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  1. Survey sections, headers, and other format options

    Excel online surveys need to be able to compete with Google surveys. Really surprised there is no basic formatting and a user can't even add section headers to divide up survey content. Finding it hard to believe nothing like that has been added since Excel online surveys became available years ago...

    18 votes
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  2. You should be able to customise surveys like in Google form eg have themes or insert logos

    You should be able to customise surveys like in Google form eg have themes or insert logos

    9 votes
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  3. Allow edit of submitted survey

    After you have submitted an Excel online survey form, it would be good to have an option to edit your choice while the survey is active.

    9 votes
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  4. Email the Survey response back to the user

    When a user fills out the survey they can choose to email themselves a copy of the response.

    8 votes
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  5. 7 votes
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  6. Survey needs an exit link

    When survey is complete, the completed survey form needs to have customizable features such as a redirect link and customized survey options

    7 votes
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  7. Custom Forms For Survey Need more Features

    need the ability to create custom Survey forms and add inn features Google Form has many features to customize the look and questions email features The survey Feature is limited and I am forced to use Google Forms

    6 votes
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  8. Allow a customized message upon submission

    Allow a customized message upon submission of survey created through online Excel.

    6 votes
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  9. Have multiple surveys for one spreadsheet

    I would like the ability to create more than one survey for the same spreadsheet. Perhaps each tab could have its own survey. What I would like to do in particular is have one survey to submit ideas and another one to vote for the ideas. This would also require the use of logic but other people have touched on that. I'm not sure if 'logic' includes being able to post one of the cells to your survey however.

    If this idea already was stated let me know and I will vote for it!

    5 votes
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  10. hyperlink

    I use a Form to have students submit a shared file link (I don't want to receive 100 e-mails from students).

    When I open the Form data in Excel, the shared link is not automatically hyperlinked. I have to click into each cell, move to the end of the link and hit enter in order to "activate" the hyperlink to the assignment. Is there a better way of doing this that I'm unaware of at this time?

    Thanks,
    md

    4 votes
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  11. date is us format even if language is french

    Impossible to input a date in thé french format.
    The survey don't Allow it until it's in the us format.

    4 votes
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  12. Convert an existing excel sheet to a survey (rather than having to start a blank sheet as a survey).

    I have a master list of information with questions and answers on it. I want to create a survey from selected parts of it - how can I do it without having to start with a fresh survey file/cutting and pasting. I am fine if it is a second sheet in the same file as I can link through to it.
    I also may be surveying two different groups to get the answers - some questions all will answer, but some question I only one to send to one group and not the other and vice versa.

    4 votes
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  13. a field to add explanations in surveys, which do not require an answer

    a field to add explanations in forms, which do not require an answer

    4 votes
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  14. Let the link for accessing an Excel Online form work for the iOS.

    I have a link for using an Excel survey form; however, it only works on my PC and through browsers. It doesn't work for the iOS though.

    3 votes
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  15. survey, excel sheet restructure

    I have finally after a few modifications to finish a survey. The problem is now, that if I enter information into the survey, it's out of order. I should be able to either reset the excel sheet to update the columns or cut and paste.

    3 votes
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  16. unsupported feature survey

    Enable basic features to support pivot tables and charts as well as slicers to create reports based on the survey data. Currently, the survey forms gets disabled if such reports are created.

    3 votes
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  17. Online forms to support "grid" as exists in Google forms, and when done so to allow more than a single answer per row (Google does not)

    Support Grid or matrix as a survey option and allow user to select more than a single answer within the matrix (grid as Google calls it). (Google does not support multiple answers). An example is dates as rows and class names, time of day, availability (yes/no), etc. as columns. When dates are recorded in the form and then the spreadsheet, allow the format to be in date format unlike Google where they are text.

    3 votes
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  18. The ability to add a default value/equation

    For example: Every survey submission shows up with a user defined cell attached in the excel (e.g. the average of two values is included automatically in-line).
    This would let you automatically do some analysis on incoming data, which is extra helpful if you have a large number of people also viewing the results of the survey.

    3 votes
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  19. survey form save button and return to survey

    There are times when I have a lengthy survey. One page is too long and the user may not have the time to complete the survey in one sitting. The ability to save the survey would be helpful. Perhaps the user could enter their name & email address and then receive a link in their email to return and complete the survey. This feature should be part of the survey design setup when creating the form.

    3 votes
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  20. stop with the **$# pop ups asking for feedback!

    make it faster, stop begging for approval!

    2 votes
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