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  1. 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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    completed  ·  1 comment  ·  Surveys  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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.

    1 vote

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  3. 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

    1 vote

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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.

  5. 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]

  6. 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]

  7. 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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    5 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]

  8. 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]

  9. hope find function can find by sheet

    hope find function can find by sheet

    1 vote

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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]

  10. 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]

  11. 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]

  12. 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]

  13. 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]

  14. 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]

  15. 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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  16. Survey

    Add Excel Surveys to Office 365 Groups.

    4 votes

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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]

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