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

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  1. Need to work on files when I'm offline

    There are times when I need to work on files and do not have Internet connections to sign-in and be able to edit and save the file. This seems so necessary for people who are on the road, traveling, and on vacation without their Internet hookup. When I can't open and work on and save files, Office 365 is useless and I'll find an alternative. Let me work on it and then upload when I get home to replace the old one. Gove me the option to select certain files to work when I'm offline,

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    • Fix bug: Any file opened from DropBox or iCloud Drive (and perhaps elsewhere) vanishes from Recent files shortly after you close it.

      Fix the bug described in the title. It appears to happen whenever the app is terminated in the background. So if you don't leave Excel or you return to it relatively quickly, the files appear in Recent. Wait to long and they vanish and you have to go find them again. Very inconvenient.

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      • Workbooks are being un-pinned from the top of the “Recent” list

        I have several Excel workbooks that I use regularly and so I have them pinned to the top of the “Recent” list.

        Recently, probably since the update to version 2.19, these workbooks are being un-pinned from the list although I have not un-pinned them.

        There seem to be two actions that cause this to happen.

        1. Open one of the pinned workbooks then close it again, with or without saving changes.
        2. Pin a different workbook to the top of the list.

        This happens on both my iPad and my iPhone.

        The same problem occurs with documents in Word -…

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        • Don’t automatically open last document

          Whenever I open Excel it automatically tries to download and open my last document. This actually takes significant time and slows the opening of Excel, especially when I don’t want to use that last document. Perhaps a simple switch in settings to control this behavior? I would prefer that Excel just opens to the file list.

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          • 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.

            10 votes
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              • Add ability to open .csv files in Excel Android

                Add ability to open .csv file in Excel Android

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                • Add ability to use custom "User-Made" template in Excel

                  Add support for CUSTOM TEMPLATES in mobile version of excel. Another question asking the same thing was posted, but apparently Microsoft can't read as they just added the ability to use templates, but not CUSTOM USER-MADE TEMPLATES! Quit handicapping your mobile apps. It's bad enough form controls and VBA aren't supported still. At least make a useable option that is mobile friendly.

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                  • Can you add csv conversion in excel ios

                    Hi am using excel spreadsheet on iPad Pro and I want to save it as a csv file. How do I go about that?

                    Can you add this function in future updates please to make it a complete office 365 as so far it’s at 364

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                    • Touch ID support for excel iOS

                      Touch ID support for excel iOS and macOS

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                      • Option to turn off auto-save by default

                        Provide a setting to turn off auto-save by default. Please!

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                          • Add search option in ‘Open’ file section.

                            The search function in ‘Recents’ is great but searching for older files can be very difficult as often one cannot remember the exact file name. The file names in ‘Open’ are also often truncated and scrolling through hundreds of files starting with similar names a time consuming and occasionally impossible nightmare. Being able to search with one, or a few key words, would be huge improvement.

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                            • Touch ID support for opening files

                              Request support for Touch ID in Excel iOS.

                              Touch ID works in OneDrive however when I want to open a file in Excel I need to login in with my password.

                              Touch ID support would be a very nice feature.

                              12 votes
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                              • Preview scaling

                                I use MS Excel on my iPhone (in addition to my normal desktop/laptop usage). It is very annoying that there is apparently no way to scale the preview, which in my particular case is teeny weeny!

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                                • 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.

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                                  • 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.

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                                    • Make file name fields longer

                                      Use all of the available space to display file names in "Open" view. See attached screenshot. There is twice as much room available as is currently being used for the file name.

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                                      • Open files

                                        Just updated to 2.0.3 and now I can't open my files. What are you doing ...... let me go back to my previous vs.

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                                        • Still cannot open spreadsheets with multiple hidden columns (Excel for IOS 2.1)

                                          This is the third link I receive in response to where I should post the problem.
                                          Follows the problem as well as the link with the posts
                                          Microsoft has made several updates available to try to fix the problem, but spreadsheets with multiple hidden columns remain unopened due to a bug. Currently the version of Excel for IOS is 2.1, but the problem continues to occur. Please Microsoft help us and correct this problem. We are waiting.

                                          Version 1.31 works without problems, all subsequent updates present the problem after updating the app.
                                          I tested files with several hidden columns. If…

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