Open an Excel spreadsheet on a tablet

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Suppose that you've saved a spreadsheet to OneDrive for Business and now you want to find it on your tablet. Watch the video to see how this works on an iPad, and scroll down to see how to perform this task across a variety of devices.

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The following procedures describe how to perform this task on an iPad. However, you can use another device as well. See Specific "how to" instructions for your device.

You can find and open a workbook on your iPad using either the Excel or OneDrive app.

To find a spreadsheet using Excel on your iPad
  1. Open Excel on your iPad.

  2. Under Recent, identify a workbook that you have recently worked on. (Our example is called Marketing event budget example.xlsx.)

  3. Tap the workbook to open it.

To find a spreadsheet using OneDrive for Business on your iPad
  1. On your iPad, open your OneDrive app.

  2. If this is the first time using your OneDrive app, sign in.

  3. From your list of files, choose the one you want to view. (Our example is called Marketing event budget example.xlsx.)

Specific "how to" instructions for your device

You can find and open a workbook on your Windows computer or tablet using one of several methods.

To find and open a spreadsheet using Excel on your computer or tablet
  1. Open Excel 2016 on your computer or tablet.

  2. Under Recent, identify a spreadsheet that you have recently worked on.

  3. Click (or tap) the workbook to open it.

To find and open a spreadsheet using OneDrive for Business on your computer or tablet
  1. On your computer, open your OneDrive for Business app.

  2. From your list of files, choose the one you want to view. (Our example is called Marketing event budget example.xlsx.)

Tip: Need help with your OneDrive for Business app? See Update the OneDrive for Business sync app

To find and open a spreadsheet using OneDrive in the browser on your computer or tablet
  1. Using the web browser on your device, go to http://portal.office.com and sign in using your work or school account.

  2. From the home screen or using the app launcher, choose OneDrive.

  3. In the left navigation pane, choose Recent, and identify a document that you have recently worked on.

  4. Click (or tap) a document to open it.

To find and open a spreadsheet using OneDrive in the browser on your Mac
  1. On your computer, open your OneDrive for Business app.

  2. From your list of files, choose the one you want to view. (Our example is called Marketing event budget example.xlsx.)

Tip: Need help with your OneDrive for Business app? See Get started with the OneDrive for Business Next Generation Sync Client on Mac OS X

You can find and open a spreadsheet on your Android phone or tablet using one of several methods.

To find and open a spreadsheet using Excel on your Android phone or tablet
  1. Open Excel on your device.

  2. Under Recent, identify a spreadsheet that you have recently worked on.

  3. Tap the workbook to open it.

To find and open a spreadsheet using OneDrive on your Android phone or tablet
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open your OneDrive app.

  2. If this is the first time using your OneDrive app on your device, sign in.

  3. From your list of files, choose the one you want to view. (Our example is called Marketing event budget example.xlsx.)

Tip: Need help with your OneDrive for Business app? See Use OneDrive for Business in Android

You can find and open a document on your iPad or iPhone using one of several methods.

To find and open a spreadsheet using Excel on your iPad or iPhone
  1. Open Excel on your device.

  2. Under Recent, identify a spreadsheet that you have recently worked on.

  3. Tap the workbook to open it.

To find and open a spreadsheet using OneDrive on your iPad or iPhone
  1. On your iPad or iPhone, open your OneDrive app.

  2. If this is the first time using your OneDrive app, sign in.

  3. From your list of files, choose the one you want to view. (Our example is called Marketing event budget example.xlsx.)

Tip: Need help with your OneDrive for Business app? See Use the OneDrive for Business app on an iPhone or iPad

To find and open a spreadsheet using the Office Hub on your Windows Phone
  1. On your Windows Phone, open your OneDrive app.

  2. Tap Documents.

  3. From your list of files, choose the one you want to view. (Our example is called Marketing event budget example.xlsx.)

Tip: Need help with your OneDrive for Business app? See Use OneDrive for Business on your Windows Phone

To find and open a spreadsheet using OneDrive in the browser on your device
  1. Using the web browser on your device, go to http://portal.office.com and sign in using your work or school account.

  2. On your home screen or your Office 365 app launcher, choose OneDrive.

  3. Choose the file you want to view. (Our example is called Marketing event budget example.xlsx.)

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