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Excel for Android drop down list not wide enough

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AL_C__ICMCSL
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Hi there, apologies if this has already been answered , but I cant find any solutions so far.

We have an excel sheet which we send to android Phone and tablets as an attachment in email, the users the open the attachment to update the sheet an return to us. But in the sheet we have a "PICK FOM LIST " data validation setup that allows users to pick from a long list of similar named products , but on android it is impossible to pick as the text displayed is not wide enough to differentiate between the products. any suggestions would be appreciated. 

 

This is a link to suggest in 2015 this was an issue for someone else but this has no answers either.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/expand-drop-down-box-width/759797bc-1d77-476e...example of pick from list on android.jpg

 

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Ok found that If I use google sheets I don't have the same issue . So problem sorted using alternative product.

@AL_C__ICMCSL 

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