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Merging two lists in Excel

The Situation: I have two teams both on separate sheets of an excel document writing out the info of people they talk to each day (Name, customer number, Date etc). The third team want a sheet with ...
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How do you make a file that acts as a shortcut to another file in a SharePoint document library?

I'm trying to make a file that acts as a shortcut to another file in a SharePoint document library on both the web version and the file explorer. I have tried the following: LNK Files I can create a ...
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Some content control fields not working in Word Web App

I'm looking into how to get some content controls working on Word Web App. Some of the text fields work, but the dropdowns do not. I also have three text fields that use Quick Parts so that, when you ...
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In Mac OS, can I create an Excel file that has a data connection to a Microsoft SharePoint List and can can modify queries based on it?

My company uses the Microsoft suite extensively and typically on PC laptops. I am currently in a trial for MacBooks. For some work processes, we collect data into SharePoint Lists. I would like a live ...
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Excel custom sort list works in Excel but not when file is transferred to SharePoint

I created a custom sort list of fiscal weeks that I use for my reports in Excel. For many reports I also use them as a Slicer. I have come across the issue where this custom sort list works perfectly ...
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Determining if a OneDrive file is synced locally via a terminal

Is there any way to check if a OneDrive file is saved locally via a terminal in Windows? I'd like to automatically run a check of all data files associated with a project without the user having to ...
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How to remove or disable a SharePoint email notification in Microsoft 365

I created an email notification in SharePoint 365 recently for changes to a library or folder, and I get emails constantly when files are added in any folder or subfolder. This isn't what I intended, ...
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Publish Power BI report to SharePoint Online: What are the current options?

I appreciate that the question has been asked and answered hundred of times in various communities. However, given the constant evolution of both Power BI and SharePoint online, the challenge is to ...
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How to add a searchable column in Teams

i wanted to add a searchable column in Teams. It would just find the filenames in "Name" column
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A shared Excel document reverted to a version older than the version history keeps. What happened?

I manage a large shared excel document for a reasonably large team. A team member came to me to let me know that work they had done a few days ago seemed to have disappeared. Going into the document,...
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Onedrive doesn't sync to the building icon, instead sync to the OneDrive - Tenant Name

I tried syncing a Teams General folder to Onedrive in a new PC, but it is always syncing to Onedrive - Icon in Onedrive We are using Microsoft Teams in the company, and we had added several Teams ...
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Can I add our company Sharepoint portal URL to always show in File Open/Save dialog?

We have on-premises Sharepoint Server 2019. When I open a file from SP in Word, and do "save as" then the SP is shown as a save location like the following https://portal.GreatWidgets.com/...
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How can I create a new Word 365 from a template stored in SharePoint?

Pre-Sharepoint things were easy. You double-clicked a .dot file and automatically got a new document from this template. Or you could add a folder to Word and templates in that folder would be ...
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Shared Azure FSlogix Environments and Issues with Shared Volumes

We have 20 users split over two separate Azure/Windows 10 desktop environments. FSlogix is doing AD duties, and we have a shared SharePoint volume that everyone accesses via their remote desktop. The ...
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How to update excel links after excel docs transferred from Server to Teams/Sharepoint

I currently have many excel workbooks on the office server. These contain many links between different workbooks. We are migrating these docs over to Teams and I am doing a test. Once in Teams (or ...
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Word Templates - how to make a document portable?

We would like to be able to collaborate on documents and ensure that the same template is found and used by Word on whatever machine is being used to edit it. We also would like updates to the ...
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Windows 7 | Microsoft SharePoint has stopped working | WerFault.exe Related to this message

I am in windows 7 - SP1 - Updated till may 2021.(PC) Eset smart security with full license for 1 year has installed. Some days ago when i started my windows after complete loading i faced this error ...
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O365 delete events from Group Calendar

Trying to migrate from a Shared Calendar to a Group Calendar to get things more integrated into Teams, SharePoint, and Outlook. I tried to copy events from a Shared Calendar to a Group Calendar by ...
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How do I show dates in UK format in an Excel when viewed in a browser?

We have a sheet on SharePoint for Daily Standup notes. If I open the document in my browser, the date format is mm/dd/yyyy (incorrect). If I open in the desktop application, the dates show as dd/mm/...
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Prevent Microsoft Office from showing a warning when opening a Project file from Sharepoint

When I open a .mpp file on our SharePoint site, Office displays this warning I only see this warning for Project files, I don't see it for Word or Excel files which load into the desktop app. How do ...
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Open sharepoint word file in users desktop app by clicking on direct hyperlink to word document

In our web application, we have direct link to word document in SharePoint site. So when user clicks on the hyperlink, I would like to open that in users local desktop word application. But I am ...
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Unable to use @mentions within PowerPoint desktop app

I'm in a PowerPoint presentation using the desktop app that is synced to SharePoint. I want to add a comment and @mention one of my colleagues. When I type "@" in the comment, no list of ...
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How can I access contents of a SharePoint repo without downloading contents to my computer?

OK so I will probably butcher some terminology but bear with me... Our organization in transitioning to the Microsoft infrastructure. One thing that was done was backup to SharePoint of a NAS backup ...
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ISBLANK function to auto populate in Sharepoint List

I'm pulling specific symptoms (with yes/no answer) data from a Microsoft form to populate a Sharepoint list, using Power Automate. The flow works well but depending on an earlier question of "do ...
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Opening a SharePoint url external link in a Microsoft Teams Document Library tab

I've created Links to external web pages in my SharePoint Document Library that have been added to a Microsoft Teams channel as a tab. Clicking these links in Sharepoint correctly open them in a ...
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Does filtering a table in Excel stored in SharePoint Online filter it for all the other people looking at the Sheet?

