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

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  1. Data Refresh of external data links (stock quotes) in iPhone Excel app.

    Data Refresh of external data links (stock quotes) in iPhone Excel app.

    When on the windows laptop, under the data tab, the "Refresh All" button works great. It would be very handy if we had the same functionality on our mobile devices.

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      0 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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…

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      • Paste Special across different sheets

        On Excel on iPad, if you try to copy formulas, for example, from one sheet, and open another sheet in a different file on the Excel app, it won't give the full paste special options e.g. formulas, formats, values. It only displays "picture". Paste special works fine within the same sheet, just not across sheets.

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        • Excel Analysis Took Pak

          I need to have the analysis tool pak for chromebook for my college courses. I paid for a year of office 365 and expect it should have the same features as it does for a PC or MAC. I paid the same price as those users would and I expect the same features to be available to me.

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            0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Macro That works doesn't have references in other workbook

            I would be very happy if a macro is added In Excel for Mobile Devices(Apple store). If is not available because of Apple Store App guideline, then please add a macro that do not have references in other files but only in its own file.

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            • Add cell notes to phone versions so that comments can be displayed by hover in older versions of Excel on PC's.

              Same as other suggestions. I just added a reason, that the hover function in Exce 2013 displays the message: "Your version of Excel allows you to read this." instead of the actual text of the comment. To view and edit a coment on the PC, you have to use the right click menu, which is slow and inconvenient.

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                0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Need to be able lock/unlock a sheet or workbook on my iPad. This is a serious limitation. Please fix.

                Not be able to protect/unprotected a sheet on my iPad is a serious limitation for me. It defeats the purpose of having multiple devices.

                37 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Why do I have to continually pick a color to fill a cell with?

                  On the desktop version, once you pick a color for cell filling, it retains that color until you change it. Why do we have to continually pick the color on the iPad version instead of it retaining and a drop-down being available to change it (similar to Windows)?

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                    0 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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

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                      0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        0 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Selecting Non-Adjacent Cells

                        I'm not able to select non-adjacent cells in Excel on the iPad Pro. That means that I can;t selectively apply formulas or build charts with data from non-adjacent columns. It's an absurd thing not to be able to do. Under any other circumstances this would be a matter fo just hitting the Ctrl button. You all need to fix this immediately, I feel like I've been sold something non-functional.

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                          1 comment  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Conditional formatting

                          Existing conditional formatting works when opened on Android version, but there is no option to create new from the Android app.
                          Not getting full value for money on office365 subscription.

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                          • X and Y manual values for scaling on graphs and charts

                            I have hit an inpasse whilst working on a document of which requires a graph. A brief description of my data is as follows. I am creating a comparison chart gauging residential broadband speeds in comparison to the speed the clients are paying for, the minimum access speed for their line and Ofcom's minimum speed regulations. Residential broadband speeds for fibre are currently offered generally in 38Mbps and 76Mbps packages. My data doesnt go up that high, however for a visual effect, I require to change the scale to the maximum value of the Y axis is 76 and the…

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                              0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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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                              • Allow Gridline printing for IPad

                                Allow Gridline printing for Ipad

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                                • Make Excel for IPad as good and as usable as it is for any laptop

                                  Excel for IPad is so limited compared to excel for a PC, make them the same. I pay for office 365 and should have the same usability as any other customer irrelevant of the device used.

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                                  • Please can we have a fully functioning Chromebook specific version android app for Office 365 subscribers? Pleeeeaaassseee!

                                    Chromebooks are now a common replacement for productivity ultraportable laptops. The only reason I paid for a 365 subscription was because the Excel app said I needed one for it to function correctly. What it failed to mention was that the android apps have limited funtionality! I think fully functioning android version of the Office suite would be much appreciated and standalone fully functioning paid apps for mobile devices and tablets would make great business sense as most poeple wouldnt use the whole Office suite anyway, but would have the option to pick and choose. I think it would make…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add ability to open .csv files in Excel Android

                                        Add ability to open .csv file in Excel Android

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                                        • In-cell dropdown

                                          It will be extremely useful to be able to create in-cell dropdown menu on the MS excel app on ipad. I have to go back to my laptop computer everytime I do this and it is not nice

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