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  1. 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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    • 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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        • 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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          • 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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              • 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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                      • Fix scroll bug in Excel when using touch screen or track pad - cells glitch and pulled too far - duplicates rows with freeze pane

                        There is a bug when using Excel with my touch screen or trackpad on my windows 10 laptop.

                        The cell grid is allowed to be pulled down from the ribbon bar or to the right of the row numbers bar when scrolling down or right using the screen or trackpad.

                        This is manageable graphic bug for a normal spreadsheet, but when freeze panes are active on the sheet, the scrolling results in the "fixed" cells being pulled from underneath and appearing duplicated (see image attached).

                        When I plug in a USB mouse and scroll, this issue does not appear.

                        I…

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                        • Stop deleting features from previous versions of Excel in new releases. Features such as customizing the color palette and customizing icons

                          Features such as customizing the color palette and customizing icons were appreciated especially since the icons now are so poorly designed it is very hard to distinguish what they actually do.

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                          • excel作图真的是烂,坐标轴不会根据长度大小变化,长度20和长度50刻度长度是一行的?坐标轴刻度根据长度自动变化很难?垃圾

                            excel作图真的是烂,坐标轴不会根据长度大小变化,长度20和长度50刻度长度是一行的?坐标轴刻度根据长度自动变化很难?垃圾

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                              • fix arc in shapes when you make a left style go wrong

                                this icon doesn t work correct at left or right

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                                • Make it possible to export Whiskerplots as any other type of plot.

                                  Make it possible to export Whiskerplots as any other type of plot.

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                                    • Diverging Bar Charts

                                      Hi @Office, it has become common to describe Likert scale survey data as a diverging bar chart as it better visualizes the central tendencies of the data. Myself and some other researchers have been "hacking" it using these guides as references: http://stephanieevergreen.com/diverging-stacked-bars/ and http://peltiertech.com/diverging-stacked-bar-charts/ … . It would be amazing not to have to rely upon such time-consuming / expensive techniques though (more so if there is a neutral category) :)

                                      Attached is an example of what I have made through the convoluted processes described above.

                                      Thanks!

                                      2 votes
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                                      • shape dimensioning

                                        I use and layer shapes a lot . I'd like to see an onscreen dimensioning tool, a bit like autocad, pop up as an object is resized. I'd also like to display the dimensions with arrows and hide or show these dimensions. Finally I'd like to be able to change the default on text box margins. I usually used no margins and center vertical ly and horizontally

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                                        • Default selection color

                                          Would be nice to include the ability to control the default selection color when highlighting cells. This used to be controlled by the windows appearance menu, but it appears that no longer works. I work with a lot of reports that require grey shaded cells and the ability to overlay a different highlight color would be useful.

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