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

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  1. 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.

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Add Header and Footer functionality

    Currently Headers and footers cannot be applied to excel work books. This is a feature my client would like to have available on the mobile application.

    17 votes
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  3. Expand Drop-down Lists to Show Full Text on iPad App.

    Drop-down lists on iPad version of Excel are shown in a fixed size area. If text for each selection is larger than that area, string is cut off with three dots in the end. It would be better to have a drop-down with flexible size so that all text can be seen for each element in list.

    16 votes
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  4. Improved Support For XLSM files

    When I open an XLSM file in Excel for iOS and save it, it disables my macros and removes my Quick Access Toolbar icons in the file in Windows. It would be great if it saves the state of the macros and the icons in the QA Toolbar, so when I open it again in Windows, i don't have to re-enable macros and re-add all the QA Toolbar icons I added for this particular file.

    13 votes
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  5. We need iteration

    We need to do iterative calculations to do loops

    5 votes
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  6. Edit source data for charts

    It would be nice if there is an easier way to add column and row headers to a chart. Currently there is no choice, unless you organize your data such that the intended headers are immediately adjacent to the data

    19 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the great feedback. We’ll definitely consider this in the next round of features for the iPad/iPhone. Please continue to vote on this feature idea which will increase its likelihood of getting in the product.

    1/26/17
    This feature request is still on our backlog but there is nothing we can commit to at this time.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  7. Allow you to change your cursor direction

    Just like in the full version of Excel

    12 votes
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  8. Show file name in worksheet, without path name - =FILENAME(). Cell("filename") gives path etc. want only filename

    Have alternative to the Cell("filename") so that only the file name shows in the cell, ie without lengthy path name etc.

    9 votes
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  9. Cell Tab

    Enable the tab and enter keys to go to next unlocked cell, currently it will go to next cell even if locked for editing and show a warning.

    6 votes
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  10. Save space with a Microsoft Office app?

    I've noticed that each of the apps for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are quite large. They are also independent.

    I'm not sure if this would lead to any improvement, but perhaps we could have a Microsoft Office app. Then get the individual components of Microsoft Office through in-app downloads. This way, any features that are common between the components can now be shared in this single app, which should save space.

    1 vote
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  11. Give it More of a windows look

    Give it that famous windows theme rather than a iOS App. Its a Microsoft app not a Apple App

    4 votes
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  12. Include Excel sheet feature in OneNote

    1.Please include excel in OneNote,where we can edit and save excel sheet.
    2.Add offline mode checkbox and online sync automatic option

    It should be OneOffice instead of OneNote and also improve the performance.

    13 votes
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  13. Have excel close and save any open worksheets before an update.

    On the last 2 updates to my iPhone, the ap called up the upgrade when I opened a worksheet. This worksheet had years of daily medical info in it. When the update came through the open spreadsheet was totally wiped clean. very bad news for me. It didn't used to do that. The update should close and save all open spreadsheets before updating.

    14 votes
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  14. Formula auditing

    When I double-tap on a cell with a formula, Excel helpfully assigns different colors to the elements of the formula, and highlights the cells that are linked to the formula with the same colors. But at the same time, it also brings up the virtual keyboard obscuring half the screen, as it assumes that I want to edit the formula. In many cases, I just want to quickly audit formulas without editing them with the keyboard. Can you think of a way that allows users to audit formulas without covering the screen?

    4 votes
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  15. When the formula bar isn't tall enough to display everything, color-code it!

    Enter this to see what I mean:
    =TODAY()=4
    but put a likebreak before the =4, and have the formula bar one row tall so all you SEE is =TODAY().
    The cell shows FALSE. What you're looking at makes no sense! But if the Formula bar were colored, you'd know there's more to see.

    7 votes
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  16. Improve/Update microphone dictation mode for iPad with iOS12.

    I’ve been using the microphone for dictation (data entry) on the app for several months. The app closes on iPad with iOS 12 (I just updated my device) while trying to still use it. Reinstalling the app nor resetting the iPad doesn’t work.

    6 votes
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  17. 2 votes
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  19. Add user-defined text formatting

    Presently, I can find pre-defined text formats only.
    Please add the capability to create and edit user-defined text formats.

    1 vote
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  20. iPad excel hyperlinks automaticaly are disabled. Why?

    iPad excel Hyperlink() does not work . ?
    The excel workbook links are are all disabled.
    Why can I not enable them?

    1 vote
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