Excel for iPad & iPhone (iOS)

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  1. Keyboard shortcut to switch sheets

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

    7 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Ability to enter data thru dictation facility.

      Use dictation facility to enter data

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

        15 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • iPad Pro 9.7 Smart Keyboard problem

          Has anyone else had a problem with the iPad Pro 9.7, Excel and the Smart Keyboard? Every time you type into a cell, the software keyboard pops up momentarily before promptly disappearing - like Excel makes the cell editable, displays the iPad keyboard, then realises the Smart Keyboard is attached, and then removes the iPad keyboard.
          To reproduce:
          - Type something into any cell
          - Press return that then moves the focus onto the cell below
          - Start typing something, and the software keyboard will pop up, before disappearing again

          This bug can be reproduced on the iPads at the…

          2 votes
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            4 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Custom templates

            I am able to create and view custom templates on the desktop version but not on my iPhone. It would be nice to have as I want to use this form in the field for my employees to work on and submit data in a quick fashion.

            7 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Drag line or column to move it

              Currently you need to copy, cut and paste a line to move it around the sheet. It would be much better if you could tried a line to move it around the sheet In order to reorganise data, exactly as per functionality in Smartsheet.

              5 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Enable form controls

                Enabling form controls would allow iOS users to use buttons to enter information with a touch rather than having to type entries.

                I'm imagining the power of being able to use the increment buttons, or radio toggles to collect data to quickly.

                Even better would be coming up with cell formats that would accept that sort of input directly, without having to setup up the form controls. Imagine a checkbox format, or a counter format with Increment buttons.

                18 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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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                    0 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 3 votes
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                      4 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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.

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

                        20 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Please Reverse the color orders in the color filling button

                          Using an Ipadpro, when I want to fill a cell in yellow or green (standard colors) I have to go down on the choice of colors. The same if I want to erase the filling color. The no filling color should be on top, standard colors next, and finally the Themes colors, since they are more personal

                          1 vote
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                            0 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Filter colums

                            Please add ability to filter on "Begins with..." or "Contains..." in columns of the Excel mobile app. Extremely helpful for lookup actions in long spreadsheets.

                            8 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Need the functionality to have split screen with two excel workbooks open at the same time

                              Having the ability to have TWO Excel worksheets open would help for comparing data. That goes the same for all Office Apps. Currently the two apps must be two different apps. BIG weakness compared to an actual laptop

                              15 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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.

                                  0 votes
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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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