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  1. Add custom error bars to Charts in Excel Online

    My students need to be able to add previously calculated error bars to column graphs (to make a bar graph of means +/- standard errors). Adding this to the online version will make it easier for groups to be able to collaborate in real-time using the online version. This would make Excel online beat Google Sheets hands down for me.

    125 votes
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    26 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the feedback. We will consider this in our future planning. Please continue to vote on this feature idea.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  2. 116 votes
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    18 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Please add the abilty to copy charts from Excel online in order to paste into other apps

    Hi, I have set up charts for data visualisation within Excel that I would like others to be able to use in their reports and presentations. Unfortunately Excel Online does not appear to allow you to copy a chart.

    Is there a workaround (that doesn't mean the user opening in Excel desktop and thus locking the file) or could this be added please?

    Thank you.

    86 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    You can currently copy a chart from Excel Web and paste it into other office applications as a picture. We’re investigating expanding copy/paste from Excel Web to do more, so please continue adding votes if this is a feature you are looking for.

    If you are working in Office 365 versions Excel for Windows and Mac, opening the workbook from your desktop applications will not lock the file for others.

    You can learn more here: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Collaborate-on-Excel-workbooks-at-the-same-time-with-co-authoring-7152aa8b-b791-414c-a3bb-3024e46fb104

    Thanks!
    Auston [MSFT]

  4. Make Map Charts available in Excel Online

    Make Map Charts charting feature available in Excel Online.

    27 votes
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  5. form controls

    Form controls for dynamic charts: #1 spinner control, #2 slider/scroll control. Adding form controls to spreadsheets online would practically close the gap to share analysis / scenario spreadsheets. Please add the spinner control (first priority) and secondly the slider / scroll

    24 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,

    Thank you for your suggestion and votes for Form Controls. There is currently no planned work for this as we are focusing on other feature areas. We will continue to accept votes on this and will notify you if our plans are updated.

    Thank you!
    Auston, [MSFT]

  6. Add / Edit charts online

    One of those things that are badly missing online is the ability to add and edit charts in Word.
    In my opinion, add/edit charts is the simplest way to create compelling documents that look good and are easy to share/edit with anyone without going through Excel which some users a really not very much used to, especially at the C-level.

    20 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the feedback. We’ll consider this for a future release. Please continue to vote on this feature request which will increase its likelihood of getting in the product.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  7. Bar Color

    You should be able to change the color of your bars on a bar graph. Like on Excel Online, you can't change your bars different colors.

    17 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Good feedback. We’ll consider this for a future release.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  8. Support creation/editing of data validation on excel online

    Data validation support for excel online will help the publishing of interactive dashboards on sharepoint

    17 votes
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  9. 8 votes
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  10. Limitations/Data Analysis

    Having the option to add data analysis tools, such as histograms is necessary. It would be nice to have ToolPak for Online Excel. Thanks.

    7 votes
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  11. ability to create multiple versions of the same chart for a different variable

    or, make statistical analysis easier
    or, take ideas from SAS JMP and Tableau

    One of the tools for analysis is showing the same chart but for different sub-sets of the data. for example. a scatter chart...but then a scatter chart for each subgroup. (so, if you're looking at X, then also look at X for ages 0-25, 26-50, 51-75, 76-100) (and you end up with 4 charts all should the same thing except one for each subgroup)

    7 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Interesting idea. Thanks for the feedback. We’ll consider this in our next round of planning for a future release. Please continue to vote on this feature idea.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  12. Don't provide a warning on Pivot Chart refresh

    Don't provide a warning on Pivot Chart refresh. I have a Pivot Chart which I right-click and press refresh, and I receive a warning that I need to be in a cell to perform a refresh.

    The warning should not be displayed.

    6 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Good feedback. We’ll take this into consideration for our next planning phase. Please continue to vote on this feature idea.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  13. Add univariate scatterplots

    For small sample sizes, it is better to show all the data. This is a movement in how data is being presented in the life sciences. Right now, it is hard to make this type of graph in Excel. There is a template someone made (http://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.1002128) but it would be great to have it as an option in Excel in general (especially the online version which allows better real-time collaboration).

    6 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    I’m not sure I understand. I read through the article which speaks to the need for showing discrete data in the form of scatterplots, box plots, and histograms instead of bar and line graphs. We have always supported scatter charts in Excel and have recently added box plot and histogram in Excel 2016. Could you further clarify your request?

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  14. Multi user filtering without changing view of other users on desktop

    The possibility for each user to have their own filtered view is already available for the web app. But still not implemented in the desktop app!

    Since most of my colleagues rely on the desktop app, sometimes it's confusing to collaborate in big documents where each user has to use their own filters.

    Please extend this already implemented feature on the web app also on the desktop app.

    Thanks!

    5 votes
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  15. Improve Graph Feature

    I want to be able to manipulate graphs online to the same extent I can do so in excel. Currently to make a graph a have to open in excel instead of online and if I do anything your site seems "too complicated" it will no longer be available for work or viewing in the online browser.

    5 votes
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  16. 4 votes
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  17. Make lables for charts work in excel online

    When you hover over different points on a chart in Excel you can see the values of those points. This does not work with Excel online. Because of this I will often have to open the file in Excel as opposed to just using online.

    4 votes
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  18. Linking Charts

    Hi there
    I hope this message finds you well
    I think it would be a great idea that users have the opportunity to link charts from one file in another
    For example to link a chart from Excel in a Word file
    That would make it easier to upload information and summarize it, especially information including numbers.
    Thanks a lot for your time
    Have a wonderful day :D

    4 votes
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  19. Can we please customise the ribbon or have the developer tab in excel online

    Sliders are brilliant in excel but you can only access via the developer tab which can only be accessed by changing the ribbon.
    Maybe there is another way to get the same result/function with the above. Either way I am just looking for this functionality.

    4 votes
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  20. Add Explore function like in Google Sheets

    Feature to ask a question about our data, without typing any formula. See Google Sheet.

    4 votes
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