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  1. Graphiques pyramides et cônes

    Les graphiques avec les formes pyramides et cônes sont très design, mais manquent de clarté lié à la pointe de de la forme !

    Une proposition moderne et plus précise serait permettre de faire une rotation à 180° sur ces formes et avoir les pointes contre le bas et la base en haut.

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  2. Add Secondary axis label

    Hi, i noticed gaphical mistake in excel (Office 365). There is the same icon for secondary vertical axis label like secondary horizontal axis label in graph. It probably shouldn´t be :). I´m sending you printscreen in czech languages version. thanks Jan Neruda

    1 vote
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  3. 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.

    14 votes
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  4. Use the same Clear Filter icon for timelines and slicers

    See the attached file. I see no reason to have this inconsistency. It is also a small waste of space to package Excel with these 2 graphics instead of just 1 of them.

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  5. Camera

    When on any individual cell, If I open camera and take a picture I have the option to compress the picture into a clickable link that fits in the cell.
    Thus, I can insert pictures without having to edit them to fit the size of the cell that I want the link for the picture to be visible in.
    Then when the link is clicked on it will automatically enlarge to 100% over the spreadsheet. A close button to return it to the visible link would then be ideal.

    1 vote
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  6. 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,…

    2 votes
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  7. 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

    4 votes
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  8. Power Query Auto Update

    When we use Power Query in a workbook where the data is in the same workbook, we need to update the query every time a change has been made on the soruce data. An automatik update of the query should be implemented whenever the source data is updated. We can do it by a simple macro however adding a macro everytime you use power query is a non value added effort.

    1 vote
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  9. 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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  10. 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.

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  11. 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.

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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?

    1 vote
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  15. 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.

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  16. 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

    3 votes
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  17. 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。

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  18. 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.

    21 votes
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  19. Ribbon chart

    Add a sorted stacked column chart, like the ribbon chart in Power BI, in Excel.

    4 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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