Excel for Android

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  1. Pivot tables is key

    Be able to manage pivot tables in excel reporte in Android

    5 votes
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      0 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Refresh PivotTable or support "refresh data when opening the file"

      Currently, Excel for Android does not support a refresh of the PivotTable cache.

      It will certainly be very helpful if users are able to trigger refresh on the app, or at least be able to support "refresh data when opening the file" if this feature is set on the regular Excel desktop.

      Thank you in advance,
      Chris

      4 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • App corrupts Excel files, preventing opening on other normally compatible software

        Opening, or in the case of password-protected files merely trying to open, an XLSX file in Excel for Android modifies the file. Permission is not requested and autosave is disabled, but file size is increased by roughly 30 % and the file then appears as corrupted to desktop Excel and other software such as Google Sheets.

        Sample files, both original and corrupted (-and), enclosed. Password is "password".

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          0 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Wie kann ich bei einer bereits erstellten Datei eine Öffnungssperre einrichten

          Wie sperre ich eine Datei die bereits eingerichtet ist. Sie soll nur mit meinem Code zu öffnen sein

          Vielen vielen Dank!

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            0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • support form controls

            support form controls for Android

            82 votes
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              22 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              = 2016-12-05 =

              Great news, we’ve started work on this feature. We plan to change the behavior of workbooks on Android that contain Form Controls (and ActiveX controls) to open on the device and show a placeholder where the Form/ActiveX control exists in the workbook. While those controls will be shown as placeholders, they will roundtrip correctly so that you can edit the rest of your workbook (unlike today where we block display of the workbook).

              Cheers,
              Dan [MS]

            • Pls add options to deselect and select options while using pivot tables in excel.

              We are unable to view drop down options while using excel in android mobile phones. Hence request you to add these options so that we can use excel more extensively in andriod phones.

              2 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • please make a way for shapes (and text boxes, pictures, etc.) to snap to the grid

                please make a way for text boxes to snap to the grid

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                  0 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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!

                  2 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Please, add Khmer font to Microsoft Exel for Android

                    Please, add Khmer font to Microsoft Exel for Android

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                      0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add a number keypad for inviting data

                      When inputting numerical data. A virtual persistent 10 key pad that stays visible on screen until turned off would be good.

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

                        = 2016-12-05 =

                        Hi all,

                        Just a quick heads up that we’ve begun work on a numeric keypad for working with data in Excel. If you’re familiar with the numeric keyboard in iOS, the one for Android will be similar.

                        Cheers,
                        Dan [MS]

                      • Add Sovler to the Data tab in ribbon

                        There are tools that are in the data tab that are not on android, for example: solver. I should be able to use it on my phone or tablet

                        2 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Ability to open any file, even if not editable

                          I have some files that have macros in them that I would like to be able to view without running the macros.
                          It would be even better if I could add data to them and not break the macro portion so when I open later in a desktop version I can run the macros on the new data.

                          10 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Please enable the text to column feature.

                            Please integrate the Text to Column feature in excel mobile for Android

                            3 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Excel on Kindle

                              Have an Excel app for use with Kindle Fire.

                              2 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add support for trendline generation on mobile (iOS/Android) apps

                                I teach highschool science in a schoolboard that has invested heavily in a BYOD setting and the O365 platform. We do many correlational studies in our science program and having students able to easily generate trend lines on their data sets would make the mobile apps much more powerful to use.

                                2 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • abilty to import directory data.

                                  ability to import my file structure in spreadsheet form to manage backup and redundancy management. full path name and an MD5 hash value for each file (for redundancy checking) would be very helpful. Especially if it could reach across several hard drives.

                                  1 vote
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                                    0 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add a widget option that can open a specific tab in a specific document

                                    I have a robust Excel document for keeping track of finances. The document utilizes macros and is generally unfriendly for mobile use. It would be nice to have a widget that could instantly open a stripped down version of the document (perhaps a single tab, or even specific cells), where I could view relevant information or make very simple edits on a touch friendly interface.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 3 votes
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                                      • We need iteration

                                        We need to do iterative calculations to do loops

                                        2 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Need to add a way to add fonts.

                                          Add a way to add fonts.

                                          21 votes
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