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

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  1. Add "open in" functionality

    Add "Open In" functionality to Excel for iOS (and Word and PowerPoint). This would allow the user to open an Excel file in other applications.

    22 votes
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      4 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Opening Excel file from other app should not be read only

      When I open an Excel file into the Excel app from an email, I want to be able to edit it before deciding whether to save it or not. Excel always open files from other apps as read only, so I have to make a local or cloud copy to do anything. This is annoying as it will take up space with Excel files that I may never use again.

      Another example, is that I may want to open an Excel file from an email, make a few edits and email it back without saving it locally.

      5 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Shared login with Outlook

        With the iOS office suite I am required to login to each app separately, which can be quite frustrating when my password changes and I re-login to each app separately.

        Apps made by other vendors (such as Google) allow shared account login accross all of it's apps where I only need to login once and all the apps just work.

        2 votes
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        • Ability to turn off Autocomplete for iOS

          Autocomplete causes problems when using iOS with a barcode scanner. We need the ability to turn off Autocomplete like the desktop version.

          12 votes
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          • Ability to open any file, even if not editable

            I have some files that have macros in them that I would like to be able to view without running the macros.
            It would be even better if I could add data to them and not break the macro portion so when I open later in a desktop version I can run the macros on the new data.

            15 votes
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            • Allow to have full tool bars

              Make a full tool bar that can be accessed on iPhone

              10 votes
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              • Add support for trendline generation on mobile (iOS/Android) apps

                I teach highschool science in a schoolboard that has invested heavily in a BYOD setting and the O365 platform. We do many correlational studies in our science program and having students able to easily generate trend lines on their data sets would make the mobile apps much more powerful to use.

                11 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Thanks for the feedback. We are planning to add this feature to the mobile apps.

                  Thanks,
                  Scott [MSFT]

                • "Custom properties linked to cells"

                  Windows Phone 10
                  Excel App
                  Opening Workbook gives error:
                  "File cannot be opened. This version of Microsoft Excel can’t open workbooks with:
                  - Custom properties linked to cells"
                  Same file opens without issue in Windows Phone 8.1 or Office for Android or Office for iPhone

                  7 votes
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                  • Error bars

                    To be able to change error bars size on ios

                    3 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Thanks for the feedback. We’ll review this in our next planning round. Please continue to vote on this feature idea.

                      Thanks,
                      Scott {MSFT]

                    • Excel on Kindle

                      Have an Excel app for use with Kindle Fire.

                      3 votes
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                      • Hyperlinks Within a Workbook Should Go Directly to the Cell

                        Currently, all hyperlinks require the user to click the cell and then click again to navigate the hyperlink. This makes sense when the hyperlink is to a webpage as you don't want the user being taken somewhere they don't want to go.

                        However, if the hyperlink is simply to a cell or worksheet within the same workbook, then the user should be taken there directly without having to confirm the jump. This would make navigating with the Excel iPad app a lot easier.

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                          0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Apple Pencil should be written automatically in the"drawing mode".

                          My wife, Natchana Aniruthdeva, and I can be able to shere some ideas promptly together when the Dropbox and work jobs are shared by our friends. So that the jobs for work will be done faster.

                          1 vote
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                          • inventory

                            allow phone cam to add photos to inventory objects then sync to pc.

                            2 votes
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                            • Transfer Macros to readable program from relationsional programming

                              after recording a relationsional macro allow it to be translated in to program language.

                              3 votes
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                              • abilty to import directory data.

                                ability to import my file structure in spreadsheet form to manage backup and redundancy management. full path name and an MD5 hash value for each file (for redundancy checking) would be very helpful. Especially if it could reach across several hard drives.

                                1 vote
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                                • The new Box integration is prone to lose data in an online/offline scenario.

                                  Previously, I used the Box sync tool and chose which folders I wanted to have sync'ed locally. That worked great! As it is now, the MS Office app gets confused and is prone to lose locally made changes that were made offline.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make UPS billing auto populate

                                    Populate the spreadsheet automatically with shipper name and receiver name with exact cost line for line and no convoluted discounts and distractions for long term data storage.

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                                    • iPad Pro 9.7 Smart Keyboard problem

                                      Has anyone else had a problem with the iPad Pro 9.7, Excel and the Smart Keyboard? Every time you type into a cell, the software keyboard pops up momentarily before promptly disappearing - like Excel makes the cell editable, displays the iPad keyboard, then realises the Smart Keyboard is attached, and then removes the iPad keyboard.
                                      To reproduce:
                                      - Type something into any cell
                                      - Press return that then moves the focus onto the cell below
                                      - Start typing something, and the software keyboard will pop up, before disappearing again

                                      This bug can be reproduced on the iPads at the…

                                      3 votes
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                                        • Add a widget option that can open a specific tab in a specific document

                                          I have a robust Excel document for keeping track of finances. The document utilizes macros and is generally unfriendly for mobile use. It would be nice to have a widget that could instantly open a stripped down version of the document (perhaps a single tab, or even specific cells), where I could view relevant information or make very simple edits on a touch friendly interface.

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