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

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  1. 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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  2. 2 votes
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  3. 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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  4. 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.

    7 votes
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  5. 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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  6. 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.

    10 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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.

    29 votes
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  10. Android App

    I cannot unprotect a file on my android phone to edit it's contents is extremely frustrating given I do not always have my laptop with to do so. Allowing an android user to unprotect sheets on the go to edit would be one of the greatest things you could update.

    Thank You

    3 votes
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  11. 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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  12. Add search option in ‘Open’ file section.

    The search function in ‘Recents’ is great but searching for older files can be very difficult as often one cannot remember the exact file name. The file names in ‘Open’ are also often truncated and scrolling through hundreds of files starting with similar names a time consuming and occasionally impossible nightmare. Being able to search with one, or a few key words, would be huge improvement.

    3 votes
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  13. Fix the numeric keyboard for iPhone X

    There is a small bug in the numeric keyboard in iOS. In iPhone X the keyboard is too close to the bottom of the screen. Almost 9 out of 10 times when I use it Excel is sent to the background by the bar in the middle. See the picture.

    2 votes
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  14. 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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  15. Handling of decimal comma

    When using a national version of Excel in places where the decimal delimiter is a comma, Excel is aware of it. On the PC version however, Excel is smart enough to recognize a "." in the middle of digits and take it as a decimal comma. On the Android version, it turns the data into text and keeps the ".", which is a pretty lame. This is important because the comma is only offered on the "special characters" keyboard requiring additional keyboard strokes to enter it, whereas the "." is always there.

    3 votes
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  16. 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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  17. Iteration

    In my case I want to be able to enter a number in one cell, then use this number in a formula and let the result only have two numbers behind the comma. In order to use the „round formula“ in the same box as the „sum formula“, the Iteration option is needed.

    8 votes
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  18. Excel for iPad version 2.5 vs. 2.6

    Hi all,
    I apologize is this is not "the place" to make requests like this but the other MSFT forum is oddly quiet on this issue:
    On 10/9, version 2.6 of Excel was released. Nowwhere did it indicate that it was for only a specific version of IOS for iPad. On the contrary, it gave highlights for iPad Pro and regular iPad.

    The update version is unusable for regular iPad users (not having an iPad Pro, I can't comment on it). The application opens ok, displays the files list ok, but crashes when one is selected to be opened without…

    7 votes
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  19. 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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  20. 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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