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  1. 4 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Custom Cell Formatting

    There needs to be a way to create a custom format for cells on Android. The fact that there's no way to do this on the web app (and thus, Chromebook) either means there are significant limitations placed upon mobile users.

    8 votes
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  3. Csv

    Simply build in support for opening CVS files. A number of websites that I use to pull down reports and data only export delimited files. I can only open them in Apple Numbers to mixed results. This should absolutely be functionality that the IOS app should take ownership of.

    31 votes
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  4. Be able to see pictures in comments

    In the pc world , I use comments for showing pictures. I have a list plants and when someone put their curser on the plant name, the picture comes up. In the iPad version of Excel, pictures and backgrounds will not show. Please add this feature to the iPad version.

    9 votes
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  5. Return Sheet Name =CELL("filename")

    It is essential that I can use
    =CELL("filename")
    in Android excel.
    I use =MID(CELL("filename",A1),FIND("]",CELL("filename",A1))+1,255)
    to return the current sheet name in desktop excel. But in android it just gives #VALUE! which makes my workbook unusable as all the links break.

    9 votes
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  6. Excel cursor after entering data with the “return” key

    In Excel on an iPad, after entering data (either a label or numeric) in a cell and touching the “return” key, the cursor goes down one cell. An answer to my post on the Microsoft Community site yielded an answer that a setting is not currently available to turn off this feature of dropping down one cell. In the computer version of Excel, such action is an option, so one can also have the program leave the cursor in the same cell after entering data with the “return” key. So my suggestion is that the settings should include the 2…

    8 votes
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  7. Full version for iPad (Pro at LEAST)

    I got an iPad pro to use for school and it's very frustrating to have limited graphing capabilities. I bought Office 365 and would want full access everywhere.

    29 votes
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  8. Please add in a Slider control for animated number count-up effect.

    I use Excel Android as a scoreboard for games, and keeping stats.

    To make the scoreboard more appealing and interesting, I would like to display new totals with a simple animation to show numbers counting up from the player's previous total.

    Is a slider control add-in what is needed? Can it be done by formula? Thank you very much.

    4 votes
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  9. Adding Excel File Icon not available on Onedrive for IOS when signed into business account but available on Personal Account sign in

    I was referred to the Excel for Mobile team after trying to resolve the issue through my Office 365 Admin Support portal. When using OneDrive for IOS and signed into a business account, there are options for adding a powerpoint and word file but no option for adding an excel file. When signed into a personal account the option becomes available. I also have contacted OneDrive for IOS and they said this problem was outside of their expertise.

    4 votes
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  10. 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…

    5 votes
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  11. Adding multiple series to a single scatter plot

    I have to use scatter plots for many labs for college and that means that there are multiple test per experiment resulting in multiple tables per experiment. These multiple tables need to be added into a single scatter plot as different series.

    8 votes
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  12. Need ability to edit data in charts

    You can create charts in Excel, and use sliders to include more series, but it only works if all data points are inside a table.

    If data series are in different parts of a sheet, Excel for iOS cannot edit the source data to pick the right data.

    Please add this feature.

    7 votes
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  13. Ability to create array formulas

    Since Excel For iPad can evaluate properly array formulas, the abilility to create new ones must be added:
    - with a dedicated (crt sht enter) button
    - while pressing crt sht enter on physical keyboards

    24 votes
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  14. Password protection of spreadsheet

    I just posted this question to Microsoft forums and found out that this feature is still not functional in Excel for iOS:
    I'm using Excel on an iPad Pro and would just tried to find a way to password protect a spreadsheet I'm saving to OneDrive. Searching the general web and these forums didn't readily surface an answer. I've seen old responses indicating that it wasn't possible to password protect a single sheet in 2014; however, I'd be surprised if it's not even possible to password protect an entire spreadsheet in the latest version of Excel for iOS.

    59 votes
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  15. Allow elements to be placed between grid lines

    Sometimes it is useful to be able to place an element (character, bullet point, etc) “between” the grid lines. As a proof of concept, I've attached a mockup with the letter ‘ы’ inserted between two horizontally adjacent cells.

    I expect this addition to the Excel worksheet model to be fundamental enough that it will doubtlessly be useful for many novel applications, even though at the moment I can't think of any.

    Thanks!

    11 votes
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  16. Excel for iPad

    On opening the Cell menu show the four Paste Special options of
    Format Formula Value Picture at the outset for data already copied.

    5 votes
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  17. Touch ID support for opening files

    Request support for Touch ID in Excel iOS.

    Touch ID works in OneDrive however when I want to open a file in Excel I need to login in with my password.

    Touch ID support would be a very nice feature.

    19 votes
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  18. Increase functionality in iPad app

    Many of us don't use a laptop, but only use iPad for our excel and other office 365 products. I want to be able to customize my ribbons, change my theme colors, develop macros. I want to do all the things that I used to be able to do when my macbook was working! I am paying just the same as everyone else and it's very frustrating to want to do something that I used to be able to do, and my hands are tied!!! Furthermore, I don't even know what I am not able to do on iPad excel…

    16 votes
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  19. 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/msofficeexcel-msoamobile/i-want-excel-facility-with-data-refresh-in-android/c6590e38-163c-4224-952c-1afafb8ded6a

    27 votes
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  20. 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.

    7 votes
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