I’ve used earlier versions of Excel where filtering a sheet meant that it would do the same for others on the network with the file open; is the same true of one stored in SharePoint Online?
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Configure Office workgroup templates for Office365 from SharePoint location

Problem statement We have updated custom corporate templates to be used by staff for Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel and these were loaded on Microsoft SharePoint. We would like to ensure that ...
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Power Queries in Excel just default to "anonymous" and doesn't ask for login info

I have created multiple Excel sheets for my coworkers, many of which involve power query connections to our corporate SharePoint site. When I set it up, I logged into my SharePoint account to ...
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Excel online workbook cache local file which is password protected - content.mso

We are going through the process of moving our files to sharepoint, a few of our workbooks are linked to other workbooks which are all password protected. When I open Workbook 1 which is linked to ...
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Excel rows of data suddenly disappeared after undoing deletion of unrelated rows. Version history suddenly blank. Get my data back?

I have been editing an Excel workbook for 6 days. The workbook is saved in sharepoint and also marked to always be kept on my laptop. I have saved this .xlsx file dozens of times in the last few days. ...
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Avoiding file replication in MS 365 products

I have an existing file/folder on my Onedrive. I would like to achieve the following: Make this file/folder available in the "files tab" of a Teams channel or a shared Sharepoint folder ...
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Open desktop shortcut to SharePoint directly in Excel

I have a desktop shortcut to a shared Excel spreadsheet that I use daily. It lives in a Microsoft Teams folder, i.e. on SharePoint. This shortcut opens a browser window asking me if I want to open the ...
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Mapped OneDrive on a Terminal Server

1st post, be gentle :) I am currently working in a Hosted Desktop Solution business and more and more clients are starting to utilise OneDrive/Sharepoint combos. This is great however immediately we ...
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Sharepoint Recycle Bin Searching

Helping out with (small) company IT. Everyone using Office365, Sharepoint, OneDrive. The level of tech savvy is not high among users. People often deleting files, which I then need to find/restore. ...
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SharePoint Date Validation Help Needed

I'm struggling with adding validation to a Date Column in a SharePoint list. I have looked up several sources and even trying the most basic validation of "=[Date Used]> TODAY()" as in ...
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Opening SharePoint Excel file through desktop application warnings "Some files can contain viruses"

Only some users in my organization get this error when they try to open an excel file through excel desktop application that is one our SharePoint: I tried every thing on the users excel options in ...
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What does this symbol mean in Excel 365 (SharePoint located)

A couple of people are working on the same file at the same time, sometimes. But what does exactly -1 mean?
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How to allow multiple users to refresh to sharepoint Excel file with Power Query

I have an excel file with data and the second excel file that uses Power Query to connect and fetch data from that 'data' file. They both are located in the Sharepoint space. When I set up a ...
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IE 11 - TLS Error for only the one user login in a Windows 10 profile, that works fine with my own email

I have reviewed other IE11 TLS fixes and not had any success, perhaps I've missed something from them... When we are in IE 11 and launching our Sharepoint website, it leads as usual to our Office 365 ...
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Can Insert Object > Text from File use a relative path instead of an absolute path?

Problem: I am building training documentation for a client. The client has multiple roles that need to perform the same task. However, for each role there must be a distinct job aid or training manual....
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Bookmark link (OLE_LINK) constnatly breaks in a Word doc stored in OneDrive/SharePoint

In my Word doc I have a "Content Control Drop-down List" and a link to that list that is set to automatically update when the value in the list changes (might be an XY problem, but it's the ...
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Branching based on rating in Microsoft Form

Is it possible to branch the option based on rating? Like, if rating is one star, it must go to "What you dislike most" and if rating is 5-star, it must go to "What you like most"
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Updating a SharePoint List via Excel

From following Microsoft's documentation, I've been able to import an Excel spreadsheet into SharePoint Online as a List and also export a SharePoint List to an Excel spreadsheet. What I haven't been ...
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Setting up sharepoint for visibility of cell edits

I have a large excel sheet in sharepoint that is worked on by people from multiple physical locations, who can make edits to specific cells. However we regularly need to know, the values in which ...
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Is it possible to get all table items from web to excel power query?

I need to get table data from a single page site and load them to excel power query so it can be easily refreshed. The problem is that on site view, the table has a lot of items so it shows only the ...
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Cloud host Sphinx documentation HTML on a corporate intranet with authentication in place

We have some HTML-based documentation generated by Sphinx. Currently it's hosted from an on-prem webserver box. We'd like to move it to the cloud and eliminate the requirement for VPN, but maintain ...
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Cell content is cut off (vertically) when making boldface = because no longer completely top-aligned

This is when viewing the Excel inside the desktop browser version of Microsoft SharePoint. Not when opening inside the Excel software itself. The following concerns a cell of which the content is cut ...
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Excel VBA , Excel files in a folder on sharepoint cannot be read

can anyone tell me what the problem is that the path cannot be found? When I execute the script, an error message is always displayed at the same place (runtime error 76). Sub GetData () Dim oMe As ...
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Need to calculate cell date but only if the date is greater or equal to specific date

I am trying to create a date stamp for when a column [Task Status] is changed to complete. The following code successfully creates the date stamp when the "status" cell is changed to ...
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Outlook 2016 hangs when opening emails with some SharePoint links

I get emails from time to time that have links to SharePoint docs. I noticed that in some cases, I would get the "contacting the server" window as shown here which would not go away for 10-...
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