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  1. "TIME TRAVEL" FEATURE.

    Excel To include with time travel feature.This will facilitate to access back the file even if saved for erroneous data which will enable to access file for previous times status like 5min, 10min, 15min etc. back or before. In this way even file saved with heavy mistakes can be retrieved back to previous status and can be utilised for further work without redoing as whole.It is like restore to some known good configuration as in windows registry.

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  2. autosave for Dropbox

    I would like to see autosave expanded to include dropbox. I save files to multiple locations for security reasons

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  3. Allow Currently Open Files to be Pinned

    To pin a file, right clicking on the taskbar icon shows recently opened files. These can moved to the Pinned files section by moving to the recently used file, and selecting the pin icon.

    However, a currently opened file cannot be pinned until the file has been closed. Why the extra step.

    I would prefer to be able to pin any file that is recent or current. Since all current files will become recent files as soon as they are closed, I believe the category Recently Used Files should actually include Recently Used and Currently Opened Files.

    If Currently Opened…

    2 votes
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  4. Protected View Settings

    Protected view Settings expresses a general caution. An use who accepts the caution need to proceed with the contents of the Microsoft can give a feature to copy the file to a new file without any harmful contents. This will help the user to proceed with the work on hand.

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  5. Add CGM graffic file support

    I am still missing CGM import filter like at office 2013. I have believed MS Office 2019 will solve that. No other vector format are available to export from Siemens to MS Office to create documentation with vector quality of inserted drawings.

    3 votes
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  6. Start up Folder -be able to go into Explorer and click on the Folder Required other than having to type the full path - often told no

    Under File Options for Default Start up can we have an option to go to Explorer and select the Folder we require.?
    At present one has to type in the full path name and is often told "cannot-invalid" etc.

    At present mine now defaults to Personal.XLSB and I am unable to remove this

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  7. Save all opened workbooks at once

    Save all opened workbooks at once

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  8. Scroll thru "Pinned" Worksheets

    When you right-click the Excel application in the taskbar, a list of "Pinned" and previously-opened worksheets pops up. It looks like we're limited to a small number of either Pinned or Recently viewed sheets, so it'd be nice to be able to expand that list and be able to scroll in the small window (when you right click the app in taskbar). I'm aware that you're able to hit File - Open to view past sheets, but this would be nice for jobs that require a small number of sheets to reference that are used on a regular basis.

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  9. 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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  10. Auto Save Option to change rev of file when opening

    When a file is opened with autosave, alert the user and recommend to save the file with a revision name or a new name. In many cases, users open files to use them as templates and do not intend to change the original file. IF the file is not on sharepoint, you cannot go back to the previous version and you loose the original file. I instructed my staff to try to do save as or copy as right when they open a file, but it is hard to remember to do that. And of course, we want the auto…

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Enable multiple workbooks in a single Excel instance.

    Please update Excel so that it can open multiple workbooks in a single instance, like it used to. Having multiple instances open hinders my efficiency: I can't ctrl-Tab between workbooks and I can't Paste-Special from different Excel instances the same way I can within the same instance.

    Thanks

    4 votes
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  20. Asterisk in title bar next to filename to denote changes have been made without saving

    Asterisk in title bar next to filename to denote changes have been made without saving

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