Excel for iPad & iPhone (iOS)

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  1. Ability to Print and export PDF while offline

    Microsoft online services seem to be a requirement since 2.0 and the on/off selection in settings does nothing.

    Exporting PDFs and sharing them while offline is crucial, and previous versions had no problems with this at all.

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      2 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • ability to uninstall updates

      ability to uninstall updates or build

      7 votes
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      • Implement the "format painter" feature on iPad Excel please!

        Implement the "format painter" feature on iPad Excel please!

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        • Customizable toolbars...or at least a customizable ribbon

          The ability to create custom toolbars of any size or orientation, and position them on the screen in a way that best fits the workflow was a brilliant feature that was killed by the ribbon. If Microsoft won't bring back custom toolbars, then at the very least the ribbon should be customizable.

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          • Ability for multiple selection of cells

            Ability to select more than one cell at a time as in computer by pressing the Ctrl button and selecting different cells.

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            • Allow copy/paste of formulas not just content

              Allow for Paste Options/Special so that we can copy/paste formulas not just content

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              • Password protection of spreadsheet

                I just posted this question to Microsoft forums and found out that this feature is still not functional in Excel for iOS:
                I'm using Excel on an iPad Pro and would just tried to find a way to password protect a spreadsheet I'm saving to OneDrive. Searching the general web and these forums didn't readily surface an answer. I've seen old responses indicating that it wasn't possible to password protect a single sheet in 2014; however, I'd be surprised if it's not even possible to password protect an entire spreadsheet in the latest version of Excel for iOS.

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                • Permit use of Draw for marking up and adding numbers, text,etc when using "Freeze Pane" for Headers. Was functional before latest update.

                  Allow use of "Draw" functions at the same time using "Freeze Pane" functions. This was possible before the 4/13/2017 update.

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                    • graphing - see / modify data series

                      That I know of, there's no way to create a graph and then edit the data series afterwards. Clearly there are multiple data series created in some charts but I don't see a way to view / edit them without a lot of tedious dragging control handles around in the spreadsheet. It would be so much better to be able to have a dialog box pop up and hand edit the data series.

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                        0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Hello, The excel application does not open the books on the ipad, it writes "old graphic SmartArt". Previously, these books were opened and

                        Hello,
                        The excel application does not open the books on the ipad, it writes "old graphic SmartArt". Previously, these books were opened and edited on the same iPad. How to open them ?!
                        Thank you.

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                        • add CELL function

                          some functions are not working on the iPhone app since the most recent update. The CELL function and the FILENAME function no longer work with the most recent update. Please reinstate the functions that were dropped with the most recent update.

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                            0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Slider or Scroll Bar via Data Validation

                            I would like to see a slider or scroll bar become an in-cell data validation option (just as I'd like to see a date picker for dates and a new checkbox option).

                            This feature could be integrated into the "Whole number" validation criteria with a simple checkbox like "Show scroll bar".

                            When you double-click or double-tap the cell to edit the value, the scrollbar could appear immediately below or above the cell, as shown in the attached image. (For this image, I used a form field scroll bar, but I think it gets the point across).

                            I'd like to see…

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                              1 comment  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Extend the Free Office App to include the new 10.5" iPad Pro

                              Apple has just released the new iPad Pro 2, and the smaller version has increased in size from 9.7" to 10.5". This puts the smaller iPad Pro into the size that requires an Office 365 subscription. Since it is still the "smaller" version of the Pro, it would be nice it it was still eligible for the free versions.

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                              • issues pasting into excel for iOS

                                When pasting into excel, it adds a blank row as a header and a footer

                                How it happens:
                                I select a row of cells in Numbers (2 or more cells)
                                I copy those cells
                                I go to paste the cells into Excel
                                The cells get pasted into a row below the one I have selected, and have a header and foot added to them of blank cells

                                I am able to get around the issue by pasting from Numbers into an Excel file using a different app "OfficeSuite", so I don't believe the issue is to do with Numbers

                                Even…

                                3 votes
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                                • Still cannot open spreadsheets with multiple hidden columns (Excel for IOS 2.1)

                                  This is the third link I receive in response to where I should post the problem.
                                  Follows the problem as well as the link with the posts
                                  Microsoft has made several updates available to try to fix the problem, but spreadsheets with multiple hidden columns remain unopened due to a bug. Currently the version of Excel for IOS is 2.1, but the problem continues to occur. Please Microsoft help us and correct this problem. We are waiting.

                                  Version 1.31 works without problems, all subsequent updates present the problem after updating the app.
                                  I tested files with several hidden columns. If…

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                                  • Add the Paste Speacial -> Transpose feature

                                    Add the Paste Speacial -> Transpose feature

                                    3 votes
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                                    • V2.0 autocomplete really breaks barcode scanning-- need option to turn off.

                                      V2.0 autocomplete is 'faster' -- so it causes a HUGE issue for barcode scanning. This shouldn't have been a surprise to development since it started to an issue posted here in 2016... but now V2.0 makes it faster and more of an issue.... PLEASE give us the option to turn it off in iOS or option to install old version until fixed. This totally broke our workflow and there is no way to fix it ourselves. We have the option to disable autocomplete on the desktop version, but those properties don't stay with the file, so opening on OneDrive via…

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                                      • Open files

                                        Just updated to 2.0.3 and now I can't open my files. What are you doing ...... let me go back to my previous vs.

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                                        • Add the option to copy cells as an image.

                                          Before the update today (April 11, 2017), when I copied a group of cells, it would automatically paste them into messenger on my iPad as an image. Today's update now paste that same group of cells as an unformatted conglomeration of ****. It is really terrible. By doing away with the copy as image function, I've now added an hour and a half to my workday. Everyday...

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