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Outlook/Office 365

Postby jonbar.1 » Tue May 25, 2021 5:12 pm

I have been using Outlook ( Web) for ages. Today I noticed that on the extreme left of the pane,showing the folders, a column of Icons has appeared, including "Excel"
I have not subscribed to "Office 365". I do not, therefore, use Excel.I use "Libre Office" ( which is free !)
Interestingly if I open this "Excel" icon and save a "test" spreadsheet; when I open it again, it opens in "Libre Office Calc"
Also,It sends a copy to my "OneDrive"! I won't be using it again but am puzzled why it has just shown-up in Outlook.
Can anyone please explain this ?
Thankyou ( screenshot attached)

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Sorry: for some reason ,when you tap on the image,you have to select "zoom" to see the column.

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Re: Outlook/Office 365

Postby Enrique » Tue May 25, 2021 9:11 pm

Hi jonbar.1,

First off Google has all your answers............. :D

Microsoft pushed out a "Patch" that put the icons on Outlook and the Start Tiles.........if you use them.......... :twisted:

If you create/download a MS office type file and you have LibreOffice it will open them in its format.

Hope that answers your question............
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Re: Outlook/Office 365

Postby jonbar.1 » Wed May 26, 2021 7:06 am

Thanks Enrique.
I was just a bit concerned that I had inadvertently subscribed to "Office 365" !
I also found it annoying that ,if I created a spreadsheet,it saved it into my OneDrive.
Cheers JB

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Re: Outlook/Office 365

Postby Enrique » Wed May 26, 2021 8:03 am

Hi jonbar.1

Control what you save to OneDrive.............. :idea:

Some choice comments on Tech sites about MS pushing their products.
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