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

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  1. Excel on Kindle

    Have an Excel app for use with Kindle Fire.

    7 votes
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  2. 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.

    29 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. "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

    10 votes
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  4. 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.

    31 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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…

    6 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 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.

    120 votes
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  7. Shared login with Outlook

    With the iOS office suite I am required to login to each app separately, which can be quite frustrating when my password changes and I re-login to each app separately.

    Apps made by other vendors (such as Google) allow shared account login accross all of it's apps where I only need to login once and all the apps just work.

    4 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Error bars

    To be able to change error bars size on ios

    6 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the feedback. We’ll review this in our next planning round. Please continue to vote on this feature idea.

    Thanks,
    Scott {MSFT]

  9. 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…

    7 votes
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  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.

    16 votes
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  11. 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.

    45 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. 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

    11 votes
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  13. 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.

    27 votes
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  14. inventory

    allow phone cam to add photos to inventory objects then sync to pc.

    3 votes
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  15. Transfer Macros to readable program from relationsional programming

    after recording a relationsional macro allow it to be translated in to program language.

    4 votes
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  16. Need to add a way to add fonts.

    Add a way to add fonts.

    25 votes
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  17. 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

    31 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]

  18. 4 votes
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  19. We need iteration

    We need to do iterative calculations to do loops

    7 votes
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  20. 6 votes
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