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  • Craig_​Matthews

    No seriously, as far as I can tell, all that's being asked for this piece of mobile software is, "You see that vbaProject.bin file in the .xlsm file under the 'xl' directory? Yeah, ignore it's even there. Just don't touch it until the user hits save, then make sure that file, which hasn't been touched, is in the saved zip file."

    * edited quote and to add:

    Really --- if the phone version doesn't even support macros, there's no reason for it to touch the macro related files contained within the xlsm file. It kind of appears that someone had to do work in order to make it take a document with otherwise editable content and make it non editable because there's a file within the zip that provides extra functionality when used with a desktop client. Persisting unchanged files contained within a zip file to a newly saved copy of a zip file surely was thoroughly tested when "save" functionality was included I would hope .. at least to a point where Microsoft shouldn't be afraid of opening an Excel document write-enabled.

  • DeathBy​VisualStudio

    , evildictait​or wrote

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    Back at you.

    *snip*

    Your personal attacks against me are getting tiring and are going quite a long way beyond plain rude. If you think Microsoft can magically implement extra features without diverting resources from other areas and features, that's your problem. But don't try and suggest that saying Microsoft having finite resources is somehow me "skewing the argument in Microsoft's favour".

    EvilD you and I both know that your remark of "so far as I can see is being asked for by 4 people." is nothing but skew. You can pretend all you want that it's meaningful information in order to make your point but it's flat out disingenuous. If you want to keep at spreading FUD by all means keep at it; I'll be here to call you out on it. Nothing personal.

    If we all believed in unicorns and fairies the world would be a better place.
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  • magicalclick

    , evildictait​or wrote

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    In order to save those macros back after you're done editing, you're going to need to parse them out in the first place so that you have something you can serialize back later.

    Do you have prove on this assumption?

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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  • evildictait​or

    I think there are several people on this thread who should read this post.

    Part of the hard job of product design is deciding which 20 features you have the resources to pursue and which 180 to leave for next time.

  • DeathBy​VisualStudio

    , evildictait​or wrote

    I think there are several people on this thread who should read this post.

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    Great. We should never discuss anything Microsoft missed, features we'd like to see, or directions that Microsoft took or appears to be taking because in the end it takes time, money, and resources. That should cut down a whole lot of threads here -- like maybe most of them.
     
    Remember folks; Shhhhh... don't talk about that kind of stuff because it takes time, money, and resources. And even if you think you've got a good idea or think Microsoft got it wrong just remember one thing: you are wrong.
    If we all believed in unicorns and fairies the world would be a better place.
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  • ScanIAm

    , DeathBy​VisualStudio wrote

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    Great. We should never discuss anything Microsoft missed, features we'd like to see, or directions that Microsoft took or appears to be taking because in the end it takes time, money, and resources. That should cut down a whole lot of threads here -- like maybe most of them.
     
    Remember folks; Shhhhh... don't talk about that kind of stuff because it takes time, money, and resources. And even if you think you've got a good idea or think Microsoft got it wrong just remember one thing: you are wrong.

    No, by all means, continue screaming loudly from every available thread how badly microsoft sucks and how this is just one more indignation through which you must steadfastly persevere.  

    I'll try to avoid remembering that a healthy population of those 4 folks didn't even frikking know about it until this thread.

    Carry on, brave soldier.

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