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

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  1. Pivot tables is key

    Be able to manage pivot tables in excel reporte in Android

    284 votes
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      40 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow for two documents to be open at the same time.

      Allow for two documents to be open at the same time.

      99 votes
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        12 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Excel with macro (and VBA) on Tablet and Mobile

        we need (I'm not alone!!) as soon possible the possibility to use Excel with macro (and VBA) on Tablet and Mobile

        82 votes
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          16 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add support for custom templates in Office Mobile apps, specifically Excel and Word.

          It would be most useful to be able to create new documents from custom templates in Excel and Word on mobile devices.

          58 votes
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            8 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            started  ·  Dan Battagin [MS XL] responded

            = 2016-12-05 =

            Hi all,

            We’ve begun work on the ability to open (and create new files from) Templates on Excel for Android.

            Cheers,
            Dan [MS]

          • 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]

            • Using Slicers

              We need to have slicers finally working while using the iOS mobile version of Excel so remote users can access and use all the reports.

              53 votes
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                6 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow naming of ranges and tables

                Currently, cannot edit names of ranges or tables. Naming is an extremely helpful feature when dealing with other limitations of the mobile versions.

                48 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Enable form controls

                  Enabling form controls would allow iOS users to use buttons to enter information with a touch rather than having to type entries.

                  I'm imagining the power of being able to use the increment buttons, or radio toggles to collect data to quickly.

                  Even better would be coming up with cell formats that would accept that sort of input directly, without having to setup up the form controls. Imagine a checkbox format, or a counter format with Increment buttons.

                  40 votes
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                    5 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Data Analysis Toolpack and Solver Needed, STAT!

                    Excel for PC and Mac, as well as the Surface Pro 3 and 4, have the Data Analysis Toolpack and Solver. We need these added to the iOS versions as well, please.

                    38 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Have offline access to selected files from cloud services

                      An option to have selected files from cloud services within the app (OneDrive and Dropbox hopefully). When a file is marked to be available offline, it should be downloaded, auto-synced as changes occur for it, and be available when I do not have an Internet connection. Also it should not download every time I open it. When I work on it without Internet connection, it should save changes waiting for a next connection to sync changes to the cloud.

                      This user experience is very vital and essential.

                      36 votes
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                        7 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow custom sort with multiple columns or criteria just like desktop versions

                        iOS only allows a single sort column and needs the same sort and filter characteristics as the desktop versions

                        33 votes
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                          11 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Take picture and insert/link into sheet on the fly

                          I was once asked to make/find the following app: allow a person to input data and have calculated results appear instantly AND be able to easily take pictures and link them to the data on the fly. I never made/found such an app. Fortunately, Excel for the iPhone satisfies the first condition.

                          The person using the app is checking equipment, so they enter data and take a picture and move on to the next equipment. It is impractical to import all of the pictures afterwards, since they all have similar default names, so you have to check each picture for…

                          33 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Interesting idea. Thanks for the feedback. We’ll definitely consider this in our next round of planning. In the mean time, please continue to vote on this feature idea.

                            Thanks,
                            Scott [MSFT]

                          • Ability to open any file, even if not editable

                            Just as the iOS version, all files can be opened, not all can be edited or all functions are available. However, all can be opened.

                            28 votes
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                              4 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              HI Scott,

                              We’re working on loading more files. Can you add some more detail about what specific issue you’re running into here, so we can prioritize it appropriately?

                              Thanks,
                              Dan [MS]

                            • Need to be able lock/unlock a sheet or workbook on my iPad. This is a serious limitation. Please fix.

                              Not be able to protect/unprotected a sheet on my iPad is a serious limitation for me. It defeats the purpose of having multiple devices.

                              24 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Other  ·  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.

                                23 votes
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                                  6 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Need to add a way to add fonts.

                                  Add a way to add fonts.

                                  23 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add "open in" functionality

                                    Add "Open In" functionality to Excel for iOS (and Word and PowerPoint). This would allow the user to open an Excel file in other applications.

                                    22 votes
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                                      4 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Pivot tables

                                      Add Pivot Tables to iPad version of Excel

                                      21 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Link to External Data

                                        Please add feature to allow a link from one workbook to data in another workbook. The feature needs to enable update of the linked data. This feature already exists in Excel 2016 and 2013.

                                        21 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Please enable the text to column feature.

                                          Please integrate the Text to Column feature in excel mobile for Android

                                          18 votes
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