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  1. Merge Across option.

    Please provide the "Merge Across" option under edits on our iPads because it doesn't even exist. It exists in Windows PC, but some how this option is not available in our iPads. Basically the Merge Across option lets you merge two or more tabs across.

    4 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Keyboard shortcut to switch sheets

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

    19 votes

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    3 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Select a non-rectangular area (discontiguous discontinuous selection)

    Make it possible to select a non-rectangular area using only fingers (maybe holding some kind of button).
    Please!

    4 votes

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  4. Hardware keyboard scroll buttons

    If you have a hardware keyboard connected, Excel needs keyboard shortcuts to quickly move up or down a number of rows or left or right a number of columns.

    7 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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 .....

    3 votes

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  6. Opening Excel file from other app should not be read only

    When I open an Excel file into the Excel app from an email, I want to be able to edit it before deciding whether to save it or not. Excel always open files from other apps as read only, so I have to make a local or cloud copy to do anything. This is annoying as it will take up space with Excel files that I may never use again.

    Another example, is that I may want to open an Excel file from an email, make a few edits and email it back without saving it locally.

    7 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Needs to have the table lookup function

    I use the table lookup data function on desktop Excel. Would like the same ability on the ipad. I use this to price my work.

    12 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Allow to have full tool bars

    Make a full tool bar that can be accessed on iPhone

    12 votes

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  9. Excel on Kindle

    Have an Excel app for use with Kindle Fire.

    7 votes

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  10. 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 →
  11. "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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  12. 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 →
  13. 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 →
  14. 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.

    121 votes

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    10 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. 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 →
  16. 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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  17. 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]

  18. 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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  19. 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 →
  20. 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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