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  1. ability to uninstall updates

    ability to uninstall updates or build

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      2 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Permit use of Draw for marking up and adding numbers, text,etc when using "Freeze Pane" for Headers. Was functional before latest update.

      Allow use of "Draw" functions at the same time using "Freeze Pane" functions. This was possible before the 4/13/2017 update.

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        2 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • issues pasting into excel for iOS

        When pasting into excel, it adds a blank row as a header and a footer

        How it happens:
        I select a row of cells in Numbers (2 or more cells)
        I copy those cells
        I go to paste the cells into Excel
        The cells get pasted into a row below the one I have selected, and have a header and foot added to them of blank cells

        I am able to get around the issue by pasting from Numbers into an Excel file using a different app "OfficeSuite", so I don't believe the issue is to do with Numbers

        Even…

        3 votes
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        • Add the Paste Speacial -> Transpose feature

          Add the Paste Speacial -> Transpose feature

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          • Add the option to copy cells as an image.

            Before the update today (April 11, 2017), when I copied a group of cells, it would automatically paste them into messenger on my iPad as an image. Today's update now paste that same group of cells as an unformatted conglomeration of ****. It is really terrible. By doing away with the copy as image function, I've now added an hour and a half to my workday. Everyday...

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              0 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Keyboard Shortcut to Edit Active Cell (like F2)

              Excel for iPad needs a hardware keyboard shortcut to "Edit the active cell and put the insertion point at the end of its contents." This is the F2 function in Excel for PC. This shortcut is very important for people who rely on the arrow keys to navigate spreadsheets.

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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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                  0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Ability to Print and export PDF while offline

                  Microsoft online services seem to be a requirement since 2.0 and the on/off selection in settings does nothing.

                  Exporting PDFs and sharing them while offline is crucial, and previous versions had no problems with this at all.

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                      0 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add ability to show/hide and move equation and r-squared value as elements for linear trendline

                      Currently the only way to see the equation and r-squared value for a linear trendline is to use a quick layout. If you do that, you can not hide either the equation or the R-squared, and more importantly, you can not move it around on the chart so that it doesn't overlap other elements. Also, I'd prefer to see enabling the equation and R-squared as part of the Elements option as opposed to that being kind of hidden under layouts.

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                        0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • To amend the function paste on multiple cells

                        After the update of April 11, 2017, when I try to copy the DATA of a one cell, isn't possible to paste it into a multiple cells

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                        • Amend the function past on excel for iPad

                          To amend the function paste on multiple cells on excel for iPad

                          After the update of April 11, 2017, when I try to copy the DATA of a one cell, isn't possible to paste it into a multiple cells

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                            0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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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                              0 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • increase width of dropdown lists

                              As is use data validation to create drowdown lists i am in need of a higher width of those lists using excel iOs App.

                              The entries are very long so that i can only see the beginning. The decision which entry should be taken must be made at the end.

                              I would like to increase the width of a dropdown list manually. Please improve this asap.

                              Many thanks in Advance.

                              2 votes
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                              • Add ability to add polynomial (or at least quadratic) trendline via elements for a scatter plot

                                Scatter plots for Scientific data measured by students often fit a parabola shaped trendline, i.e. a polynomial trendline with an order of 2. If supporting a polynomial trendline like desktop Excel is too computationally intensive, how about at least supporting a quadratic trendline (i.e. polynomial or order 2) inlcuidng the ability to show the equation and r-squared value. This would allow students to use iPad Excel to make predictions from data analysis done with the iPad.

                                2 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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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                                    0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Integrate with google drive

                                    I belong to an organisation the uses a Google account. All our documents are stored on google drive. MS Office doesn't support Google Drive as a "place" so I can't access and edit documents on google drive from Excel for iOS. I can open a spreadsheet from the Google drive app but it opens in Excel as read only and I can't save changes back to google drive.

                                    Please add google drive as a "place" in MS Office apps for iOS.

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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.

                                      4 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Specific colours for charts

                                        Charts currently only allow selection of colour groups which rarely match the message I need to convey. I need to be able to select the display colour of individual data series in charts (bars, sectors or lines) and sometimes even individual parts of data series.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Modern Excel charts also available for IOS

                                          It would be good to have modern charts also available in Excel for Ipad: Waterfall, Sunburst, treemap... Currently they are available for Windows, MacOS, Android but not on IOS. Thanks.

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