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  1. Bar Color

    You should be able to change the color of your bars on a bar graph. Like on Excel Online, you can't change your bars different colors.

    18 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 formatting actions including color formatting of data series.

    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]

  2. 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]

  3. 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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    14 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]

  4. 13 votes
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    completed  ·  7 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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]

  6. 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)

  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. "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 →
  9. Ability to hide or collapse rows. (Using Outlining - Group/Ungroup)

    The functionality exists if a spreadsheet is uploaded with it already in there, but if there are more rows to be collapsed it can't be done online.

    [10/20/2015 - Dan [MS] - updated title to reflect the feature that this is requesting - Grouping/Outlining]

    19 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  excelonlineteam responded

    I’m happy to announce that creating an outline of rows/columns is now available in Excel Online.
    Check out Group or Ungroup buttons in Data tab.

    Thank you all for voting and influencing Excel Online priorities.

    Itai Goldstein
    Microsoft Excel

  10. 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]

  11. 161 votes
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    33 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  excelonlineteam responded

    Happy to announce, the ability to Freeze Panes, Freeze Top Row, Freeze First Column is fully available in production.
    we are looking for your feedback through the Excel Online provide feedback option.

    Tamar [MSFT]

  12. 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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    12 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]

  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. 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]

  15. make to move copy sheet like excel destop

    make program move copy sheet like excel desktop,because diffuclt want copy n paste

    2 votes
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    0 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 1 vote
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    0 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.

  18. 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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    completed  ·  0 comments  ·  Surveys  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Please add functionality so that I can duplicate in Excel online

    Why can't you duplicate a sheet inside of a workbook? Its so simple! Its dumb that its not already a feature. Please add this functionality.

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    0 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.

  20. 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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    completed  ·  0 comments  ·  Surveys  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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