What is Microsoft Excel Online?

Here, we are going to learn about the Microsoft Excel Online, how to use it, unique functions in Microsoft Excel Online, etc.
Submitted by Abhay Bhadoria, on February 16, 2021

Microsoft Excel Online

Microsoft Excel is a useful and efficient data processing and documentation application. It is a spreadsheet application that includes a number of columns and rows, where each intersection of a column and a row is a "cell." Each cell contains one piece of data or one piece of information.

Microsoft Excel Online is a free and online edition of Excel that offers features, chart tools, and more that we've expected from the spreadsheet. It's the same thing as Google Sheets, Microsoft Excel Online lets us participate with others in real-time, assemble solutions for an online survey, and break numbers with Excel features.

How to use online Microsoft Excel?

There are ways to access MS Excel online:

Method 1:

  1. We need to open our browser and browse Microsoft office then we need to log and create an account in Microsoft office.

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  2. When our MS Excel file opens in browser then we can work in our Excel workbook.

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Method 2:

  1. Another way to open Excel files in online through OneDrive. We need a OneDrive account.

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  2. Then we can sign in OneDrive account in select and open spreadsheet we have saved after that we can edit our online excel file same as normal excel file.

Unique Functions in Online Excel (Survey in Excel)

If we need to create a survey, form, or questionnaire, with the help of excels. We can use Excel Online to create a survey this is very hidden and interesting option in Excel online with a shareable link that saves responses in a back-end with linked spreadsheet, allowing us to analyze our data however we wish.

Create a Survey:

  1. Open Excel Online then click on New option here we can find an option in dropdown list Forms Survey click on it.

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  2. After that give a name to our Survey, and click on Create option.
    We can add infinite questions in survey forms. We can also choose and add many ribbon tab like- choices, Text, Rating, many features we can find in Survey forms.

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Add-ons Feature in Online Excel

In online Excel there are add-ons feature sufficient for Excel Online. We can find this feature, go to Insert > Office Add-ins.

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We can choose an add-on feature by category or name and then click on the "Add" button. It is taken some time for installation, after installing, we can click on "Start" button to use add-ons.



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