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Do any of you use a spreadsheet on your android phone or tablet that uses macros?

Recently, I purchased a Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1. It came with MS word, Excel, and Powerpoint. It is free to use if you create an account. I signed up and was abe to open a file I had saved in DropBox. It seemed to work OK, until I got a mesage that said maros weren't enabled for this version of Excel. Well dang it anyway.

This is not something that is a deal breaker but it woud be nice to run the macros. One in particular adds a new entry in a date column by finding the first availabbe blank cell in Column A. The other one calculates a time difference and displays total hours in a cell.

I searched for apps and installed several but all are terrible that I have found.
Note: I did look at Google docs but I woulde have to use google Drive for the file storage and I don't want to do that.

So, am I in a pickle?

My thinking is for the ocasional use, I may just use the Excell app and forget the macros.

Your thoughts appreciated.
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I haven't found any tablet or phone run spreadsheets that do run macros. I haven't spent much time looking however.
Running spreadsheets at the level you desire would be a pain without a full keyboard and a mouse.

Now that I'm retired (and causing envy btw), I'm running spreadsheets less and less.
I do favor them over word processing due to fine manipulation of columns and rows. And most of my usage is short items. Logs for tracking developing film for instance or calculating developer dilutions.
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I haven't found any tablet or phone run spreadsheets that do run macros. I haven't spent much time looking however.
Running spreadsheets at the level you desire would be a pain without a full keyboard and a mouse.

Now that I'm retired (and causing envy btw), I'm running spreadsheets less and less.
I do favor them over word processing due to fine manipulation of columns and rows. And most of my usage is short items. Logs for tracking developing film for instance or calculating developer dilutions.
Thanks Ralph. The Bluetooth keyboard is nice, but yeah, no mouse.

What I am doing is documenting the cook times (including date, time, temp, pit settings (pellet cooker), and notes for each entry such as added product, set point change, etc. That makes it easy to look up for the next time I cook something identical or similar.

In past cooks, I would print out the spreadsheet and take it outside with me so I could take notes then transfer them to Excel later. I was hoping the tablet would make it easier to keep track of everything in real time. Looks like that is just wishful thinking.

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Thanks Ralph. The Bluetooth keyboard is nice, but yeah, no mouse.

What I am doing is documenting the cook times (including date, time, temp, pit settings (pellet cooker), and notes for each entry such as added product, set point change, etc. That makes it easy to look up for the next time I cook something identical or similar.

In past cooks, I would print out the spreadsheet and take it outside with me so I could take notes then transfer them to Excel later. I was hoping the tablet would make it easier to keep track of everything in real time. Looks like that is just wishful thinking.
I dunno, Mike...when I cook outside my electronic devices hide from all the grease and smoke... That poor Galaxy don't have a prayer...

Besides...it's nice to get away from the high tech once in a while...good ole pencil/paper works wonders...

I'm with Ralph...don't think you're gonna find what you want (but don't need)...
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