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

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  1. 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.

    28 votes
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    • Vertical Tex

      Vertical Tex option in Excel IOS is obbligatory. Needs immediate upgrade. Embarrasing for Microsoft that Excel for iPad is still elementary

      3 votes
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      • 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.

        3 votes
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        • Why do I have to continually pick a color to fill a cell with?

          On the desktop version, once you pick a color for cell filling, it retains that color until you change it. Why do we have to continually pick the color on the iPad version instead of it retaining and a drop-down being available to change it (similar to Windows)?

          2 votes
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          • In-cell dropdown

            It will be extremely useful to be able to create in-cell dropdown menu on the MS excel app on ipad. I have to go back to my laptop computer everytime I do this and it is not nice

            23 votes
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            • Formelutskrift

              Het. Kunne dere lagt til formelustskrift på iPad? Det ville gjort lekser mye lettere :D Tusen takk

              1 vote
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              • 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.

                9 votes
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                • 75 votes
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                    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]

                  • Form Controls on iOS

                    When are Form Controls going to be available on iOS devices? The number 1 tablet on the market and Form Controls don't work on it. This is 2018, what is your excuse for this not working?

                    7 votes
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                    • 2 votes
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                      • 8 votes
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                        • Need FORMAT-to-PRINT Features (e.g.: Print to PDF to share as standalone or embed into larger visual or old-fashioned Printing)

                          FORMAT-to-PRINT Features to enhance both DIGITAL spreadsheet viewing (working in a document ourselves, embedding it into a larger file/other programs, presentations, etc) and also to allow HARD-COPY (Yes, the tree-killing type of printing, only when necessary). These help create better documents and easier sharing spreadsheet work in Excel or as a PDF, etc... Formatting items like these below make interpretation easy and enhances file sharing so that the senders and receivers can see the framework of the document, allowing them to spend less time figuring out what they are looking at, how long it is, what page they are on,…

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                          • Add user-defined text formatting

                            Presently, I can find pre-defined text formats only.
                            Please add the capability to create and edit user-defined text formats.

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                            • Date input for mat for Thailand

                              Currently on iOS app, date input format for Thailand region (as in iOS device setting) is set to be US-like (12/31/2016 for 31 December 2018). However, most Thai are more familiar with UK-like input (31/12/2018 for 31 December 2018)
                              I wonder if this could be change.

                              1 vote
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                              • Footers

                                Add footers and the ability to print worksheet names in footer.

                                4 votes
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                                • Conditional formatting

                                  I would really like to see conditional formatting available on my iPhone.

                                  19 votes
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                                  • Format transfer (similar to the "brush" function in Excel for Windows).

                                    I would like in Excel for iPad formatting transferred (similar to the "brush" function in Excel for Windows).

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Dual-color cell fill

                                      The iPad version of Excel only allows for a single color cell fill, unlike the PC version which allows dual-colors with various affects. A dual-color cell fill (or at least display from a dual-color cell PC file) would be helpful.

                                      2 votes
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                                      • 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.

                                        13 votes
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                                        • Customizable toolbars...or at least a customizable ribbon

                                          The ability to create custom toolbars of any size or orientation, and position them on the screen in a way that best fits the workflow was a brilliant feature that was killed by the ribbon. If Microsoft won't bring back custom toolbars, then at the very least the ribbon should be customizable.

                                          3 votes
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