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

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  1. OCR cell input

    Expose a quick & ready method to begin inputting text into current active cell from an OCR scan from the camera. There would ideally be a way to optionally have the scan jump to the next column, next row, or no jump, after confirming good read.

    An example scenario: you have been tasked with taking inventory of all the computers in your office, including serial numbers. You create a new spreadsheet on your mobile device. Click in the first row and make a "header" row with labels "office number", "serial number", "item type" and "model number". Next, you walk up…

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    • Could we see “inserting data sheet from picture on iOS Excel please?

      Could we see “inserting data sheet from picture on iOS Excel please?

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      • duh

        gridlines on ipad excel !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! duh

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        • Voice to word function do not work in excel (Apple iPad version)

          Voice to word function doesn't work and excel ( Apple iPad version ) is quited but it's function well in other apps or yahoo email after update of office.

          Please help and thanks.

          Tin

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          • Vertical Tex

            Vertical Tex option in Excel IOS is obbligatory. Needs immediate upgrade. Embarrasing for Microsoft that Excel for iPad is still elementary

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            • PivotTables for IPad

              Please make the PivotTables a part of the excel offering for the IPad. Tablets are fast replacing laptops in the world, and what is the point of excel without pivot tables. Please, try as quick as possible to make it available on the IPads, a lot of people will be relieved and delighted. Thanks.

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              • Why do I have to continually pick a color to fill a cell with?

                On the desktop version, once you pick a color for cell filling, it retains that color until you change it. Why do we have to continually pick the color on the iPad version instead of it retaining and a drop-down being available to change it (similar to Windows)?

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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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                    • Hyperlink to other files (e.g. *.pdf) located on the local device (i.e. the internet)

                      I am a musician and I have hundreds of songs as individual PDFs. Managing them all combined in a single PDF is not scalable. I want to use an Excel spreadsheet on my Android tablet as a master database that can be searched/sorted that has links to the PDF for each song. This is straightforward using Excel on Windows. Unfortunately, even with relative referencing, I cannot get this to work on Android. From the Excel app for Android it would be nice to:
                      1. Use links to reference non-excel files and open them in the relevant app.
                      2. From the…

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                        • 1 vote
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                          • Formelutskrift

                            Het. Kunne dere lagt til formelustskrift på iPad? Det ville gjort lekser mye lettere :D Tusen takk

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                            • Allow full Excel version on ARM chips

                              As it appears possible that Apple will turn to ARM for all their devices can we see a full excel version that runs on iPad Pro and all future Apple ARM devices?

                              Reference https://www.cultofmac.com/408601/why-intel-should-be-scared-of-the-ipad-pros-a9x-chip/

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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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                                • 2 votes
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                                  • Open csv files on Andoriod / ios

                                    Need To open the CSV files through Excel APP

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                                    • 2 votes
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                                      • Add Pivot Tables ,slicer to iPad version of Excel

                                        Add Pivot Tables ,slicer to iPad version of Excel

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                                        • Include all the destop features. Such as to able to format graphs such as changing the range of the axis.

                                          Include all the destop features. Such as to able to format graphs such as changing the range of the axis.

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