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  1. Create Conditional Formatting

    Vote for this request if you want to be able to create Conditional Formatting in Excel Online. (Conditional Formatting currently works if it is already in your workbook, but you can't yet create it.)

    133 votes

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    13 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  excelonlineteam responded

    Excited to share that now you can create and delete conditional formatting in Excel Online.

    Tamar[MSFT]

  2. Change tab colors like you could do in the desktop excel

    Right click on a online excel tab name and choose the color of the tab like you could do in the offline version

    95 votes

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    17 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  excelonlineteam responded

    Happy to share, Excel Online now supporting Tab Colors. You are welcome to try it and provide us feedback through the service (File → Help → Provide feedback to Microsoft)

  3. Enable easy creation of surveys for OneDrive for Business/SharePoint authenticated users without compromising security

    Now by default a user of OneDrive for Business/SharePoint simply cannot create a survey. Even if it is intended for other authenticated users only (without enabling anonymous guest links).

    Now a survey can be created only if anonymous guest access is enabled at the site collection level by the admin. However, that is usually restricted by corporate security policies. More detailed explanation by this link: http://corypeters.net/2013/08/enabling-excel-survey-in-team-sites/

    This is a major hindrance for the O365 Survey functionality adoption by O365 OneDrive for Business/SP Online users.

    Please enable creation of Excel surveys for internal/authorized purposes.
    Specifically, when the default "Don't allow sharing…

    83 votes

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    10 comments  ·  Surveys  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We update the experience of Excel Survey with a new experience. Excel Survey will be powered by Microsoft Forms and will be renamed “Forms for Excel”. This update comes with a modern experience to make it simple and easy to collect information into Excel in real-time, with all Microsoft Forms features.

    The new “Forms for Excel” can be used without changing the organization’s sharing settings in OneDrive. You could get more detail form – https://aka.ms/formsforexcel

    It would be great if you could provide feedback for us – https://aka.ms/excelsurveyfeedback

    Zhongzhong[MSFT]

  4. when someone has locked the excel, pls tell us me who locked the excel.

    when someone has locked the excel, pls tell us me who locked the excel.

    82 votes

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    14 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  excelonlineteam responded

    Excel Online now provides the information who has the file lock. Other related issues like the option to release the lock are under investigation.

    Tamar [MSFT]

  5. Add the ability to create Pivot Charts in Excel Online

    Build the features that allow me to use PivotCharts online I am guessing this is on the Roadmap just putting it here since i do not see it listed.

    79 votes

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    7 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Allow the time and date to be corrected or the time zone to be adjusted in Excel Online

    Not so much an idea as a fix. MS should make it so you can correct your timezone (time and date) within Office Online so time and date related formulas are correct.

    68 votes

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    38 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey all, we’d to share that we’ve fixed the time zone on Excel for the Web workbooks to be the time zone taken from the operating system, instead the time zone taken from the host account.

    Following your feedback, we understood that the main pain is the difference between the host time zone (that was set previously for Excel for the Web) and the OS time zone (that applies for Excel desktop app).
    Now, the time zone will be adjusted to be the same as in your device.

    This new capability is supported in SharePoint Online, OneDrive and Exchange hosts.

    Thank you for voting and influencing our priorities. Keep voting for other ideas you want us to address.

    Thanks, Excel team.

  7. Add Support for Shapes

    For over two years now Excel Online has failed to support Shapes added in the Excel Desktop and this is major issue for many applications and document workflow.

    The compromise put in place by Microsoft is dysfunctional because Shapes cannot be Viewed or Edited in Excel Online and it forces users to either:


    1. Create a copy of the file to Edit Online (strips Shapes) > now we have two different Versions!


    2. Open the Excel Document in Excel Desktop


    I suggest at a minimum, that Shapes can be viewed and cell links to Shape text is updated if used.

    Ultimately, the…

    68 votes

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    16 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Tamar Tzruya responded

    I am happy to announce that shapes can now be viewed! 
    Enabling shapes for editing and insert shapes is on our backlog.
    Thank you all for voting and influencing Excel Online priorities.
    Keep voting for other ideas you want the product team to address.

    Thanks,
    Tamar [MSFT]

  8. Examine copy and paste function within the browser version of Office 365 Excel

    Copy and paste function is so hit or miss in Office 365 Excel.

    For example, formatting of tables is completely lost even when I'm copying and pasting from one tab of Office 365 Excel to another.

    63 votes

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    5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. "saved" status of workbook

    Give users feedback on the "saved" status of a workbook--Explicitly SAY that the workbook is saved rather than leaving us to assume nothing went wrong

    57 votes

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    4 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Add themes and checkbox response options to excel online survey

    Excel online survey needs to have check box response items and themes.

    56 votes

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    6 comments  ·  Surveys  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We update the experience of Excel Survey with a new experience. Excel Survey will be powered by Microsoft Forms and will be renamed “Forms for Excel”. This update comes with a modern experience to make it simple and easy to collect information into Excel in real-time, with all Microsoft Forms features.

