Feedback by UserVoice

Excel for Windows (Desktop Application)

Welcome to the Excel for Windows (Desktop Application) feedback forum! This is the place for users to send us suggestions and ideas on how to improve. If you think you have found a bug, please send us feedback in-app instead! To do so, please click “File”, then “Feedback”, then “Send a Frown” in Excel. This way, we will get detailed information that will help us better diagnose the problem.

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.

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. 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  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Centralize all coments and notes.

    I work with many sheets with one final centralized sheet. The are many comments and notes everywhere. I would like the Comments to have a centralized section where I can see all of them from all sheets; same with notes.

    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  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Bring back the Share Workbook function - I'm not uploading anything to the Cloud and my team need to access worksheets

    Bring back this function - it's widely used by businesses and uploading to the cloud is not an option for us.

    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  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. compare 2 spreadsheets for changes and discrepancies. It's ridiculous that this can't be achieved without outside help

    compare 2 spreadsheets for changes and discrepancies. It's ridiculous that this can't be achieved without outside help

    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  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Share text from a cell

    It would be awesome to be able to share the contents of just a single cell (or maybe even a group of cells) directly from Excel.... Maybe in the right-click menu > share > then a list of apps to share from (like Skype, WhatsApp, Facebook etc) Of course it's possible to copy and paste in the app of choice, but it would be great to make that all one quick step ;)

    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  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. share document in teams

    There is currently the share option that allows you to share by email, I would like to see the ability to share it in a teams channel or to a "chat". This way I can post immediately to a may people aware.

    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  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Hidden cell protection in Excel fails with copy command

    When you hide a row/column in an excel spreadsheet and lock it with a password, you would still be able to see that hidden content after copy-pasting that whole section. Is is possible to protect that hidden content? This might be really helpful in collaborative sharing so that clients wont be able see any internal comments.

    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  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. If one Excel file has several sheets: we want to share 1 sheet - 1 user ONLY (View/Edit). Can you add this?

    If one Excel file has several sheets: we want to share 1 sheet - 1 user ONLY (View/Edit). Can you add this?

    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  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Need a strict distinction between Application, Workbook and Worksheet settings.

    Need a strict distinction between Application, Workbook and Worksheet settings. Some very basic settings are under Advanced Settings of Excel.

    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  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Add a formula that shows "Date Last Saved" to minimize collaboration issues

    My agency deals with DropBox and tons of Excel sheets. We have run into countless problems when there are DropBox syncing errors across our various sites, leading to loss of data, losing a day of productivity, and/or people not realizing they're not working in the most recently saved file.

    Since DropBox (mis)use isn't going to stop anytime soon, it would be VERY helpful for us to have a feature similar to TODAY() to show the most recent save, in the file, to help our employees communicate with less confusion, and help ensure we're all working in the most recently saved…

    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  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Add the online library for User's custom functions and multi level functions

    It could be very useful if excel could have an online library for custom functions and a many level functions (consists of several functions inside each other) that is used to solve typical tasks. Example: we have Index function and Match function. You can find the info and the description inside excel for each function, separately but there is no info about how to use a combination of these functions, though that combination covers up 90 % of the regular tasks to find the exact value in a certain table. Another example. I have a text line "Apple cost $…

    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  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Colaborating in Excel with OneDrive doesn't work - Please fix

    Hi, we tried to use collaboration of Excel file in the desktop app in combination with the file stored on OneDrive for Business. However this is very unreliable. Many times we experienced already the file was saved with an older version, so loosing changes made that day. It looks like it is happening when OneDrive hasn't completly synced yet and another users changes the file in the meantime. There are no pop-ups which inform us of the older versions set back. So this makes it very unreliable and makes us to stop using OneDrive. Do you know this problem?

    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  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Expand Excel (and Word) co-authoring to Box/DropBox

    Please expand Excel (and other Office) co-authoring to other cloud platforms like Box and DropBox - it is a great functionality and would be better if it supported wider platforms.

    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  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Open api to allow desktop app collaboration from service staff like Box

    Allow collaboration on desktop apps on services like box and Dropbox like you do for share point.

    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  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. 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  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Return share workbook functionality to Excel 2016

    Excel 2016 has recently removed the share workbook functionality and hidden the icon for easily sharing workbooks. It appears that this has not taken into account spreadsheets that are saved on file servers, and aren't uploaded into the cloud (ie the co-authoring functionality). Please return the functionality so that workbooks can be easily shared.

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

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    13 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    You’ve provided feedback on the Excel Shared Workbook experience and we would like to know more about how you’ve used this feature and the value it provides. By taking this survey, you can help the Excel team better understand how to prioritize our Collaboration Experiences moving forward.

    Your input is greatly appreciated.
    Thanks

    https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=v4j5cvGGr0GRqy180BHbR3M53G0xM8tHle2rOax4MqNUQ0lOWlM2OFRTTkJNRTVGQU1ZV0hDMTZYSy4u

  18. 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  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Check boxes

    Have the ability to add Check Boxes like in OneNote - be able to simply add a check box into a cell and be able to check it off

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

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Password protect a workbook with password protecting sheets

    After blocking / protecting cells (with a password) in sheets, so users can only manoeuvre within unprotected cells and enter data there, one should be able to protect the entire workbook again, for subsequent distribution.

    So, there is a 2nd layer of protection over the 'pre-distributed' version.
    Optionally with a 2nd password.
    The method of protection should be the same.

    So, the idea is to have a 'workbook-protection' (optionally with password) and a 'sheet-password' for all the individual sheets.
    Passwords not to be the same and the sheet password only for the developer.

    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  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  • Don't see your idea?

Feedback and Knowledge Base