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  1. Excel survey with automatic timestamp on each record

    When you get many responses it often is very important to understand WHEN a certain respons was submitted. For exampel if the same respondent has submitted multiple times and you want to sort out the last one of them....
    Add feature that automaically add a timestamp on each record.

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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

      Zhongzhong [MSFT]

    • it is would be better in Online Excel by giving a embedding code than giving a URL link

      it is would be better in Online Excel by giving a embedding code than giving a URL link. So that we can easily embedding the survey in our websites.

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        completed  ·  0 comments  ·  Surveys  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Excel Survey Improvements: Multi-Select for more than 2 items

        I need to be able to allow users to select more than 2 options. If you can't allow this can you add a custom checkbox option?

        2 votes
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        • Datestamp in survey

          Add an automatic date in front of every row in the sheet of an Survey

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          • Excel survey needs to capture email address/user name for respondant

            There doesn't appear to be a way to automatically capture the user name/email address of the respondent to an Excel O365 survey. This means I am having to create an extra question filled with people's names to capture this information which reduces the value of the survey.

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            • Enable Forms in Excel

              Forms are not enabled with Excel enterprise version

              I understand that it is available only with the School version

              With forms its very easy to collect data, especially for surveys.

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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]

              • 2 votes
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                • I would like to restrict the survey participants to answer only once in excel survey.

                  I would like to restrict the survey participants to answer only once in excel survey.

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                    completed  ·  0 comments  ·  Surveys  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • When inserting an survey in Excel, for the 'choice' option, allow multiple choice selection.

                    When inserting an survey in Excel, for the 'choice' option, allow multiple choice selection.

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                    • Improve find functionality

                      Functionality is very limited in browser. Can't search entire workbook or find all

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                        0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        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]

                      • 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 →
                        • 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.

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                          • 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

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                            • 7 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                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.

                              • Find and Replace for Excel Online

                                Excel Online only has Find, not replace. We really need a Find and Replace function. Similar to what is available in Excel, and Word Online.

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                                  20 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  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]

                                • Please add Format Painter to Excel Online

                                  Missing basic functionality.

                                  154 votes
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                                    18 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Happy to share, Excel Online now supporting Format Painter. You are welcome to try it and provide us feedback through the service (File → Help → Provide feedback to Microsoft)

                                    Tamar [MSFT]

                                  • 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

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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]

                                    • 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]

                                      • 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 →

                                          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]

                                        • 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]

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