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

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  1. Filter colums

    Please add ability to filter on "Begins with..." or "Contains..." in columns of the Excel mobile app. Extremely helpful for lookup actions in long spreadsheets.

    23 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Need to add a way to add fonts.

    Add a way to add fonts.

    23 votes
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  3. 22 votes
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    0 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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).

    22 votes
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  5. Protect/UnProtect Cells/Work Book with Android App

    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.

    22 votes
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  6. 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.

    22 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. vertical text - (edit cell -,for,at cell - rotate text)

    Add standard excel feature ( edit cell - format - rotate text ) to any degree, or at a minimum 90 degrees or multiples of 45 degrees. This feature is becoming ubiquitous, even finding inclusion in functionally inferior products (I.e. google sheets)..due to its extreme usefulness in formatting (column headers to enable thin columns where filtered cells contain 1/few characters). This allows for maximization of coveted screen real-estate...which is of even greater premium in a mobile application where users have but one, smaller, screen with which to analyze data.

    21 votes
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  8. 21 votes
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  9. Could we see “inserting data sheet from picture on iOS Excel please?

    Could we see “inserting data sheet from picture on iOS Excel please?

    20 votes
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  10. Selecting Non-Adjacent Cells

    I'm not able to select non-adjacent cells in Excel on the iPad Pro. That means that I can;t selectively apply formulas or build charts with data from non-adjacent columns. It's an absurd thing not to be able to do. Under any other circumstances this would be a matter fo just hitting the Ctrl button. You all need to fix this immediately, I feel like I've been sold something non-functional.

    20 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Drop down

    Enable Drop down lists

    20 votes
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  12. Edit source data for charts

    It would be nice if there is an easier way to add column and row headers to a chart. Currently there is no choice, unless you organize your data such that the intended headers are immediately adjacent to the data

    20 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the great feedback. We’ll definitely consider this in the next round of features for the iPad/iPhone. Please continue to vote on this feature idea which will increase its likelihood of getting in the product.

    1/26/17
    This feature request is still on our backlog but there is nothing we can commit to at this time.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  13. Allow Gridline printing for IPad

    Allow Gridline printing for Ipad

    19 votes
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  14. 19 votes
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  15. Unlock spreadsheets on IOS devices

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

    18 votes
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  16. Macros should run on EXCEL for iPad

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

    18 votes
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  17. 18 votes
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  18. 18 votes
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  19. Keyboard Shortcut to Edit Active Cell (like F2)

    Excel for iPad needs a hardware keyboard shortcut to "Edit the active cell and put the insertion point at the end of its contents." This is the F2 function in Excel for PC. This shortcut is very important for people who rely on the arrow keys to navigate spreadsheets.

    18 votes
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  20. 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.

    18 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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