Reopen windows previously open when Excel (or Word) is reopened
When Excel – and also Word – is reopened, it does not reopen the files that previously had been opened when Excel/Word was closed. This is a VERY useful feature that recent versions of MAC OS, and MS Office, supported. PLEASE bring this feature back to Excel and Word, and PowerPoint as well.
Simona Stanzani commented
fix this bug please. it's a nightmare.
So is there any solution here!?
Looks more like a bug but I definitely hope it will be fixed/implemented as soon as possible. Have a nice day
Fred Engst commented
It is really a pain to reopen all the files that were open after I quit excel. Those files are not of the same kind. Some for school work, some for personal use, and others are files that people send to me to work on. It makes no sense to put all of them in a folder. Also, I don't want to remember to "pin" them before I quit. All I want is to get back to where I was before I quit excel. Instead, your recent file list is too long and useless in my case. That list is based on when the file was created, not on when it was saved. Also, if you can sort that list by saving date, and allow the user to select multiple files at startup, it will be much better.
Lisa Hazard commented
Still a problem in late 2019. It's an incredible hassle.
This has been a problem for 3 YEARS and still not resolved?
Excel, Word, and PowerPoint all close out all files when exiting. This is a real pain for those of us who may have multiple files open that we are using (e.g., building a briefing from several Excel files, inserting graphics from PowerPoint into Word. This has caused be no end of lost time trying to retrace all the files that close out when I have to shut the computer down or restart. Can we re-enable this as it used to be? Apple's programs always remember what was open, as do almost all I use (I cannot think of an exception).
Greg Gomberg commented
Really not so much a request for improvement as for fixing a bug. This is a fault in (at least) Word and Excel 2016, though both work as expected in Office 2011. A workaround many might accept would be to announce continued support for the Office 2011 applications under recent versions of MacOS until this is fixed.