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  1. Freezing Property for Graphs, Shapes, Linked Pictures/Objects

    It will be good to have Freezing Option under Properties for Graphs, Shapes, Linked Pictures/Objects etc. where a user can have an option to lock the objects on screen... and the same should be appearing as constant even if the user scrolls to the left-right & up-down.

    This will give End-user a dynamic webpage view/feel especially for huge excel dashboards with specific KPI - graphs and charts appearing on top or on either sides

    Like: Don't Move or Size or Scroll with the Cells

    5 votes
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  2. Intelligent options for data labels in charts

    We need better options for formatting and positioning data labels in charts.

    *better positioning options, including above left, below left, above right, below right, etc.

    *ability to specify offset (distance from data point), both horizontal and vertical

    *ability to nudge data labels with keyboard arrows

    *better number formats (see https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304921-excel-for-windows-desktop-application/suggestions/14817276-intelligent-number-formatting-in-chart-axes)

    *ability to display label for min or max data point, for first data point, for last data point, for every other data point, etc.

    *Tickbox option for all the data labels to match data color or some such (match the font of the data label to the line color,…

    4 votes
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  3. Allow Source Change for Pivot Charts

    Allow users to change the Chart Data Range to another pivot table. This will allow users to continue their "flow" of data exploration without having to either 1. overwrite their last pivot chart analysis or 2. break flow by re-generating the same visual but with slightly different inputs. It's also more natural than saving the chart template.

    2 votes
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  4. capture data from picture of chart

    Now that the ability to get data from a picture (of a table or text), can we extend the capability to grab data from a picture of a chart?

    My clients often send me screenshots of charts and ask me to put them in presentations. Usually this means the chart doesn't come close to matching the presentation, and I cannot change the font or data color, the font size, etc. So I must recreate the chart. This can be painful.

    There used to be an add-in called Grabit that added the image of the chart to a spreadsheet, prompted us…

    3 votes
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  5. Please Update Data validation List UI.

    If we type on the cell that have data list then it should appear suggestion in drop down list like excel phone app

    2 votes
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  6. Please Update Data validation List UI.

    If we type on the cell that have data list then it should appear suggestion in drop down list like excel phone app

    2 votes
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  7. Add charts that animate over a range of values

    I would like to create a chart that dynamically changes to show values over time. Consider the simplest pie chart showing a single percentage value of something... One wedge out of the 100% circle. Now assume I have two columns of data: One showing a year and the other showing the corresponding data percentage for that year. I would like to be able to create a pie chart that lets me move the year value forward and backward, showing the corresponding wedge changing size to match the percent for that year. The visual display is a single chart object that…

    2 votes
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  8. MPOC - Add In or Native Feature

    I really need to move points on charts like in Excel 2003.
    Can this function be added to every version of Excel ?
    There was an Add-In for Excel 2010 and Microsoft said it was evaluating how to bring this back as a native feature in a future release. Instead, the add-in can't be used for further version.

    3 votes
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  9. Zoom tool for graphs

    Excel is great for quickly plotting and looking at data. But it falls short when the user wants to view a specific region in a graph or chart. The only way I know how to do this is to change the axes to 'force' zoom-in on a region, which is very clunky and slow. It would greatly improve the users ability to look at specific regions of the data quickly if there was a zoom in/out tool (similar to MATLAB's implementation) in the side toolbar that appears when hovering over the chart. Additionally, having a hand tool that, when zoomed…

    10 votes
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  10. Allow us to link the start/end date range in a chart to a cell so we don't need a macro for it

    Allow us to link the start/end date range in a chart to a cell so we don't need a macro for it. Also allow this flexibility to all other editable features of a graph (such as the y-axis max/min etc...)

    2 votes
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  11. The online templates available are SOOO old and outdated looking majority of the time, when can you start providing more current tables and

    I'd love to assist in designing newer more modern looking charts for your galleries! They are always so old and outdated looking when I search for projects. LOVE using excel still, and Microsoft Suite!

