Excel for iPad & iPhone (iOS)

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  1. 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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        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 →
        • 1 vote
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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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            • Fuzzy Lookup for Excel IPad

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

              2 votes
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              • 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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                • 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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                              • Expand the functionality for creating cell borders. One should be able to choose which side of a cell with choice of line type and thickbess

                                I need to be able to select the side of a cell or selection of cells - top, bottom, left, right - with different line types and thickness.

                                2 votes
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                                • XLT Files Don't Appear in Cloud Browsers

                                  XLT and files with related extensions (like XLTX) don't appear in the cloud service browsers like Egnyte and Box, which is very frustrating. Is there an official way of getting to and opening these files?

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                                  • Advanced filter on ios excel!!!!

                                    Lets get the advanced filter ability in the ios app! Excel is neutered by removing these great features.

                                    4 votes
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                                      • Excel for iOS should remember the last zoom level

                                        I have zoom out every time I open my workbook.. Is there a way to remember the desired zoom level when saving and closing a workbook?

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                                        • Apple PENCIL should NOT automatically start "drawing mode" in Excel (and Word)

                                          The Apple PENCIL is NOT ONLY a drawing tool!
                                          Like in many other apps it should also be possibe to use it as a (more precise!) substitute for the finger!
                                          For example in Apples notes app, you can perfectly and very precisely use the pencil to move the coursor, to select text and to start actions by tapping a button.
                                          All this should be possible in Excel (and Word) too!!!
                                          (Please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, ...)

                                          16 votes
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