Excel for Windows (Mobile Application)

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  1. Add a Reverse Selection option

    Often I apply a filter for say 10 of the 25 items to analyse.
    The next thing I want to do is filter for the not yet filtered items (so the other 15 out of 25 items).
    Now I have to do this manually.
    I really like the Reverse Selection option (like in Windows Explorer) to be added to Excel.
    In the attached file I added a screendump of Windows Explorer with this option but this is in Dutch. I think in English the commands are Select All, Select Nothing and Reverse Selection.

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      0 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Fix the bug in "Draw" when it's not available when columns are frozen

      One of the most exciting things about draw for Excel is the possibilities of using excel in the field. I'm a disaster relief worker, and I use an excel spreadsheet doing field inspections on a Surface Pro. It kills the usefulness of the spreadsheet when I can't freeze the left column and top three rows

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        0 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          0 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • set print area

          If you can add a feature that allows users to set the print area for tablet/phone users (Windows 10 Mobile, to be more specific), it would be a boon to mobile workers. Especially for Office 365 subscribers.

          3 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Printing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Pivot Table support

            I have lots of Excel spreadsheets with Pivot Tables.

            It would be really useful being able to "Refresh" my Pivot Table after updating the source table.

            Of course this is just the basic part. Being able to create pivot tables would also be very useful.

            7 votes
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              2 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Open multiple windows

              Add an option to open a new instance of the application. This would make it very useful to compare two spreadsheets side by side.

              3 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Excel with macro (and VBA) on Tablet and Mobile

                we need (I'm not alone!!) as soon possible the possibility to use Excel with macro (and VBA) on Tablet and Mobile

                10 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Really hope that you're not closing this (and Word/Powerpoint) for desktop users

                  I really hope that you are not closing this down as it is really useful for small form-factor tablets where you don't need and don't want a full desktop experience (and don't want to "waste" a licence on it).

                  2 votes
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                  • Allow Excel to link with OneNote for creation and use of Chemistry labs

                    I would like to create chemistry labs within OneNote (Class Notebook) and have the data link to an Excel file embedded within the OneNote lab. Then when students enter their data into the OneNote file, then it updates to an Excel file that has more "teacher information." I can then grade their lab reports more efficiently and paperless and have access to everything from anywhere.

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                      0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Need a way to convert row to json

                      Need a way to convert row to json

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                        0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Drop down

                        Enable Drop down lists

                        3 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • need to call from within app!

                          Listen, there are a lot of cases when I need to call right witnin from phone numbers' column.
                          Why not? So, you let me call within Maps or Edge, and not from anywhere.

                          2 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • A new product: Excel Dynamic

                            I think Microsoft have a hug opportunity to improve Excel by introducing an icon-based add-on to Excel. This add-on will be used to do dynamic calculations (i.e. any calculations where you are looking at how things are changing over time) and will use the notation from system dynamics software (for examples, see sysdea.com or stella architect by iseesystems.com). The add-on will collapse the time series for any variable into one icon, and will make use of arrows to show causal connections between variables (rather than using confusing and error-prone cell references). These icons will make an important visual distinction between…

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                              1 comment  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Pivot

                              I build our company stats. Having the ability to have pivot tables with full slicer and filter support would have a major impact on mobile use of excel.

                              I was surprised that this was not the case with using excel via windows continuum

                              2 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Enable/disable autosave

                                It is not possible to disable autosaving. In android Excel mobile app this option is.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • A button that switches to excel desktop

                                  Should be a button that switches to excel desktop when you need a feature that's in desktop version.

                                  Too much of a pain to close the mobile app, open desktop excel, find the file .....

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                                    0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Ability to open any file, even if not editable

                                    Just as the iOS version, all files can be opened, not all can be edited or all functions are available. However, all can be opened.

                                    28 votes
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                                      4 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      HI Scott,

                                      We’re working on loading more files. Can you add some more detail about what specific issue you’re running into here, so we can prioritize it appropriately?

                                      Thanks,
                                      Dan [MS]

                                    • 17 votes
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                                        4 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • "Custom properties linked to cells"

                                        Windows Phone 10
                                        Excel App
                                        Opening Workbook gives error:
                                        "File cannot be opened. This version of Microsoft Excel can’t open workbooks with:
                                        - Custom properties linked to cells"
                                        Same file opens without issue in Windows Phone 8.1 or Office for Android or Office for iPhone

                                        7 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Transfer Macros to readable program from relationsional programming

                                          after recording a relationsional macro allow it to be translated in to program language.

                                          3 votes
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