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  1. Simultaneous work with one document on multiple devices

    Hello,
    I've noticed that your implementation of FileProvider protocol (link to the Files app) isn't complete. Your app doesn't notify the system if file has been changed.
    E.g. I'm working with some document in cloud and at the same time someone has changed this document on another device. Your app must notify the system if the opened file has changed and, if the system asks for it, download updated file. So the system (or app: Pages, Number, etc) can resolve conflict: merge files, allow user to choose one of conflicting copies, etc.
    Unfortunately your app doesn't notify the system and…

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    • PDF annotation on Ipad Pro - Pen icon disappears

      The PDF annotation pen icon no longer appears in the blue task bar in OneDrive. If I log out and log back in to my account or delete and re-install the app, then the pencil icon appears again for a few minutes and then disappears again. Same for the equivalent feature when opening documents from OneDrive via the apple folder on the iPad Pro.

      As a result, I cannot reliably use the Apple Pencil to annotate PDFs.

      I know many users have been having a variety of problems with PDF annotations since the changes a few months ago, but have…

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      • Audio files

        Play audio files where I left off after the leaving the app. Also more support for different audio files. Thanks

        4 votes
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        • Default Name for New Scan

          Since the incorporation of the "share meeting notes" feature anytime you upload a new scan during a meeting the name DEFAULTS to the title of your calendar appointment. This needs to be able to be turned off and/or controlled so the default "Scan Date/Time" format can be used. Just because I have an appointment on my calendar at the same time I am uploading a new scan doesn't mean it is for that meeting.

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          • Search from the Photos view in iOS

            It would be useful to have the search feature available from Photos in OneDrive instead of having to use the Search from the Files view, which searches through all documents, instead of limiting it to photos and videos.

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            • ONE DRIVE FOR BUSINESS NEEDS PHOTO OPTION PLEASE!!

              Would like to see complete feature parity between OneDrive and OneDrive for Business. I love OneDrive Personal so much I just purchased a subscription for my company OneDrive for Business. I was told that the Photo Tile option which helps me identify folders with just a glimpse of a picture is not available in OneDrive for Business. That doesn't make much sense. It seems like it would be a logical thing to include. I hope someone can make this happen. Please see pictures and I think you can see why this option helps.
              PLEASE HELP ME MICROSOFT!!

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              • Allow access of account information and other settings anywhere

                In OneDrive for iOS, you can only access the account information and settings at the outermost folder (the parent-most folder that stores all your OneDrive stuff). If you go into your subfolders, you’d have to go all the way out just to see the icon.

                I’ve attached 2 pictures which describe what I meant.

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                • Send Photos via Whatsapp

                  Send OneDrive photos via Whatsapp directly. Currently there‘s only the option to send a OneDrive link. I‘d love to select multiple photos in OneDrive app and then share the files directly as images through Whatsapp. Google Photos allows exactly that.

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                  • Having the option to change "Sort by" so it won't automatically be set to oldest

                    I prefer having my files organized by Name (A to Z). But the app automatically sorts my files from oldest. If I do to manually change each folder to sort by Name A to Z, then it will remain at Oldest.
                    Having the option to make all my folders automatically default to the "Sort by" of my preference would be nice.

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                    • True Backup & Sync of Photos (original and edited one)

                      If I take a picture and it is stored in Photos > Camera Roll and then I edit it in SnapSeed and store it as a second file in Photos > Camera Roll I would expect both photos to sync to OneDrive like they do with every other cloud platform (Google Photos, Prime Photos, etc.). But OneDrive only backs up one file and not both even though they have different file names. This renders OneDrive as an unuseful backup and sync tool. Many instances where we would have multiple versions of the same file. Very upsetting as my students and…

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                      • Annotate Office files types and Offline support

                        Please make it possible to Annotate Office files types - it is not possible to annotate office documents without opening the app (word, excel etc.) which do not work offline.

                        Can you add an annotate option to OneDrive that automatically creates a PDF version of the document and opens in standard annotate mode, without this the offline experience is broken.

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                        • New button

                          There should be a “New” or “+” button when you’re uploading a document so it let you save the uploading document in a new location.

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                          • Option to edit file like we do on share folders which do not require to upload file post editing

                            Earlier i could edit excel file within the one drive app and need not to upload it again post completion of work however from past few months i have to upload the file separately which at times become problematic and add hassle, please do something to add functionality back to edit file in OneDrive app and post completion of work file should get updated like it happens on any share folder.

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                            • Issue Opening Some Excel Forms In Shared Drive

                              I’ve never had an issue before with opening forms and the forms I’m trying to open in the shared drive have not be altered etc.
                              The size of two forms I’m trying to open is 106kb and 1.1mb, so not big at all.
                              I’ve tried settings etc and away around it but nothing works, tbh I think when the app gets updated pretty often that there is a bug in the app.

                              Please see screenshots of issues I’m having. The first one has an error message saying it cant open as file been moved to renamed etc which it hasn’t…

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                              • html

                                HTML files stored within OneDrive can open in the iOS app, however, a bug stops the user from scrolling down to see the full document. Microsoft Support has reviewed and replicated the issue.

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                                  • View low res version of hi res photos, but download original

                                    When i try to view my pictures(have 120 GB worth), they are super hi res and onedrive makes me view them in original res. Can there be a low res pic i buffer, but when i download, i get the original

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                                    • Bring back uploading multiple photos as a PDF.

                                      We used to be able to make multiple photos in a row and then upload this as a PDF. THis was very useful for documenting and archiving som information. And simplified the process of having to create a pdf.

                                      One day the pluss sign to add multiple pictures to a pdf disappeared without warning. Please bring it back.

                                      Or even better, improve it so ve can just snap multiple photos in a row without having to click the + to begin with.

                                      6 votes
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                                      • Highlight Feature

                                        I like the highlight feature when text is recognized. That is not the case. Would be great if you could elect to highlight while recognizing text and when not recognizing text.

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                                        • Bring back the old tool bar so we can annotate

                                          The annotation bar is a huge loss in the new update, we used to create lines and arrows with different properties, now its no longer available

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