Excel iOS briefly pops up vertical keyboard when entering data with hardware keyboard

When you are using Excel for iOS on my iPad with a hardware keyboard, almost 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

Can Microsoft please fix this? 

IPad Air 2

Excel for iOS 1.23.1

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Hi Ralph,

 

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1. Please share a screen shot of the issue to help us understand the issue better.

2. Is the issue specific to Excel or Excel file? What happens with other Office applications?

 

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Thank you for your reply. The issue only occurs with Excel and no other Office apps. It happens with every Excel file. 

I cannot show a screenshot, because the keyboard disappears within a fraction of a second. 

I am not the only one with the issue. Someone else reported the same  problem with an iPad Pro and Smart Keyboard on Excel.uservoice.com (https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304936-excel-for-ipad-iphone-ios/suggestions/13505913-ipad-pro-9-7-smart-keyboard-problem). 

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I added a GIF capturing the keyboard behavior. 

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Hi Ralph,

 

Thanks for your reply.

 

You may remove and re add the Excel app and see how it works.

 

Meanwhile, install all Office and IPad drivers and see how it works.

 

Hope it helps. Try the suggestion and let us know the result at your earliest convenience.

 

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I will do so, but perhaps you can explain first how I can install Office and iPad drivers. 

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I deleted and reinstalled the Excel app, which did not fix the issue. 

iOS does not have drivers or at least it does not expose them to the users, so I cannot follow this advice. 

If you have an iPad, the app and a keyboard, you can easily reproduce the issue yourself. 

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Weird anwser. I don't think you ever use an ipad.

By the way this bug is very annoying. Should be fixed ASAP.

- iPad pro 12.9

- Smart Keyboard

- Excel for iPad 1.23.1

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It has been a while since your last reply. Can you please let me know if you reproduced the bug and let me how Microsoft plans to fix it? 


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Hi Ralph,

Thanks so much for reporting this issue. Our engineers have informed us that this bug is currently in the works. We'll post back with information on the fix as soon as it gets released out to our customers. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Thanks

Michelle V.

The Office Team

Microsoft

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Thank you very much. I am happy to hear that a bug fix is in the works!

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