Excel for iPad & iPhone (iOS)

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  1. Don't let editing a file on iOS change the window size when file opened in OS X

    It is frustrating to edit a file on OS X (office 2016) then edit it later on an iPhone, and then when you get back to your desk and edit on OS X, the window has been resized to a tiny iPhone screen, forcing you to resize it on the desktop.

    I know the iPhone and iPad can see a smaller area, but don't save the "window size" with the file when it is saved on iOS. The window size from the desktop should be persistent.

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      0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Save space with a Microsoft Office app?

      I've noticed that each of the apps for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are quite large. They are also independent.

      I'm not sure if this would lead to any improvement, but perhaps we could have a Microsoft Office app. Then get the individual components of Microsoft Office through in-app downloads. This way, any features that are common between the components can now be shared in this single app, which should save space.

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        1 comment  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Find and Replace

        Find and replace just like Word mobile should be simple, no? I hate having to go back and forth between Word mobile to do the simplest procedure.

        Thanks tons!

        PS. any idea when this will be implemented?

        4 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • korean typing error ... with hardware keyboard

          korean typing new cel
          always
          Consonant vowel segregation ...

          http://i.imgur.com/LfTZthR.png

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            1 comment  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Improved Support For XLSM files

            When I open an XLSM file in Excel for iOS and save it, it disables my macros and removes my Quick Access Toolbar icons in the file in Windows. It would be great if it saves the state of the macros and the icons in the QA Toolbar, so when I open it again in Windows, i don't have to re-enable macros and re-add all the QA Toolbar icons I added for this particular file.

            8 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Expand Drop-down Lists to Show Full Text on iPad App.

              Drop-down lists on iPad version of Excel are shown in a fixed size area. If text for each selection is larger than that area, string is cut off with three dots in the end. It would be better to have a drop-down with flexible size so that all text can be seen for each element in list.

              11 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Take picture and insert/link into sheet on the fly

                I was once asked to make/find the following app: allow a person to input data and have calculated results appear instantly AND be able to easily take pictures and link them to the data on the fly. I never made/found such an app. Fortunately, Excel for the iPhone satisfies the first condition.

                The person using the app is checking equipment, so they enter data and take a picture and move on to the next equipment. It is impractical to import all of the pictures afterwards, since they all have similar default names, so you have to check each picture for…

                17 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Have offline access to selected files from cloud services

                  An option to have selected files from cloud services within the app (OneDrive and Dropbox hopefully). When a file is marked to be available offline, it should be downloaded, auto-synced as changes occur for it, and be available when I do not have an Internet connection. Also it should not download every time I open it. When I work on it without Internet connection, it should save changes waiting for a next connection to sync changes to the cloud.

                  This user experience is very vital and essential.

                  26 votes
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                    5 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Give it More of a windows look

                    Give it that famous windows theme rather than a iOS App. Its a Microsoft app not a Apple App

                    2 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • it would not submit from my ipad

                      I could fill out the whole form but it would not submit

                      1 vote
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                        0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add Header and Footer functionality

                        Currently Headers and footers cannot be applied to excel work books. This is a feature my client would like to have available on the mobile application.

                        5 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Cell Tab

                          Enable the tab and enter keys to go to next unlocked cell, currently it will go to next cell even if locked for editing and show a warning.

                          3 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • We need English UK date format 02/12/2015 ?

                            We need English UK date format 02/12/2015 ?

                            3 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow you to change your cursor direction

                              Just like in the full version of Excel

                              8 votes
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                                4 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Editing by multiple users

                                Opening and editing the same file (on a sharepoint/OD4B site) in Excel app by multiple users, like it is possible in Excel online.

                                5 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Please fix: Virtual keyboard covers cells that is edited

                                  If you use the Freeze Panes function to freeze the first 10 rows (on an iPad Mini screen) and tap to edit a cell in one of the rows below the frozen rows, the virtual keyboard comes up, but it will cover the cell that you wanted to edit. Worse, there is no way to scroll up or down, because the only cells that are visible are frozen! So the only way is to unfreeze the worksheet before editing and then freeze again. Please fix this!

                                  One option would be that the entire worksheet moves up to show the cell…

                                  4 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 7 votes
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                                    • 4 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Edit source data for charts

                                        It would be nice if there is an easier way to add column and row headers to a chart. Currently there is no choice, unless you organize your data such that the intended headers are immediately adjacent to the data

                                        6 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Thanks for the great feedback. We’ll definitely consider this in the next round of features for the iPad/iPhone. Please continue to vote on this feature idea which will increase its likelihood of getting in the product.

                                          1/26/17
                                          This feature request is still on our backlog but there is nothing we can commit to at this time.

                                          Thanks,
                                          Scott [MSFT]

                                        • Formula auditing

                                          When I double-tap on a cell with a formula, Excel helpfully assigns different colors to the elements of the formula, and highlights the cells that are linked to the formula with the same colors. But at the same time, it also brings up the virtual keyboard obscuring half the screen, as it assumes that I want to edit the formula. In many cases, I just want to quickly audit formulas without editing them with the keyboard. Can you think of a way that allows users to audit formulas without covering the screen?

                                          3 votes
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