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  1. Datestamp in survey

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

    3 votes
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  2. 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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  3. Duplicate Tabs in Excel

    It would be great if in Excel you can have the option to Duplicate the tabs instead of having to recopy everything each time

    3 votes
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    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.

  4. 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.

    2 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]

  5. 2 votes
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Show userid of who has the document locked or checked out and time its been checked out

    edit spreadsheet online is locked...it'd be nice to show userid of person that has the document checked out. This way you can send them a reminder to check it back in for online edits

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  9. should allow to copy or duplicates sheets

    I'd try to copy one of the sheets but I couldn't fine the How to. :/

    4 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  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.

  10. Improve find functionality

    Functionality is very limited in browser. Can't search entire workbook or find all

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    0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  excelonlineteam responded

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

    Tamar [MSFT]

  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. 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.

  15. Comment section

    Hi
    I would like a return facility in the comment box which isn't there at the moment for larger comments

    Also it would be better to have only one comment visible when I click on the comment box rather than all the comments boxes being visible at the same time

    1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for posting. This is a bug we found and have fixed internally. It is in the process of rolling out through rings of validation and should be in production in the next week or two.

    Cheers,
    Dan [MS]

  16. 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]

  17. the "Find" box needs to stay open and not close after one search

    the "Find" box needs to stay open and not close after one search

    18 votes
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    completed  ·  excelonlineteam responded

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

    Tamar [MSFT]

  18. Duplicate tabs

    Add duplicate tab to the right-click tab menu.

    15 votes
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    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.

  19. 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]

  20. hope find function can find by sheet

    hope find function can find by sheet

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    0 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  excelonlineteam responded

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

    Tamar [MSFT]

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