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

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  1. Refresh external data source

    I would like to refresh the data linked to an external data source. This has been mentioned on the microsoft forum but I see no uservoice request just yet.

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msofficeexcel-msoamobile/i-want-excel-facility-with-data-refresh-in-android/c6590e38-163c-4224-952c-1afafb8ded6a

    27 votes
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  2. Enable Excel for Mobile Devices password protected sheet to unlock

    Enable Excel for Mobile Devices password protected sheet to unlock. Then you can also open, edit and save the Excel file on iOS devices (and Android).

    26 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. No option to ‘strikethrough’ text or cells

    Like the heading suggests, the option to ‘strikethrough’ text or cells is missing on excel for iPhone and iPad.

    26 votes
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  4. 26 votes
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  5. Expand Drop-down Lists to Show Full Text on iPad App.

    Drop-down lists on iPad version of Excel are shown in a fixed size area. If text for each selection is larger than that area, string is cut off with three dots in the end. It would be better to have a drop-down with flexible size so that all text can be seen for each element in list.

    26 votes
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  6. Protect worksheets on excel for iPad pro

    I am using Excel on my ipad pro and I realize that it does not support sheet protection, more precisely, it does not allow me to lock and unlock sheets that were previously protected while working with the spreadsheet on a desktop. This is a significant limitation for the use I make of excel. Does anyone know if there is any plan for this BASIC and ESSENTIAL function to be added to the next version ?
    Thank you!

    25 votes
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  7. Ability to create array formulas

    Since Excel For iPad can evaluate properly array formulas, the abilility to create new ones must be added:
    - with a dedicated (crt sht enter) button
    - while pressing crt sht enter on physical keyboards

    25 votes
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  8. Allow more flexibility with charts, such as modifying the axis scales (min, max,units, etc.)

    The graph may be totally useless, as the axis start at x=0 and y=0 in a XY graph (for example, when data becomes a tight group).

    25 votes
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  9. Need to add a way to add fonts.

    Add a way to add fonts.

    25 votes
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  10. Paste special bug in latest IOS version Excel

    In latest version (2.36) for iOS devices, the ”paste special” function is not working.
    Very needed function for any active user, so essential to fix fast!

    24 votes
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  11. 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.

    24 votes
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  12. Excel iPad Pro modify data sources for charts

    Since the iPad Pro is intended to be used professionally, i am missing the ability to modify data sources for charts. I need full desktop functionality otherwise excel for iOS is absolutely useless for me

    23 votes
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  13. Could we see “inserting data sheet from picture on iOS Excel please?

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

    23 votes
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  14. 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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  15. Please support "Excel" links from external workbooks…

    Excel Online does not support links from external workbooks…

    22 votes
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  16. Filtering Excel Sheet on iPad

    Our company has a live Excel document on an internal Sharepoint site on the cloud. Several people have access to it and all of us can edit and update it as needed. Some of us are using desktop computers and some of us are using iPads.

    I already know how to do this on the desktop but, my question is:

    On the iPad, would like to make a way to….


    1. Filter the excel sheet for personal viewing (“Just see mine”) without affecting everyone else?


    2. Still edit and update the excel document while it is filtered for personal viewing?


    21 votes
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  17. Ability to bold or italicize half of a cell

    In regular Excel on my computer, I'm able to bold or italicize only a portion of the text within a cell, while keeping the other portion regular font. This is unable to be done on the iPad version of Excel. Please add this simple functionality to the iPad version of Excel.

    21 votes
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  18. Include all the destop features. Such as to able to format graphs such as changing the range of the axis.

    Include all the destop features. Such as to able to format graphs such as changing the range of the axis.

    21 votes
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  19. ADD Pivot table to android app

    Please add piviot table for android app it restricts me and i have to use wps office due to that

    20 votes
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  20. 20 votes
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