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  1. Error with file > Unable to repair > no info on where error from

    Error with file > Unable to repair & save > no info on where error from to try and address

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  2. Use ACCURATE info!

    An answer never works bc examples don't reflect my excel. Diff pages, diff instructions. I'm trying to locate the Options tab to change AutoSave timing. My program does not have what all the solutions suggest. There is no Options tab anywhere on any of the headings. I went to one drive documents only to try to change, bc I think I'm being told that the ability to change AR timing is limited to one drive. This gets more ridiculous every year. The products get more expensive, the support more elusive. I pay all this money for your programs, yet I…

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  3. This is a bug report: file save error.

    Data on top sheet current as of yesterday's save. Data on other sheets was incomplete - dated back to October 20th.

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  4. Windows formatted text

    I need to save my Excel document in a Windows formatted text .txt format, but I do not see this option available. I see Macintosh formatted text, MS-DOS formatted text, UFC16 Unicode formatted text, and tab delimited text, but not what I need.

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  5. Better usage of local network

    In file open dialogue provide possibility to add a local network fileserver directory as a place to open files

    Provide autosave of current workbook to my local network

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  6. Open two files with the same file name

    Many times, I want to open two files with the same file name. This is still not working in Excel. I use a Mac nowadays, but when I checked last time on Windows, it didn't work either.

    Use Case: create a local copy of a SharePoint Excel and then open the two to merge my changes. Or compare a copy that a colleague did with my file.

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  7. Please only open files and "pre-name" them with names that can be saved.

    Why does Excel open files with improper file names? When they are open '[x]' is appended which then cannot be saved without renaming. Please only append valid text

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  8. Combine multiple files into one

    Just like Adobe Acrobat does, please provide functionality to combine multiple XLSX or CSV files into one, with each file on its own sheet.

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  9. Support for moving open files

    If you open (for example) a TextEdit document, start working, save it, then move the file into a different folder whilst still open: TextEdit recognises that the currently open file has moved.

    However, Excel/Word etc. do not. Please add support for moving open files!

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  10. Open shared link in Excel for mac

    If a colleague provides a link to me, I'm unable to open it in the desktop version of the app. Even if the functionality existed via the existing open dialog, it will make my work (which currently involves searching for file in shared files which for some reason does not appear to show the file being shared even if the sharer has no permission)

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  11. To save a spreadsheet, it seems I have to send it in an e-mail to myself. Why can I not "Save as" a spreadsheet?

    To save a spreadsheet, it seems I have to send it in an e-mail to myself. Why can I not "Save as" a spreadsheet, so that I might use it in a Powerpoint presentation? Forgive me if this already exist. I will continue to try and find the answer

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  12. To save a spreadsheet, it seems I have to send it in an e-mail to myself. Why can I not "Save as" a spreadsheet?

    To save a spreadsheet, it seems I have to send it in an e-mail to myself. Why can I not "Save as" a spreadsheet, so that I might use it in a Powerpoint presentation? Forgive me if this already exist. I will continue to try and find the answer

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  13. file name when use some symbol like " & " when save it turn to be something

    file name when using some symbol like " & " when save it turn to be something

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  15. When you go to open recent, have an option to open the last closed document.

    Sometimes, by mistake, I close a document that I still need. It would be great if I could reopen it with one click from the open recent. Since I tend to keep documents open for long periods of time, when I try to go through Open Recent, it's frequently not in the first options, so this function ends up not saving me any time.
    Or perhaps, just order the Open Recent list by when you closed the document and not when you opened it. I think this would make it a lot more useful.

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  16. Same user to edit same document while on different computers

    Switching between a tablet and desktop, for instance, while editing the same document causes O-365 to save the files separately. Can a user have a hidden MAC address, or something, to define uniqueness so that the files do not conflict like they similarly do not conflict when using multiple users?

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  17. Reinstate option to open Dropbox files in Desktop versions of MS Excel and Word

    Excel/Word files saved in Dropbox used to provide an option to open full functioning desktop versions of Excel in Word. Now, it seems to default to web-only versions of Excel/Word which have very limited editing and formatting functions...and doesn't even provide an option for desktop versions.
    Please re-instate this option as there are too many steps to open Dropbox files.

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  18. Can't save excel as a pdf with clickable links on MacOS

    By saving the excel as a pdf on my mac the links should be clickable in the pdf.

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  19. Add Connectivity to Dropbox as "a place" when you open or save a file like Add Other Storage on Excel for Ipad

    Make Excel for Mac interact with Dropbox like it does on my iPad. On my iPad I can add dropbox under "Other Storage" as a file location. On my Excel for Mac, it is called "Add a Place" and Dropbox is not an option!

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  20. 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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