Excel for iPad & iPhone (iOS)

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  1. 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 →
    • 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.

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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 →
        • 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.

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            0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  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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            • 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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              • 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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                  0 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Bug issue. On Excel, when i have an external data connection via the web, for instance, on iPhone it is not in that yet. So the issue is why

                  When i have an external data connection via the web, for instance, on iPhone it is not in that yet. So the issue is why does it disconnect the one on my PC, just because the iPhone version doesn't work yet? It should say (as it does) that the link is not going to work, but then not disconnect the link permanently, because then I have to re-insert it every time I use the PC version.

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                    0 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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.

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                      0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      • Pivot Tables

                        Would be AMAZING to have the ability to insert new Pivot Tables in the iPad and iPhone version of excel!!!!!!

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                          0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Fuzzy Lookup for Excel IPad

                          Would be great to have fuzzy lookup on the iPad and iPhone versions of excel.

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                            0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Excel iOS: auto-saves files despite having switched off auto-save

                            Please see https://answers.microsoft.com/thread/7768863c-337c-49a3-b207-1a9635510bad for a serious bug first reported by the OP over 4 months ago.

                            If auto-save is switched off (which I think it should be by default, but that's another matter) and I discard changes when exiting a file, the file timestamp still changes. This then spreads to other devices seeing the file on OneDrive. So if I just want to check something in a file from several years ago it suddenly looks like I've recently edited the file! This bug of course is not present in Windows.

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                              1 comment  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Virtual trackpad does not work well

                              When you in a text box in Excel with the on-screen keyboard and iOS 9+, you should be able to use the virtual trackpad to move the cursor around the text box (pressing and holding the keyboard with two fingers). This works well in all iOS first-party apps and MS Word.

                              However in Excel there are three problems:
                              - once you double tap a text box to edit the text box and press the keyboard with two fingers, the cursor jumps to another place. This should not happen.
                              - you cannot move the cursor vertically, the cursor stays on the…

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                              • 7 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  • I need macros enabled for my spreadsheet cancelling my subscription just based on that fact that macros don't work

                                    I need macros enabled for my spreadsheet cancelling my subscription just based on that fact that macros don't work

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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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                                        • Excel should not create "Email attachments" onedrive folder

                                          Why have Office for iOS apps just started creating the "Email attachments" folder in onedrive? I do not use this folder and because on Windows I have my onedrive mapped as "My Documents" and have it appearing on the Windows bar I now cannot see all the folders I want to access on the Windows bar.

                                          If I delete the folder in Windows or in the onedrive app on iOS, it reappears as soon as I open an office app on iOS. I am using a 4th gen iPad with up to date iOS and apps.

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