Excel for iPad & iPhone (iOS)

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  1. printing to pdf file and save in Dropbox would be very helpful

    printing to pdf file and save in Dropbox would be very helpful

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      0 comments  ·  Printing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • disable auto-download missing fonts in cellular please

      This download makes a huge data cost and has little use, because you can always show the fonts' names in the "Start". So please make an option to DISABLE this feature while the iphone is in mobile network.

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        0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • hold down command key for keyboard shortcuts

        I would like that, as in native iOS apps such as Safari, holding down the Command key for a few seconds displays a cheat sheet of keyboard shortcuts available in Excel.

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        • Touch ID support for opening files

          Request support for Touch ID in Excel iOS.

          Touch ID works in OneDrive however when I want to open a file in Excel I need to login in with my password.

          Touch ID support would be a very nice feature.

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            0 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 2 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Printing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Implement the "format painter" feature on iPad Excel please!

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

              11 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • "Shared" tab ( within iOS app) to show also folders shared with user

                "Shared" tab (within Office iOS apps) to show also folders shared with user. Currently it show only files shared directly with user. Files within shared folders user can not access.

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                  0 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  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.

                  17 votes
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                    5 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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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                      1 comment  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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.

                      7 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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…

                        2 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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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                            0 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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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                              0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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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                                1 comment  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Password protection of spreadsheet

                                I just posted this question to Microsoft forums and found out that this feature is still not functional in Excel for iOS:
                                I'm using Excel on an iPad Pro and would just tried to find a way to password protect a spreadsheet I'm saving to OneDrive. Searching the general web and these forums didn't readily surface an answer. I've seen old responses indicating that it wasn't possible to password protect a single sheet in 2014; however, I'd be surprised if it's not even possible to password protect an entire spreadsheet in the latest version of Excel for iOS.

                                5 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • add CELL function

                                    some functions are not working on the iPhone app since the most recent update. The CELL function and the FILENAME function no longer work with the most recent update. Please reinstate the functions that were dropped with the most recent update.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • ability to uninstall updates

                                      ability to uninstall updates or build

                                      8 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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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