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  1. 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…

    40 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Hardware keyboard scroll buttons

    If you have a hardware keyboard connected, Excel needs keyboard shortcuts to quickly move up or down a number of rows or left or right a number of columns.

    7 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Hyperlinks Within a Workbook Should Go Directly to the Cell

    Currently, all hyperlinks require the user to click the cell and then click again to navigate the hyperlink. This makes sense when the hyperlink is to a webpage as you don't want the user being taken somewhere they don't want to go.

    However, if the hyperlink is simply to a cell or worksheet within the same workbook, then the user should be taken there directly without having to confirm the jump. This would make navigating with the Excel iPad app a lot easier.

    9 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. More Options for Loading Add-ins

    Add-ins can work on iPad, however adding them to the device is limited to side-loading via iTunes or those listed on the Office Store. There needs to be a more direct way to add add-ins to iPad Excel as these two options have limitations.

    Sideloading is difficult as it requires iTunes and it seems that everytime that the add-in is loaded, it pulls the web-app from the server so offline use is not possible.

    The Office store is not good for developers who are not making add-ins for the public nor their personal company, but clients. It is not possible…

    5 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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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  6. Please enable the text to column feature.

    Please integrate the Text to Column feature in excel mobile for Android

    51 votes
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  7. Error bars

    To be able to change error bars size on ios

    4 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the feedback. We’ll review this in our next planning round. Please continue to vote on this feature idea.

    Thanks,
    Scott {MSFT]

  8. Excel on Kindle

    Have an Excel app for use with Kindle Fire.

    7 votes
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  9. "Custom properties linked to cells"

    Windows Phone 10
    Excel App
    Opening Workbook gives error:
    "File cannot be opened. This version of Microsoft Excel can’t open workbooks with:
    - Custom properties linked to cells"
    Same file opens without issue in Windows Phone 8.1 or Office for Android or Office for iPhone

    10 votes
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  10. Ability to turn off Autocomplete for iOS

    Autocomplete causes problems when using iOS with a barcode scanner. We need the ability to turn off Autocomplete like the desktop version.

    15 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Ability to enter data thru dictation facility.

    Use dictation facility to enter data

    17 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Allow custom sort with multiple columns or criteria just like desktop versions

    iOS only allows a single sort column and needs the same sort and filter characteristics as the desktop versions

    93 votes
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    21 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. inventory

    allow phone cam to add photos to inventory objects then sync to pc.

    3 votes
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  14. Needs to have the table lookup function

    I use the table lookup data function on desktop Excel. Would like the same ability on the ipad. I use this to price my work.

    12 votes
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  15. Allow to have full tool bars

    Make a full tool bar that can be accessed on iPhone

    12 votes
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  16. Ability to open any file, even if not editable

    I have some files that have macros in them that I would like to be able to view without running the macros.
    It would be even better if I could add data to them and not break the macro portion so when I open later in a desktop version I can run the macros on the new data.

    17 votes
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  17. 20 votes
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  18. Transfer Macros to readable program from relationsional programming

    after recording a relationsional macro allow it to be translated in to program language.

    4 votes
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  19. Ability to open any file, even if not editable

    Just as the iOS version, all files can be opened, not all can be edited or all functions are available. However, all can be opened.

    33 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    HI Scott,

    We’re working on loading more files. Can you add some more detail about what specific issue you’re running into here, so we can prioritize it appropriately?

    Thanks,
    Dan [MS]

  20. Add "open in" functionality

    Add "Open In" functionality to Excel for iOS (and Word and PowerPoint). This would allow the user to open an Excel file in other applications.

    23 votes
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