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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.

    3 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

      Zhongzhong [MSFT]

    • Add Support for Shapes

      For over two years now Excel Online has failed to support Shapes added in the Excel Desktop and this is major issue for many applications and document workflow.

      The compromise put in place by Microsoft is dysfunctional because Shapes cannot be Viewed or Edited in Excel Online and it forces users to either:

      1. Create a copy of the file to Edit Online (strips Shapes) > now we have two different Versions!

      2. Open the Excel Document in Excel Desktop

      I suggest at a minimum, that Shapes can be viewed and cell links to Shape text is updated if used.

      68 votes
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        12 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        completed  ·  Tamar Tzruya responded

        I am happy to announce that shapes can now be viewed! 
        Enabling shapes for editing and insert shapes is on our backlog.
        Thank you all for voting and influencing Excel Online priorities.
        Keep voting for other ideas you want the product team to address.

        Thanks,
        Tamar [MSFT]

      • 13 votes
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          completed  ·  6 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Ability to hide or collapse rows. (Using Outlining - Group/Ungroup)

          The functionality exists if a spreadsheet is uploaded with it already in there, but if there are more rows to be collapsed it can't be done online.

          [10/20/2015 - Dan [MS] - updated title to reflect the feature that this is requesting - Grouping/Outlining]

          19 votes
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            9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            I’m happy to announce that creating an outline of rows/columns is now available in Excel Online.
            Check out Group or Ungroup buttons in Data tab.

            Thank you all for voting and influencing Excel Online priorities.

            Itai Goldstein
            Microsoft Excel

          • 161 votes
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              33 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Happy to announce, the ability to Freeze Panes, Freeze Top Row, Freeze First Column is fully available in production.
              we are looking for your feedback through the Excel Online provide feedback option.

              Tamar [MSFT]

            • when someone has locked the excel, pls tell us me who locked the excel.

              when someone has locked the excel, pls tell us me who locked the excel.

              82 votes
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                14 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • make to move copy sheet like excel destop

                make program move copy sheet like excel desktop,because diffuclt want copy n paste

                2 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  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.

                • Pivot

                  It would be great if PivotTable is also included online especially if you have things to modify in the table.

                  7 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add Image insert function into excel online, please.

                    Add Image insert function into excel online, please. See Google sheet does.

                    140 votes
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                      27 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        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.

                      • 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.

                        4 votes
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                        • Please add functionality so that I can duplicate in Excel online

                          Why can't you duplicate a sheet inside of a workbook? Its so simple! Its dumb that its not already a feature. Please add this functionality.

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

                            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.

                          • 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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                              completed  ·  0 comments  ·  Surveys  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Datestamp in survey

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

                              3 votes
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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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                                • Duplicate Tabs in Excel

                                  It would be great if in Excel you can have the option to Duplicate the tabs instead of having to recopy everything each time

                                  3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    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.

                                  • 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]

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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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                                        • 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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