Excel for iPad & iPhone (iOS)

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  1. Conditional formatting

    I have a spreadsheet which I set up in Office using some Conditional Formatting relating to the date today. I had used a custom setting which when viewed on Office 365 on iPad displayed perfectly. After the latest excel update on iPad the custom setting no longer works. When I changed the setting to one of the defaults it worked perfectly again. So there seems to be a problem after the latest update.

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      0 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  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!!!!!!

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        2 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add feature to auto log out for users.

        In our manufacturing plant, we use MS products to display much of our training materials. Currently we are having each user log into their own 365 account so they can access individualized training sent to them via their onedrive accounts. The problem is that when you log out, the user must go into settings and reapply the option to reset user credentials every single time. The setting does not stay set. Every time it performs the function it inverts back to being off. The next user then can not log in. Also I would really like if the software would…

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        • Wireless Mouse support within IOS Office (as Citrix did with the X1 Mouse)

          Apples lacking native support for mice limits us with IOS Office.

          Please consider mouse support directly within IOS Office. Maybe a partnership with Citrix to add support for the X1 Mouse?

          (Link to show Citrix X1 Mouse) http://store.citrix.com/store/citrix/en_US/pd/ThemeID.28169600/productID.317779200)

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          • Add scroll bars on excel and word to navigate large sheets and documents

            I work with large database files from counties, which Excel handles easily. The problem is getting around on these large sheets of 200 columns by 30,000 rows. Swiping makes it impossible to effectively view or edit these files. I am amazed that Excel accepts these files without a problem, but I need scroll bars to access different parts of the sheet. Even lowly PDF readers have these!

            The same problem exists formlarge Word documents.

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            • Add ability to show/hide and move equation and r-squared value as elements for linear trendline

              Currently the only way to see the equation and r-squared value for a linear trendline is to use a quick layout. If you do that, you can not hide either the equation or the R-squared, and more importantly, you can not move it around on the chart so that it doesn't overlap other elements. Also, I'd prefer to see enabling the equation and R-squared as part of the Elements option as opposed to that being kind of hidden under layouts.

              4 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add ability to add polynomial (or at least quadratic) trendline via elements for a scatter plot

                Scatter plots for Scientific data measured by students often fit a parabola shaped trendline, i.e. a polynomial trendline with an order of 2. If supporting a polynomial trendline like desktop Excel is too computationally intensive, how about at least supporting a quadratic trendline (i.e. polynomial or order 2) inlcuidng the ability to show the equation and r-squared value. This would allow students to use iPad Excel to make predictions from data analysis done with the iPad.

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                  0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Amend the function past on excel for iPad

                  To amend the function paste on multiple cells on excel for iPad

                  After the update of April 11, 2017, when I try to copy the DATA of a one cell, isn't possible to paste it into a multiple cells

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                  • To amend the function paste on multiple cells

                    After the update of April 11, 2017, when I try to copy the DATA of a one cell, isn't possible to paste it into a multiple cells

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                      0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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.

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                        0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make Excel UI more like Numbers UI: more touch friendly

                        Excel feels too much like a Windows port with a few touch-friendly additions. Compare this to Numbers, which feels like a first-class citizen on iOS.

                        Two examples:
                        1. Showing which cells are in a formula
                        - in Numbers, if you tap a cell with a formula, it always shows immediately in colors which cells are in the formula. The keyboard does not pop up yet until you exit the cell
                        - in Excel, to see which cells are in a formula, you need to double tap to edit it. The virtual keyboard pops up obscuring half the screen and often…

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                          0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • I need macros enabled for my spreadsheet cancelling my subscription just based on that fact that macros don't work

                          I need macros enabled for my spreadsheet cancelling my subscription just based on that fact that macros don't work

                          6 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Excel iOS: auto-saves files despite having switched off auto-save

                            Please see https://answers.microsoft.com/thread/7768863c-337c-49a3-b207-1a9635510bad for a serious bug first reported by the OP over 4 months ago.

                            If auto-save is switched off (which I think it should be by default, but that's another matter) and I discard changes when exiting a file, the file timestamp still changes. This then spreads to other devices seeing the file on OneDrive. So if I just want to check something in a file from several years ago it suddenly looks like I've recently edited the file! This bug of course is not present in Windows.

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                              4 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • gps navigation

                              please create two new functions or addins that inserts the ipads gps latitude and longitude into the excel spreadsheet. It would be great for doing navigation calculations. It would be great if the functions continuously updated as the ipad moves rather than having to manually recalculate.

                              4 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Specific colours for charts

                                Charts currently only allow selection of colour groups which rarely match the message I need to convey. I need to be able to select the display colour of individual data series in charts (bars, sectors or lines) and sometimes even individual parts of data series.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 2 votes
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                                  • Modern Excel charts also available for IOS

                                    It would be good to have modern charts also available in Excel for Ipad: Waterfall, Sunburst, treemap... Currently they are available for Windows, MacOS, Android but not on IOS. Thanks.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Fuzzy Lookup for Excel IPad

                                        Would be great to have fuzzy lookup on the iPad and iPhone versions of excel.

                                        3 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 10 votes
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