    Themes and checkbox (multi answer choice) has been supported. You could get more detail form – https://aka.ms/formsforexcel

    It would be great if you could provide feedback for us – https://aka.ms/excelsurveyfeedback

    Zhongzhong [MSFT]

  11. Email notification from Excel Survey

    In Excel Online using the Survey option. When a survey is submitted there should be a option to have an email alert sent to the owner of the survey so they can check the spreadsheet for the results. Google Docs has this function and their forms tool works well.

    55 votes

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    10 comments  ·  Surveys  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We update the experience of Excel Survey with a new experience. Excel Survey will be powered by Microsoft Forms and will be renamed “Forms for Excel”. This update comes with a modern experience to make it simple and easy to collect information into Excel in real-time, with all Microsoft Forms features. You could get more detail form – https://aka.ms/formsforexcel

    “Email notification” could be found in the setting page for each of your forms.

    It would be great if you could provide feedback for us – https://aka.ms/excelsurveyfeedback

    Zhongzhong [MSFT]

  12. Highlight cells affected by formula when editing

    Like the desktop version, when a formula is being edited (F2), highlight with colors the other cells used in the formula.

    55 votes

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    completed  ·  9 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. 55 votes

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    12 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  excelonlineteam responded

    Hi,
    Thank you for your feedback.
    We have completed the work for opening CSV files. Editing CSV files will require it to be converted to XLSX format.

    Please continue to use Excel on web and please vote for your favourite features to influence our backlog priority.

    Thanks,
    Excel on web Team

  14. 50 votes

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    16 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  excelonlineteam responded

    We are excited to announce that it is now possible to Duplicate worksheets in Excel Online.

    There are still cases where Excel Online will be unable to duplicate a worksheet. Most notably, in case either one of the following is present in the worksheet:

    • Images
    • Shapes
    • Charts

    Excel Online team is working to resolve these limitations.
    Please continue to leave feedback on the feature, to help us improve.

  15. Need the ability to change the cell STYLE

    Online versions needs to be able to change the cell style.

    49 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Add more question types to Excel Surveys (Google Forms has many more). Allow image support and layout changes on surveys.

    Google Forms has more useful question response types that Excel Surveys does not have (i.e., multiple choice with radio inputs, checkboxes, grid, and scale). They also have image and video support and layout customization, which Excel Surveys does not. It would be nice to be able to add a logo to the heading of my surveys.

    44 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Surveys  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We update the experience of Excel Survey with a new experience. Excel Survey will be powered by Microsoft Forms and will be renamed “Forms for Excel”. This update comes with a modern experience to make it simple and easy to collect information into Excel in real-time, with all Microsoft Forms features. You could get more detail form – https://aka.ms/formsforexcel

    It would be great if you could provide feedback for us – https://aka.ms/excelsurveyfeedback

    Zhongzhong [MSFT]

  17. Summary of Results for Surveys

    I have been using the survey in O365 and Forms in Google Drive and here is what I am looking to see from the survey app in O365.

    In google forms there is an option to select "Show Summary of Responses". In one click the user sees the collated results from their survey instead of having to count the results, create a new table and then graph them.

    I would love to see this functionality added so that it speeds up the process of analysis with surveys. Our Social Science Department at our school really liked creating surveys in Google…

    42 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Surveys  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We update the experience of Excel Survey with a new experience. Excel Survey will be powered by Microsoft Forms and will be renamed “Forms for Excel”. This update comes with a modern experience to make it simple and easy to collect information into Excel in real-time, with all Microsoft Forms features. You could get more detail form – https://aka.ms/formsforexcel

    It would be great if you could provide feedback for us – https://aka.ms/excelsurveyfeedback

    Zhongzhong [MSFT]

  18. Allow Ctrl+Arrow navigation (as in Excel desktop app).

    As a keyboard warrior I use this often, and Excel Online really hinders that workflow. Ctrl+Arrow navigation in documents of all kinds (even text fields online) is very important to me.

    36 votes

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    10 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Tamar Tzruya responded

    Happy to announce, ctrl + Arrows are available in production. Thank you for voting and influencing the product priority.

    Tamar [MSFT]

  19. Can we get the Strikethrough option added?

    Our organization would like the strikethrough option available to be used in the online version of Excel.

    29 votes

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    11 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  excelonlineteam responded

    Happy to share, Excel Online now has Strikethrough option.
    Please try it out and provide us feedback through the application provide feedback option.

    Tamar [MSFT]

  20. 28 votes

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    3 comments  ·  On-Prem Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi all,

    Great news – we’ve made much of the functionality that was previously available only in the hosted Office Online offering available on-prem. Data Validation, Sheet Protection, etc. are available there now.

    To read more, and learn how to get the updated on-prem version, please see this blog post: https://blogs.office.com/2016/05/04/office-online-server-now-available/

    (and yeah, sorry it took a while to update this UserVoice idea – we completed this idea back in May!)

    Cheers,
    Dan [MS]

    = older: Sep 24, 2015 =
    Thanks for your feedback! We’re reviewing your suggestion. Remember, the more votes a suggestion gets, the more likely it is that we’ll do it.

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