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  1. 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.

    37 votes
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  2. 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.

    14 votes
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  3. RELATIVE or ABSOLUTE MACROS

    In my experience when a Macro is about to be composed in EXCEL, there is no definitive way to know if it is set to RELATIVE or ABSOLUTE by LOOKING at the selection after clicking on MACROS ICON. By holding the cursor on the ‘Use Relative Reference displays the explanation but does not designate WHICH of the two functions is actually activated. My meaning is this: It is not until the MACRO is activated do you really find out that ABSOLUTE was set when RELATIVE was required. If when starting the composition, and requiring RELATIVE, by clicking on the Use…

    3 votes
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  4. Return Sheet Name =CELL("filename")

    It is essential that I can use
    =CELL("filename")
    in Android excel.
    I use =MID(CELL("filename",A1),FIND("]",CELL("filename",A1))+1,255)
    to return the current sheet name in desktop excel. But in android it just gives #VALUE! which makes my workbook unusable as all the links break.

    4 votes
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  5. 2 votes
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  6. "Show formulas". This function is essential!

    In order to use excel on ipad to our exams, it needs "Show formulas". This function is essential!

    6 votes
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  7. Fix Android App Bugs

    Excel is causing serious issues on my new Samsung Note 8. Every time I try to do anything, whether it's giving feedback, adding color fill or entering data, the app crashes and either turns off my Bluetooth or restarts my phone. I don't have this issue with any other app or feature on my phone. OneDrive won't let me save my important spreadsheet to Google Drive, and keeps saying I need to sign in, even though I'm already signed in. OneDrive won't let me link my Google account. Since Excel keeps crashing, OneDrive only lets me save a .txt file…

    5 votes
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  8. i want to view 2 screens on my excel ipad

    i want to view 2 screens on my excel ipad

    7 votes
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  9. Improve date/time insertion

    It would be great to have the same keyboard shortcuts for date/time insertion on Android as there are on the desktop (Ctrl + ; and Ctrl + Shift + ;). Additionally, it would be great to have date/time entry for cells similar to the Google Sheets date/time entry (using a native date picker / time picker instead of needing to manually type in the numbers).

    8 votes
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  10. 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/msoffice_excel-mso_amobile/i-want-excel-facility-with-data-refresh-in-android/c6590e38-163c-4224-952c-1afafb8ded6a

    16 votes
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  11. Office Apps for Android don't work.

    Office Apps for Android (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote) don't work and keeps on stopping when I just start them. I have factory resetted the phone but to no avail. What's wrong?

    Phone : Redmi 2
    Android version : 7.1.2

    2 votes
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  12. add CELL function

    some functions are not working on the iPhone app since the most recent update. The CELL function and the FILENAME function no longer work with the most recent update. Please reinstate the functions that were dropped with the most recent update.

    28 votes
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  13. How can I edit protected sheet at phone?

    Currently in windows excel on my laptop, I can create an excel worksheet that is protected and also select specific worksheet cells that are unprotected for editing. When I access this excel worksheet on my android, the entire worksheet is protected, however the cells that were unprotected during creation remain protected. I am trying to provide a worksheet that has several columns that should not be edited with 2 columns that can be edited during data entry.

    6 votes
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  14. Allow some worksheet cells to be unprotected on a protected worksheet

    Currently in windows excel on my laptop, I can create an excel worksheet that is protected and also select specific worksheet cells that are unprotected for editing. When I access this excel worksheet on my android, the entire worksheet is protected, however the cells that were unprotected during creation remain protected. I am trying to provide a worksheet that has several columns that should not be edited with 2 columns that can be edited during data entry.

    9 votes
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  15. Drag and drop on ios11

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

    10 votes
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  16. Enabling copying sheets from one one workbook to another with proper functionality

    At the moment when you copy paste a sheet from workbook to another all the formuale are lost.

    This is a big weekness compared to working within a windows environment. It effectively means that workbooks cannot be combined.

    For example, if I have a standardised financial analysis worksheet that I want to add to a work book containing a financial model I would have to re-create the formulae each time.

    14 votes
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  17. Copy paste. Function on ipad

    When I copy cells from one spreadsheet on iPad and paste those cells to another spreadsheet on the same iPad the pasted information is not copies correctly. The first screenshot attached I have copied cells H8 through H18. The second screenshot shows that information pasted to column DJ 6.. as you see the paste function has collapsed the cells with information and eliminated the cells that contained no information from the copied spreadsheet. HELP PLEASE. THANKS

    4 votes
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  18. 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.

    29 votes
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  19. Dear Microsoft, Please, no more with the default autosave in Office 365 Excel and Word! Please have default set to OFF and an option to sele

    Dear Microsoft, Please, no more with the default autosave in Office 365 Excel and Word! Please have default set to OFF and an option to select it to autosave on. Please please! This is a daily hassle which we can do without. Please
    It seems to me to be a fix of something which worked perfectly well before and didn't need fixing. I can see that it may be useful in some circumstances, but to be on by default is an unnecessary interference with the way many people are working.
    If there was a setting in the options menu, that…

    3 votes
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  20. sup

    Hi
    I need help how to select the last number in colone

    1 vote
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