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

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  1. 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.

    7 votes
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    • 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

      13 votes
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      • vertical text - (edit cell -,for,at cell - rotate text)

        Add standard excel feature ( edit cell - format - rotate text ) to any degree, or at a minimum 90 degrees or multiples of 45 degrees. This feature is becoming ubiquitous, even finding inclusion in functionally inferior products (I.e. google sheets)..due to its extreme usefulness in formatting (column headers to enable thin columns where filtered cells contain 1/few characters). This allows for maximization of coveted screen real-estate...which is of even greater premium in a mobile application where users have but one, smaller, screen with which to analyze data.

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        • Conditional formatting

          I would really like to see conditional formatting available on my iPhone.

          7 votes
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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.

            3 votes
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            • Dual-color cell fill

              The iPad version of Excel only allows for a single color cell fill, unlike the PC version which allows dual-colors with various affects. A dual-color cell fill (or at least display from a dual-color cell PC file) would be helpful.

              2 votes
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              • Format transfer (similar to the "brush" function in Excel for Windows).

                I would like in Excel for iPad formatting transferred (similar to the "brush" function in Excel for Windows).

                2 votes
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                • Conditional formatting

                  I have a spreadsheet which I set up in Office using some Conditional Formatting relating to the date today. I had used a custom setting which when viewed on Office 365 on iPad displayed perfectly. After the latest excel update on iPad the custom setting no longer works. When I changed the setting to one of the defaults it worked perfectly again. So there seems to be a problem after the latest update.

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                  • 3 votes
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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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                        • 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.

                          3 votes
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                          • Error bars

                            To be able to change error bars size on ios

                            3 votes
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                              Thanks for the feedback. We’ll review this in our next planning round. Please continue to vote on this feature idea.

                              Thanks,
                              Scott {MSFT]

                            • Please Reverse the color orders in the color filling button

                              Using an Ipadpro, when I want to fill a cell in yellow or green (standard colors) I have to go down on the choice of colors. The same if I want to erase the filling color. The no filling color should be on top, standard colors next, and finally the Themes colors, since they are more personal

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                              • Need to add a way to add fonts.

                                Add a way to add fonts.

                                23 votes
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                                • Add Header and Footer functionality

                                  Currently Headers and footers cannot be applied to excel work books. This is a feature my client would like to have available on the mobile application.

                                  11 votes
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                                  • 10 votes
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                                    • 55 votes
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                                        17 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Hi Kia,

                                        Great suggestion, this is definitely something we’ve been thinking about. We’ll consider it along with all the other ideas here and prioritize it according to the votes – so please keep voting if you want to see the priority raised!

                                        Best,
                                        John [MS XL]

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