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  1. Support Creation of Pivot Tables in iPad and Android

    Enable support for creation, refresh and modification of Pivot Tables and Slicers in iPad and Android.

    1,173 votes
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    243 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We acknowledge and agree that it would be useful to enable PivotTable creation on iPad and Android. We do hope to eventually implement this, but it’s not likely to happen this year because our PivotTable engineers are currently focused on implementing PivotTable functionality in Excel on the web.

  2. 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

    482 votes
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    94 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Allow for two documents to be open at the same time.

    Allow for two documents to be open at the same time.

    448 votes
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    65 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Full desktop class for Excel on iPad please

    iPad Pro has become a very powerful piece of hardware. The recent iPadOS has also bring it closer to become a real laptop replacement. I'm one of Office 365 users and I'm using both my Windows desktop/laptop and my iPad Pro during travelling as it's easy to bring along with long battery lasting. I'm an Accountant, so most of my tasks involves with Excel, and Excel on iPad sucks, it lacks so many features and we cannot even open multi instances of Excel even on the newly released iPadOS. iPadOS now has desktop class Safari browser, it would be really…

    304 votes
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    17 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 263 votes
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    52 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi Kia,

    Great suggestion, this is definitely something we’ve been thinking about. We’ll consider it along with all the other ideas here and prioritize it according to the votes – so please keep voting if you want to see the priority raised!

    Best,
    John [MS XL]

  6. Data analysis toolpak for mobile excel app or chromebooks

    Please make the data analysis toolpak available to be added into the chromebook/mobile version of excel so I can do my stat homework on tablets.

    176 votes
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    24 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Unlock full version of Excel on iPadOS

    After the arrival of the new iPadOS, the iPad pro is becoming my new "computer", but I really need the office apps, like excel or word, with the full features like on Mac or PC, like macros. Please, consider updating office 365 on iPadOS to the full desktop version. Thanks

    168 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Conditional formatting

    Existing conditional formatting works when opened on Android version, but there is no option to create new from the Android app.
    Not getting full value for money on office365 subscription.

    167 votes
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  9. Data Validation in Excel Mobile

    Good afternoon! We would like the Data Validation Tool to be available. I miss this tool in Excel, so I have to use other means and other applications to do my tasks. It would be great to make data validation available.

    143 votes
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  10. Enable form controls

    Enabling form controls would allow iOS users to use buttons to enter information with a touch rather than having to type entries.

    I'm imagining the power of being able to use the increment buttons, or radio toggles to collect data to quickly.

    Even better would be coming up with cell formats that would accept that sort of input directly, without having to setup up the form controls. Imagine a checkbox format, or a counter format with Increment buttons.

    128 votes
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    29 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Opening 2 Excel Sheets in iOS for iPad and iPhone

    Would be great if iOS users are able to open 2 Excel sheets using split screens on iPads

    120 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Allow naming of ranges and tables

    Currently, cannot edit names of ranges or tables. Naming is an extremely helpful feature when dealing with other limitations of the mobile versions.

    116 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. 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.

    114 votes
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    13 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    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]

  14. vertical text - (edit cell -,for,at cell - rotate text)

    The ability to rotate text in a cell to varying degrees (at least 90) which is available in pc excel via edit cells - format -,rotate text....should be included ASAP. This feature used primarily in the header cells of a column where the filtered cells would be of limited width (I.e. 1 digit...or an “X”) allowing greatly increased utilization of limited viewing real estate.

    Ironically, Google Sheets has even included this feature at this point (formulas were once required)...despite the app being barren in terms of features compared to xls in general.

    Please add this staple functionality.

    109 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Add header and footer edit capabilities

    Please add the ability to add/edit headers in Excel.

    104 votes
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    33 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. 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

    95 votes
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    21 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Unlock spreadsheets on IOS devices

    It would be a lot better if you could lock and unlock spreadsheets whilst using an IOS device

    93 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Need to be able lock/unlock a sheet or workbook on my iPad. This is a serious limitation. Please fix.

    Not be able to protect/unprotected a sheet on my iPad is a serious limitation for me. It defeats the purpose of having multiple devices.

    82 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Data Analysis Toolpack and Solver Needed, STAT!

    Excel for PC and Mac, as well as the Surface Pro 3 and 4, have the Data Analysis Toolpack and Solver. We need these added to the iOS versions as well, please.

    81 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. 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.

    80 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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