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

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  1. Keyboard shortcut to switch sheets

    When using a Bluetooth keyboard, please add a keyboard shortcut to be able to switch between active sheets

    15 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Allow to have full tool bars

    Make a full tool bar that can be accessed on iPhone

    10 votes
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  3. Check mark box functionality

    We need to be able to check and uncheck the check mark boxes in Excel. I switched back to using numbers because they have this functionality and Excel doesn't.

    26 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. A button that switches to excel desktop

    Should be a button that switches to excel desktop when you need a feature that's in desktop version.

    Too much of a pain to close the mobile app, open desktop excel, find the file .....

    2 votes
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  5. Take picture and insert/link into sheet on the fly

    I was once asked to make/find the following app: allow a person to input data and have calculated results appear instantly AND be able to easily take pictures and link them to the data on the fly. I never made/found such an app. Fortunately, Excel for the iPhone satisfies the first condition.

    The person using the app is checking equipment, so they enter data and take a picture and move on to the next equipment. It is impractical to import all of the pictures afterwards, since they all have similar default names, so you have to check each picture for…

    49 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Interesting idea. Thanks for the feedback. We’ll definitely consider this in our next round of planning. In the mean time, please continue to vote on this feature idea.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  6. "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

    8 votes
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  7. Excel on Kindle

    Have an Excel app for use with Kindle Fire.

    5 votes
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  8. Filter colums

    Please add ability to filter on "Begins with..." or "Contains..." in columns of the Excel mobile app. Extremely helpful for lookup actions in long spreadsheets.

    23 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Have offline access to selected files from cloud services

    An option to have selected files from cloud services within the app (OneDrive and Dropbox hopefully). When a file is marked to be available offline, it should be downloaded, auto-synced as changes occur for it, and be available when I do not have an Internet connection. Also it should not download every time I open it. When I work on it without Internet connection, it should save changes waiting for a next connection to sync changes to the cloud.

    This user experience is very vital and essential.

    42 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Enable referencing cells from other sheets and tables

    One cannot currently refer to an element from other tables and sheets. Please work on this feature.

    14 votes
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  11. 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.

    4 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. 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…

    5 votes
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  13. Allow naming of ranges and tables

    Currently, cannot edit names of ranges or tables. Naming is an extremely helpful feature when dealing with other limitations of the mobile versions.

    88 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. More Options for Loading Add-ins

    Add-ins can work on iPad, however adding them to the device is limited to side-loading via iTunes or those listed on the Office Store. There needs to be a more direct way to add add-ins to iPad Excel as these two options have limitations.

    Sideloading is difficult as it requires iTunes and it seems that everytime that the add-in is loaded, it pulls the web-app from the server so offline use is not possible.

    The Office store is not good for developers who are not making add-ins for the public nor their personal company, but clients. It is not possible…

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. 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.

    21 votes
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  16. 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.

    21 votes
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  17. Need to add a way to add fonts.

    Add a way to add fonts.

    24 votes
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  18. 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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  19. We need iteration

    We need to do iterative calculations to do loops

    6 votes
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  20. 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

    23 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]

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