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  1. 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…

    4 votes
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  2. Auto save needs to be added to the lifetime subscription

    Auto save was a feature on 365 and it needs to be a feature on the Lifetime subscription.

    1 vote
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  3. 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.

    4 votes
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  4. autosave for Dropbox

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

    1 vote
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  5. 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.

    1 vote
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  6. why isnt my excell sheet not working?

    doing a save as for my billing

    1 vote
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  7. allow auto save with password protected documents

    allow auto save with password protected documents; presently one hast to save manually

    3 votes
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  8. List of recently opened files sorted alphabetically (as Office 2010)

    The list of recently opened files is sorted chronically (default setting?). It should be allowed to be sorted alphabetically (as Office 2010).

    2 votes
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  9. 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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  10. 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

    3 votes
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  11. Indicate manual/automatic save status of a specific version history snapshot

    In the version history view, have a small icon/note to indicate if a version was manually saved by the user or automatically saved. Perhaps replacing the current pen icon with the disk icon for manually triggered saves. This would help users navigate to key versions of frequently edited documents, whose version histories can be incredibly cluttered and difficult to find a specific/important version.

    2 votes
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  12. 2 votes
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  13. convert excel to pdf with specific cells as bookmarks

    convert excel to pdf with specific cells as bookmarks

    2 votes
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  14. In general for all of office 365: Microsoft seems to dynamically verify licensing and if for some reason the license becomes invalid it is

    In general for all of office 365: Microsoft seems to dynamically verify licensing and if for some reason the license becomes invalid it is not possible to save a file, even if the license dynamically becomes valid again. Since a license can become temporarily invalid due to a Microsoft update, or some other glitch in the licensing system, this means work started and changed while the license was valid is lost since you must close and restart the application to reactivate a license which was previously valid. At the very least there needs to be some means of saving and…

    2 votes
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  15. Save all opened workbooks at once

    Save all opened workbooks at once

    1 vote
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  16. 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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  17. 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…

    1 vote
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  18. Insert Sheet should be on INSERT tab

    Please put "insert sheet' in the INSERT tab.
    I know it's in other places, but come on...it's so obvious and intuitive to be there.

    2 votes
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  19. save all files

    There should be an option to save ALL open files at once. This way if you're working across multiple files you don't have to go through and save each individually.

    3 votes
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  20. 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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