Excel Online and Mobile Devices
I am writing to request that Excel Online be made to fit a screen on a mobile device from the web browser on said device. I like using Excel Online, however I own an iPhone and I since I like to have first party apps I have Apple's Numbers app installed but not Excel. I only request this because from my iPhone, I cannot access Excel Online to edit an existing document I may have stored on my OneDrive. My thinking is, what if I needed to update, by editing, a document someone sends me with a Excel file format but I can only access it through my friends' or family members' phone by signing into Outlook.com and they do not have the official Excel app? I propose that with Excel Online it scales to the device screen size and gives the user all of the formatting tools, that are available through Excel Online, but have it set to where switching the tabs on the ribbon would be like switching tabs on the ribbon in the Excel app only it is all done through the phone's browser. Please add this as it would be very helpful, thank you.
Adrian Wijasa commented
Keep in mind that an O365 user is able to share an Excel file for editing to a non-O365 user through OneDrive.
However, the non-O365 recipient of that edit invitation will not get any proper explanation that the file would not be editable on a phone (even with Excel app installed). He/she will also not get any heads up that the file can only be editable when the Request Desktop site checkbox is checked on a Chrome browser.
As consequence, the recipient will complain to the sender that he/she is not actually able to edit the Excel file. If the sender behaves like me, he/she will try Google Sheets instead.
Adrian Wijasa commented
Although an Excel Online file is already editable now through the Request Desktop site checkbox on the Chrome browser app on iPhones and Android phones, it is still not editable through the Request Desktop Site action button on Safari.
First of all, since Safari browser is the forced default browser on an iPhone, it is absolutely necessary to have the Safari Request Desktop Site action button functional on an Excel Online file.
Secondly, an Excel Online file should be directly editable on any browser on any device when the file owner has granted editing rights to the appropriate Excel Online file link.