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

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  1. 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.

    5 votes
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  2. 19 votes
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  3. 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?

    3 votes
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  4. Enable/disable autosave

    It is not possible to disable autosaving. In android Excel mobile app this option is.

    3 votes
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  5. 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.

    36 votes
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  6. 159 votes
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    41 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]

  7. Ability to turn off Autocomplete for iOS

    Autocomplete causes problems when using iOS with a barcode scanner. We need the ability to turn off Autocomplete like the desktop version.

    13 votes
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  8. Add the ability to grab data from sensors on the phone e.g. GPS location

    There are a lot of use cases for a mobile phone or tablet in using data that basically involve collecting data in the field then analysing it on a spreadsheet once back in an office. Why not just add the ability to grab the data on the mobile versions of Excel?

    6 votes
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  9. Excel iPad-App - Wie kann man Seitenumbrüche einfügen?!

    Excel iPad-App - Wie kann man Seitenumbrüche einfügen?!

    2 votes
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  10. Ability to open any file, even if not editable

    I have some files that have macros in them that I would like to be able to view without running the macros.
    It would be even better if I could add data to them and not break the macro portion so when I open later in a desktop version I can run the macros on the new data.

    16 votes
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  11. 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.

    58 votes
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  12. Ability to enter data thru dictation facility.

    Use dictation facility to enter data

    11 votes
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  13. Hardware keyboard scroll buttons

    If you have a hardware keyboard connected, Excel needs keyboard shortcuts to quickly move up or down a number of rows or left or right a number of columns.

    6 votes
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  14. Merge Across option.

    Please provide the "Merge Across" option under edits on our iPads because it doesn't even exist. It exists in Windows PC, but some how this option is not available in our iPads. Basically the Merge Across option lets you merge two or more tabs across.

    3 votes
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  15. 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.

    11 votes
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  16. Opening Excel file from other app should not be read only

    When I open an Excel file into the Excel app from an email, I want to be able to edit it before deciding whether to save it or not. Excel always open files from other apps as read only, so I have to make a local or cloud copy to do anything. This is annoying as it will take up space with Excel files that I may never use again.

    Another example, is that I may want to open an Excel file from an email, make a few edits and email it back without saving it locally.

    6 votes
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  17. 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.

    81 votes
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    11 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]

  18. Allow to have full tool bars

    Make a full tool bar that can be accessed on iPhone

    10 votes
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  19. 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.

    25 votes
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  20. Keyboard shortcut to switch sheets

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

    14 votes
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