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  1. Secondary axis title position

    This is unimportant but should be fixed.. The image under Chart tools/ Design/ Add Chart Element/ Axis Titles / Secondary Vertical shows a horizontal position. It actually does show in the vertical position if chosen.

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      • I would like to suggest adding a new function which is trace or analyse graphs or curves plotted in Excel

        The function should be similar to that of a scientific calculator that can analyse the curves or whatever graphs plotted and trace the points on the graph such as a point on the best fit line.

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        • I would like to suggest adding a new function which is trace or analyse graphs or curves plotted in Excel

          The function should be similar to that of a scientific calculator that can analyse the curves or whatever graphs plotted and trace the points on the graph such as a point on the best fit line.

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          • Financial graphs

            Hello, I am an user of Bloomberg, Tradingview and of course Excel.
            Most of my work involves data analysis and data presentation.
            While there are other software, I mostly use Excel and some things I noticed in financial software that I think would bring value to Excel graphs are:
            - In Format Trendline could you add an Average line option. This will draw an horizontal like that will represent the Average line of the data set. Some options for this could be to use simple average or other type (geometrical, exponential,weighted). Another option could be to specify to calculate Average…

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            • Charts inverted colors

              Could you please add "Inverted colors" in charts please.
              I have Office 2016 and I cannot find this option in any type of charts or at least in most important ones (Column, Line, Area, Bar, Scatter, Histogram). The inverted colors should be customizable of course, not just white color for negative values like in Pivot charts or other Excel versions.

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              • Custom factory layout and maping data to layout

                Excel can give option to mark layout boundaries on factory/place picture and map data on the layout. Similar to piloting data on world map

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                  • Allow pictures/images/graphic as a pop up when hovered over. Link images. Embed Images

                    Similar to the current comments, allow images the ability to pop up when hovering over a cell.

                    This would have a similar problem to comments however; comments remained fixed to cell even if data is moved.

                    It would be great if cell images also moved with the cell data.

                    For example; I have created a spread sheet that will import data from my invoice and place that data into a stock list. I would very much like images to be linked and embed to an item code or item description, and for those linked images to move with my stock…

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                    • Use a contrasting colour to indicate hidden rows/columns

                      It is very hard to notice where hidden columns are at a quick glance. The boundary between the column labels where the hidden column is doesn't stand out. Please make this boundary stand out more, perhaps by using a contrasting colour. The same goes for hidden rows. This would help avoid silly mistakes involving deletion of row/column ranges that appear to be empty.

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                      • Give users the ability to put the color back in all the Toolbar icons. The October 2018 white/blue icons are impossible to decipher.

                        Give users the ability to put the color back in all the Toolbar icons. The October 2018 white/blue icons are impossible to decipher. Huge step backwards.

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                        • Multiple y axes on xy charts

                          Right now, xy charts only supports a primary and a secondary Y axis. It would be great if we would be able to draw multiple lines with different scales, each one with its own Y axis. And when I say multiple, I mean more than just 2, as it is supported right now.

                          Attached an example with 4 Y axis.

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                          • Filtering and highlighting on Pareto chart

                            It should be useful to have the capability to filter on a pareto chart the categories that account for the 80% for example. When there are a lot of data it is not visible. Also it is useful if there are some type of vertical lines where you can highlight the boundaries for A%,B%,C%...

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                              • Highlight which theme colors are applied

                                currently it is very difficult to see which color set is applied in themes. it highlights a bit but the outline is very thin. can not be seen properly. it should be thick. also it would be better if applied color set stays on top. a search option can also be included to search for a particular set of colors

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                                • Highlight which theme colors are applied

                                  currently it is very difficult to see which color set is applied in themes. it highlights a bit but the outline is very thin. can not be seen properly. it should be thick. also it would be better if applied color set stays on top. a search option can also be included to search for a particular set of colors

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                                  • Export to .pdf as graphic rather than a full page

                                    When I export an Excel table to a .pdf file, Excel puts the graphic on a full page and exports the whole page. Many times one wants to create a .pdf graphic file not as something standalone to print, but as a graphic for inclusion in another document, . It should be possible to export JUST THE TABLE as a .pdf graphic. Since the Excel graphic itself is a vector graphic, not a raster graphic, this would make it MUCH easier for the user to adjust the final graphic size wherever s/he wants to put it..

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                                    • It should be easier to copy graphs and then use different (but equivalently structured) data to feed them.

                                      I don't know if this is a problem just with scattergraphs, but I often have to produce multiple identically-formatted graphs using different columns of the same table showing the relationships between pairs of variables. If I copy the graph and select the new data, this doesn't work. It should.

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                                      • Allow linked pictures in comments

                                        You can add pictures to comments via the format comment pane. It would be great to allow linked pictures (i.e. camera tool) images to also be inserted into a comment while still retaining the link to the cell range.

                                        For dashboarding, this would be great. Hover over a number and the cell comment appears with additional data or even a chart.

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                                        • Automatic Calculation Icon - Quick Access Toolbar

                                          I include the Automatic and Manual calculation options in my toolbar. It helps to have a quick way to switch back and forth and lets me know immediately which mode I am in when I grab a file from a colleague. This feature still exists but they are now identical buttons. Can one button have an A and the other an M or something to immediately identify between the two?

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