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

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  1. Permit use of Draw for marking up and adding numbers, text,etc when using "Freeze Pane" for Headers. Was functional before latest update.

    Allow use of "Draw" functions at the same time using "Freeze Pane" functions. This was possible before the 4/13/2017 update.

    8 votes
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  2. 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

    4 votes
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  3. 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.

    22 votes
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  4. ability to uninstall updates

    ability to uninstall updates or build

    8 votes
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  5. Allow more flexibility with charts, such as modifying the axis scales (min, max,units, etc.)

    The graph may be totally useless, as the axis start at x=0 and y=0 in a XY graph (for example, when data becomes a tight group).

    14 votes
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  6. 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.

    11 votes
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  7. Integrate with google drive

    I belong to an organisation the uses a Google account. All our documents are stored on google drive. MS Office doesn't support Google Drive as a "place" so I can't access and edit documents on google drive from Excel for iOS. I can open a spreadsheet from the Google drive app but it opens in Excel as read only and I can't save changes back to google drive.

    Please add google drive as a "place" in MS Office apps for iOS.

    41 votes
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  8. Voice commands

    Inputting on a touch screen is not as efficient without a keyboard or a mouse. Voice commands like "select cell a1" and "copy A1 till A5 paste in B1" could be useful.

    10 votes
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  9. 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.

    11 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 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.

    13 votes
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  11. Drop down

    Enable Drop down lists

    24 votes
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  12. Excel with macro (and VBA) on Tablet and Mobile

    we need (I'm not alone!!) as soon possible the possibility to use Excel with macro (and VBA) on Tablet and Mobile

    299 votes
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  13. Add spell check feature

    Spelling checker is a must for Android user since we are using virtual keyboard

    14 votes
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  14. 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…

    5 votes
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  15. 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.

    2 votes
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  16. need to call from within app!

    Listen, there are a lot of cases when I need to call right witnin from phone numbers' column.
    Why not? So, you let me call within Maps or Edge, and not from anywhere.

    3 votes
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  17. Drawing

    When drawing by finger, the line is not seen during drawing but only after line is complete. At times lines will be offset by about200 pixel

    2 votes
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  18. 7 votes
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  19. Make it stop re-inserting rows

    You can improve Excel for Android by making it stop re-inserting rows after they've been deleted. This happens all the time and it creates an awful nuisance when trying to navigate a small spreadsheet.

    2 votes
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  20. A new product: Excel Dynamic

    I think Microsoft have a hug opportunity to improve Excel by introducing an icon-based add-on to Excel. This add-on will be used to do dynamic calculations (i.e. any calculations where you are looking at how things are changing over time) and will use the notation from system dynamics software (for examples, see sysdea.com or stella architect by iseesystems.com). The add-on will collapse the time series for any variable into one icon, and will make use of arrows to show causal connections between variables (rather than using confusing and error-prone cell references). These icons will make an important visual distinction between…

    5 votes
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