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Welcome to the web version of Excel's feedback forum! This is the place for users to send us suggestions and ideas on how to improve. To help us build the best version of Excel ever, we have partnered with UserVoice, a third-party service, to create this site to hear your suggestions and ideas for the next version of Excel. Your use of the portal and your submission is subject to the UserVoice Terms of Service & Privacy Policy, including the license terms. Please do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos for which you do not want to grant a license to Microsoft.

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  1. 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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    10 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

  2. 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]

  3. 161 votes

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    34 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]

  4. 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]

  5. 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

  6. 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]

  7. 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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    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.

  8. 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.

  9. 1 vote

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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.

  10. 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 →
  11. 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.

    1 vote

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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.

  12. 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 →
  13. Datestamp in survey

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

    3 votes

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  14. 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.

    1 vote

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  15. 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.

  16. 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]

  17. 2 votes

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  18. 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.

    1 vote

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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. 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

    333 votes

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