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  1. 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]

  2. 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]

  3. 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]

  4. 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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  5. 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 →
  6. 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]

  7. 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]

  8. 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]

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

    it will be nice if excel survei can limit by time

    1 vote
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  10. 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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  11. Allow easy embeding like Word & PowerPoint

    Word and PowerPoint online have embedding options that generates an embed code for you to embed documents direction into other websites. It would be great to have that for Excel as well. While you can manually create a working embed code, it'd be much easier as an option just like with Word and PowerPoint!

    1 vote
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    4 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Great news – we have this functionality already. In Excel Online, click on the File menu in the Ribbon, then Embed.

    Hope that helps,
    Dan [MS]

  12. Survey Improvement, and online interactive standard macro buttons on the online version

    If we could design the appeal of the survey, it would be amazing.
    Also, allow some standard function buttons to be placed and enable on the web app.

    For Excel Online

    11 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. Print the Survey results

    Give the option to send the results to a printer

    2 votes
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  14. 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 →

    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)

  15. Ability to change the column width and row height

    Please allow the ability to change the column width and row height, and even define the "optimal" width/height in Excel Online.

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

    Hi Rui,

    You can already change column/row width/height in Excel Online by hovering over the header border and dragging to the size you’d like.

    cheers,
    Dan [MS]

  16. Add themes and checkbox response options to excel online survey

    Excel online survey needs to have check box response items and themes.

    56 votes
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    6 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.

    Themes and checkbox (multi answer choice) has been supported. 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. Embed Excel Surveys inside a sway

    It would be great if you could customise an excel survey, but hey, you already have a huge blog/design platform, enable me to embed an excel online survey inside a sway

    16 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]

  18. CSV import exceeding row limit

    Allow CSV files that exceed the row limit of Excel to be imported somehow (multiple sheets maybe). Even the function to start importing CSV at a certain row in the import wizard doesn't work properly

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

    Hi Colin,

    This is possible today using PivotTables (import the CSV directly into a PivotTable) or using Power Query or Power Pivot (which brings the data into the Data Model).

    I’m closing out the idea to release the votes back to you!

    Cheers,
    Dan [MS]

  19. Allow find down to be found on search as find next or...

    Given the differences between excel online and the desktop app, i would suggest that things such as Find next be a bit more visible as options, or at least make a link to the keyboard shortcuts more visible.

    2 votes
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    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]

  20. Print survey option

    I need a print version of my survey with the multiple choice options ready to be circled or bubbled-in. Most of my class can do the survey/test online but sometimes students have special needs, I have more students than computers, or students who were absent need to do the quiz at a different time/place without online access.

    8 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]

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