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  1. Update Linked Pictures (formerly called the Camera tool)

    Linked pictures give us the ability to switch figures between charts and tables instantly. They allow formulas to determine which icon to display. They allow us to set up visual alerts. And a lot more.

    But linked pictures have a low resolution, which causes small text to be jaggy. They don't have a manual calculation mode. They can mess up data validation. And they can become distorted.

    Please fix these issues.

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    • Position exact coordinate of a text box.

      In the Excel we need to position a text box but there is exact coordinate of box postioning. Add in a feature so that exact position put in.

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        • OTF support in Excel

          MSWord has advanced text support allowing access to Open Type formats (aligning and 'old style'). These should be made available in Excel as well!
          Many (if not most) users also use layout and design software (Adobe, i.e.) and these options are supported throughout.

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          • Make info on Statusbar visible! If the status bar is green, show the text in white.

            In Excel 2016 (stand alone) I can't use the info on the status bar anymore. Black text on dark green ins't readable!
            So: Make info on Statusbar visible!
            If the status bar is green, show the text in white (Like this header!)

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            • hyperlinks to Smart art Graphics

              I would like to be able to click a part on a Graph like a data Point and for example display more information to this datapoint / set etc.

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              • Change all the gray fonts back to black

                The right click menus are hard to read. But what especially gets me is the "quick numbers" on the bottom right being in gray - those are unique numbers to every situation so you have to really be able to read them well (not just memorize where "insert" is on the right click menu, but you actually need to SEE these numbers). None of the color scheme options gives us what we had, which used to be LEGIBLE. Please go ahead and make an update now rather than waiting until the next version. Please oh please oh please. It just…

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                • Excel and Word drawing program

                  In the drawing program in Excel and Word when Edit Points is selected allow position adjustment of points by using the up-down and left-right keys. It is often difficult to position the points accurately by manual means even when full zoom is used.

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                  • Make graphics easy to import in Adobe Illustrator

                    The graphics created in Excel 2013 could be easily imported into Adobe Illustrator. This is no longer the case for Excel 2016. The option to save as PDF and import into Illustrator is too time consuming and cumbersome. Does Microsoft have a more realistic solution to this problem?

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                    • Make the window adjustable when analysing dependents (excel)

                      When tracking dependents and precedents, the window is not adjustable. Thus, you cannot not see the entire source of each line. This would be a far better tool, if the window could be adjusted manually.

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                      • change size and spacing of icons and fonts in ribbons

                        I do not currently like what appears to be spacing for a cheap android touch app instead of a compact and useable spacing for mouse and keyboard. Attached are what I mean. I cannot readily find in the options or by googling any means of changing this layout issue which reduces useable space and is frankly an eyesore on a business and productivity application. Seriously, get your stuff together Microsoft.

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                        • savepicture

                          Port vba .SavePicture from Word and VS to Excel as the present exporting/saving of pieces of the spreadsheet including any artwork is absolutely cumbersome.

                          Sample code

                          Dim pic As IPictureDisp

                          Set pic = myForm.Image1.Picture

                          stdole.SavePicture pic, "C:\myfile.jpg"

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                          • Если вносите улучшения, то вносите их для всех

                            В excel 2016 professional plus нет возможности использовать диаграмму в виде карты, а в excel office 365 есть. Что за бред?! за программу были заплачены большие деньги, а улучшений для неё никаких. Разочарованы в продукции майкрософт, будем думать о переходе на другие программы.

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                            • excel作图真的是烂,坐标轴不会根据长度大小变化,长度20和长度50刻度长度是一行的?坐标轴刻度根据长度自动变化很难?垃圾

                              excel作图真的是烂,坐标轴不会根据长度大小变化,长度20和长度50刻度长度是一行的?坐标轴刻度根据长度自动变化很难?垃圾

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                                • Stop deleting features from previous versions of Excel in new releases. Features such as customizing the color palette and customizing icons

                                  Features such as customizing the color palette and customizing icons were appreciated especially since the icons now are so poorly designed it is very hard to distinguish what they actually do.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • fix arc in shapes when you make a left style go wrong

                                    this icon doesn t work correct at left or right

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                                    • Crosshair display

                                      A simple display option to easily navigate around larger spreadsheets.

                                      The entire row & column of the cell selected would be highlighted in some way.

                                      I've used the following macro to achieve this:

                                      Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Excel.Range)
                                      'Update 20140318
                                      Static xRow
                                      Static xColumn
                                      If xColumn <> "" Then
                                      With Columns(xColumn).Interior
                                      .ColorIndex = xlNone
                                      End With
                                      With Rows(xRow).Interior
                                      .ColorIndex = xlNone
                                      End With
                                      End If
                                      pRow = Selection.Row
                                      pColumn = Selection.Column
                                      xRow = pRow
                                      xColumn = pColumn
                                      With Columns(pColumn).Interior
                                      .ColorIndex = 6
                                      .Pattern = xlSolid
                                      End With
                                      With Rows(pRow).Interior
                                      .ColorIndex = 6
                                      .Pattern = xlSolid
                                      End With
                                      End Sub

                                      The…

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                                        • Fix scroll bug in Excel when using touch screen or track pad - cells glitch and pulled too far - duplicates rows with freeze pane

                                          There is a bug when using Excel with my touch screen or trackpad on my windows 10 laptop.

                                          The cell grid is allowed to be pulled down from the ribbon bar or to the right of the row numbers bar when scrolling down or right using the screen or trackpad.

                                          This is manageable graphic bug for a normal spreadsheet, but when freeze panes are active on the sheet, the scrolling results in the "fixed" cells being pulled from underneath and appearing duplicated (see image attached).

                                          When I plug in a USB mouse and scroll, this issue does not appear.

                                          I…

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