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  1. 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]

  2. 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]

  3. 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]

  4. 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]

  5. Select all

    Please put the select all cell option in the upper left corner into the Online version. I miss it.

    173 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  excelonlineteam responded

    Happy to share, Excel Online now supporting the ability to Select All cells in a range, a table, or sheet; by using Ctrl+A or by clicking the triangle at the top left corner. You are welcome to try it and provide us feedback through the service (File → Help → Provide feedback to Microsoft)

    Tamar [MSFT]

  6. Checkbox as a question option

    I would like a question where people can select more than one option in their answer

    2 votes
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    completed  ·  0 comments  ·  Surveys  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Survey

    Add Excel Surveys to Office 365 Groups.

    4 votes
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  8. 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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    completed  ·  0 comments  ·  Surveys  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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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    completed  ·  1 comment  ·  Surveys  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Online survey (form) - add header graphic and footer, or at least a text description as a question type

    Insert a graphic to a header and also have the option of choosing to insert a text description so that we can format sections or add instructions. Page breaks would be nice too, for those long surveys.

    4 votes
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    completed  ·  1 comment  ·  Surveys  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Summary of Results for Surveys

    I have been using the survey in O365 and Forms in Google Drive and here is what I am looking to see from the survey app in O365.

    In google forms there is an option to select "Show Summary of Responses". In one click the user sees the collated results from their survey instead of having to count the results, create a new table and then graph them.

    I would love to see this functionality added so that it speeds up the process of analysis with surveys. Our Social Science Department at our school really liked creating surveys in Google…

    42 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]

  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?"

    10 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]

  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. Ensure submit is not activated by pressing enter

    Many users tend to press enter to go to a new line and then pressing it automatically submits their survey answers even if they aren't finished filling it out. The survey should only be submitted by clicking on a dedicated Submit button.

    2 votes
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  15. Command + Shift + Arrow Keys to Select Cells (Keyboard Shortcut Enhancement)

    In the desktop Excel app, users can use Command + Shift + up/down arrow keys to quickly select a set of cells without having to manually drag the mouse to select all of them. Please bring this keyboard shortcut to the Excel Online app as well!

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Provide an embedding code for an Excel survey to display on the Sharepoint site (not the workbook!)

    Rather than just providing a link for users to click on, it would be more practical and visually pleasing to embed the survey directly into a website.

    26 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]

  17. be able to change font in Excel

    i want to make the font bigger for science fair

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

    Hi,

    You can already set the font, and font size in Excel Online – you’ll find the controls on the Home tab of the Ribbon (make sure you are in Edit mode by logging in and clicking “Edit in Excel Online”

    Cheers,
    Dan [MS]

  18. 1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi Tony,

    You can already edit spreadsheets in the browser. All you need to do is upload your file to OneDrive.com (or your O365 account); make sure you are signed in to the browser with your Microsoft Account (@hotmail.com, @outlook.com, etc.) and then click on the “Edit” button and choose “Edit with Excel Online”

    Cheers,
    Dan [MS]

  19. it will be nice if excel survei can limit by time

    it will be nice if excel survei can limit by time

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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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