2.0.0, 2.0.1, 2.0.2 updates don't work on iphone
4th review 4/23/2017
Any idea when will excel for iphone be fixed.
Its been almost 2 weeks since the first update.
I have uninstalled and reinstalled the app. I have reset it, basically everything that has been post by you guys and nothing works.
3rd review 4/16/17
3rd update and still crashing
I am using an iPhone 6 on iOS 10.3.1
You last update removed to many features that worked quite well! Not happy with the change at all on iPhone or smart phones.
The latest update took away the use of the CELL function, thus rendering my formulas and workbook useless. I was using it to identify hidden columns and now I have to try to find workaround (which I don't think exists), or explore the ability to downgrade my version(if possible).
The integration with dropbox has taken a few steps back as well. It no longer syncs properly with my Dropbox account. Each time I open my workbook, it says there are conflicts.
For the last two years I have used this app everyday for tracking finances and make lists for various things, this update has made it completely useless for me.
By Ducks and bears
I'm only tracking data on a spreadsheet sent to me by my macro coach but I'm so happy that I can use it in my iphone!
Recent Updates may hurt reputation
2nd Update - 4/22 [Recent Updates may hurt reputation]
Software Development is hard. Consider that even with all of the marvelous testing tools now available to programmers, months of lead time, hundreds (thousands?) of people involved in writing and validating functions and other computer code requisite to a few additional features, serious and sometimes persistent bugs (errors in coding) find their way into production. There's no such thing as a perfect roll-out.
How can one know whether the opaque black rectangle that suddenly appeared on my iPad this afternoon, jumping manically around the screen as I typed into a text cell, is related to the erratic and unfortunate behavior of the virtual keyboard? Was this unobserved during beta? Did no one notice touch insensitivity, the subjectively longer response times that sometimes accompany trivial state changes (selecting an item from the main menu, e.g.) ?
How many of these bugs are attributable to iOS 10.3.x? Microsoft Office app? I'm certainly glad it's not my job to catalog the anomalies or test the bug fixes that are now most certainly underway.
I was surprised to find that I could replicate nearly all of the complaints noted by others in the reviews that were posted following the introduction of version 2.0 a few weeks ago. I was motivated to do so because contrary to the assertion that users need only sign in to their Microsoft account *once* (to enable edit/create documents on the IPad when in airplane mode and during those times when WiFi / cell connectivity is unavailable) I found myself in just that situation-- in a hotel room with a sketchy internet signal and *no ability* to edit figures in a spreadsheet or change a Word document. I had been signed in when the connection weakened.
All this makes me believe there will be more "bug fix" updates and soon.
To those who have written in frustration or anger that you intent to jump ship... before manning the life boats, give the crew a bit more time to work through these problems.
If the company were to change course, stop responding and/or decline to push out updates for the next six months while one of their teams does a "rewrite"... [*] then we can all agree to meet on Level 4, starboard side, at midships near the First Class boat launch to discuss the horror of what is "Sheets".
Keep the faith!
[*] I'm suggesting a rather dark scenario where a company could decide to cut their losses while managing to boost short term sales at the same time—create a diversion, turn up the buzz for Product X, effectively shifting all eyes to non-existent software (vapor ware). New features, new fresh taste!
*Those few unfortunate souls who refuse to look on the bright side ("our customers") are making it difficult for us to focus on the wonderful nirvana that is to come!*
Trapped in the old paradigm.
Left in the past.
( I don't think Microsoft guilty of any strong form of this ruse. )
Update to initial review - 4/15 [Procedure to use Excel off-line has changed]
Thanks for replying to my review. In past versions, I used the software without signing in (or sometimes I would sign in and then sign out before leaving for a trip).
With the current release, it appears that one must not sign out before placing the iPad in airplane mode. If this had been indicated in the upgrade notes it would have saved me some needless angst over the past few days.
Changed review from 1 to 4 stars.
Initial review - 4/15/17
Prior versions allowed me to create and edit documents on the iPad without requiring a sign-in. This was an essential feature because it permitted work away from Wi-Fi networks.
It seems that this capability has been rescinded.
The last two updates of Office for iPad have rendered these applications (Excel & Word) useless for me.
So easy to use!
I can access my excel spreadsheets anywhere!
Dropbox no longer auto-refreshes?
By Staff Artisan
Since the last update, we are finding that after using Excel to edit spreadsheets stored in Dropbox, our changes are not automatically applied to the Dropbox view after leaving Excel. Prior versions auto-refreshed the document stored in Dropbox; now we always get a "you have a newer version of this document" message after our editing. Is this a bug or a feature?
Here is our workflow: open file in Dropbox; choose Open With Excel; make edits in Excel; return to Dropbox.
I love this program. I am a lotus 123 baby so this program rocks
Exactly as expected...! NOT ANYMORE...!?!?
4/22/2017...Not sure what happened with the last update but excel is no longer automatically recognizing my formulas and is causing incorrect totals in my financial and budgeting sheets that have worked well for years. I have always taken care to be sure everything carries correctly with each update, but this time I have to check and re-validate my formulas every time I make new entries. My sheets are not complicated, only simple addition and averages. What's going on...?!?!
Original review...Works like Excel, must be Excel. I can create, modify an share the same as my iMac version. Works great for my needs!
Can no longer use
Total junk since I updated about a week or so ago. Just downloaded the newest "update" and it still didn't fix anything. So annoying.
Since the update, it has ruined 2 files. Saying "We're sorry, we couldn't open your workbook. It's possibly corrupt or using a file format that's not supported." So I've had to completely rebuild just for it to happen again. Before it "couldn't open the workbook" the first time, when I went to click on a particular cell to input data, it would either not select anything all OR it would select a cell about 10 rows above it, never getting the one I want. My boyfriend didn't download the update and his is working completely fine, as mine was before. I had to delete the app because it's useless now.
Great app--use it all the time!
I have used the Excel app almost daily for the past few years. I don't know how I would keep my life and finances together without it.
Excellent app, but needs further work
This version of Excel is getting better and better, but still needs more work:
- open multiple documents side by side on iPad, but multiple views
- make full use of more space on iPad Pro 12.9 for numerical keyboard
- easier way to scroll quickly through spreadsheet with keyboard short cuts (why is there a way to jump to row 1,000,000,000 or column ZZZ? There is no way someone would ever have any content there)
- virtual trackpad does not work well in text boxes
- Excel keeps auto-saving my files when I open them from Box with the document picker, even if I do not edit anything
- preserve indentations inside cells
- allow for more formula auditing: precedent and dependent cells