Excel for iPad & iPhone (iOS)

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  1. Enabling copying sheets from one one workbook to another with proper functionality

    At the moment when you copy paste a sheet from workbook to another all the formuale are lost.

    This is a big weekness compared to working within a windows environment. It effectively means that workbooks cannot be combined.

    For example, if I have a standardised financial analysis worksheet that I want to add to a work book containing a financial model I would have to re-create the formulae each time.

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    • App Freeze IOS

      The newest version release July 10, 2017 has major user issues.
      First I was experiencing saving errors at random times. The ipads have internet on them and I figure it was because it lost communication to server it gave a error message of conflicted copy of workbook and need to save copy to continue. That still is a issue.

      Second: Cant hide tabs in workbook after July 10, 2017 update. When I attempt to hide tabs within a workbook the app freezes for about a minute then closes down. Once I reopen the app then it opens but any data…

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      • Scatter plot selects wrong data for display, need to manually specify range for x,y data

        Need ability to manually edit or specify data ranges for scatter plots. Currently is automatically determined from initial range selection during chart creation, and this is frequently incorrect.

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          • Make file name fields longer

            Use all of the available space to display file names in "Open" view. See attached screenshot. There is twice as much room available as is currently being used for the file name.

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            • Touch Keyboard bug on IPad Pro 10.5 with excel

              The new iPad Pro uses a slightly larger keyboard and I’ve noticed that there is a bug when you swap from ABC to 123 on the keyboard (the abc...123 google button on the bottom right)

              If you tap on it, it will change your keyboard to a more numeric centric one.

              However, the ABC...123 button from that point is now hidden by the keyboard itself; this is because the program appears to code to have that frame follow the keyboard if the user moves the touch keyboard.

              Since the IPad Pro has a larger keyboard than most IOS devices, the…

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              • Allow creation/editing of VBA/macros. Make it a full functioning Excel app as if it was running on Surface Pro.

                Allow creation/editing of VBA/macros. Make it a full functioning Excel app as if it was running on Surface Pro.

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                • All Features for iPad

                  Office for the ipad should be able to easily do everything that the office for Windows can, and Microsoft should negotiate with Apple so that the VBA features are also possible. iPads have enough Power for all this.
                  (translated by online translator)

                  7 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.

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                    • PROBLEM... ref. 1389918527 // having problems accessing files on my onedrive thru the excel app,, keeps telling me "cant open file" {file ma

                      PROBLEM.. ref.. 1389918527
                      having problems accessing files on my onedrive thru the excel app,, on ipad, keeps telling me "cant open file" {file may be locked,in use,or you don't have sufficient permission} this is resolved only for a short time to log out of excel on ipad then log back in, then re-add my onedrive account. the same error will randomly happen the next day. I have been thru the uninstall, reinstall, reset, and to purchase of a new ipad that has same issues,, this is a APP problem.

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                      • Pro

                        Request that a pro version of excel be released for the iPad Pro lineup

                        Especially the new v2 pros as they are as strong as some MacBook pros.
                        Main features would be data connection / power pivot and pivot tables

                        The fact that iPad version doesn't have pivot tables is a huge disappointment

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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).

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                            • graphing - see / modify data series

                              That I know of, there's no way to create a graph and then edit the data series afterwards. Clearly there are multiple data series created in some charts but I don't see a way to view / edit them without a lot of tedious dragging control handles around in the spreadsheet. It would be so much better to be able to have a dialog box pop up and hand edit the data series.

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                              • Hello, The excel application does not open the books on the ipad, it writes "old graphic SmartArt". Previously, these books were opened and

                                Hello,
                                The excel application does not open the books on the ipad, it writes "old graphic SmartArt". Previously, these books were opened and edited on the same iPad. How to open them ?!
                                Thank you.

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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.

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                                  • Extend the Free Office App to include the new 10.5" iPad Pro

                                    Apple has just released the new iPad Pro 2, and the smaller version has increased in size from 9.7" to 10.5". This puts the smaller iPad Pro into the size that requires an Office 365 subscription. Since it is still the "smaller" version of the Pro, it would be nice it it was still eligible for the free versions.

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                                    • Implement the "format painter" feature on iPad Excel please!

                                      Implement the "format painter" feature on iPad Excel please!

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                                      • Still cannot open spreadsheets with multiple hidden columns (Excel for IOS 2.1)

                                        This is the third link I receive in response to where I should post the problem.
                                        Follows the problem as well as the link with the posts
                                        Microsoft has made several updates available to try to fix the problem, but spreadsheets with multiple hidden columns remain unopened due to a bug. Currently the version of Excel for IOS is 2.1, but the problem continues to occur. Please Microsoft help us and correct this problem. We are waiting.

                                        Version 1.31 works without problems, all subsequent updates present the problem after updating the app.
                                        I tested files with several hidden columns. If…

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                                        • Slider or Scroll Bar via Data Validation

                                          I would like to see a slider or scroll bar become an in-cell data validation option (just as I'd like to see a date picker for dates and a new checkbox option).

                                          This feature could be integrated into the "Whole number" validation criteria with a simple checkbox like "Show scroll bar".

                                          When you double-click or double-tap the cell to edit the value, the scrollbar could appear immediately below or above the cell, as shown in the attached image. (For this image, I used a form field scroll bar, but I think it gets the point across).

                                          I'd like to see…

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