Excel for iPad & iPhone (iOS)

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  1. Hyperlinks Within a Workbook Should Go Directly to the Cell

    Currently, all hyperlinks require the user to click the cell and then click again to navigate the hyperlink. This makes sense when the hyperlink is to a webpage as you don't want the user being taken somewhere they don't want to go.

    However, if the hyperlink is simply to a cell or worksheet within the same workbook, then the user should be taken there directly without having to confirm the jump. This would make navigating with the Excel iPad app a lot easier.

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      0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Needs to have the table lookup function

      I use the table lookup data function on desktop Excel. Would like the same ability on the ipad. I use this to price my work.

      5 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Apple Pencil should be written automatically in the"drawing mode".

        My wife, Natchana Aniruthdeva, and I can be able to shere some ideas promptly together when the Dropbox and work jobs are shared by our friends. So that the jobs for work will be done faster.

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          0 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • The new Box integration is prone to lose data in an online/offline scenario.

          Previously, I used the Box sync tool and chose which folders I wanted to have sync'ed locally. That worked great! As it is now, the MS Office app gets confused and is prone to lose locally made changes that were made offline.

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            1 comment  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Error bars

            To be able to change error bars size on ios

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              0 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Please add the new 'switch' functions, like "IFS" to the iPhone/iPad mobile app since those functions only work on the PC

              Please add the new 'switch' functions, like "IFS" to the iPhone/iPad mobile app since those functions only work on the PC Currently.

              2 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Keyboard shortcut to switch sheets

                When using a Bluetooth keyboard, please add a keyboard shortcut to be able to switch between active sheets

                6 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Ability to enter data thru dictation facility.

                  Use dictation facility to enter data

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                    0 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • iPad Pro 9.7 Smart Keyboard problem

                    Has anyone else had a problem with the iPad Pro 9.7, Excel and the Smart Keyboard? Every time you type into a cell, the software keyboard pops up momentarily before promptly disappearing - like Excel makes the cell editable, displays the iPad keyboard, then realises the Smart Keyboard is attached, and then removes the iPad keyboard.
                    To reproduce:
                    - Type something into any cell
                    - Press return that then moves the focus onto the cell below
                    - Start typing something, and the software keyboard will pop up, before disappearing again

                    This bug can be reproduced on the iPads at the…

                    2 votes
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                      4 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  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.

                      14 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Custom templates

                        I am able to create and view custom templates on the desktop version but not on my iPhone. It would be nice to have as I want to use this form in the field for my employees to work on and submit data in a quick fashion.

                        7 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Drag line or column to move it

                          Currently you need to copy, cut and paste a line to move it around the sheet. It would be much better if you could tried a line to move it around the sheet In order to reorganise data, exactly as per functionality in Smartsheet.

                          5 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  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.

                            18 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Goodreader file links don't work

                              Goodreader is a popular file manager for iOS. For most applications you can copy and paste a Goodreader link in and when you need access to the file in Goodreader, you just need to click the external link. Neither Excel or Word seem to be able to cope with this simple Goodreader link even though the basic notes app can manage it. Please fix this as Goodreader is the only decent alternative to the lack of a centralised iOS file system.

                              2 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 3 votes
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                                  4 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Check mark box functionality

                                  We need to be able to check and uncheck the check mark boxes in Excel. I switched back to using numbers because they have this functionality and Excel doesn't.

                                  9 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  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.

                                    20 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Please Reverse the color orders in the color filling button

                                      Using an Ipadpro, when I want to fill a cell in yellow or green (standard colors) I have to go down on the choice of colors. The same if I want to erase the filling color. The no filling color should be on top, standard colors next, and finally the Themes colors, since they are more personal

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                                        0 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Filter colums

                                        Please add ability to filter on "Begins with..." or "Contains..." in columns of the Excel mobile app. Extremely helpful for lookup actions in long spreadsheets.

                                        8 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Need the functionality to have split screen with two excel workbooks open at the same time

                                          Having the ability to have TWO Excel worksheets open would help for comparing data. That goes the same for all Office Apps. Currently the two apps must be two different apps. BIG weakness compared to an actual laptop

                                          15 votes
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