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

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  1. 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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    • 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…

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          • Formelutskrift

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

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            • 20 votes
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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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                • 2 votes
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                  • Excel IPad - Keyboard shortcut to switch sheets (tabs)

                    Create a keyboard shortcut to be able to switch between active sheets (tabs).

                    It's very useful and simple to implement, just to add a shortcut that is already available for Windows Users (ctrl + page up/down). Since IOS keyboards doesn't have page up/down keys, you just need to change this combination to another equivalent key combo like “ctrl + arrow key” (for example).

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                    • Protect/UnProtect Cells/Work Book with Android App

                      Not being able to Protect/Unprotect stuff with the android app is a big hindrance. If I am not in the office and I need to make a quick update to an excel sheet I am unable to since I cant unprotect the sheet. That means I have to wait until I get back to the office to do anything and sometimes it is a time sensitive issue that needs to be resolved asap. Implementing this into the android app would be a great addition and help streamline the experience.

                      12 votes
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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.

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                        • Pivot tables is key

                          Be able to manage pivot tables in excel reporte in Android

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                          • 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!

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                            • 3 votes
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                              • Excel with macro (and VBA) on Tablet and Mobile

                                we need (I'm not alone!!) as soon possible the possibility to use Excel with macro (and VBA) on Tablet and Mobile

                                143 votes
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                                • Data Validation in Excel Android

                                  Good afternoon! We would like the Data Validation Tool to be available. I miss this tool in Excel, so I have to use other means and other applications to do my tasks. It would be great to make data validation available.

                                  25 votes
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                                  • 5 votes
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                                    • 4 votes
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                                      • hi

                                        hi i want application that support pivot table slicer at andriod system for excel program at mobile or tablet thank u

                                        3 votes
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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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