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  1. survey form save button and return to survey

    There are times when I have a lengthy survey. One page is too long and the user may not have the time to complete the survey in one sitting. The ability to save the survey would be helpful. Perhaps the user could enter their name & email address and then receive a link in their email to return and complete the survey. This feature should be part of the survey design setup when creating the form.

    3 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Surveys  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 3 votes
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      • Add an option to boot users on shared documents if idle for a certain amount of time.

        In my office, we are currently running into an issue that people leave the office still logged in to live documents. This causes a problem because at the end of the day we like to have one person open the document in the desktop app so they can make formatting changes, etc. This is not possible with the forgetful users still logged in.

        2 votes
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        • chat

          Is a great feature that users can chat upon each other when working into an on-line excel. However the use of the chat tool is not intuitive or user friendly. You should be able to select the person that is working in the table and send a message... simple and effective. It is even worse when the person is identified as "guest"

          11 votes
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          • 3 votes
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            • 2 votes
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              • Improve screen use

                I would like to see more of my data, and less of the edge/IE11 direction arrows. Is it possible to do this?

                2 votes
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                • Allow edit of submitted survey

                  After you have submitted an Excel online survey form, it would be good to have an option to edit your choice while the survey is active.

                  9 votes
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                  • There can be an undo function for certain time. For eg. undo before 30 minutes or 10 minutes etc.

                    There can be an undo function for certain time. For eg. undo before 30 minutes or 10 minutes etc.

                    7 votes
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                    • "Open Online" when i download a file from E-Mail

                      when i download a file from mail, i have to transfer it to Onedrive before i can actualy open it online, i would love an option to actualy open online from the get go and choose if yes or no i want to save it to onedrive afterward.

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                      • 4 votes
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                        • I deleted one sheet,how can I get it back,pleased help me

                          I deleted one sheet,how can I get it back,pleased help me

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                          • R1C1 Format

                            Hi, one of the things I would like to see added to excel online is the ability to use the r1c1 format for rows and columns as it is something that Google sheets doesn't do that I personally find very attractive about MS excel

                            6 votes
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                            • There should be an option for paste special for the visible cells.

                              There should be an option for paste special for the visible cells.

                              5 votes
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                              • Please add "Saved" feature on Excel online

                                Hi Microsoft,
                                Excel online is great tool to maintain my productivity at public computers as I stored all my files under Onedrive.
                                But, whenever I edit a doc/xls, I am unsure that my editing is saved. Sometimes and at many locations, I have very poor network connection.
                                You have added "Saved" feature in Excel preview for windows 10. Can you please add it to Excel online as well? Thanks

                                25 votes
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                                • In excel there should be an option for listing file names and folder names in a specific path

                                  In excel there should be an option for listing file names and folder names in a specific path

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                                  • Leave the microsoft navigation bar (documents/calendar/sites/recycle/etc) on the left hand pane when using excel online and word online.

                                    Leave the microsoft navigation bar (documents/calendar/sites/recycle/etc) on the left hand pane when using excel online and word online.

                                    This would allow us to easily navigate between tasks.

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                                    • Allow the option to select multiple choices.

                                      I want to be able to create a question that will allow the user to select multiple choices from a drop-down list rather than one. It is very cumbersome to create multiple drop-down lists for the user to choose from.

                                      16 votes
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                                      • Supplementary Ribbons

                                        When clicking on a Chart you show a button for Chart Tools. When clicking on a Table you show a button for Table Tools. Pivot Table Tools, Picture Tools, etc.
                                        You can improve the experience by actually opening the appropriate tools ribbon. Chances are greatly more often than not, than when a user clicks on a chart, the next thing they are going to do is to open the Chart Ribbon. So do it for them. If they don't want the supplementary ribbon open then all the other ribbon tabs are visible to open anyway.
                                        Regards
                                        brian@canes.net

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                                        • Primary and Secondary Sorts

                                          I teach Computer Skills and Applications and Excel is a program that I use, however, with Excel Online I am not able to preform a primary AND secondary sort. I am not sure if I am missing something or if the function is not there. I see sort but can only sort in ascending or descending order. I would love to be able to do this using Excel Online.

                                          4 votes
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