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  1. Excel survey with automatic timestamp on each record

    When you get many responses it often is very important to understand WHEN a certain respons was submitted. For exampel if the same respondent has submitted multiple times and you want to sort out the last one of them....
    Add feature that automaically add a timestamp on each record.

    3 votes
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    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]

  2. 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]

  3. it is would be better in Online Excel by giving a embedding code than giving a URL link

    it is would be better in Online Excel by giving a embedding code than giving a URL link. So that we can easily embedding the survey in our websites.

    4 votes
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  4. Excel Survey Improvements: Multi-Select for more than 2 items

    I need to be able to allow users to select more than 2 options. If you can't allow this can you add a custom checkbox option?

    2 votes
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  5. Datestamp in survey

    Add an automatic date in front of every row in the sheet of an Survey

    3 votes
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  6. Excel survey needs to capture email address/user name for respondant

    There doesn't appear to be a way to automatically capture the user name/email address of the respondent to an Excel O365 survey. This means I am having to create an extra question filled with people's names to capture this information which reduces the value of the survey.

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  7. Enable Forms in Excel

    Forms are not enabled with Excel enterprise version

    I understand that it is available only with the School version

    With forms its very easy to collect data, especially for surveys.

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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]

  8. 2 votes
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  9. I would like to restrict the survey participants to answer only once in excel survey.

    I would like to restrict the survey participants to answer only once in excel survey.

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  10. 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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  11. Surveys should allow completion by several users at the same time

    Hello!

    I have a survey in Sharepoint that I send to all the new subscribers to my site, and I've received several complains for people who are getting an error when filling out the survey because "the file is being modified by another user".

    This doesn't make any sense. A survey should allow completion by any number of users concurrently.

    I had to move my surveys to Google Docs in the meantime because of this issue. Hope it gets fixed soon!

    4 votes
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  12. Excel online survey form for mobile

    If the answer can only be a date then make a calendar appear to make it easier to select your answer. Having to use a virtual keyboard to type out a date is pretty troublesome especially for people who are accustomed to different date formats.

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  13. Being able to include a survey in a frame within a sharepoint page

    not able to include as a frame within a webpage.. I find miccrsoft has many features but no always we are able to use them

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  14. 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]

  15. 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]

  16. 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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    11 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]

  17. 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]

  18. 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.

    10 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

    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]

  19. Make excel surveys mobile friendly

    Excel surveys do not scale properly on mobile devices

    25 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]

  20. 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]

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