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  1. don't delete the list of recent files when updating

    don't delete the list of recent files when updating

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    • XML formato per la fatturazione elettronica

      Fatturazione elettronica. Il foglio di calcolo più recente di Excel di Office 365 è 2004?

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      • don't delete the list of recent files when updating

        don't delete the list of recent files when updating

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        • Remove spurious CSV warning

          Opening, via drag-and-drop or File > Open (but not File > Import) a just-downloaded CSV file produces the following warning in Excel (on a yellow background):

          "Possible Data Loss: Some features might be lost if you save this workbook in the comma-delimited (.csv) format. To preserve these features, save it in an Excel file format."

          I then have to click the 'x' to get rid of this warning...and that's really annoying, especially because it doesn't apply. I have just downloaded the CSV file from the net. It's a CSV file, unedited, and as such, it can't possibly contain any features…

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          • Saving a file in new folder

            while saving the opened file through 'save as' option, it does not give option for 'new folder'

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            • Activate auto save when open the file directly from OneDrive folder

              Auto Save should be activated when I open the file directly from OneDrive folder. It is cumbersome to constantly open files by clicking on Open and then on the file. Please include in next update for all applications.

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              • Excel save state quit - allow Excel to quit without saving your changes while keeping edits

                I frequently find myself force quitting Excel to save my window state. While not ideal, it accomplishes saving my work without committing the changes to the documents I'm working on. Sometimes a user just needs to close Excel without taking time to figure out what they're saving. Adding save state OUTSIDE OF ONE DRIVE would be an immense addition to creating more flexible workflows and allow users to save and edit files at their own pace.

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                • Rectangles with hyperlinks not visible when Excel opens.

                  V16.17 and lots of "buttons" not displaying on file open. The hyperlink can be activated but the buttons (rectangle) are not visible. Can anything be done as need to send to paying customers imminently and if they can't see buttons to click I'm out of business.
                  Appalled this update has so many bugs!

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                  • Excel routinely freezes on save/open with files saved in my onedrive folder

                    Since switching to onedrive, and trying to use the onedrive sync tool, I am having constant freezes and crashes when saving to the local copy of the onedrive folder, but only from within excel. Sometimes its the spinning beachball of death, but most of the time it just says "saving" in the title bar forever and I have to force quit

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                      • Excel opens ALL recent files, marked "Last saved by user"

                        This happens even if I've saved and closed all files, and it also happens if I try to open any one file.

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                        • Make Excel 2016 open a group of files at startup.

                          This is a replacement for the use of alias files, which Excel 2016 can not use (unlike Excel 2011).

                          Place an .xlsm or .xlsb file in the ...Startup/Excel folder with an auto_open macro that opens files using Workbooks.Open "...filepath...".

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                          • Excel will not open file from Onedrive - stuck on 'Starting' pop up

                            Excel will not open file from Onedrive - stuck on 'Starting' pop up - and if Excel opens (same with Word), it does not open the file - just goes white and crashes.

                            Any help is welcome!

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                            • Excel has stopped opening all files and shows an error message that never appears before with OS High Sierra. It states the filename or path

                              With High Sierra, Excel started to not open files and show an error message that the filename or path contains invalid characters. It never did that before and it happens to all files in Excel. Can't open any of them. Tried to rename files in Finder and it didn't help.

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                              • Export to CSV or TXT file using a custom or specific delimiter

                                Add the feature to export an excel file to a .CSV or .TXT file with custom/specific delimiters.

                                So if you want to create a pipe file, you can select the delimiter ( | ) and there you go, you have your pipe file from excel.

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                                • Save as: Windows Comma Separated (.csv) - Missing in new version of Excel

                                  With the new update of Excel for Mac (ver.15 -> ver.16) we lost the ability to Save as: Windows Comma Separated (.csv)

                                  It also lost the ability to read these files with foreign characters (my case Swedish). I have my system in English and Excel in English, but I do work with .csv files in Swedish from time to time.

                                  Now I needed to downgrade my system to 15.32, and can't keep my Office 365 suit up to date before I know that this works again.

                                  (Attached are a screenshot of the "Save as" option that we lost with the…

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                                  • I have a file who doesn`t open anymore, where can I find a solution to recover this file ?

                                    I have a file who doesn`t open anymore, where can I find a solution to recover this file ?

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                                    • stop the excel file format and extension alert popup on mac 16.14

                                      excel file format and extension alert popup on mac 16.14 whenever an .xls file is downloaded from net or copied from one of the older system. this also prevents linking of dat in the file.

                                      this is leading my entire organisation to ditch the office 365 and revert back to office 2013.

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                                      • Can Always Create Back Up in Excel like it used to be

                                        It used to have a check box that you could check and it would always create a back up copy. See attached picture of what I am looking for and would like put back into Office 365. It is a very useful feature that was always there for many many years/versions.

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                                        • Excel Insider Fast Crashes When Opening File

                                          In the most recent Office Insider Fast version of Microsoft Excel for Mac (v16.16 build 18070200), I attempted to open a worksheet file and the application quit responding.  I had this same issue with the previous three builds, v16.16 build 18062902,  v16.16 build 18062707, and v16.16 build 18062507

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