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  1. 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]

  2. 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]

  3. Print the Survey results

    Give the option to send the results to a printer

    2 votes
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    completed  ·  0 comments  ·  Surveys  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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]

  5. 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]

  6. 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]

  7. 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

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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]

  8. 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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    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]

  9. 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]

  10. Find exact match

    Find an exact match as entered option of exact match on or off all the time

    2 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]

  11. Allow for adding more Excel options into the Excel Online Survey ie. automatically timedate stamp each entry expand features set

    I work in K-12 education. While the Excel Survey Tool is useful, it is extremely limited. Google Apps for Ed forms have far more features and teachers are willing to ditch Office 365 just to get the features they need in online forms. For starters, need to add timedate stamp for each survey entry, allow for multiple answers in a choice question (ie. choose up to 3 from the 5 in this list). Ideally allow users to contribute features and offer up multiple Excel Online surveys to chose from. As currently implemented the Excel Online Survey Tool suggests Microsoft is…

    175 votes
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    44 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]

  12. 28 votes
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    3 comments  ·  On-Prem Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi all,

    Great news – we’ve made much of the functionality that was previously available only in the hosted Office Online offering available on-prem. Data Validation, Sheet Protection, etc. are available there now.

    To read more, and learn how to get the updated on-prem version, please see this blog post: https://blogs.office.com/2016/05/04/office-online-server-now-available/

    (and yeah, sorry it took a while to update this UserVoice idea – we completed this idea back in May!)

    Cheers,
    Dan [MS]

    = older: Sep 24, 2015 =
    Thanks for your feedback! We’re reviewing your suggestion. Remember, the more votes a suggestion gets, the more likely it is that we’ll do it.

  13. Create PivotTables

    Vote for this feature if you want to be able to create PivotTables in Excel Online. (You can currently use PivotTables that are already in your workbook.)

    235 votes
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    17 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 50 votes
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    16 comments  ·  Editing  ·  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.

  15. Seed this forum with your ideas

    UserVoice pro tip #1:
    Your customers are full of ideas, but people are more likely to contribute if they're not among the first. Add your own ideas now!

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