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

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  1. OCR cell input

    Expose a quick & ready method to begin inputting text into current active cell from an OCR scan from the camera. There would ideally be a way to optionally have the scan jump to the next column, next row, or no jump, after confirming good read.

    An example scenario: you have been tasked with taking inventory of all the computers in your office, including serial numbers. You create a new spreadsheet on your mobile device. Click in the first row and make a "header" row with labels "office number", "serial number", "item type" and "model number". Next, you walk up…

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      • Can someone help here, How do I open a .iqy file in excel on iMac?

        Can someone help here, How do I open a .iqy file in excel on iMac?

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        • Allow auto update data from web in iphone, enable data connection option in mobile missing

          Allow auto update data from web in iphone, enable data connection option in mobile is missing

          I have created a very useful spreadsheet that auto-updates several cells from external data. Works perfectly on computer.

          Can't see how to make it work on the ios version !!

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          • Linked Excel Sheets Data Refresh

            Allow data refresh function from one linked excel sheet to another on android application.

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              • Sheets Data Refresh

                Bardzo proszę, dodajcie możliwość odświeżania danych z plików zewnętrznych. Brakuje tej opcji najbardziej, zwłaszcza gdy pracuje się w zespole.

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                • Able to scan number table and data can be filled in excel using mobile camera or any other input method

                  can be able to scan from mobile and autofill in designed area in excel or word. like we can capture credit card and details fills automatically.

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                  • Please support "Excel" links from external workbooks…

                    Excel Online does not support links from external workbooks…

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                    • Csv

                      Simply build in support for opening CVS files. A number of websites that I use to pull down reports and data only export delimited files. I can only open them in Apple Numbers to mixed results. This should absolutely be functionality that the IOS app should take ownership of.

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                      • Drag and drop on ios11

                        Use drag and drop to import files and photos from other apps (including 3rd party and office apps)

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                        • Input/output data

                          Allow data to be input or output. Even just allowing a designated aheet to import/export independantly as a CSV file can allow a spreadsheet to reference different data sets.

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                          • Bug issue. On Excel, when i have an external data connection via the web, for instance, on iPhone it is not in that yet. So the issue is why

                            When i have an external data connection via the web, for instance, on iPhone it is not in that yet. So the issue is why does it disconnect the one on my PC, just because the iPhone version doesn't work yet? It should say (as it does) that the link is not going to work, but then not disconnect the link permanently, because then I have to re-insert it every time I use the PC version.

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                            • 5 votes
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                              • Add the ability to grab data from sensors on the phone e.g. GPS location

                                There are a lot of use cases for a mobile phone or tablet in using data that basically involve collecting data in the field then analysing it on a spreadsheet once back in an office. Why not just add the ability to grab the data on the mobile versions of Excel?

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                                • Link to External Data

                                  Please add feature to allow a link from one workbook to data in another workbook. The feature needs to enable update of the linked data. This feature already exists in Excel 2016 and 2013.

                                  27 votes
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                                  • Ability to enter data thru dictation facility.

                                    Use dictation facility to enter data

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