

    2 votes
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  16. Sleepy Drive Support and (Automatic as in hidden) Continous Saving

    I have a NAS box on my local network, and I've purposefully set the Hard Disk Drive array to sleep when inactive, in a bid to extend the life of them. This NAS is my primary file server. In addition to this, I sleep my PC every night rather than leave it on or turn it off.

    This has an adverse side affect with Office Desktop, including Word and Excel. I experience more with Excel as I often have a 'todo' project management sheet open continuously.

    The issue is that when I go to save the sheet, (or document) Office…

    1 vote
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  17. Changes to Read-Only Mode

    In Read-Only mode for Excel 2013 you can still enter data into cells, at least when opening from a Sharepoint site. However, they information just doesn't save. Since sharepoint opens Excel in Read-Only as default and there is no prompt, my employees tend to not notice and enter their data and don't realize it is in Read-Only and therefore lose all their changes as soon as they exit the application. Read-Only mode either needs a prompt that shows up in the middle of the screen asking if the User wants to open in edit mode OR Read-Only mode needs to…

    6 votes
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  18. Special format save

    Low priority. You make it possible to save a special format but it only saves in that workbook. Make it possible so I can use it in any workbook once saved.

    3 votes
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