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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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    • clipboard display has too much space around entries - twice as many terms could/should be accessed if formatted like a spreadsheet column

      Clipboard display has too much space around entries - twice as many terms could/should be accessed - or at least 24 could be visible without blocking spreadsheet if clipboard were formatted like a spreadsheet column instead of a template.
      And way more items should be available to copy and should be easily saved and moved as a group.

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      • Add viewable GIFs to Excel

        Makes GIFs viewable when inserted.

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        • X-axis format for dates

          If you have a graph that has an x-axis containing dates, when you try to format that axis, the min and max look like this: 42153 and 42369 that I take correspond to the number of days elapsed since "the big bang or something I guess". It would be nice if we could actually have for these a date picker so that I can select min at "10th Nov 2017" and max at "29th Jan 2018"

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          • Zooming changes the size of shapes. E.g. a circle turns into a slight oval as the zoom factor is not 100%, 200%, 300%, or 400%.

            When you create a shape and change the zoom factor it appears that height and width vary. This makes it difficult to create exact graphics.

            Also, when the angle is not 0°, the zoom factor changes the position of shapes. When two shapes at say 45° are exactly in line with 100% zoom, they are changeing to steps at different zoom factors.

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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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                • Inserting Multiple Pictures is Broken - only one picture treated as picture

                  If you insert multiple pictures all at once into Excel, only the last inserted picture is treated as a picture (e.g. the Picture Tools tab is activated). All the other pictures are treated as objects, and some options are not available (such as the Picture tools tab and the contextual menu item "Size and Properties").

                  Furthermore "picture pictures" can only be grouped with other "picture pictures", and "picture objects" can only be grouped with other "picture objects". Neither can be grouped with drawing objects.

                  See attachment "PictureObject.PNG" for a picture that was treated as an object, and attachment "PicturePicture.PNG" for…

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                  • Shapes are distorted when printed. The height-width ratio on the printout is smaller than on screen view.

                    A circle is printed as an oval, a sqaure is printed as rectangle, always loosing height in the printout. Seem sto be influences by the screen resolution used. When I copy to WORD and print then there is no such distortion.

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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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                        • 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 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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                            • 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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                              • 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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                                  • 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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