questionswhat simple function would you like to see added…

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i'm confused. why would you want to send the same attachment back to the person that sent it to you?

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That seems strange. You would think if you're replying to a message that has an attachment, the person that sent it to you already has the attachment. If you plan on sending it to someone other than the original sender, then you use the forward feature and the attachment is included.

Anyway, now that we are discussing Microsoft applications and minor changes, I'd like Windows 7 and Windows 8 to work like XP. I'd would like to get rid of the ribbon in Office 2007 and above and have it look like Office 2003 again. I'd like IE to allow me to drag a tab off the current window and create a separate window. I wish I could have two Excel documents open side by side like I used to be able to with the older version -- they now all appear in one window as children of that window.

I have thousands of others but I don't want to hog this forum. I'll let others reply and will contribute more if nobody else thinks of any.

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@carl669: Oops, you beat me too it. My message was longer so you were able to submit yours before mine.

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@cengland0: what version of IE are you using? IE9 allows you to do that. it also allows you to drag a tab into a window and merge the windows

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@carl669 and @cengland0: The person that originally sent me the attachment will have it, but they will have to go and look it up. The others who were CC'd won't have it, unless they saved it from the original email. My grantees are terrible at math and at following directions. When I have them submit budget documents to me, I often have to respond telling them what's wrong with what they sent me, and cc all the people who were cc'd on the original email so they know there's a problem with the attachment. Sometimes there are multiple generations of the same document, so it's best to send the one I am referring to for clarity. Also sometimes it is, "This is what you sent me, but this is what I asked for". I sometime joke that I hope there's never a fire at one of my trainings as these people could not follow directions to save their lives.

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@carl669: So that's another good point. I'm using IE7 currently because I have to develop applications for that version.

I wish I could install multiple versions of IE so I can test my software with each version. To do that, you need to use virtual machines or separate computers. That's annoying.

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@moondrake: You're not alone. It comes up a lot when someone will send me screenshots as an attachment or something and I'll want to hit reply and say something like, "I'm not sure on that error, but so-and-so might know. I have copied them on this email for their input." Except you can't do a reply without losing the attachment. I have to do a forward and type the original person's email along with the new person I want to view the attachment.
I've gotten emails like that where it's already been replied back and forth a few times and then they'll send it to me, but by the time I get it, the attachment is gone because they used the reply option early on. Reading the email, I have no idea what they're talking about and sometimes it takes me a bit to realize they were referring to the missing attachment.

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@cengland0: Agree 100% on wanting to keep using Excel 2003-style drop down menus instead of the unintuitive ribbon. But you can have two separate windows of Excel open side by side, you just have to open a second instance. Note, you won't be able to copy-and-paste formulas between them, only text.

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Good question, but we all focused on your issue with your mail client.
FYI LotusNotes can do this. Did you look into any free software to do this?
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/five-apps/five-top-alternatives-to-microsoft-outlook/

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@caffeine_dude: Thanks but this is primarily a work problem, and I have to use the MS Office products that they installed. We don't even have the administrative permissions to update programs. I use webmail for my personal email. But thanks, that's a good piece of info.

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I just want an old one to be brought back.

When you right clicked on a link, Firefox used to have an item in the menu to email the link to someone. Why on earth did they take such a useful thing away in the newest versions? Now all they have is Copy Link Location. Now I have to copy the location, open up a new email message in another program and paste in the link. How stupid and annoying! And I email links about 100 times a day.

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@bigelowb: Are you sure the person or people you're emailing 100 times a day don't wish you'd send them slightly less email?? :-)