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  1. Quick Access Feature when Saving

    I submitted a question via that Answers path and I was unable to resolve my issue so I was requested to provide feedback. Unfortunately the feedback method within Excel doesn't work due to security restrictions at work so I will try here.

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msofficeother-msowin10-mso_o365b/change-save-as-behavior-in-office-365-proplus/be939fee-3990-4266-8eb4-dc5969290cd7?messageId=100bada0-6dcc-4504-8299-1357192afbec

    There is my initial post to Answers which references another users similar request. The recommended solution didn't work with our implementation if you check the comments on that post.

    It is very frustrating that the quick access feature which replaced favorites in older versions of Windows no longer acts as a "quick" access. Any help…

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  2. Add "Open Read Only" when right clicking a OneDrive synch'd file in File Explorer

    We have spreadsheets with dynamic formulas (e.g. today()) and sometimes we just want to read the contents and not save a new version. The files are on SharePoint and synched with OneDrive, so appear in File Explorer. We'd like to be able to right click and open read only from the File Explorer.

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  3. Add "Open Read Only" when right clicking a OneDrive synch'd file in File Explorer

    We have large spreadsheets with dynamic formulas (e.g. today()) and sometimes we just want to read the contents and not save a new version. The files are on SharePoint and synched with OneDrive, so appear in File Explorer. We'd like to be able to right click and open read only from the File Explorer.

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  4. Add a checkbox to all save dialogues that allows you to copy the path just like the Pictures save dialogue.

    Being able to copy the path from the save dialogue allows a very easy way to then attach the saved file to some other application.

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  5. Sequence of folders

    When I want to open a folder, the list of folders does not start with the most recently used at the top. I cannot see a way of changing this default. The most recently used folder that is most likely to be the one I want to use again.

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  6. FILE | OPEN menu and screen

    Just got updated and the pinned items on the File|Open screen got bigger causing the non-pinned items to shove off the screen.

    Here's the thing: There's a whole right half of that screen that is not used for anything. Nothing.

    I'd like the pinned items to display to the right and non-pinned MRU list type items to display to the left. So File and its weird submenu, a couple inches non-pinned half the remainder, pinned the other half of the remainder.

    Or switch pinned and non-pinned, though I'd prefer the above.

    But not the world of scroll six feet down…

    2 votes
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  7. eliminate "keep info in clipboard" message when closing the app

    please lose the question about the clipboard being full of information. We now have Gigs of memory. It can't be a real issue. Thank you.

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  8. allow spreadsheets to be saved as an application (like an app)

    I want an application and a database for a buissness. I want the spreadsheet to be identical to the database and I want multiple users to use it at the same time so when one person changes something it updates quietly in the background

    2 votes
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  9. 打开excel文件时全部是一片灰色,没有内容,无法编辑。when openning a xlsx file, all the interface,content and buttons were grey, which is really annoying

    打开excel文件时全部是一片灰色,没有内容,无法编辑。when openning a xlsx file, all the interface,content and buttons were grey, which is really annoying

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  10. Exiting excel and saving

    When exiting excel without saved progress, in the window "Do you want to save?" buttons could be more separated with clear indication on what action user would wanna take, right now they are right next to each other which makes the process prone to miss clicking/misreading.

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  11. HAVE A WAY TO TURN OFF TURN OFF TURN OFF AUTOSAVE i DO NOT WANT IT AND IF i COULD WOULD DROP THE TOOL ENTIRELY BUT IT IS A COMPANY STANDARD

    HAVE AN OPTION TO TURN OFF AUTOSAVE PERMANENTLY . HAVING THIS BEING ALWAYS ON WITH NO WAT OF CHANGING THE DEFAULT IS A SERIOUS BUG IN THE PROGRAM. THIS NEEDS TO BE FIXED ASAP.

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  12. CSV saving from Excel with commas not semicolons

    When I save my file using the "CSV UTF-8 comma delimited" my file does not save using commas.
    When I upload it to PowerBI, it is recognized only when I switch the type of input file from commas to semicolons.
    It seems to be happening with my non English version of Excel (I use the French one), but my colleague in Ireland using the English version has no problem with this, and can save the file using commas and it will indeed use commas.
    Would be nice to look into it to fix it :)

    4 votes
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  13. create file shortcut on desktop

    Please restore the ability to "create shortcut on desktop" directly from the file manager. It was so handy. Now i have to create a shortcut, then copy or move it to the desktop.

    2 votes
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  14. Add 'Open as read-only' back to the context menu of Excel files

    Old versions of Excel had this option and I liked it. If I need to look at a file without modifying it, I want to be able to directly open it as read-only.

    3 votes
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    1 vote
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  16. Auto-save & Resume on PC Restart without blocking PC restart

    Windows Update restarts suggest a good time to restart PC. When I do so, I get a horrible Office experience that wants me to File|Save many draft excel files that I have open for ad hoc analysis. My intention is not to save them but I am forced by OS to pause and resume the work. I wish Office would just terminate, allow reboot and resume without the multiple dialogs. I have all the memory, storage, etc. on the machine for Excel/Office to not be hindrance in my PC mandatory reboot cycle.

    Mobile apps (including Office) handle a phone/tablet more…

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  18. when saving files whenever "not responding" appears, highlight or show reason for such with explanation of how to prevent such!

    "not responding'" - only when saving files is harassing me on many files, reason(s) unknown... can last on average about 10-20 seconds but have had 1 instance where shutdown was required for alleviation.

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  19. Way to disable greetings

    Excel started to "greet" me recently and home page is showing template list.
    I have disabled showing of templates from startup so this is supper annoying.
    How do I stop both things? Excel does not know me so don't tell me "Good morning" or such.
    This just craps on my screen and covers with junk forcing me to use extra clicks to get to things. I want to see the real list of pinned items/ last accessed ones - and in this order.
    95% of the time I use only pinned items and last access time is not relevant to…

    2 votes
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  20. why isnt my excell sheet not working?

    doing a save as for my billing

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