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  1. 5 votes
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  2. Build Calculators that act as stand-alone apps

    I often use Excel to make simple calculators, when an operation needs to be performed frequently. For example; I have a simple chart that displays the percentage difference between two numbers. This chart obviously contains just the three data values; 1st #, 2nd #, and % difference.

    I make numerous calculators of this sort. They are simple, and I use them to calculate data from other programs, and websites, frequently.

    Wouldn't it be awesome, if I could "tell" Excel, that this chart I've made is a stand-alone calculator, so that when you open the file, it is treated a little…

    2 votes
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  3. Email merge

    Can an email merge be driven directly from excel rather than using Microsoft Word?

    1 vote
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  4. Large amounts of content in a cell

    I would like to be able to have a pop-out of a cell. The first few words show in the spreadsheet, and then have a way to expand the cell so that I can edit or have multiple pieces of information in that cell. Like a link to a small window that pops out.

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  5. More theme colors in Excel 360

    Please add more theme colors in excel 360. What's the point in having 5 gradients of black/gray? What happened to the tan and purple colors from last year's app?

    2 votes
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  6. Easy dynamic charts using dynamic arrays

    Dynamic arrays are great! Please let us use them (in chart series) for dynamic charting.

    5 votes
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  7. Tables as chart sources

    Excel should work with one-row tables to which are to be added more rows later in order to use these tables as chart sources. Now charts using tables as a source are automatically updated only if the table has at least two rows (+header row).

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  8. Mention Data Analysis Toolpack

    Might be good to mention on some of your help pages. This one for Histogram did not mention it, and so I thought it had been done away with at 2016
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/create-a-histogram-85680173-064b-4024-b39d-80f17ff2f4e8

    I am so glad you still have! Great features of text orientation and bin customization :)

    Thank you!

    1 vote
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  9. Keep old powerful features

    I have used Excel for data analysis for many years and often make much better presentations than those using Minitab. I find the new way of making a histogram is super easy (once you know where it is now) but the power of easily making custom bins is gone. Custom bins are critical to visualize data that has multifaceted oddities. Outliers often need to be shown on the same chart for which you want visualization of the normal occurrences. Please put custom bin ability back in.
    Also, the pre-made bin labels are informative but not very editable. Looks like someone…

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  10. Somehow allow the user to visualize easily the negative time difference.

    If you monitor the daily time spent at work in an excel table, you can have overtime or short time per day vs. working hours. Currently it is not easy (I know there are some more complicated methods...) to visualize the short time is being a negative time difference and shown by excel as ######## in the cell contains the result of the calculation.

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  11. Second variable for the Excel Tree Map

    Dears, it would be very important to implement the possibility of havind a second variable for the Excel Treemap chart in order to have a graduate color for this new variable. Nowadays Its possible to define the size of each item but not the variation of the item color...
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  12. pan-ability within charts for large data sets

    When working with large data sets and visually analyzing trends over time within a chart, I want to be able to be able to set the chart "scale" tight enough to see data variation, but then be able to pan-through the chart data without having to manually adjust the X and Y scale each time.

    I also want a pan tool just within the normal workbook; the center wheel click on the mouse is frustrating to use.

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  13. Please add blue and purple balls to conditional formatting.

    In conditional formatting you can use red, green, yellow and black balls, but I need more colors. Please add blue and purple.

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  14. Map Chart for at least Excel 2016

    Please add map chart compability for Excel 2016 so we can visualize data with map and create more interactive excel on older version of Excel

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  15. Allow the use of selected icons to represent locations

    Like one icon to show Headquarters, another to show regional offices, one to show factories, etc. Allow the user to import their own icons for use on the maps.

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  16. Contour maps

    Can we add contour maps to 3D maps. Would love the ability to graph data directly onto them

    4 votes
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  17. Full screen view for charts

    When looking at charts in excel, it can be a pain to get them centred and scaled to see them clearly. It would be great to have an item on the right click menu for charts to view the chart full screen, then any mouse click to return to normal view.

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  18. Stop Chart Tooltips from Showing Everywhere

    The chart tooltips popup all over the sheet, getting in the way a lot. If the mouse is not hovering over the chart then it shouldn't be displaying a tooltip over a cell which blocks the view.

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  19. Bug Fix: Linking PivotChart titles / axes to cells when using Data Model

    If I create a PivotChart from an Excel table, I can then set the chart title and axis labels to link to cells in the worksheet (to make them dynamic based on slicer selection).

    However, if I create a PivotChart from the data model, I can not set the chart title or axis labels to link to cells in the worksheet.

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  20. Default chart color palette looks too washed out

    Default chart colors are not distinct enough and look washed out. There should be an option to select a vivid palette (a bit like what an old Excel used to use)

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