Excel for iPad & iPhone (iOS)

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  1. graphing - see / modify data series

    That I know of, there's no way to create a graph and then edit the data series afterwards. Clearly there are multiple data series created in some charts but I don't see a way to view / edit them without a lot of tedious dragging control handles around in the spreadsheet. It would be so much better to be able to have a dialog box pop up and hand edit the data series.

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      0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make file name fields longer

      Use all of the available space to display file names in "Open" view. See attached screenshot. There is twice as much room available as is currently being used for the file name.

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        0 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Keyboard Shortcut to Edit Active Cell (like F2)

        Excel for iPad needs a hardware keyboard shortcut to "Edit the active cell and put the insertion point at the end of its contents." This is the F2 function in Excel for PC. This shortcut is very important for people who rely on the arrow keys to navigate spreadsheets.

        6 votes
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        • Dual-color cell fill

          The iPad version of Excel only allows for a single color cell fill, unlike the PC version which allows dual-colors with various affects. A dual-color cell fill (or at least display from a dual-color cell PC file) would be helpful.

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          • Permit use of Draw for marking up and adding numbers, text,etc when using "Freeze Pane" for Headers. Was functional before latest update.

            Allow use of "Draw" functions at the same time using "Freeze Pane" functions. This was possible before the 4/13/2017 update.

            4 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Hello, The excel application does not open the books on the ipad, it writes "old graphic SmartArt". Previously, these books were opened and

              Hello,
              The excel application does not open the books on the ipad, it writes "old graphic SmartArt". Previously, these books were opened and edited on the same iPad. How to open them ?!
              Thank you.

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              • Slider or Scroll Bar via Data Validation

                I would like to see a slider or scroll bar become an in-cell data validation option (just as I'd like to see a date picker for dates and a new checkbox option).

                This feature could be integrated into the "Whole number" validation criteria with a simple checkbox like "Show scroll bar".

                When you double-click or double-tap the cell to edit the value, the scrollbar could appear immediately below or above the cell, as shown in the attached image. (For this image, I used a form field scroll bar, but I think it gets the point across).

                I'd like to see…

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                • 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…

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                  • increase width of dropdown lists

                    As is use data validation to create drowdown lists i am in need of a higher width of those lists using excel iOs App.

                    The entries are very long so that i can only see the beginning. The decision which entry should be taken must be made at the end.

                    I would like to increase the width of a dropdown list manually. Please improve this asap.

                    Many thanks in Advance.

                    7 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add the Paste Speacial -> Transpose feature

                      Add the Paste Speacial -> Transpose feature

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                      • Open files

                        Just updated to 2.0.3 and now I can't open my files. What are you doing ...... let me go back to my previous vs.

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                          2 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Split screens

                          Please can we have the facility to view two open spread sheets on a split screen for excel
                          Thanks

                          6 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • issues pasting into excel for iOS

                            When pasting into excel, it adds a blank row as a header and a footer

                            How it happens:
                            I select a row of cells in Numbers (2 or more cells)
                            I copy those cells
                            I go to paste the cells into Excel
                            The cells get pasted into a row below the one I have selected, and have a header and foot added to them of blank cells

                            I am able to get around the issue by pasting from Numbers into an Excel file using a different app "OfficeSuite", so I don't believe the issue is to do with Numbers

                            Even…

                            3 votes
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                            • Still cannot open spreadsheets with multiple hidden columns (Excel for IOS 2.1)

                              This is the third link I receive in response to where I should post the problem.
                              Follows the problem as well as the link with the posts
                              Microsoft has made several updates available to try to fix the problem, but spreadsheets with multiple hidden columns remain unopened due to a bug. Currently the version of Excel for IOS is 2.1, but the problem continues to occur. Please Microsoft help us and correct this problem. We are waiting.

                              Version 1.31 works without problems, all subsequent updates present the problem after updating the app.
                              I tested files with several hidden columns. If…

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                                0 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Integrate with google drive

                                I belong to an organisation the uses a Google account. All our documents are stored on google drive. MS Office doesn't support Google Drive as a "place" so I can't access and edit documents on google drive from Excel for iOS. I can open a spreadsheet from the Google drive app but it opens in Excel as read only and I can't save changes back to google drive.

                                Please add google drive as a "place" in MS Office apps for iOS.

                                7 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 3 votes
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                                  • It should be possible to pin spreadsheets to the home screen

                                    T should be possible to in frequently accessed spreadsheets to the home screen so they can be opened with one tap. This would be similar to. How you can add frequently used web pages from safari.

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                                    • Excel is inaccessible for VoiceOver users after the April 11th update

                                      I am a VoiceOver user and usually use Excel for the desktop. Occasionally, I have to take my worksheets on the road and need to edit them. I went on a trip to New Orleans from February 12 to February 22. During my trip, I could navigate around my worksheets and edit the cells. After the April 11 update, I tried to take an excel spreadsheet on the road but couldn't navigate the spreadsheet or edit the cells. Proper regression testing would have caught this problem. Please fix it hopefully in the next update.
                                      Thanks so much.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Pivot Tables

                                        Would be AMAZING to have the ability to insert new Pivot Tables in the iPad and iPhone version of excel!!!!!!

                                        17 votes
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                                        • Make the share workbook function work on Iphone

                                          With Excel,
                                          I'm on turning on, the track workbook function, on my Pc (window 10, with office 365 business)
                                          Everything is fine on every computer.
                                          But, once we try to open it on our cellphone with the excel app, it doesn't work and don't let us opening it.
                                          It saying: The content can't be take in charge
                                          This document include content that can't be take in charge.
                                          To modify a copy with out this content, press save a copy

                                          Anyone can explain to me why this function isn't available on the excel app?

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