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

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  1. Add the ability to add NOTES to Cells as well as threaded comments

    Threaded comments are the only way to add comments to cells, in the mobile version on ipad. now that they are incompatible with older versions and iPhone version, we must have the ability to add NOTES to cells to maintain compatibility.

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  2. Trace precedents/ dependents

    Critical feature of excel to audit/ understand calculations made by others...

    2 votes
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  3. 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…

    4 votes
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  4. 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?

    9 votes
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  5. Excel iPad Pro modify data sources for charts

    Since the iPad Pro is intended to be used professionally, i am missing the ability to modify data sources for charts. I need full desktop functionality otherwise excel for iOS is absolutely useless for me

    3 votes
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  6. 5 votes
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  7. Add support for Apple’s shortcuts app (iOS)

    If I could read and write to cells (and maybe add those items to variables) using the shortcuts app, I could do some pretty cool automation tasks on my iPad that I use for work. It would be like having macros for iPads.

    1 vote
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  8. 能不能不每次启动默认打开上次的文件 烦都烦死了。

    能不能不每次启动默认打开上次的文件 烦都烦死了。

    1 vote
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  9. Remove Duplicates

    Data > Remove Duplicates would be a wonderful feature for Excel iOS

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  10. 1 vote
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  11. 1 vote
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    2 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. <<<USE>>><<<MATH>>><<<WITH>>>LETTERS<<<SYMBOLS>>><<<ESM>>>

    A+B+C+D+E+F+G+H+I+J+K+L+M+N+O+P+..............................=???...

    2 votes
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  13. All functions of Microsoft excel should be able to use/create on iPad

    More convenient for customer, it should have all functions as on PC or MC also on IPAD, e.g. data validation list, etc.

    I have to switch to open PC when I need to use those function

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  14. 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.

    36 votes
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  15. Need to work on files when I'm offline

    There are times when I need to work on files and do not have Internet connections to sign-in and be able to edit and save the file. This seems so necessary for people who are on the road, traveling, and on vacation without their Internet hookup. When I can't open and work on and save files, Office 365 is useless and I'll find an alternative. Let me work on it and then upload when I get home to replace the old one. Gove me the option to select certain files to work when I'm offline,

    6 votes
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  16. Import data and create table from the web (using URL) - iPad Pro !!

    Analyze Data Tables from the Web Using Microsoft Excel on iPad Pro -
    Use data from online tables inside of Microsoft Excel

    https://www.lifewire.com/using-web-pages-with-excel-3469852

    1 vote
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  17. Disable Excel keyboard

    Please make it possible to uninstall or disable the Excel keyboard. I have my own keyboard installed and hate to see the Excel keyboard show up every single time the format of the column changes while filling out data. You want to get used to one keyboard doing the trick and NOT getting a completely different keyboard layout when you switch columns. Completely counter productive.

    Tnx...

    1 vote
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  18. Support .iqy files in Excel on Macbook.

    You own SharePoint and Excel, please allow Excel on MacBook to support .iqy. More and more people use MacBooks for business.

    3 votes
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  19. 1 vote
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  20. Fingerprint unlock password protected spreadsheets

    Enable users to store passwords to their spreadsheets securely in Excel app and unlock files using fingerprint scanner / retina scanner / face recognition depending on their smartphone / tablet specs.

    17 votes
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