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  1. Duplicate tabs

    Add duplicate tab to the right-click tab menu.

    15 votes
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    4 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.

  2. Allow for Branding of Surveys in Excel Online.

    I work in higher education and we use Surveys for a variety of reasons across the campus: professional development summary surveys, student surveys for course evaluation, parent and family surveys for a variety of reasons...and each purpose demands that we put our branding on the survey to extend university fidelity of information. Excel Surveys are a great tool with simple construction, great response collection, and excellent data management. Please Update Excel Online (Office 365) to allow for customized branding.

    15 votes
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    5 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

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

    Zhongzhong [MSFT]

  3. 13 votes
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    completed  ·  7 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Add a 'check all that apply' question type to Surveys

    Excel surveys should add a choice type that supports 'check all that apply'

    12 votes
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    2 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

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

    Zhongzhong [MSFT]

  5. Add Chart design feature.

    Add Chart design feather on Excel for the web 365 on the Microsoft website.

    11 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,

    We’re happy to announce that we’re currently rolling out a format task pane for charts. This enables many of the formatting actions you may be familiar with on Excel Desktop.

    Once the update reaches you, it can be accessed through the “Format” button, found by right-clicking on a chart or by selecting a chart and navigating to the “Chart” tab that appears in the ribbon at the top of the screen. Thank you for your continued feedback and responses.

    Thank you for your continued feedback and responses.

    Thanks!
    Auston [MSFT]

  6. cell colors in excell online

    I am somtimes using excell online and find it a little annoying that I can't color cells.

    11 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Date Drop-down in Surveys

    It would be great if you have a question such as "what was the date of the training session", to have a drop down calendar for the user to select the date. Currently seeing a lot of different date formats when we leave it to them to fill out. Skews the data for us in the back end.

    11 votes
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    3 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

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

    Zhongzhong [MSFT]

  8. Survey Improvement, and online interactive standard macro buttons on the online version

    If we could design the appeal of the survey, it would be amazing.
    Also, allow some standard function buttons to be placed and enable on the web app.

    For Excel Online

    11 votes
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    0 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

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

    Zhongzhong [MSFT]

  9. Bug: Formulas not displayed in the Excel interface language

    In Excel online, the formulas are not displayed in the same language that the interface is. For example, interface in English and formulas in French.

    10 votes
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    completed  ·  excelonlineteam responded

    We are happy to announce that this issue was fixed.
    Thank you for voting and influencing Excel for the web priorities.

    Thanks,
    Excel for the web team [MSFT]

  10. Tab colors

    Be able to change the tab colors at the bottom.

    10 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Add smart survey navigation (branching based on responses)

    Make survey creation allow the possibility for survey takers to proceed from question to question depending on the ANSWERS they give. Answer C? User's next question is Question 10, but if they answered Answer A, then they go to Question 11. Google Forms has this ability.

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    2 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

    You could find Branching feature in the “…” menu of your form.

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

    Zhongzhong [MSFT]

  12. Survey doesn't have options for scaling like 1-5

    Scaling isn't available. Example:
    "On a scale of 1-5 how enjoyable was the process?"

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    0 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

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

    Zhongzhong [MSFT]

  13. Excel Survey have a sign in function (one response per user)

    In Excel Survey it would be awesome if when we give someone a link to our survey we have the ability to require a username and password before viewing/completing the survey. I think it may improve security of the survey

    9 votes
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    2 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

    Zhongzhong [MSFT]

  14. Print survey option

    I need a print version of my survey with the multiple choice options ready to be circled or bubbled-in. Most of my class can do the survey/test online but sometimes students have special needs, I have more students than computers, or students who were absent need to do the quiz at a different time/place without online access.

    8 votes
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    2 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

    Zhongzhong [MSFT]

  15. Pivot

    It would be great if PivotTable is also included online especially if you have things to modify in the table.

    7 votes
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    1 comment  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  excelonlineteam responded

    Inserting new Pivot Tables in Excel Online is now possible. It is also possible to edit existing Pivot Tables in Excel Online workbooks.

  16. 7 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  excelonlineteam responded

    Happy to share, we have implemented split button and remember last action for Font color, Fill color, and Border.
    You are welcome to check it out and provide us feedback through provide feedback in the app.

  17. Mobile offline survey ability

    In the field of international development there is a great need for a cheap or free way of data collection through mobile devices that allows someone to download a survey to their mobile device when they have internet connection and then complete the survey as many times as desired offline (while in the field) then upload the data when internet connection is available again.

    Many developing countries do not have consistent access to the internet. There are companies that provide this ability but all are very expensive and out of reach for lots of development organizations. Lots of businesses need…

    6 votes
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  18. survey time limit

    You should be able to create a time limit as to how long the survey will be open to voting

    6 votes
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  19. When inserting an survey in Excel, for the 'choice' option, allow multiple choice selection.

    When inserting an survey in Excel, for the 'choice' option, allow multiple choice selection.

    5 votes
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  20. Do something with all the suggestions we've made about Online Survey. Time days stamp, choose multiple answers, branching.

    We need progress on u excel online survey if you expect teachers to use it. Many threads in yammer with loads of comments have been made, but no action in over a year!

    5 votes
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