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.
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.