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  1. 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.

    42 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      under review  ·  Tamar TzruyaTamar Tzruya responded

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

      Tamar [MSFT]

    • 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.

      36 votes
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        5 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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.

        23 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.

          Thanks,
          Scott [MSFT]

        • 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.

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

            9 votes
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              0 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.

              Could you further comment on the scenarios in which you would used these controls?

              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]

              • 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.

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

                  4 votes
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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

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

                      3 votes
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                      • All Excel Charts Should Support for SSAS

                        Enhance all chart types to support SSAS/Power Pivot

                        3 votes
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                        • Fix Charts inconsistencies which require you to delete items to fix them.

                          I run into bugs where changes I make on a chart in excel don't make it to excel on-line. For example, I changed font characteristics of 3 data labels for a chart. On excel on-line, 2 where changed and one wasn't. To fix, I had to turn off all the data labels and recreate them.

                          3 votes
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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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                                  • 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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                                      • 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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                                        • Tab colors

                                          Be able to change the tab colors at the bottom.

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