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  1. Office 365 > Excel - Version Tagging

    Currently I use SaveAs to save a excel (word, PPT) to mark a major change. For example, I changed a mega formula in excel which is accurate but slow, to a 2 lines of formula. Though version is created, I could not find which version I made the changes. I am back to using SaveAs with hint in the file name. If there is any other option which I am not aware of let me know or create provision to tag the version and tag explorer for Version control, so that I can pull that version easily.

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  3. BUG: Excel looks for printer when I try to save a new doc to my OneDrive

    EVERY SINGLE TIME I try to save a new document to my OneDrive, my computer will freeze with the spinning blue wheel and tries to find a printer for around ~5 minutes. Occasionally I will have to complete force quit to get the wheel to stop spinning.

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  4. "Save As" folder options for Excel 2016

    My most recently used folder(s) should pop up when I am using "Save As". I currently have to click through the entire pathway to get to the folders I need and it becomes very time-consuming.

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  5. How do I prevent Excel from redisplaying multiple minimized open documents when opening a new document?

    Excel 365, minimized workbook pops up when opening another workbook from explorer.

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  6. Allow workbooks to open in full screen, like it used to, not just tiled, horizontal, vertical, & cascade

    When opening multiple workbooks, allow an option for each workbook to be opened full screen - tiled is too small to be able to pick out the individual workbook to be viewed and then move to the next needed workbook when doing accounting functions, horizontal, vertical, & cascade cause similar issues. The workbooks opened this way in Office 2010 and then you could choose to change it to a different opening setting if you preferred. Please go back to the full page opening - this is especially helpful for two screen operation as then two full workbooks can be viewed…

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  7. saving excel file

    Saving Excel File takes forever if the file is big.

    Breaking down the process
    save changes only to those modified sheets in the workbook. really improve performance!
    Rest are nontouched or already saved content...

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  8. Ability to combine multiple spreadsheets from explorer

    would be a great idea to have the ability to selecting multiple spreadsheets from explorer, then right clicking mouse and selecting 'combine' and all the sheets from the multiple files combines into a single spreadsheet workbook file...

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  9. Automatic multi-sheet for opening large CSV files

    When a CSV file has more than 2^20 rows (1,048,576), it should NOT produce an error saying "File not loaded completely."

    Instead, the header column should be duplicated, and the rows beyond 2^20 should be on the next sheet. In this way, a CSV with ten million rows could be opened completely, and it would simply take up 10 sheets.

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  10. Add Time settings for Autosave

    I suggest that there is a feature to change the time intervals that the file autosaves. Maybe that if working on a file alone, you can set it to every 5,10,15..... mins, but as soon as you are collaborating, it switches to the normal way

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  11. drop-down at top of application should include filename and path

    There's a wee dropdown at the top of Excel (next to the search box) with the filename in it. This should also give us the file name and path, copied to the clipboard.

    Use case: I'm in a spreadsheet w/ a 60 character name, but "open file location" doesn't select the file from among the other files in the directory, and I can't copy the name from anywhere convenient: File Save As will work & I can copy the name from the dialog, but this is far less convenient.

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  12. Password protected file, allow retries for incorrect password

    When I open a password protected Office file and type in an incorrect password, I don't get another chance to enter the password. Instead, after I acknowledge the "password incorrect" error, I have to go back to file explorer or file menu or Windows search bar (however I first opened the file) and re-open the file to try again. Very inefficient with a simple fix of showing an error in-situ on the password entry field. Of course, better if this whole experience was modernised and integrated with Authenticator or Microsoft Information Protection with a recovery option, but I'd appreciate the…

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  13. need the password to open a sheet in single workbook but not for another sheet in same workbook

    need the password to open a worksheet in the single workbook but not for another sheet in the same workbook

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  14. SLOW LOADING IN SONY VIAO LAPTOP

    VERY SLOW LOADING IN SONY LAPTP

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  15. Create PDF password protected files using VBA

    Allow to create PDF password protected files using VBA.

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  16. Indicate when autosave gets disabled on a document that was previously working

    When you are working in a document that is using autosave and you loose your one drive connection or internet connection and autosave stops working, you should indicate someone that autosave is no longer working properly. I lost a lot of data when my laptop rebooted during a windows update and autosave apparently wasn't working for a day or two.

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  17. Open all pinned files

    I use multiple spreadsheets every day and I use the same ones every day.
    Pinning them helps with organization, but I still have to open each one individually.
    How about an option to open all pinned files when I open Excel?
    Perhaps an option to select files from the list of pinned files to open automatically when I open Excel?

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  18. Open all pinned files

    I use multiple spreadsheets every day and I use the same ones every day.
    Pinning them helps with organization, but I still have to open each one individually.
    How about an option to open all pinned files when I open Excel?
    Perhaps an option to select files from the list of pinned files to open automatically when I open Excel?

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  19. Make Workbook.Open() behave as in Excel 2010 if the workbook is already open

    Set wbk=Workbooks.Open("Your file path")

    If the workbook "Your file path" is already open, wbk returns Nothing instead of (as per Excel 2010) re-opening the file, prompting the user if any changes have been made to the file.

    Please restore to the way it worked in Excel 2010.

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  20. Don't leave blank workbook when opening a workbook fails

    If Excel fails when trying to open a file (e.g. workbook with same name is already open), a blank workbook is left. This happens in a few other scenarios. Please stop this.

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