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  1. 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.

    22 votes
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  2. When you give an instruction show where the icon is. There is no point of reference.

    Think in terms of the customer being totally unfamiliar and could be a casual user.

    Before you release something new, have folk who don't know whatever you are done try to follow your instructions.

    I am using a large amount of my allotted life time that is remaining to do a simple task that was once easy on Windows 7.

    1 vote
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  3. Problem nach neustem Update mit der Bildschirmlupe

    Nach dem letzten Update funktioniert Excel nicht mehr mit der Bildschirmlupe von Windows. Es funktioniert im normalen Zustand, aber sobald ich die Lupe benutze, kann ich nichts eintragen oder bearbeiten. Excel stürzt einfach ab und das Program schließt. Wenn ich es wieder öffne, ist mein Dokument in der Wiederherstellungsleiste drin.
    Wie gesagt, es gibt das Problem nur mit der Lupe. Ohne Lupe funktioniert alles gut.

    1 vote
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  4. Allow export of box and whisker plot as vector

    Other graphs can be copy-pasted as vectors into programs such as Illustrator, but box plots only paste as rasters. I want to be able to edit the plot in Illustrator.

    1 vote
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  5. Save and undo button too close (Layout issue)

    One can easily click the undo button then hit save without noticing. Please do consider total redesign lol, or something else.

    1 vote
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  6. Graph axis labels should support subtext and supertext

    In the picture, the graph axis titles come from O15:17

    The cells have supertext in them, but this does not transfer to the axis labels

    3 votes
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  7. Add Sketchy to the chart elements outline.

    I think sketchy edges in Word is quite useful for document presentation. It would be awesome to have sketchy edges for the outline of chart elements.

    1 vote
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  8. bar graph overlaping

    It is a nightmare when you try to plot a bar graph with secondary axis... everything overlaps and you need to insert invisible data to avoid the overlap... is really complicated and time consuming, please remove that automatic overlapping when you have primary and secondary axis in a bar graph!!!! a simple graph like the attached one took me hours... and is not even perfect... the size of the bars is not exactly the same, etc etc

    3 votes
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  9. A dark theme that includes the page.

    I love the dark them, for the outer edges of Excel, however, I want the excel page to also invert. So the cells go black, the lettering goes white.

    9 votes
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  10. Allow Textbox to use a dynamic cell reference that auto-includes worksheet name.

    Assigning a cell link to a text box is easy, Highlight the text box then in the formula bar, simply enter =A1 or whatever cell you like.
    But when cutting and pasting the text box to a different worksheet, the original cell link reference remains in place. Instead of changing the reference to something like: ='origsheet'!A1 the =A1 value remains as the linked cell. In other words the text box will get its value from the sheet where the text box was pasted, rather than from the source sheet.

    As a fix, I use a named range.

    1 vote
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  11. Please do not change graphics/display/icons with updates. Creates additional work for people with disabilities

    Our organization recently updated our Office Suite that included major changes to the displays in all of the Office applications. I use Excel almost all day in my job as a data analyst, and I have found it difficult and time consuming to get used to the new displays and icons. I have a brain disease that makes it more difficult for me to learn new things, however I am very fast at computing and setting up data sheets once I have learned to navigate the screens. When the screens and icons are changed, my productivity decreases quite a bit,…

    1 vote
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  12. Histogram with fitted probability density function

    In our data analysis, we frequently draw the histogram and overlay the fitted prob density function (PDF). We use Matlab to create this kind of graphic (to check a Gaussian distribution, for example)
    In Excel, it is impossible to combine a histogram with anything else. A histogram (or even a clustered column series) is not compatible with a scattered XY series.

    6 votes
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  13. Would it be possible to resize the icons on the ribbon?

    The ribbon is a good idea, however the icons are way too large when I use Excel on the laptop. Would it be possible to have a Small / Medium / Large / X Large option, a bit like when viewing files in Windows Explorer?

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  14. Add Ability To Rename Subgroups In Selection Pane

    While Top most groups and innermost objects can be renamed, sit is not possible to rename a subgroup of shapes. Please add the ability to rename subgroups in the selection pane, without the need to first ungroup the shape.

    1 vote
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  15. 最初から、選択セルをもっと目立たせる為の機能を付けて欲しい!

    選択セルが緑のラインで縁取られているが、正直、目立たない!
    見落としてしまうので、もっと目立つように、何か工夫はできないのか。
    上部と左側の、枠外セル番号に赤い色が乗る+選択セルに赤系の色が薄く乗る、など、目立たせる工夫をして欲しい。

    他でも以前から議論されているようですが、最初からそういう機能を組んで頂けると助かります。

    1 vote
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  16. 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.

    20 votes
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  17. flow image graphique excel mail

    Bonjour
    Je cherche a sécuriser la génération d 'un graphique.
    Depuis un flow et un form qui me permet de saisir des paramètres je voudrais recevoir un mail avec l'image du graphique.
    Je sais recevoir le fichier excel
    je sais recevoir des informations texte ou numérique à l'intérieur du graphique mais pas l'image du graphie.
    je sais qu'il est possible dans SharePoint d'afficher que le graphique d'un fichier donc comment combiner les 2.
    Merci d'avance pour votre aide.

    1 vote
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  18. flow image graphique excel mail

    Bonjour
    Je cherche a sécuriser la génération d 'un graphique.
    Depuis un flow et un form qui me permet de saisir des paramètres je voudrais recevoir un mail avec l'image du graphique.
    Je sais recevoir le fichier excel
    je sais recevoir des informations texte ou numérique à l'intérieur du graphique mais pas l'image du graphie.
    je sais qu'il est possible dans SharePoint d'afficher que le graphique d'un fichier donc comment combiner les 2.
    Merci d'avance pour votre aide.

    1 vote
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  19. Please add dark theme to Microsoft VBA

    I think it's a great feature if you could let the user to choose between light theme and dark theme on the vba editor, I've been doing programming for years and white theme editors just hurt and tire my eyes, so it'd be great if we as users can have a dark theme option as well, thank you

    2 votes
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  20. Enable the creation of a gradient header/footer/background that can print all the way to the edges of the paper.

    Enable the creation of a gradient header/footer/background that can print all the way to the edges of the paper. Or just let Word and Excel play together and share a file format.

    3 votes
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