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  1. 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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  2. Ribbon chart

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

    5 votes
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  3. 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.

    24 votes
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Create the ability to change colors of folders and file names.

    Create the ability to change colors of folders and file names.Even if the number of colors was limited this would greatly help in organizing information.

    2 votes
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  9. Text Wrapping around Pictures

    It would be great if the ability to arrange text around pictures which is available in Word was also available in Excel.
    Given you're working with a Spreadsheet, it obviously limits what you'd be able to do, but even the capability to move pictures (and graphs, etc) behind the content of the actual spreadsheet would be helpful.

    2 votes
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  10. 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.

    3 votes
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  11. 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.

    72 votes
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  12. Insertion of a picture in a cell comment box

    It would be nice to be able to insert a picture in a cell comment box. Currently text is all that is available. For instance, a picture of a part that is being described in a cell. The comment would show up when the pointer is on the cell like the text is now.

    Thanks

    15 votes
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  13. A better dark mode

    A better dark mode. The icons should change as well or something.

    4 votes
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  14. Embed objects and graphics alongside text in a cell

    Embed objects and graphics alongside text in a cell so that the object or graphic can move with the text as edits or links are made to that cell. Also, enable embedded objects and graphics to be defined and changed within the text according to logic arguments.

    16 votes
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  15. Eyedropper fill

    Excel does not seem to have the eyedropper fill. PowerPoint on the same Office licence does.

    4 votes
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  16. Resizing Pie Charts' Label Boxes

    Hello,
    It would be great to be able to resize at wish the label boxes in pie charts (without having to resize the whole chart/plot area or to change the font's characteristics).
    Thank you!

    3 votes
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  17. Add a lock symbol on the protected sheet tab

    A small lock symbol on the protected sheet tab would be a little addition but visually important!

    7 votes
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  18. histogram - get the axis correctly labelled

    The new histogram feature is great and long overdue. It is a shame that it is necessary to then manually edit the axis label in paint. A histogram is a plot of continuous data it should not have category labels but a continuous scale. See for example:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/maths/statistics/representingdata3hirev3.shtml
    (For you US bods GCSE is the 16+ standard exams taken in the UK)
    Also:
    http://www.uvm.edu/~rsingle/other/JMP-intro/default8.html

    https://www.tutorialspoint.com/sas/sas_histograms.htm

    You will notice that in all of these articles the histogramhas a continuous scale. If we put a smoothing spline over it - it must have a continous scale.
    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1497539/fitting-a-density-curve-to-a-histogram-in-r

    I lecture at a University…

    10 votes
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  19. Ability to add upper and lower conformance/control limits to graphs without having to create new tables/colums/rows of data.

    Ability to add upper and lower conformance limits to graphs without having to create new tables/colums/rows of data.

    in the example that i have provided. We should not have to create columns C and D for the upper and lower conformance limits.

    2 votes
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  20. New color border when cutting

    When using both CTRL+C and CTRL+X, the highlighted cells have an animated green border to show what you will be copying or cutting. I think that the cutting border should be a DIFFERENT color, to make it easier to differentiate whether or not you are about to cut or copy. Too frequently, I make the mistake of hitting ctrl+x when I meant to hit ctrl+c, accidentally cutting the cells instead of copying them.

    3 votes
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