Feedback by UserVoice

Excel Online

Welcome to the Excel Online 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.

How can we improve Excel Online? Vote for an existing idea or share a new one.

(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. SAVED notification.

    When editing a document, whether Word or Excel, to show a message in the middle of the screen, or the top, in a BRIGHT COLOR, that ensures that our document was saved. :)

    12 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    2 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 4 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. formatting option are poor... Atleast compare the existing outlook and try n replicate the same

    Editing tables and colour coding is still pathetic and even if you try copy from excel it comes as plain text.

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 5 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. I can't find the edit in Excel on Dropbox in the Excel Online window on my Mac, where is it.

    Needs to be a clear path to the "Edit in Excel" feature in the Edit Online on Dropbox, at least when using the Macintosh platform. I've tried everything I can think of but cannot find that feature.

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Please add data validation options for worksheets that are populated by surveys.

    If making updates to a worksheet that's populated by a survey, the cells aren't currently bound by the same constraints.

    Example: Say you have a question with yes/no options in a survey. That column in the worksheet doesn't automatically populate with "yes/no" options for data validation. This limits worksheet usefulness, editing and update ability, and can potentially wreck results, break charts and formulas, etc.

    Adding data validation both to Excel Online worksheet edit capacity and as an automatic part of Survey + Worksheet population would be very helpful.

    5 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Do not lock the workbook when people want to edit it online

    When people would be editing it offline, then the people online could possibly edit it online

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Allow for autocompletion of typed text from a linked table (not just cells above the current cell).

    Allow for autocompletion of typed text from a linked table (not just cells above the current cell).

    3 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Be able to set protection on and off of an open Excel workbook on the Web version of Excel

    It would be very helpful and behavior the same as on Desktop if there was a method or methods to set protection on and off of an active, open Excel workbook on the Web version of Excel.

    4 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Recent activity data in online or offline office data.

    Hi , I use office online a lot , and i would like to know at what time i have edited which data into the document, it could be a excel or word of a PowerPoint.

    which will help a lot to normal users and also of the files are shared online for edition , owner will get to know which member has edited the document.

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. protected structure

    Have the ability to protect the structure of a workbook so limited changes can be made.

    4 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Highlight cells affected by formula when editing

    Like the desktop version, when a formula is being edited (F2), highlight with colors the other cells used in the formula.

    49 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    8 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Lock edit row/column when in edit mode online.

    When I edited or leave our file on all day sometime we have some accidents pressing some key then it replace. it will be nice to lock column or row when we in edit mode (lock to edit not effect to change format or arrange data. we still can sort or arrange all rows or columns)

    3 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Retain clipboard data upon paste, like every other program in existence.

    Normal programs can copy/paste data without the clipboard being cleared, but strangely, Excel is different, inconsistent. Clipboard data should not be cleared upon use (e.g. paste).

    12 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    3 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Wondering how co-authoring works with groups in Excel

    we have a group project that involves entering and editing about 30,000 rows x 8 columns of data in an excel sheet. I have been researching the co-authoring new function. Are there any limitations for mulitple users? We usually have around 3-5 people entering at the same time. Would this cause problems? we currently have gone away from Excel for this project and used Google Sheets. However, it does not seem very robust and there are frequent screen freezes and crashes.

    5 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Give me the opcion to clear content.

    It would be easier to have the opcion when right clicking to clear content and to scroll to the left or right while shading for editing.

    3 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. 2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. 1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Fix the small resolution dialogs, like Text to Columns, Edit Links and more

    Many dialogs are small and haven't changed since the days of 800x600 size displays. The Text to Columns dialog in particular only manages to show 5 lines and 63 columns using just ~450 * 80 pixels. I have a huge monitor. This is completely unnecesary. Other old dialogs can be resized, but still have default windows and column sizes appropriate for latter 1990s monitors.

    Please fix this dialog and any others that are either not capable of resizing, or have inadecuate defaults.

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  • Don't see your idea?

Feedback and Knowledge Base