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  1. Excel mobile needs the cell autocomplete (predictive text option)!

    in the desktop version, if i start typing in a cell a popup list of predictions appears allowing me to select something that already exists in the column. for example the word apple in a list of fruit would be predicted for me as soon as i type 'a' . This would save me hours of work while data entering using the mobile version in the field! please please add this feature so that i dont have to write out everything over and over!

    (2016-04-05 Dan [XL]: added "autocomplete" to title

    8 votes
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  2. Goodreader file links don't work

    Goodreader is a popular file manager for iOS. For most applications you can copy and paste a Goodreader link in and when you need access to the file in Goodreader, you just need to click the external link. Neither Excel or Word seem to be able to cope with this simple Goodreader link even though the basic notes app can manage it. Please fix this as Goodreader is the only decent alternative to the lack of a centralised iOS file system.

    2 votes
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  3. 3 votes
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  4. 3 votes
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  5. Please Reverse the color orders in the color filling button

    Using an Ipadpro, when I want to fill a cell in yellow or green (standard colors) I have to go down on the choice of colors. The same if I want to erase the filling color. The no filling color should be on top, standard colors next, and finally the Themes colors, since they are more personal

    2 votes
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  6. Add support for opening of files from local network

    Excel for android can not open files from local network natively. You need to use a third party app to find and open your files.

    Many organisations have a policy not to allow storage of files on cloud services. Excel for android is a pain to use in these environments where all files must be stored on network drives.

    Please fix this for an improved user experience. Thanks, Joachim

    11 votes
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  7. Enlarge Excel worksheet tabs. The tabs are too small to scroll through with a touch screen. Also, leave more room between menu items.

    Enlarge Excel worksheet tabs. The tabs should be taller to allow scrolling through with a touch screen. Also, leave more room between menu items. Remember adult fingers need enough space to work. Larger font sizes and widening the screen are inefficient options.

    2 votes
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  8. 4 votes
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  9. 5 votes
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  10. handoff

    You should add handoff support for both word, excel, powerpoint and outlook on mac and iOS.

    10 votes
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  11. 6 votes
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  12. Allow us to orient sheets on the right.

    Orient sheets on the side and have a window where you can see all sheets at the same time.

    3 votes
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    Hi Vishy,

    Thanks for the suggestion. It’s a little vague right now – can you elaborate on what you had in mind? Also, can you tell me if this is something you’re wanting for a phone, slate, or PC sized screen (or maybe all 3)?

    Thanks,
    John [MS XL]

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