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  1. i suggest you make copy/cut selections larger. and auto align all cells if that doesnt already exist.

    i tried to select 1 million cells to cut to a new document and it wouldnt let me so i suggest increasing the size or ammount of cells you are allowed to copy. also when you have 365 cells across it is a pain in my butt to align all of them by hand when the dates are wider than the preset offset. also i suggest that you increase the maximum size of the files.

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    • make a drop down on a graph to have the options to print, make new page, save image, etc. look at google.

      On excel on a mac, after you make your graph/chart there is no place to print or move to a different page. On google sheets, if you make a graph it has a drop down in which you can select different options for your graph. Doing this it makes life easier.

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      • Select different data at the same time

        I would like to be able to select one piece of data and add another at the same time to insert into a table. Like using CTRL to select both.

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        • 3 votes
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          • Tab colors

            Be able to change the tab colors at the bottom.

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              • 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.

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                • 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.

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                  • 1 vote
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                    • Support creation/editing of data validation on excel online

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

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                      • A new product: Excel Dynamic

                        I think Microsoft have a hug opportunity to improve Excel by introducing an icon-based add-on to Excel. This add-on will be used to do dynamic calculations (i.e. any calculations where you are looking at how things are changing over time) and will use the notation from system dynamics software (for examples, see sysdea.com or stella architect by iseesystems.com). The add-on will collapse the time series for any variable into one icon, and will make use of arrows to show causal connections between variables (rather than using confusing and error-prone cell references). These icons will make an important visual distinction between…

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                        • maybe you should state how to range the data ugh

                          U SHOULD SAY HOW TO RANGE IT CAUSE I KEEP GETTING NOTIFICATIONS SAYING THAT I AM DOING IT WRONG, thanks

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                          • ability to add a trendline

                            I have created a scatterplot graph on from scratch on the online version of excel, and it seems that I can't add a trendline. Maybe we are able to edit existing ones, I'll have to look into that, but adding one here seems impossible for now.

                            9 votes
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                            • 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.

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

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

                                Thanks,
                                Scott [MSFT]

                              • Add the ability to create Pivot Charts in Excel Online

                                Build the features that allow me to use PivotCharts online I am guessing this is on the Roadmap just putting it here since i do not see it listed.

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

                                  PivotCharts are supported in Excel Online if they were previously created in the desktop app. We don’t currently support creating a new PivotChart in Excel Online. However, we’ll consider improving this in a future release.

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                                  Scott [MSFT]

                                • 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.

                                  44 votes
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                                    under review  ·  Tamar TzruyaTamar Tzruya responded

                                    Thank you for your feedback we appreciate it. Please keep voting to influence the feature priority.

                                    Tamar [MSFT]

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                                    • 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.

                                      43 votes
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                                        9 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]

                                      • 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.

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

                                          Thanks,
                                          Scott [MSFT]

                                        • 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).

                                          5 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]

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