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  1. Alternatives to save documents from other online sources like DropBox, Box, Google Drive

    Use alternatives instead of only "OneDrive" it makes dificult to share files or to work online, if you had GoogleDrive, or Box, we could work with larger volumes of information instead of using GoogleDocs for one, Box Notes for other and OneDrive for other kind of users... Why not all in one single progam using excel? you will have more usage of the platform

    4 votes
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  2. With "Add a place" I would like to be able to add shortcuts to folders on the PC

    Add a Place should allow me to add shortcuts to folders on the local PC

    3 votes
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  3. Save work books to external hard drive

    to have a tab to save to external hard drive for quick access and not go thru all this clicking. I hope this helps others as I need it bad.

    2 votes
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  4. Allow for read only access and read and write access separate passwords.

    In previous versions from Office 2007 and below, you were able to set one password for read only access and if you wanted, a read/write password. This allowed desired users to get permissions easier without having to need the extensive knowledge of VBA.

    2 votes
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  5. 3 votes
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  6. Open file

    If I have a workbook open and want to open another workbook, I would like an option to open within the same folder and not picking 'Browse', 'Recent Location' etc. If I use the 'Save As' button it does that, but 'Open' no longer does. Maybe an 'Open In' button? Thanks Microsoft for the opportunity to provide feedback!

    3 votes
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  7. Fix for carriage returns breaking csv files.

    Cells containing a carriage return break the row when saving as a csv file. Provide a work around, such automatically replacing carriage returns with a space character.

    2 votes
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  8. Display online status, "Connected to: OneDrive" just like "Connected to: Exchange" status in Outlook

    Too many times when saving a document to my OneDrive from Excel (appl) I receive this error: "UPLOAD FAILED We're sorry.."
    Same result when I try again. I have checked my network connection by checking my exchange connection: "Connected to: Microsoft Exchange". I am successfully connected from home office via "MSIT AutoVPN: Conencted"
    In the buttom line of Excel status is displayed: "Upload Failed"! Instead I would like to suggest that a status of connection to OneDrive is diaplayed to share with the user if Excel acknowledge a valid connection to OneDrive at this time! Thanks.

    1 vote
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  9. Expand the new "Shared with Me" option

    While I appreciate the new "Shared with Me" option when opening a file (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), it only shows documents. It would be great to see folders that were shared with me as well and browse to the file that I want to open within the shared folder.

    1 vote
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  10. Read-only recommended --- replace Yes/No buttons with Read-Only/Edit buttons

    Relabel the two buttons upon opening a Read-Only recommended file. Instead of "Yes" and "No", use "Read Only" and "Edit"
    Even though the text is clear enough for those that bother reading the instructions, this solution would largely prevent someone from editing the Read-Only version, then saving without the Read-Only Recommended option.

    2 votes
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  11. Add "most used" along of "recent"

    The open -> recent pane takes up the whole screen, and, past a point, gives irrelevant choices.

    What about sharing this pane with "n most used ever" (able to manually delete files from this list).

    3 votes
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  12. In excel for large data use seperate database in excel & save as database file attach to same excel file for save time & space of proecssing

    above suggestion is given because i always face & can not handle this error "excel cannot complete this task with available resources" for large database while processing & saving

    2 votes
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  13. 1 vote
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  14. Be able to select template for a new workbook with the keyboard or at least have them displayed as a list rather than as thumbnails

    I have dozens of templates and I know their names, but because the templates are only displayed as thumbnails arranged alphabetically, to use the ones that start with letters like "U" takes multiple mouse clicks. Like it was in previous versions, I would like to be able to start typing the name and get a very limited list of templates (eventually down to one) to select.

    4 votes
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  15. Having to click the 'Enable content' button every time I open a worksheet is driving me bonkers! How do we turn it OFF?

    This just seems to be a big waste of time and I don't need this feature. I want to be able to disable it.

    2 votes
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  16. DropBox missing from "Add a Place in Office 2016

    In Office 2013 users had the ability to add non-Microsoft cloud storage providers (DropBox Google) to "Add a Place". This interoperability was a valuable asset to the user trying to use Office applications. In Office 2016 the ability to add DropBox is no longer available in the UI. The only options are Microsoft cloud stores.

    11 votes
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  17. Easy Method to Export Single Worksheets (rather than copy into new notebook)

    Single-click on worksheet tab to save to a new workbook file. Many sheets that need to distribute single sheets to different people, without having to copy sheet to a new book and then saving.

    4 votes
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  18. 3 votes
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  19. Please, improve the protection of Excel spreadsheets

    I have found that OpenOffice and LibreOffice can open Excel spreadsheets with password very easily. This seems like a pretty serious problem. I hope you will correct soon. Thank you

    3 votes
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  20. Need to bring back Recent Items folder originally available under Win 7 favorites. New file access within Apps is anti productivity

    May Recent Items folder available to Quick Access that shows up in open and save option in Windows Office Apps

    8 votes
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