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

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  1. Need to work on files when I'm offline

    There are times when I need to work on files and do not have Internet connections to sign-in and be able to edit and save the file. This seems so necessary for people who are on the road, traveling, and on vacation without their Internet hookup. When I can't open and work on and save files, Office 365 is useless and I'll find an alternative. Let me work on it and then upload when I get home to replace the old one. Gove me the option to select certain files to work when I'm offline,

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  2. Touch ID support for excel iOS

    Touch ID support for excel iOS and macOS

    9 votes
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  3. Please add the setting to be able to set “automatic saving off” as default; the default now is that autosaving is always on

    Please add the setting to be able to set “automatic saving off” as default; the default now is that autosaving is always on new documents

    8 votes
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  4. Add Support for .XML files in iOS

    I have an application that uses .XML files that need to be edited in Excel and then pasted back to the app.

    8 votes
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  5. Can you add csv conversion in excel ios

    Hi am using excel spreadsheet on iPad Pro and I want to save it as a csv file. How do I go about that?

    Can you add this function in future updates please to make it a complete office 365 as so far it’s at 364

    8 votes
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  6. saving excel files in other formats?????

    Please, i have an iPad "Pro" and i cannot save a file as a .csv. I cannot understand how this is not possible. This is basic functionality for any science/engineering application. Basically it means that without this, mobile Excel is not a solution i can adopt.

    7 votes
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  7. Add ability to use custom "User-Made" template in Excel

    Add support for CUSTOM TEMPLATES in mobile version of excel. Another question asking the same thing was posted, but apparently Microsoft can't read as they just added the ability to use templates, but not CUSTOM USER-MADE TEMPLATES! Quit handicapping your mobile apps. It's bad enough form controls and VBA aren't supported still. At least make a useable option that is mobile friendly.

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  8. Opening Excel file from other app should not be read only

    When I open an Excel file into the Excel app from an email, I want to be able to edit it before deciding whether to save it or not. Excel always open files from other apps as read only, so I have to make a local or cloud copy to do anything. This is annoying as it will take up space with Excel files that I may never use again.

    Another example, is that I may want to open an Excel file from an email, make a few edits and email it back without saving it locally.

    7 votes
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  9. When saving or retrieving files, you can see third party file services like Dropbox, OneDrive, but cannot see iCloud.

    If I need to access iCloud, it is a two step process. I have to click on My iPad and then click on iCloud. I do not see why you let users see Dropbox and OneDrive and other services, and not iCloud.

    6 votes
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  10. Multiple files open at the same time - Multiple windows

    I would like to be able to have 2 or more files open at the same time in iPadOS for the possibility to multitask better.

    5 votes
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  11. Ensure Excel and Word can open embedded word documents

    Many businesses are moving to iPads instead of laptops. Most meeting agendas that are sent out tend to have embedded documents linking to the agenda points. Currently it is impossible to open embedded documents on word for iPad, which renders iPads useless in these meetings. Please ensure that this is available in the next version of Word for iPad

    5 votes
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  12. 5 votes
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  13. ios version does not open xls files

    hi,
    when you release update of excel please make sure, that it can open .XLS files. Current version, can't do it, previous could, version before could not. Every 2 weeks I can't open xls file. Please do something about it.

    5 votes
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  14. Setting to turn off the auto open last file on excel iPhone app

    It should be a Setting to turn off the auto open last file on excel iPhone app. When I open the app, it often gets stuck on trying to open a file and then trying to cancel opening a file for almost 30 seconds. If I am trying to open another file this means there is a minute delay before I can even start to try to open that file. It should be a setting to turn off the auto open last workbook feature so I can open the app, choose the file I want to open and then use…

    5 votes
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  15. Save favorite

    Hello,

    A Features which should be included is favorites. There should be a way to mark a excel file as favorite. When doing that you view a favorite quickly and easily from a section call favorite.

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  16. Zoom Level on Open Workbook on iOS

    With a Workbook on OneDrive and edited on both macOS and iOS (iPad & iPhone), opening the Workbook on iPad sets a ludicrous zoom level - far too big.

    If you open a Workbook occasionally and work on it a lot then adjusting the zoom each time it's opened is not a big deal. But if you open a workbook every day or more often and just add a few values each time then every time adjusting the zoom level becomes a real nuisance (to the point where I've given up on Excel and moved to Apple apps - which…

    5 votes
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  17. Let me sort the files by date for example when searching for a file

    Often I want to see the last few files that have been updated, let me sort by date. Even better and in addition let me expand the column with file names so I can see the whole file name.

    5 votes
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  18. Not to save by default when opening files

    Not to save by default when opening files As it is usual to open and perform no edit but to update the file modification date without sense as no change was made

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  19. saving excel files in other formats?????

    Please, i have an iPad "Pro" and i cannot save a file as a .csv. I cannot understand how this is not possible. This is basic functionality for any science/engineering application. Basically it means that without this, mobile Excel is not a solution i can adopt.

    5 votes
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  20. Add search option in ‘Open’ file section.

    The search function in ‘Recents’ is great but searching for older files can be very difficult as often one cannot remember the exact file name. The file names in ‘Open’ are also often truncated and scrolling through hundreds of files starting with similar names a time consuming and occasionally impossible nightmare. Being able to search with one, or a few key words, would be huge improvement.

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