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

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  1. Add the possibility to display custom backgrounds for mobile devices.

    Custom backgrounds disappear on mobile Devices, both ios and Android. These can look god on custom styled Dashboard sheets on desktop, but will disappear on Device.

    3 votes
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  2. 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!

    19 votes
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  3. PIVOT TABLES AND OPEN MULTIPLE WINDOW FOR EXCEL AT THE SAME TIME FOR EASY VLOOKUP FOR ANDROID

    please please please! i even bought subscription for excel on my android tablet its just sad that I cant use it on the go and still have to carry my heavy laptop - please

    5 votes
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  4. Increase the characters shown on in-cell dropdown on Excel for iPad from 15

    If I use a PC to create a spreadsheet that has data validation with in-cell dropdowns, I can use the dropdowns when I load the spreadsheet onto an iPad. However, I can only see the first 15 characters of each item in the dropdown, as shown in the attachment. That is not enough for many of the lists we want our staff to use when working away from the office. Microsoft Community (MicrosoftAnswers@microsoft.com) has confirmed that this is a functionality issue, not an issue with the specific spreadsheet. Ironically, it works fine on an iPhone because the dropdown…

    3 votes
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  5. Select multiple sheets in workbook on Android phone

    I need to select multiple sheets of a workbook using Excel on my Android phone. These sheets must be saved into one file as a PDF document. Hoe do I accomplish this?

    5 votes
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  6. validation popup width is to small

    The current width of the popup is way too small when having a validation list in cell. It should at least twice of the width what it is now.

    The way it is now there is no use for it. Yes, maybe for a validation check if the value is "Yes";"No" or "Maybe".
    Specially when you want to use a product selection, this is way to small.

    3 votes
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  7. Need to be able lock/unlock a sheet or workbook on my iPad. This is a serious limitation. Please fix.

    Not be able to protect/unprotected a sheet on my iPad is a serious limitation for me. It defeats the purpose of having multiple devices.

    52 votes
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  8. Hyperlink to other files (e.g. *.pdf) located on the local device (i.e. the internet)

    I am a musician and I have hundreds of songs as individual PDFs. Managing them all combined in a single PDF is not scalable. I want to use an Excel spreadsheet on my Android tablet as a master database that can be searched/sorted that has links to the PDF for each song. This is straightforward using Excel on Windows. Unfortunately, even with relative referencing, I cannot get this to work on Android. From the Excel app for Android it would be nice to:
    1. Use links to reference non-excel files and open them in the relevant app.
    2. From the…

    3 votes
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  9. Copy formulas from one worksheet to another

    Seriously - Excel on my iPad does not allow copying of formulas from one worksheet to another? Paste special only allows a picture to be pasted.

    Someone is laughing at MS. To call this product Excel when it cannot provide basic functionality is a sick joke.

    Restore some pride in your work and fix this gap.

    8 votes
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  10. Drag & Drop - Cursor

    When copying data by dragging down, the cursor ends up on the ORIGINAL entry but in the vast majority of cases, the DUPLICATE entry needs to be changed or altered. The cursor should end up on the start of the DUPLICATE entry

    2 votes
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  11. allow export in Excel for iOS for macro-enabled spreadsheets/xlsm

    allow export in Excel for iOS for macro-enabled spreadsheets/xlsm

    4 votes
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  12. 7 votes
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  13. Please add a name box to excel app for android

    Please add a name box for excel app.

    2 votes
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  14. Allow Excel for iPad to use the Signature Line feature available in Excel for Windows.

    International Seafoods of Alaska uses Excel files on iPads to fill out and submit quality control worksheets for at its seafood processing facility and needs to have the QC Inspectors and QC Supervisors sign the Excel worksheet forms we've created in Excel for Windows. We've tested inserting a pair of Signature Lines for these signatures, but in Excel for iPad, the signature line added in Excel for Windows is visible, but does not respond. Please make Excel for iPad enable the use of the Signature Lines, so we can use our Apple Pencils to sign Excel worksheets before submitting them.

    5 votes
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  15. 7 votes
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  16. Paste Plain Text On Iphone

    I want to copy the data from MULTIPLE cells in Excel on an iphone and paste the data elsewhere. This data is TEXT. It needs to remain TEXT.
    I do not want to:

    •copy an image file of the selected cells

    •copy data from one cell at a time

    •export this file to another spreadsheet app that easily performs this simple task (because such exporting has been, apparently, cleverly forbidden)

    •retype the data from these cells into another spreadsheet app that easily performs this simple task (because there are tens of thousands of them.)

    3 votes
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  17. iPad: Support for Swiftpoint GT mouse

    Would like to see support for this mouse. I use the GT for RDP but it would be amazing to be able to use this directly with excel.

    2 votes
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  18. Increase functionality in iPad app

    Many of us don't use a laptop, but only use iPad for our excel and other office 365 products. I want to be able to customize my ribbons, change my theme colors, develop macros. I want to do all the things that I used to be able to do when my macbook was working! I am paying just the same as everyone else and it's very frustrating to want to do something that I used to be able to do, and my hands are tied!!! Furthermore, I don't even know what I am not able to do on iPad excel…

    15 votes
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  19. Fix the numeric keyboard for iPhone X

    There is a small bug in the numeric keyboard in iOS. In iPhone X the keyboard is too close to the bottom of the screen. Almost 9 out of 10 times when I use it Excel is sent to the background by the bar in the middle. See the picture.

    2 votes
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  20. passcode lock the app

    the ability to add passcode to open the app like onedrive has

    7 votes
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