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  1. Automatic Calculation Icon - Quick Access Toolbar

    I include the Automatic and Manual calculation options in my toolbar. It helps to have a quick way to switch back and forth and lets me know immediately which mode I am in when I grab a file from a colleague. This feature still exists but they are now identical buttons. Can one button have an A and the other an M or something to immediately identify between the two?

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  2. Allow the ability to color text, not just the whole cell. This function will allow excel to do what Word does with a table!

    Allow excel to highlight text just as word with a table does! With excel I am doing a literature review for college and to do it in Word, I have to create three documents and stack them next to each other, a real pain in the a$$. With excel, I can fit all authors on one excel, but I cannot color code with highlighter when I have used the source in my final paper, not can I color highlight different talking points. I'm color blind, so the coloring of the text really does nothing for me. PLEASE fix this!!(Excel, not…

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  3. Have Excel and word connect to Office Lens automatically

    On the insert tab have a button to add from Office Lens. You then take your pic, and it is inserted automatically.

    2 votes
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  4. A better dark mode

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

    3 votes
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  5. Bug in the color function with scatter graphs

    When I have a scatter graph with two or more variables (A & B) and I make some change to A, often the color of B will change to be the same as the color of A. II then try and change B back to its original color, A will change to the color that I change B to. I have to save the file, close it, and open it again in order to change A back to its original color. This happens all the time -- normally, I'd say -- when I make a change in one of the…

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  6. Additional Axis on 3D histrogram

    Dear Excel's Developer Command! Please consider the possiblity for Additional Axis of argument on 3D histrogram. In some tasks this need apperances. Unfortunately existing today variants permit add other axis only for combined 2D Histrogram.

    With best wishes, Marsel.

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  7. Graph Data Labels Disappearing when Filtered

    Good Morning,
    Below is a post I put into the Microsoft Community Page on an Issue I am having with graphing. The Moderator was able to re-create the issue and told me to post here.

    https://answers.microsoft.com/thread/db1ebc99-3e68-4aa2-aeb7-1903fa3d9909

    The issue is When you have a bar graph by month, and want to filter out older months, for every month you uncheck, you loose a data label in the later months on the graphs.

    I would like to see this issue fixed in a patch if possible. It would prevent me from going back to Excel13 to get my graphs printed each month.

    1 vote
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  8. Improvement of Ribbon bar collapse behavior

    Collapsing the ribbon bar from the right hand side to the left is not always preferred, despite the design goal being to put less frequently used items on the right. The fix: when the ribbon is wider than the current window, use small scroll buttons to shift the "active" portion of the ribbon left or right (collapsing the ribbon on the other side).

    This would make work-flows which use rely on either side easier without sacrificing real estate or functionality, and make the ribbon more extensible without changing its essential nature or look and feel.

    1 vote
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  9. I'm using Excel to create a parametric design and have hit the upper limit on the number of lines that can be drawn, namely 255.

    It would be great if the upper limit to the number of lines that can be drawn in one graph was increased from 255 (in the version I have) to, say, 500.

    1 vote
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  10. ROAD STRIP CHART

    CAN THERE BE MADE A GRAPHICAL PRESENTATION FOR EACH ROW OF THIS EXCEL ON A SINGLE GRAPH, DESCRIPTION COLUMN IS LAYER,

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  11. 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!

    2 votes
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  12. Don't have fill override borders by default

    So as far as I know fill removes borders by default and their isn't an option to change that

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  13. How about more themes and backgrounds for office 2016?

    How about more themes and backgrounds for office 2016? A selection of only 3 is very weak. Hello, Microsoft....are you listening?

    7 votes
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  14. 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!

    6 votes
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  15. Provide an ortho feature for inserting straight lines that are vertical and horizontal

    We combine spreadsheet calculations and graphics on the same worksheet. Provide an orthogonal line function (insert > shapes > line) like in AutoCad to make it easier to draw lines that are perfectly horizontal and vertical. As it is it is very difficult to draw vertical and horizontal lines.

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  16. copy as picture fails when you increase the size the apps in Windows 10

    In Windows 10, when you go to display settings and increase the size of text, apps and other items to let's say 150% (sometimes it happens with 125% as well), and you select a range in Excel and use the copy as picture function, it copies more than what's selected. Really annoying, please fix!

    1 vote
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  17. Save custom shapes for use in multiple files.

    Have a "My Shapes" area available to save custom shapes.

    1 vote
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  18. Userform resizing bug in Excel 2016

    In Excel 2016, if the userform size is modified with vba codes during initializing, the the visual size differences are approximately 7 twips smaller (top, left, height, width) than actual assigned size.

    By testing and comparing userform size with Excel 2013 and 2016.

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  19. To reinstate the auto size function on Excel chart after manually resizing the plot area

    After I manually resize the plot area, the function is gone. For example, the plot area was able to auto fit the chart area after adding/removing a chart title if the plot are was not resized. After manually resize the plot area, the size of plot area will stay the same, instead of instead of auto-resizing the plot area to fit the chart area.

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