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

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  1. Support Google Drive on Android

    Office apps (Excel) do not support Google Drive as a place. One must download from Drive, edit in Excel, and upload in Drive. Doesn't make sense, not seamless, already supported in Windows apps when an add-on is installed. Please support.

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    • 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,

      6 votes
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      • Fingerprint unlock password protected spreadsheets

        Enable users to store passwords to their spreadsheets securely in Excel app and unlock files using fingerprint scanner / retina scanner / face recognition depending on their smartphone / tablet specs.

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        • 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.

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          • overwrite

            Why is it not possible to overwrite the server-file in case of a file-conflict in onedrive??????????????????

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            • Open and save files on personal NAS

              Would be great if we could add our own personal NAS to 'Places' so we are not tied to using third party cloud storage providers.

              2 votes
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              • Open and save files on personal NAS

                Would be great if we could add our own personal NAS to 'Places' so we are not tied to using third party cloud storage providers.

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                • Add ability to open .csv files in Excel Android

                  Add ability to open .csv file in Excel Android

                  6 votes
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                  • Fix bug: Any file opened from DropBox or iCloud Drive (and perhaps elsewhere) vanishes from Recent files shortly after you close it.

                    Fix the bug described in the title. It appears to happen whenever the app is terminated in the background. So if you don't leave Excel or you return to it relatively quickly, the files appear in Recent. Wait to long and they vanish and you have to go find them again. Very inconvenient.

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                    • Workbooks are being un-pinned from the top of the “Recent” list

                      I have several Excel workbooks that I use regularly and so I have them pinned to the top of the “Recent” list.

                      Recently, probably since the update to version 2.19, these workbooks are being un-pinned from the list although I have not un-pinned them.

                      There seem to be two actions that cause this to happen.

                      1. Open one of the pinned workbooks then close it again, with or without saving changes.
                      2. Pin a different workbook to the top of the list.

                      This happens on both my iPad and my iPhone.

                      The same problem occurs with documents in Word -…

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                      • Don’t automatically open last document

                        Whenever I open Excel it automatically tries to download and open my last document. This actually takes significant time and slows the opening of Excel, especially when I don’t want to use that last document. Perhaps a simple switch in settings to control this behavior? I would prefer that Excel just opens to the file list.

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                        • Password protection of spreadsheet

                          I just posted this question to Microsoft forums and found out that this feature is still not functional in Excel for iOS:
                          I'm using Excel on an iPad Pro and would just tried to find a way to password protect a spreadsheet I'm saving to OneDrive. Searching the general web and these forums didn't readily surface an answer. I've seen old responses indicating that it wasn't possible to password protect a single sheet in 2014; however, I'd be surprised if it's not even possible to password protect an entire spreadsheet in the latest version of Excel for iOS.

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                          • XLS Files opened on iPad should be exportable to CSV format

                            Believe it or not, some companies are attempting to standardize on Apple iPads as the business tool for their external employees. I'm working with a company that has $45Billion+ in sales; 155,000 Employees.

                            I work for a technology company with $800Million in sales and 3,000 employees.

                            One application would be optimally serviced by the ability to open an Excel file, with drop down lists, on an Apple iPad and once the file data is customized by the remote employee, I would need to have them save the edited file to a .CSV file to import into a webpage that has…

                            12 votes
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                            • 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.

                              6 votes
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                              • Add support for custom templates in Office Mobile apps, specifically Excel and Word.

                                It would be most useful to be able to create new documents from custom templates in Excel and Word on mobile devices.

                                67 votes
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                                  started  ·  Dan Battagin [MS XL] responded

                                  = 2016-12-05 =

                                  Hi all,

                                  We’ve begun work on the ability to open (and create new files from) Templates on Excel for Android.

                                  Cheers,
                                  Dan [MS]

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                                  • 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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                                    • 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

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                                      • Touch ID support for excel iOS

                                        Touch ID support for excel iOS and macOS

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                                        • Option to turn off auto-save by default

                                          Provide a setting to turn off auto-save by default. Please!

                                          6 votes
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