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  1. Excel iOS: auto-saves files despite having switched off auto-save

    Please see https://answers.microsoft.com/thread/7768863c-337c-49a3-b207-1a9635510bad for a serious bug first reported by the OP over 4 months ago.

    If auto-save is switched off (which I think it should be by default, but that's another matter) and I discard changes when exiting a file, the file timestamp still changes. This then spreads to other devices seeing the file on OneDrive. So if I just want to check something in a file from several years ago it suddenly looks like I've recently edited the file! This bug of course is not present in Windows.

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      1 comment  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Pivot Tables

      Would be AMAZING to have the ability to insert new Pivot Tables in the iPad and iPhone version of excel!!!!!!

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      • Fuzzy Lookup for Excel IPad

        Would be great to have fuzzy lookup on the iPad and iPhone versions of excel.

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          • I need macros enabled for my spreadsheet cancelling my subscription just based on that fact that macros don't work

            I need macros enabled for my spreadsheet cancelling my subscription just based on that fact that macros don't work

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            • gps navigation

              please create two new functions or addins that inserts the ipads gps latitude and longitude into the excel spreadsheet. It would be great for doing navigation calculations. It would be great if the functions continuously updated as the ipad moves rather than having to manually recalculate.

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              • I want to protect cells on my worksteet

                I want to protect cells on my worksheet

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                • Excel iPad-App - Wie kann man Seitenumbrüche einfügen?!

                  Excel iPad-App - Wie kann man Seitenumbrüche einfügen?!

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                  • 5 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Excel should not create "Email attachments" onedrive folder

                      Why have Office for iOS apps just started creating the "Email attachments" folder in onedrive? I do not use this folder and because on Windows I have my onedrive mapped as "My Documents" and have it appearing on the Windows bar I now cannot see all the folders I want to access on the Windows bar.

                      If I delete the folder in Windows or in the onedrive app on iOS, it reappears as soon as I open an office app on iOS. I am using a 4th gen iPad with up to date iOS and apps.

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                      • XLT Files Don't Appear in Cloud Browsers

                        XLT and files with related extensions (like XLTX) don't appear in the cloud service browsers like Egnyte and Box, which is very frustrating. Is there an official way of getting to and opening these files?

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                          0 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            0 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Expand the functionality for creating cell borders. One should be able to choose which side of a cell with choice of line type and thickbess

                            I need to be able to select the side of a cell or selection of cells - top, bottom, left, right - with different line types and thickness.

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                            • Excel for iOS should remember the last zoom level

                              I have zoom out every time I open my workbook.. Is there a way to remember the desired zoom level when saving and closing a workbook?

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                              • Advanced filter on ios excel!!!!

                                Lets get the advanced filter ability in the ios app! Excel is neutered by removing these great features.

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                                • Apple PENCIL should NOT automatically start "drawing mode" in Excel (and Word)

                                  The Apple PENCIL is NOT ONLY a drawing tool!
                                  Like in many other apps it should also be possibe to use it as a (more precise!) substitute for the finger!
                                  For example in Apples notes app, you can perfectly and very precisely use the pencil to move the coursor, to select text and to start actions by tapping a button.
                                  All this should be possible in Excel (and Word) too!!!
                                  (Please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, ...)

                                  15 votes
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                                  • Add the ability to grab data from sensors on the phone e.g. GPS location

                                    There are a lot of use cases for a mobile phone or tablet in using data that basically involve collecting data in the field then analysing it on a spreadsheet once back in an office. Why not just add the ability to grab the data on the mobile versions of Excel?

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                                      0 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Merge Across option.

                                      Please provide the "Merge Across" option under edits on our iPads because it doesn't even exist. It exists in Windows PC, but some how this option is not available in our iPads. Basically the Merge Across option lets you merge two or more tabs across.

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                                      • Data Validation

                                        When an item is picked from a data validation list, the active cell should change based on the move after enter preference.

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                                        • Apple Pencil should not draw in excel by default

                                          Apple Pencil should not draw by default. This is an awful programming miss that should have been caught during QA. Who wants to use their fingers in Excel for IPad if you have an Apple Pencil.

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