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

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  1. V2.0 autocomplete really breaks barcode scanning-- need option to turn off.

    V2.0 autocomplete is 'faster' -- so it causes a HUGE issue for barcode scanning. This shouldn't have been a surprise to development since it started to an issue posted here in 2016... but now V2.0 makes it faster and more of an issue.... PLEASE give us the option to turn it off in iOS or option to install old version until fixed. This totally broke our workflow and there is no way to fix it ourselves. We have the option to disable autocomplete on the desktop version, but those properties don't stay with the file, so opening on OneDrive via…

    3 votes
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  2. Really hope that you're not closing this (and Word/Powerpoint) for desktop users

    I really hope that you are not closing this down as it is really useful for small form-factor tablets where you don't need and don't want a full desktop experience (and don't want to "waste" a licence on it).

    2 votes
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  3. need to call from within app!

    Listen, there are a lot of cases when I need to call right witnin from phone numbers' column.
    Why not? So, you let me call within Maps or Edge, and not from anywhere.

    3 votes
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  4. 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.

    2 votes
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  5. Make it stop re-inserting rows

    You can improve Excel for Android by making it stop re-inserting rows after they've been deleted. This happens all the time and it creates an awful nuisance when trying to navigate a small spreadsheet.

    2 votes
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  6. 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…

    2 votes
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  7. 4 votes
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  8. Select a non-rectangular area (discontiguous discontinuous selection)

    Make it possible to select a non-rectangular area using only fingers (maybe holding some kind of button).
    Please!

    3 votes
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  9. A button that switches to excel desktop

    Should be a button that switches to excel desktop when you need a feature that's in desktop version.

    Too much of a pain to close the mobile app, open desktop excel, find the file .....

    1 vote
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  10. Please, add Khmer font to Microsoft Exel for Android

    Please, add Khmer font to Microsoft Exel for Android

    1 vote
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  11. Add "open in" functionality

    Add "Open In" functionality to Excel for iOS (and Word and PowerPoint). This would allow the user to open an Excel file in other applications.

    22 votes
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  12. Shared login with Outlook

    With the iOS office suite I am required to login to each app separately, which can be quite frustrating when my password changes and I re-login to each app separately.

    Apps made by other vendors (such as Google) allow shared account login accross all of it's apps where I only need to login once and all the apps just work.

    2 votes
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  13. Add support for trendline generation on mobile (iOS/Android) apps

    I teach highschool science in a schoolboard that has invested heavily in a BYOD setting and the O365 platform. We do many correlational studies in our science program and having students able to easily generate trend lines on their data sets would make the mobile apps much more powerful to use.

    11 votes
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    Thanks for the feedback. We are planning to add this feature to the mobile apps.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  14. "Custom properties linked to cells"

    Windows Phone 10
    Excel App
    Opening Workbook gives error:
    "File cannot be opened. This version of Microsoft Excel can’t open workbooks with:
    - Custom properties linked to cells"
    Same file opens without issue in Windows Phone 8.1 or Office for Android or Office for iPhone

    7 votes
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  15. Error bars

    To be able to change error bars size on ios

    3 votes
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    Thanks for the feedback. We’ll review this in our next planning round. Please continue to vote on this feature idea.

    Thanks,
    Scott {MSFT]

  16. inventory

    allow phone cam to add photos to inventory objects then sync to pc.

    2 votes
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  17. Transfer Macros to readable program from relationsional programming

    after recording a relationsional macro allow it to be translated in to program language.

    3 votes
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  18. Excel mobile needs the cell autocomplete (predictive text option)!

    in the desktop version, if i start typing in a cell a popup list of predictions appears allowing me to select something that already exists in the column. for example the word apple in a list of fruit would be predicted for me as soon as i type 'a' . This would save me hours of work while data entering using the mobile version in the field! please please add this feature so that i dont have to write out everything over and over!

    (2016-04-05 Dan [XL]: added "autocomplete" to title

    8 votes
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  19. 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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  20. 3 votes
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