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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.

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    • Android: Hide the formula bar when viewing chart sheets

      The formula bar remains visible but not active taking up valuable screen real estate. A particular issue in portrait view, see sample attached

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            • i want to view 2 screens on my excel ipad

              i want to view 2 screens on my excel ipad

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              • Quick scrolling on Excel and Word

                I use very large files on Excel because I am importing data from government sources.
                On Windows/Mac, there are scroll bars for navigation.
                The data can have hundreds of thousands of rows. is there some method to quickly navigate these files on IOS, like a way to turn on scroll bars/ hidden gestures,etc? using swiping is of course, ludicrous on large files like these! Excel for IOS importa the dataeffortlessly, but I cant move around quickly (I cannot swipethrough a 50,000 record file!)

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                • Excel is inaccessible for VoiceOver users after the April 11th update

                  I am a VoiceOver user and usually use Excel for the desktop. Occasionally, I have to take my worksheets on the road and need to edit them. I went on a trip to New Orleans from February 12 to February 22. During my trip, I could navigate around my worksheets and edit the cells. After the April 11 update, I tried to take an excel spreadsheet on the road but couldn't navigate the spreadsheet or edit the cells. Proper regression testing would have caught this problem. Please fix it hopefully in the next update.
                  Thanks so much.

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                  • Make Excel UI more like Numbers UI: more touch friendly

                    Excel feels too much like a Windows port with a few touch-friendly additions. Compare this to Numbers, which feels like a first-class citizen on iOS.

                    Two examples:
                    1. Showing which cells are in a formula
                    - in Numbers, if you tap a cell with a formula, it always shows immediately in colors which cells are in the formula. The keyboard does not pop up yet until you exit the cell
                    - in Excel, to see which cells are in a formula, you need to double tap to edit it. The virtual keyboard pops up obscuring half the screen and often…

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                    • Hardware keyboard scroll buttons

                      If you have a hardware keyboard connected, Excel needs keyboard shortcuts to quickly move up or down a number of rows or left or right a number of columns.

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                      • Hyperlinks Within a Workbook Should Go Directly to the Cell

                        Currently, all hyperlinks require the user to click the cell and then click again to navigate the hyperlink. This makes sense when the hyperlink is to a webpage as you don't want the user being taken somewhere they don't want to go.

                        However, if the hyperlink is simply to a cell or worksheet within the same workbook, then the user should be taken there directly without having to confirm the jump. This would make navigating with the Excel iPad app a lot easier.

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                        • Keyboard shortcut to switch sheets

                          When using a Bluetooth keyboard, please add a keyboard shortcut to be able to switch between active sheets

                          9 votes
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                          • Improved Support For XLSM files

                            When I open an XLSM file in Excel for iOS and save it, it disables my macros and removes my Quick Access Toolbar icons in the file in Windows. It would be great if it saves the state of the macros and the icons in the QA Toolbar, so when I open it again in Windows, i don't have to re-enable macros and re-add all the QA Toolbar icons I added for this particular file.

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