    1 vote
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  12. Shortcut to print preview

    I would love to have an easily found shortcut to Preview at the top of the sheet.I don't know the name of the horizontal list,
    File Home Insert...
    I use it alot to check that my sheet is turning out the way I want. Currently I have to hunt for it everytime, waisting time.
    I am just a average person and don't know Excel that well. It would be nice to go back to the simplified version like Windows 7, when all of Windows was simplified.

    1 vote
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  13. Export a database in Excel to OPML to import it in Mind Maps software

    Some databases are so large to analyze as a spreadsheet, exporting them as a tree (mind map) is easy to analyze and identify issues.
    Most Mind Map applications have the function to import OPML files.
    If it can be generated from Excel as a function or Add-In it would simplify a lot of work.

    1 vote
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  14. Map chart, has the regions of Chile outdated.

    Hi, I developed a mapping chart for a Dashboard, but i have any issues.

    - The Region of Arica and Parinacota ("Región de Arica y Parinacota"), exists within the map, but does not recognize its data.

    - The Tarapacá Region ("Región de Tarapacá") exists within the map, but considers data of the "Region of Arica and Parinacota".

    - In 2018, the Ñuble Region ("Región de Ñuble") was created, dividing the Biobío Region ("Región del Biobío"). So a region on the map is missing.

    - The Los Lagos Region ("Región de Los Lagos") exists within the map, but considers the data…

    1 vote
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  15. Creating pie chart for all pies in a pie chart

    I have data, which is divided into categories and sub-categories. I want to have a pie chart, where each pie is to be again divided into another pie chart.

    Currently, MS Excel allows me to create 'pie of pie chart'. Here, only one of the pies is divided into another pie chart. There is no option to divide all the pies.

    It will be good if we have the additional feature of dividing all the pies into further pie charts

    1 vote
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  16. highlight cells with find tool

    When using the find tool it now barely outlines the cell. The old excel would highlight it so it was obvious which cell was found. Now it just puts a dim green line around it making the find tool MUCH less helpful than it used to be. A glaring step back on the newer excel making it less useful than previous versions.

    6 votes
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  17. Searchable Charts in excel (using Smart arts)

    Make excel charts (such as organization chart) searchable with ctrl-f function across workbook. Currently, charts are not searchable and act mostly as pictures.

    2 votes
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  18. WHY NOT UN-BREAK GRAPHS?

    YOU BROKE GRAPHS AFTER 2013. DON'T TRY TO DENY IT. LINE GRAPHS CREATE CATEGORIES ON THE X AXIS INSTEAD OF USING REAL DATA. SCATTER GRAPHS REPLACE NEGATIVE X AXIS DATA WITH INVENTED POSITIVE DATA>

    FIX YOUR MISTAKES URGENTLY. HOW ARE WE SUPPOSED TO USE THIS GARBAGE?

    NO NEED TO ASK FOR EXAMPLES. IT IS TRIVIAL TO CREATE FAILURES. TRY IT SOMETIME IN YOUR INADEQUATE REGRESSION TESTING PROCESS.

    1 vote
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  19. Conditional formatting tables

    Conditional formatting in tables, at the moment, attempting to apply conditional formatting to a table causes the document to become incredibly unstable especially as the database size grows. It's also incredibly unwieldy.

    Conditional formatting in general should probably be updated to be more dynamic and consistent with other aspects of Excel, it doesn't appear that conditional formatting has changed much since much earlier versions of Excel.

    PivotTables also automatically break conditional formatting of entire rows or columns of data. It would be nice to be able to apply conditional formatting dynamically to rows of data in PivotTables.

    1 vote
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  20. Add comments option on graphs (for anaylsis remarks) and allow to show on graph as one of graph element.

    User can put their comments on graph. Allow readers to read about the user analysis on the graph and show it as one of the graph element.

    1 vote
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