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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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    • Touch ID to open a password protected spreadsheet please

      Please can we have the option of using Touch ID on excel for Mac 2019 in addition to a password?

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      • DisableHyperlinkWarning

        De bij het openen van een PDF file, via een in excel aangemaakte hyperlink telkens terugkerende "trusted locations" melding, uitschakelbaar te maken. De waarschuwing voorzien van een aanvink mogelijkheid : deze melding niet meer weergeven !

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        • Cannot open password protected spreadsheet because password is too long

          Problem: I am attempting to open a password-protected spreadsheet, but the dialog box asking for the password will not let me type the full password. Why does the password box have a character limit that doesn't match Excel 2010? I cannot open this spreadsheet now..
          Solution: Please don't set up a password limit... the limit for file level passwords now is 15 characters. The PC Office 2007 & 2010 apps now support up to 256 characters, but on Mac this feature isn't taken over.

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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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            • 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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              • 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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                    • Format of data from database

                      When I open files exported from sql database, the numbers appear, but none can be used. Columns that need to be summed need to be converted to numbers ("Columns to text", then choosing finish, since converting cell by cell takes minutes) or columns to text, choosing text if it is a mixed column of numbers and text that need to be referenced.

                      Excel should be able to open them to work with them however, not just as general data that is neither text or value.

                      The text problem is related to the way vlookup works where it needs to either…

                      8 votes
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                      • 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.

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                        • Bring Back Save Workspace

                          In prior version one had the ability to open & arrange several windows, then save the arrangement as a "workspace" [.xlw] file. In Excel 2011 the feature was renamed as Save Layout, but is yet another useful capability which has been ripped out in the 2016 release for Mac [I believe the Windows version retains the feature.]

                          Please restore that functionality.

                          4 votes
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                          • Insert a template into a worksheet and sync templates with other devices

                            1). When working on larger workbooks, for different projects, I need to compile a worksheet with several basic sheets and from other templates. I like to insert them directly from template into the sheet. Please make it possible.

                            2). A way to sync a template between different computers for same user or different users but same office account.

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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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                              • Remove Cap on File Path Length - We Shouldn't Have to Move Files to Save Them

                                A limit on the length of a file name is fine, but limiting the file path length means that if your life is complicated by folders within folders then you regularly have to move around folders just to save documents in Excel. This is very tedious and creates new possibilities for error while working.

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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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                                  • 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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