09-02-2020 12:13 AM
10-23-2020 12:27 AM
Thank you for your understanding and patience
I would be happy to know if I could help.
Wish you a nice day.
I know I don't know anything (Socrates)
10-23-2020 05:50 AM
10-23-2020 01:43 PM
re your comment
Excel import tool: In Excel from Office 365 (the version with subscription) there is another way. This is suitable if you want to adopt more than just one column. In the Data tab, go to Get Data / From File / From PDF / From PDF. Select the file that contains the data to be imported.
the issue is that "get data from PDF file " is not an option for me. that means that it is not an option that appears in the drop down list.
My question is "why not?" .... since I pay a subscription to have the current updates - it is not an old version of Excel unless I am being duped or unless there is some form of bolt on addition that I am unaware that I have to install.
My other respondent to this question is considering my actual question - so fingers crossed something comes to light
10-23-2020 01:58 PM
In subscription model new functionality is deployed by channels and gradually.
Channels are for Office Insiders and Production channels. Insiders receive new functionality first, but pay for that by some lost of reliability and by compatibility with the rest of users.
In production more Current channel is updated more often (on monthly basis). You are on semi-annual channel which is updated with new functionality twice per year, in the middle mainly bugs fixing. Next update will be late spring next year as I remember, when you shall have Import from PDF.
Gradually means not all users on the channel receive updates simultaneously, deployment cycle takes some times, could be weeks.
Another option for you is to change the channel, that doesn't cost any money.
10-23-2020 02:09 PM
This is all new information for me - so thank you.
Because I have a particular work issue that (I think) will benefit from this import of PDF
and because you advise that it costs no more money - may I ask if you could provide a link or explanation as to how I may change the channel so that I could get ahead on this problem...
I dont really understand the channel thing but my understanding from you is that I belong to a channel for a regular user, but a better channel may be one associated with more technical people such as yourself who have elected to be early adopters. If its just a matter of clicking a button somewhere I would do this
10-23-2020 02:34 PM
In general all production channels are for regular users. Current channel is stable enough and from this summer becomes default one for enterprise subscription. Before it was semi-annual channel, it's mainly for people who are happy with current functionality and don't need any new one. However, default channel is for new deployment, it won't be changed automatically.
More about channels is here Overview of update channels for Microsoft 365 Apps and at the same article is how to change the channel. There are few ways to do that, but in any case you have to have administrative rights.
In addition, Update history for Microsoft 365 Apps (listed by date) is here and through menu at the left you may check full history for each channel. In particular, log for current channel says
That doesn't mean everyone on Current received this functionality on July 30, it took time to deploy starting from above date.