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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.

    1,253 votes
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    255 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. 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…

    546 votes
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    33 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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

    527 votes
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    not at this time  ·  102 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Allow for two documents to be open at the same time.

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

    461 votes
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    69 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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.

    307 votes
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    33 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 296 votes
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    56 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]

  7. 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.

    182 votes
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  8. 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

    175 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  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.

    152 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.

    148 votes
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    34 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Data Refresh of external data links (stock quotes) in iPhone Excel app.

    Data Refresh of external data links (stock quotes) in iPhone Excel app.

    When on the windows laptop, under the data tab, the "Refresh All" button works great. It would be very handy if we had the same functionality on our mobile devices.

    138 votes
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    34 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. 131 votes
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    20 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Add header and footer edit capabilities

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

    123 votes
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    45 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  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.

    123 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. 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.

    121 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. 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.

    117 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]

  17. 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

    102 votes
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    21 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. 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.

    101 votes
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    14 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Unlock spreadsheets on IOS devices

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

    98 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. 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.

    94 votes
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    16 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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