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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 2 votes
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  4. Locked rows and columns in iPad don't works with Apple Pen

    When I lock a row or a column in Excel, I can´t use my Apple Pen. If the sheet has a lot of rows and columns it will be impossible to know which is the right cell to write in.
    I don't want to unlock these rows and columns, and to write with the keyboard is not an option. It covers the whole sheet.(sorry for my english)

    2 votes
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  5. 2 votes
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  6. 7 votes
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  7. Add F4 function to use with an Bluetooth keyboard.

    Please add de F4/Com+T function to use Excel with an external keyboard. Please!!!! It a waste of time writing it manual cell by cell.

    7 votes
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  8. Add option to change picture

    The desktop version of excel has the option to change a picture to a different picture when you right click on it. This could be added along side the copy, cut, and delete options when you click a picture in the mobile application.

    2 votes
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  9. Please fix file duplication

    When I duplicate a file and tell it to “Save Copy Only”, the changes are also saved in the original file. I then have to open the original file, close it, tell it to “Discard Changes”, and open it again to get back my original file.

    When working with a file on my iPad, this is an annoyance. When working with a shared file on OneDrive, this leads to severe data integrity issues.

    Please fix!

    2 votes
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  10. 2 votes
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  11. improving file storing

    One excel file is stored in data://office/icloud/bookmarks///.
    I can not open this file. I get the error message in Dutch "
    .xlsx is opgeslagen op een niet ondersteunde serverlocatie" in English " ****.xlsx has been stored on a not supported server location ".
    Where can i find this file and how can I open it?

    2 votes
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  12. "기록"이란 이름은 Microsoft excel에서 이미 사용 중입니다. 다른 이름을 사용하세요.

    탭에 History란 이름이 사용중이면
    모바일(IOS, Android) 엑셀에서
    "기록"이란 이름은 Microsoft excel에서 이미 사용 중입니다. 다른 이름을 사용하세요.
    메시지와 함께 복구하라는 창이 뜨지만, 실제로는 복구도 되지 않고 실행도 되지 않습니다.

    2 votes
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  13. Hanging crashing and not responding issues while using Excel.

    After Dec 2017 Update, my xl file having Freezes Panes getting hang. i also notes this is only happened mobile is not connected to internet. even xl files are store in mobile.
    also i try to reproduce the error, simply create a new xl file use Freeze Panes enter something on top side then enter something down. save the file then close xl completely then open again the same file it will be fine till now, once try to edit any cell this it will hang slowly have to restart the mobile.

    3 votes
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  14. Scroll Bars

    The following suggestions are based on my use of Version 16.0.9001.2077:


    1. Provide a user-configurable option to show a handle when scrolling, or perhaps an option to specify scroll bars width.(It often takes 3 or more attempts to grab the extremely small scroll bars on my Samsung Note 8, I’m using a FHD+ (2220x1080) screen resolution.)


    2. Scroll range should be limited to the worksheet data range.(For example, being able to scroll to row 3,000 on a worksheet that only has a 100 rows of data has little to no value and makes small scroll bar movements overly sensitive.)


    2 votes
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  15. 4 votes
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  16. Add a Reverse Selection option

    Often I apply a filter for say 10 of the 25 items to analyse.
    The next thing I want to do is filter for the not yet filtered items (so the other 15 out of 25 items).
    Now I have to do this manually.
    I really like the Reverse Selection option (like in Windows Explorer) to be added to Excel.
    In the attached file I added a screendump of Windows Explorer with this option but this is in Dutch. I think in English the commands are Select All, Select Nothing and Reverse Selection.

    3 votes
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  17. Excel app failure since july 2017 sony xperia smartphone F5121

    Since July, I can't open excel or word app on my sony smart phone. xperia. it was going no problem before that. I have a subscription for 365. I have tried uninstallation and reinstallation. I also reset my phone 3 weeks ago. after the reset, and reinstallation, the app excel worked okay again. then about 4 days ago, the same thing happened. the phone updated, and yeah won't open or work again. just crashes. sony says they can't do anything, only the app owner

    4 votes
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  18. Format keyboard appropriately

    On mobile devices the keyboard presented should be that pertaining to the format of the field being completed. That is if you are entering data in a field formatted as numeric you should be presented with a numeric keyboard and not the last keyboard used as happens at present. This is done by other apps like google sheets so I cannot see why it can't be done in excel

    2 votes
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  19. Repair or update Excel for Android Nougat 7.1, it isn't working

    The Excel App was working in the 7.0 nougat platform, since I updated to 7.1 Nougat is not working anymore, it can't open , also, if you solve this, improve the performance too, since working in 7.0 , Excel, word and PPT were a bit laggy . My smartphone is a Moto z with 4gb ram, I had to switch to Polaris , waiting for you guys to make an update and figure the problem .

    7 votes
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  20. Support for the files app

    To be able to save to the files app and iCloud (and remove the need for an iPad/iPhone tab)

    2 votes
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