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  1. With Map Charts, Please Add Leader Lines So That You Can See the Data Labels In Small Geographic Areas

    With Map Charts, I cannot see the data labels in small geographic areas. Can you please make them "editable" so that I can move/ resize them and/or add leader lines to the data labels so that the values can be properly displayed.

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    • Allow the use of Structured References in charts

      I love using the structured references from my Excel tables in my formulas. Much easier to read! However, structured references cannot currently be used in Charts in Excel. It would be nice to be able to use structured references in my charts. For example, you could imagine a simple chart with [Date] as the X axis and [Sales] as the Y axis.

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      • Increase production capabilities!

        Hey, I'm an old man. Used Excel for over 25 yrs.
        I want you to send someone down here and see how I use Office.
        Your commitment to the "ribbon" is not going to ward off the competition you face.
        You need to up your game and contribute to some increased interoperability functionality among your products!!!
        e.g. I have a spreadsheet with 20 graphs.
        Why cant I click a button and export them to separate slides in PowerPoint? Or to a Word doc? Heck I want to mail merge them to a Word doc!

        You also need to improve your…

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        • Nigeria Maps

          I am loving the new MS Excel features especially the colors and most especially the maps. I just can't stop playing with it.
          However, I noticed that while creating a map of Nigeria using states; a certain state (Kebbi) never seems to be mapped with data. The map recognizes the state but it never picks up data in that section. Please Help to make this feature PERFECT!

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          • Machine Learning

            XLMiner Ad In is built for data mining / machine learning algorithms in excel and now it's high time to get this ad in in excel by default.

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                • Horizontal Box and Whisker Plots

                  Schools use box and whisker plots horizontally. As of current I have only seen Excel do them vertically. This is extremely frustrating.

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                  • Arbitrary setting of axis value

                    "Arbitrary setting of axis value"

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                    • Allow the cursor to move within the textbox for range selection within select data for charts

                      It is a royal pain in the **** to have to use the mouse/trackpad to align the I beam to the absolutely correct position to be able to modify the range. As soon as a cursor key is pressed, the location of the cell highlighted is added to the range, CTRL+A (a precursor to deleting the whole textbox) merely adds the entire sheet to the range.

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                      • Excel pivot tables and chart timelines

                        I don not know whether I haven't fully harnessed the full capability of timeline in excel, but I believe it would be very nice if you could set it up and have it play like a video

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                        • Use inking to create custom maps regions

                          It would be great if 3d Maps could create its own KML files by allowing us to use the pen to ink shapes to use as custom regions.

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                          • Changing the Borders of the Cell in Ctl F Command as the same Border Makes Difficult to Find the Cell Search in Control F Command

                            Changing the Borders of the Cell in Ctl F Command as the same Border Makes Difficult to Find the Cell Search in Control F Command

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                            • Double click on Pivot chart data Series creates a sheet of the source data.

                              So double clicking on a cell in a pivot table will generate a sheet of the specific source data used to create that cell value. Can this not be adopted to pivot charts too?

                              When creating a dashboard of charts tracking performance matrix it is key there are good visuals to show quickly a picture of what is occurring. The obvious next step when looking at any performance related item is to be able to drill down into the details. It would be a great feature if you are looking at a pivot chart and be able to view the…

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                              • Allow for Y-axis at both ends of x-axis

                                Allow for Y-axis at both ends of x-axis to Improve readability.

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                                • Format individual characters in legend

                                  Please allow enable formatting of individual characters in legends on charts.

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                                  • CHART BASIC REQUIREMENTS: MORE FLEXIBILITY IS MANDATORY

                                    Using the deeply rigid Excel chart system for creating pedagogical charts, is a 24hour annoying experience as one need to "lure" the rigidity for even completely self-evidents needs. Here is what I want, for charts containing an Y and an X axis:

                                    1. DURATION. Always allow an axis to be a duration, i.e. an offset from some starting point, in whatever granularity, e.g. mysec, sec, minuts, etc. Make a swift template for this.

                                    2. Always allow any x axis to be value based instead of forcing the much unwanted CATEGORY system. One example is when you do pollings of a…

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                                    • CHART BASIC REQUIREMENTS: MORE FLEXIBILITY IS MANDATORY

                                      Using the deeply rigid Excel chart system for creating pedagogical charts, is a 24hour annoying experience as one need to "lure" the rigidity for even completely self-evidents needs. Here is what I want, for charts containing an Y and an X axis:

                                      1. DURATION. Always allow an axis to be a duration, i.e. an offset from some starting point, in whatever granularity, e.g. mysec, sec, minuts, etc. Make a swift template for this.

                                      2. Always allow any x axis to be value based instead of forcing the much unwanted CATEGORY system. One example is when you do pollings of a…

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                                      • Permit secondary Axes on charts in Excel in Office 365 for Mac

                                        I have used secondary axes in Excel charts previously, but now there seems to be no way to create them in the latest Excel Office 365 for Mac.

                                        The "Help" page tells you how to add a secondary axis from inside Word, but not Excel !
                                        Microsoft should be embarrassed by that. :)

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                                        • Postcodes

                                          Please will you strike a deal with Ordnance Survey to allow Excel Maps to Support UK postcodes (or at least the first part of the postcode)?

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