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

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  1. Protect/UnProtect Cells/Work Book with Android and iOS apps

    Not being able to Protect/Unprotect stuff with the android app is a big hindrance. If I am not in the office and I need to make a quick update to an excel sheet I am unable to since I cant unprotect the sheet. That means I have to wait until I get back to the office to do anything and sometimes it is a time sensitive issue that needs to be resolved asap. Implementing this into the android app would be a great addition and help streamline the experience.

    72 votes
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  3. 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.

    59 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Fingerprint unlock password protected spreadsheets

    Enable users to store passwords to their spreadsheets securely in Excel app and unlock files using fingerprint scanner / retina scanner / face recognition depending on their smartphone / tablet specs.

    57 votes
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  5. Take picture and insert/link into sheet on the fly

    I was once asked to make/find the following app: allow a person to input data and have calculated results appear instantly AND be able to easily take pictures and link them to the data on the fly. I never made/found such an app. Fortunately, Excel for the iPhone satisfies the first condition.

    The person using the app is checking equipment, so they enter data and take a picture and move on to the next equipment. It is impractical to import all of the pictures afterwards, since they all have similar default names, so you have to check each picture for…

    53 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Interesting idea. Thanks for the feedback. We’ll definitely consider this in our next round of planning. In the mean time, please continue to vote on this feature idea.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  6. 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.

    51 votes
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  7. 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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  8. Ability to Print and export PDF while offline

    Microsoft online services seem to be a requirement since 2.0 and the on/off selection in settings does nothing.

    Exporting PDFs and sharing them while offline is crucial, and previous versions had no problems with this at all.

    46 votes
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  9. How to insert drop down list on iPad pro

    We should be able to create macros and drop down list. This is not a big modification for the developers

    45 votes
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  10. Have offline access to selected files from cloud services

    An option to have selected files from cloud services within the app (OneDrive and Dropbox hopefully). When a file is marked to be available offline, it should be downloaded, auto-synced as changes occur for it, and be available when I do not have an Internet connection. Also it should not download every time I open it. When I work on it without Internet connection, it should save changes waiting for a next connection to sync changes to the cloud.

    This user experience is very vital and essential.

    44 votes
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  11. Mouse support for iPad OS 13.4

    Now that iOS 13.4 supports the mouse, Excel for iPad should also. Mouse works perfectly in the other apps. Very frustrating in Excel.

    43 votes
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  12. add CELL function

    some functions are not working on the iPhone app since the most recent update. The CELL function and the FILENAME function no longer work with the most recent update. Please reinstate the functions that were dropped with the most recent update.

    43 votes
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  13. Link to External Data

    Please add feature to allow a link from one workbook to data in another workbook. The feature needs to enable update of the linked data. This feature already exists in Excel 2016 and 2013.

    43 votes
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  14. Password option

    Allow password protection fo ios excel

    41 votes
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  15. Dark mode

    Please add dark mode for iOS, iPad OS and macOS!

    41 votes
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  16. Split view on excel and works with 2 different spreadsheets at the same time

    Split view on excel and works with 2 different spreadsheets at the same time. Many times is neccesary to have access to a excel file to feed forward a new one.
    Kind the same of outlook for iPad, now I can see mail and calendar at the same time with split view

    40 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Allow slicers to work in Excel Online.

    Allow slicers, on Pivot Tables, to work in Excel Online when using an iOS browser (Chrome, Edge, and Safari).

    39 votes
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  18. Save/Export as CSV file

    Would like to be able to export to a CSV file.

    38 votes
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  19. Add Page Layout

    Please add Page Layout w/the accompanying sub-menus: insert headers/footers, fit to one page, etc. I no longer use a PC/laptop, I only use my iPad Pro w/my Office apps. It’s annoying not having the features I’m accustomed to using on Excel. If I could have chosen Printing & Formatting I would have.

    38 votes
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  20. Macros should run on EXCEL for iPad

    MACROs should iPad, at least if you pay for Office 365.

    37 votes
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