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

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  1. Please fix file duplication

    When I duplicate a file and tell it to “Save Copy Only”, the changes are also saved in the original file. I then have to open the original file, close it, tell it to “Discard Changes”, and open it again to get back my original file.

    When working with a file on my iPad, this is an annoyance. When working with a shared file on OneDrive, this leads to severe data integrity issues.

    Please fix!

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    • 2 votes
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      • Allow elements to be placed between grid lines

        Sometimes it is useful to be able to place an element (character, bullet point, etc) “between” the grid lines. As a proof of concept, I've attached a mockup with the letter ‘ы’ inserted between two horizontally adjacent cells.

        I expect this addition to the Excel worksheet model to be fundamental enough that it will doubtlessly be useful for many novel applications, even though at the moment I can't think of any.

        Thanks!

        8 votes
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        • Able to scan number table and data can be filled in excel using mobile camera or any other input method

          can be able to scan from mobile and autofill in designed area in excel or word. like we can capture credit card and details fills automatically.

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          • improving file storing

            One excel file is stored in data://office/icloud/bookmarks/****/****/****.
            I can not open this file. I get the error message in Dutch " ****.xlsx is opgeslagen op een niet ondersteunde serverlocatie" in English " ****.xlsx has been stored on a not supported server location ".
            Where can i find this file and how can I open it?

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            • How can we return to a viable Excel application? The curren product just simply sucks.

              I selected other because the current 2016 product sucks in so many ways that there's nothing to select from from the lame list of product issues to select from.

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              • Need ability to edit data in charts

                You can create charts in Excel, and use sliders to include more series, but it only works if all data points are inside a table.

                If data series are in different parts of a sheet, Excel for iOS cannot edit the source data to pick the right data.

                Please add this feature.

                2 votes
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                • Excel cursor after entering data with the “return” key

                  In Excel on an iPad, after entering data (either a label or numeric) in a cell and touching the “return” key, the cursor goes down one cell. An answer to my post on the Microsoft Community site yielded an answer that a setting is not currently available to turn off this feature of dropping down one cell. In the computer version of Excel, such action is an option, so one can also have the program leave the cursor in the same cell after entering data with the “return” key. So my suggestion is that the settings should include the 2…

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                  • Custom Cell Formatting

                    There needs to be a way to create a custom format for cells on Android. The fact that there's no way to do this on the web app (and thus, Chromebook) either means there are significant limitations placed upon mobile users.

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                    • Office Apps for Android don't work.

                      Office Apps for Android (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote) don't work and keeps on stopping when I just start them. I have factory resetted the phone but to no avail. What's wrong?

                      Phone : Redmi 2
                      Android version : 7.1.2

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                      • RELATIVE or ABSOLUTE MACROS

                        In my experience when a Macro is about to be composed in EXCEL, there is no definitive way to know if it is set to RELATIVE or ABSOLUTE by LOOKING at the selection after clicking on MACROS ICON. By holding the cursor on the ‘Use Relative Reference displays the explanation but does not designate WHICH of the two functions is actually activated. My meaning is this: It is not until the MACRO is activated do you really find out that ABSOLUTE was set when RELATIVE was required. If when starting the composition, and requiring RELATIVE, by clicking on the Use…

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                        • "기록"이란 이름은 Microsoft excel에서 이미 사용 중입니다. 다른 이름을 사용하세요.

                          탭에 History란 이름이 사용중이면
                          모바일(IOS, Android) 엑셀에서
                          "기록"이란 이름은 Microsoft excel에서 이미 사용 중입니다. 다른 이름을 사용하세요.
                          메시지와 함께 복구하라는 창이 뜨지만, 실제로는 복구도 되지 않고 실행도 되지 않습니다.

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                          • Be able to see pictures in comments

                            In the pc world , I use comments for showing pictures. I have a list plants and when someone put their curser on the plant name, the picture comes up. In the iPad version of Excel, pictures and backgrounds will not show. Please add this feature to the iPad version.

                            2 votes
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                            • PLEASE PROVIDE CHANGE CASE BUTTON LIKE WORD IN EXCEL-HOME- FONT TAB

                              PLEASE PROVIDE CHANGE CASE BUTTON LIKE WORD IN EXCEL-HOME- FONT TAB

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                              • Don’t automatically open last document

                                Whenever I open Excel it automatically tries to download and open my last document. This actually takes significant time and slows the opening of Excel, especially when I don’t want to use that last document. Perhaps a simple switch in settings to control this behavior? I would prefer that Excel just opens to the file list.

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                                • Option to turn off auto-save by default

                                  Provide a setting to turn off auto-save by default. Please!

                                  5 votes
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                                  • Fix the numeric keyboard for iPhone X

                                    There is a small bug in the numeric keyboard in iOS. In iPhone X the keyboard is too close to the bottom of the screen. Almost 9 out of 10 times when I use it Excel is sent to the background by the bar in the middle. See the picture.

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                                    • reinstate the scroll buttons - these had been added earlier on, and then they are removed recentely.

                                      Reinstate the scroll buttons - these had been added earlier on, and, strange enough, they are removed recently.

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                                      • Data Validation in Excel Android

                                        Good afternoon! We would like the Data Validation Tool to be available. I miss this tool in Excel, so I have to use other means and other applications to do my tasks. It would be great to make data validation available.

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                                        • Copiar

                                          Para cualquiera de los productos de windows sería interesante tener la opción de hacer mas de un Copio o corto y pego. Por ejemplo quiere copiar varias palabras por separado y pondria ctrl c1_ ctrl c2_ ctrl c3 y puedo copiar varias palabras en cada "memoria" y luego para pegar ctrl v1_ ctrl v2 respectivamente. Esto permitiría entrar por ejemplo una sola vez en una hoja para copiar datos no correlativos y pegarlos en otra. En vez de un solo dato en el "copiar" podrian guardarse varios por separado.
                                          Si quisiera por ejemplo llenar un formulario de datos personales y…

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