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  1. Open-source the visualizations engine in Excel like you've done with PowerBI.

    I'm going to paraphrase Chris Campbell from Blue Granite because he sets it out far more eloquently than I ever could:

    The trend for the past several years has been for customers to want to leverage out-of-the-box capabilities of their BI tool to support reporting and analysis. But software companies simply can't keep up with new innovations in visualization.

    Open sourcing visuals in Excel means they would become drag-n-drop objects just like all the other built in options. The ability to extend the capabilities of the product with an easily accessible, open source interface opens up tons of possibilities, and…

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      2 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Range Bar Chart in Excel

      A Range Bar Chart is very useful for displaying change between 2 points in time

      Please see my web post on this

      http://www.excelnaccess.com/range-bar-chart/

      I was able to produce this chart in Excel using some tricks. File is attached

      I would love to see this Chart in Excel's arsenal. Please could you introduce this Chart in next Excel's version.

      4 votes
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      • keyworded arguments for charts

        Hi there, I was wondering if you could enable keyworded arguments for charts and/or chart series, i.e. have a formula bar above the charts that can be managed through keywords. e.g.
        =CHARTSERIES(type='xyscatter', x= RangeX, y=RangeY, line='--', linewidth=rangeXY,marker='o', markersize=10,)

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        • Additional features for Excel charts

          Hello,
          I just wanted to make a couple of suggestions regarding the charts in Excel:
          1) I am occasionally making area charts in Excel and an option of making area angles "smooth" (similar to what Excel has for line charts) would come handy in many instances.
          2) I am also making bubble charts and found out that unfortunately they cannot be combined with other chart types.

          Perhaps these could be considered for the next releases of Excel. This is for both Windows and Mac Excel.

          Thank you.

          2 votes
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          • Allow Deletion of Selected Data Series from the Chart Legend (But Not from the Chart)

            Prior to Excel 2016, it was possible to delete a data series from the chart legend without deleting the data series from the chart itself. (The user just double-clicked on the data series name in the legend, and then hit “delete”.) This legend editing feature is useful in charts which contain data series which are not the focus of the chart (for example, chart annotations which are plotted as a data series). Without this legend editing feature, the legend can become unwieldy. Please restore this legend editing feature to Excel.

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            • 3 votes
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              • Let a chart data label optionally inherit text format from the linked cell

                When a chart data label contains a value from a cell, add a check box in the Format Data Labels dialog and in the Data Label Reference dialog to let that label inherit text formatting (font face, font style, color, size) from the linked cell and maintain updating of the label's format when the linked cell's format changes as a result of conditional formatting.

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                • X-Axis of charts should not be truncated for Column/Bar and similar charts

                  Microsoft Excel automatically truncates the VALUE Axis or X-Axis of charts when the variance between the lowest and highest values of the DATA is less than 20%.

                  While this truncation is desirable for LINE charts where the purpose is to depict trends, this could be misleading for charts such as COLUMN charts or BAR charts where the main purpose is to show comparison among discrete categories.

                  Some illustrative pictures are given in the post below

                  http://www.excelnaccess.com/truncated-x-axis/

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                  • Nudge Chart Data Labels With The Arrow Keys

                    I create charts all the time in Excel that eventually end up in executive-level presentations where every pixel has to be perfect. I always run into issues when I have trended line charts that need to have data labels included in them. Inevitably, the data labels always need to be slightly repositioned in order to be legible.

                    Currently, the only way to move a chart's data label is with the mouse which is very frustrating when you are trying to make slight movements. It would be much more efficient to be able to re-position the labels with the arrow keys.

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                    • Improve 3D charting in Excel

                      Enhance the capability of 3D plots in Excel by actually allowing users to specify the 3rd dimension in a 3D Excel chart (unlike current 3D charts in Excel such as 3D column charts) which are mainly aesthetic and don't have much significance in the 3rd axis. Also, allow such 3D charts to be rotated freely by the user, and best-fit surface-plot with corresponding equation to be used on such 3D plots, like the current trendline feature (with R^2 value and equation) available for 2D column charts in Excel.

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                      • Open different tabs of the same file in two Windows (for two monitors)

                        Open different Tabs of the same file in two Windows (for two monitors). Example: one Sheet with parameters, other sheets with calculation basing on the parameters. I really hate to switch between the tabs, and correcting and so. It is also easy to make mistakes....

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                        • Carry over cell comments into charts as annotations.

                          It would be nice if there's an option on the chart to draw visual annotations based on corresponding data cell comments.

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                          • probabilityscale

                            I could not find the probability scale for a graph. Do you have one?

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                            • Chart panel with combined axes/ Table of charts

                              Group of graphs with combined axes. It is necessary to select categories for rows and / or columns, which will be an additional detail to the customized chart. As a result, we should get a panel of graphs with aligned axes (in X, Y, or both settings).
                              With the current mechanism, we have to repeatedly copy graphics and assign new settings for each. If you want to slightly change the format, you have to redo everything. This does not give the opportunity to flexibly analyze the data in order to see the relationships, but forces you to make predictions of…

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                              • Please introduce an "auto-scale axes" function.

                                Please introduce an "auto-scale axes" function.

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                                • Make a fill option for polygons/vectors created by point diagrams

                                  Im currently using Excel to create dynamic, visual vector diagrams for power engineering, also plotting marked functions like supply and demand. To do these, I use point diagrams with lines, and its working very good.

                                  However, in order to make really beautiful visualizations we need the option to "fill" the area under or in between points created as a point diagram, like in the hand-drawn picture attached.

                                  Making area graphs work with both X and Y axis would also solve this issue.

                                  kind regards,

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                                  • Scatter Charts Data Labels

                                    When Data Labels on a Scatter Chart in Excel 2016 have been assigned Values from cells they also need to be able to be sorted automatically when the underlying chart data is sorted in the spreadsheet. This may however be a big report than a feature request.

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                                    • Format Data Labels (Ex: Alignment/Text Direction) of Multiple Data Series together

                                      Adding an option to Select Data Labels of multiple Data Series in a Chart for doing any Format changes would really helps the user not to replicate the Data Label changes in other Data Series. And this will help the user to save his time.

                                      For Example: In the attached Screenshot, I would like to Change the Label Position to "Center" & Text Direction to "Rotate all text 270 degrees" for both Data Labels (Both Blue & Red bar) together in one selection.

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                                        What's at my ok.

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                                        • Copying and pasting charts the same way as formulas. Копировать и вставлять графики аналогично формулам.

                                          When copy and paste chart from one spreadsheet to another make suggestion to recalculate charts with information from the same rows, but on the pasting spreadsheet. (for now it's only making a hyperlink to spreadsheet from which you taking copy, and the information on the charts don't change). При копировании и вставке графика на другой лист, предлагать брать данные для построения из ячеек с листа, на который вставляются данные. (на данный момент в графиках просто делается ссылка на копируемую страницу и информация, естественно, не меняется)

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