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  1. Have an option on Sharepoint / Teams to always open a document in the app

    The web version of pretty much all Office apps is... lets say a variable experience, but excel in particular sucks as keyboard shortcuts you rely on in the app just don't work.
    I'd like an option in Teams / Sharepoint that will ALWAYS open the linked document in the desktop app - not just give me the option to do it in the web interface, but to ALWAYS open in the desktop app.

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  2. Need the ability to open browser version of a file from the apps

    I need the ability to Open In Browser from Excel, Word, etc...

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  3. Have a choice to send file directly to Drop Box

    Have a choice in the Send a copy / directly to Drop Box

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  4. Autosave should work to save the file in the same location automatically - not only if you are on Microsoft cloud.

    Autosave should work to save the file in the same location automatically - not only if you are on Microsoft cloud

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  5. Remove the "auto save" feature before it destroys any more Excel files.

    Remove the "auto save" feature before it destroys any more Excel files. I decided to use the "auto save" feature on a very important file and it destroyed my file. Don't put computer features out there that you are not prepared to back up by fixing any mistakes you make.

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  7. Desktop

    Provide one button or simple instructions on how to copy and save to MAC desktop.

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  9. Progress Bar in Status Bar missung

    When opening and saving files in version 16.36 the progress bar is completely gone. So is the calulation percentage display when recalculating worksheets. A major loss for everyday users.

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  10. Add an option to Save All

    Currently the only way to do a Save All is to quit Excel and choose Save Al in the alert that shows up. It would be really great if there were a command to allow saving all at any time without having to Quit Excel

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  13. Please rename AutoSave. People confuse it with AutoRecover

    People do not understand that AutoSave is a new feature for OneDrive and SharePoint. They constantly mistake it for AutoRecover. AutoSave should be renamed something like CloudVersions or CloudRestore to indicate that it involves only files saved to the cloud,

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  14. Have a File Open icon which can be added to the ribbon and the QAT

    Currently the File Open command is not available to be added to the ribbon/QAT, even though File Save, Save As, Close, etc are. Please add so to make it easier to execute this common task

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  15. Make Office recognize SharePoint locations that are synced via OneDrive

    Right now if I open an Excel file that is stored on my Mac and is synced via OneDrive - Business (SharePoint locations), Excel does not recognize that file to be an online file. It still thinks that it is stored locally (eg no AutoSaving).

    But if I do the same thing with my personal OneDrive folder then it opens as an online file (eg AutoSaving works).

    Can you please improve the behavior of these files?

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  16. Allow "good morning" to be hidden

    The "good morning" on the home page of Excel (and other Office applications) feels very patronising and childish. Could we have an option to hide it please?

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  17. Temporary stored files during saving Excel file cannot be deleted on NAS - .xlsx.sb

    since the update to Mojave, Excel documents store repeatedly (not all files) temporary folders which are not deleted on NAS when one opens them with Microsoft Office 2016. This behavior seems related to the content within the Excel files. It looks like that as long as no diagram is saved in the Excel document the associated temporary file will be deleted as intended.

    But if diagrams ore a more complex document structure is being created in the documents, then apparently not only temporary documents but folders are created during saving. After closing the document, you can no longer delete the…

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  18. Add Quick Access Toolbar button for 'Open'

    Excel for PC has a toolbar button for this function that can be added from the 'All Commands' list. Excel for MAC does not. The current process required 1-3 clicks to get to the list of files to open.
    Please add this button to the available options for the Quick Access Toolbar.

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  19. Please Fix UNREADABLE Open Recent File Name Display

    Presently the File > Open Recent menu displays an UNREADABLE bunch of file names that DOES NOT display long file names. Instead it sometimes gives a path name partially with a "-...>>" symbology in the middle of a file name. On shorter file names IT STILL DOESN'T DISPLAY THE WHOLE FILENAME and insists on spliting it up with a "..." in the middle. This is torment. PLEASE FIX THIS!!! IT WILL BE A TRIVIAL AMOUNT OF PROGRAMMING. See attached screen shot file to see how useless it is at present. HELP HELP HELP!!!

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  20. Excel files can't be found with the recent update. What have you done?!

    It shows some files but they are blank and it tells me I have the name wrong and to check the spelling! Not true. This is so frustrating.

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