Excel for iPad & iPhone (iOS)

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  1. Have offline access to selected files from cloud services

    An option to have selected files from cloud services within the app (OneDrive and Dropbox hopefully). When a file is marked to be available offline, it should be downloaded, auto-synced as changes occur for it, and be available when I do not have an Internet connection. Also it should not download every time I open it. When I work on it without Internet connection, it should save changes waiting for a next connection to sync changes to the cloud.

    This user experience is very vital and essential.

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    • Custom templates

      I am able to create and view custom templates on the desktop version but not on my iPhone. It would be nice to have as I want to use this form in the field for my employees to work on and submit data in a quick fashion.

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      • XLS Files opened on iPad should be exportable to CSV format

        Believe it or not, some companies are attempting to standardize on Apple iPads as the business tool for their external employees. I'm working with a company that has $45Billion+ in sales; 155,000 Employees.

        I work for a technology company with $800Million in sales and 3,000 employees.

        One application would be optimally serviced by the ability to open an Excel file, with drop down lists, on an Apple iPad and once the file data is customized by the remote employee, I would need to have them save the edited file to a .CSV file to import into a webpage that has…

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        • Opening Excel file from other app should not be read only

          When I open an Excel file into the Excel app from an email, I want to be able to edit it before deciding whether to save it or not. Excel always open files from other apps as read only, so I have to make a local or cloud copy to do anything. This is annoying as it will take up space with Excel files that I may never use again.

          Another example, is that I may want to open an Excel file from an email, make a few edits and email it back without saving it locally.

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          • The new Box integration is prone to lose data in an online/offline scenario.

            Previously, I used the Box sync tool and chose which folders I wanted to have sync'ed locally. That worked great! As it is now, the MS Office app gets confused and is prone to lose locally made changes that were made offline.

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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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              • Shared login with Outlook

                With the iOS office suite I am required to login to each app separately, which can be quite frustrating when my password changes and I re-login to each app separately.

                Apps made by other vendors (such as Google) allow shared account login accross all of it's apps where I only need to login once and all the apps just work.

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