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Excel for Mobile Devices, Tablets, Phones (Android, iOS, Windows Mobile)

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  1. Allow for two documents to be open at the same time.

    Allow for two documents to be open at the same time.

    133 votes
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      14 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow full Excel version on ARM chips

      As it appears possible that Apple will turn to ARM for all their devices can we see a full excel version that runs on iPad Pro and all future Apple ARM devices?

      Reference https://www.cultofmac.com/408601/why-intel-should-be-scared-of-the-ipad-pros-a9x-chip/

      5 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • vertical text - (edit cell -,for,at cell - rotate text)

        The ability to rotate text in a cell to varying degrees (at least 90) which is available in pc excel via edit cells - format -,rotate text....should be included ASAP. This feature used primarily in the header cells of a column where the filtered cells would be of limited width (I.e. 1 digit...or an “X”) allowing greatly increased utilization of limited viewing real estate.

        Ironically, Google Sheets has even included this feature at this point (formulas were once required)...despite the app being barren in terms of features compared to xls in general.

        Please add this staple functionality.

        27 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Need to work on files when I'm offline

          There are times when I need to work on files and do not have Internet connections to sign-in and be able to edit and save the file. This seems so necessary for people who are on the road, traveling, and on vacation without their Internet hookup. When I can't open and work on and save files, Office 365 is useless and I'll find an alternative. Let me work on it and then upload when I get home to replace the old one. Gove me the option to select certain files to work when I'm offline,

          4 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Vertical Tex

            Vertical Tex option in Excel IOS is obbligatory. Needs immediate upgrade. Embarrasing for Microsoft that Excel for iPad is still elementary

            2 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • PivotTables for IPad

              Please make the PivotTables a part of the excel offering for the IPad. Tablets are fast replacing laptops in the world, and what is the point of excel without pivot tables. Please, try as quick as possible to make it available on the IPads, a lot of people will be relieved and delighted. Thanks.

              2 votes
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                0 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • drop down box

                add validation tab to create drop down box

                11 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 2 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Include all the destop features. Such as to able to format graphs such as changing the range of the axis.

                    Include all the destop features. Such as to able to format graphs such as changing the range of the axis.

                    2 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Need to be able lock/unlock a sheet or workbook on my iPad. This is a serious limitation. Please fix.

                      Not be able to protect/unprotected a sheet on my iPad is a serious limitation for me. It defeats the purpose of having multiple devices.

                      30 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • In-cell dropdown

                        It will be extremely useful to be able to create in-cell dropdown menu on the MS excel app on ipad. I have to go back to my laptop computer everytime I do this and it is not nice

                        22 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • duh

                          gridlines on ipad excel !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! duh

                          1 vote
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                            0 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Voice to word function do not work in excel (Apple iPad version)

                            Voice to word function doesn't work and excel ( Apple iPad version ) is quited but it's function well in other apps or yahoo email after update of office.

                            Please help and thanks.

                            Tin

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                              0 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Why do I have to continually pick a color to fill a cell with?

                              On the desktop version, once you pick a color for cell filling, it retains that color until you change it. Why do we have to continually pick the color on the iPad version instead of it retaining and a drop-down being available to change it (similar to Windows)?

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                                0 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 1 vote
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                                  0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Copy formulas from one worksheet to another

                                  Seriously - Excel on my iPad does not allow copying of formulas from one worksheet to another? Paste special only allows a picture to be pasted.

                                  Someone is laughing at MS. To call this product Excel when it cannot provide basic functionality is a sick joke.

                                  Restore some pride in your work and fix this gap.

                                  4 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Fix bug: Any file opened from DropBox or iCloud Drive (and perhaps elsewhere) vanishes from Recent files shortly after you close it.

                                    Fix the bug described in the title. It appears to happen whenever the app is terminated in the background. So if you don't leave Excel or you return to it relatively quickly, the files appear in Recent. Wait to long and they vanish and you have to go find them again. Very inconvenient.

                                    1 vote
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                                      0 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Hyperlink to other files (e.g. *.pdf) located on the local device (i.e. the internet)

                                      I am a musician and I have hundreds of songs as individual PDFs. Managing them all combined in a single PDF is not scalable. I want to use an Excel spreadsheet on my Android tablet as a master database that can be searched/sorted that has links to the PDF for each song. This is straightforward using Excel on Windows. Unfortunately, even with relative referencing, I cannot get this to work on Android. From the Excel app for Android it would be nice to:
                                      1. Use links to reference non-excel files and open them in the relevant app.
                                      2. From the…

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