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# Excel for Windows (Desktop Application)

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1. ## Enhanced Data Point Markers

Four new data point markers could greatly expand nomogram creation by allowing adjacent scales on opposite sides of the same base line. They would look like the + data point marker with one arm removed or with three arms removed. For example, see my spiral slide rule in the attached file. With adjacent scales, a precise cursor is not required to transfer values between scales.

To better support this kind of chart, better control over the position of data point labels is needed. I know that I can move an individual data point label, but I need to move ALL…

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2. ## first order differential trend

I would really like to see a trend for a "first-order step change" equation. This is of the form y(t) = K(1-exp(-t/Tau) where the variables K and Tau are solved using a least-squares estimate. This type of equation is very common in engineering terms and would be incredibly handy to have as part of the default selection of trends available.

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3. ## Solve a graph bug

Hi, would you please have a look on the graph bug discussed here : https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/scatter-chart-bug/bbc94108-2e7b-4fbb-9298-85c299924d17
Thanks!

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4. ## Hi, I think that all defaults should change automatically to what I keep changing again and again when I plot graphs.

This will save a lot of time

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5. ## Increase the series limit or develop a new chart

I feel like I am talking to a machine which is giving me answers to questions I have not asked, and then I get another sales pitch before you have done anything, and then other terms and conditions which were not provided before my payment and which I do NOT accept. I am not impressed. Also, there is no information about your process until I pay more.

I am attaching the files for you to have a look at and then give me a recommendation: there is an Excel example and short description of the problem.

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6. ## Save 3D PowerMap as SVG

It would be great if I could save a PowerMap (especially ones based only on numeric data) as an SVG 3-D graphic. These would be great when put into Word documents, Excel workbooks and PowerPoint slide shows (we can already animate them!).

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7. ## When adding a new screen - don't reset the view.

Whenever I open a document in a second screen (so two screens, one document), it resets the frozen panes and zoom function.
I get that you would want to be able to change this, but I think it would be better to let the default function be the current settings.

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8. ## 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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9. ## 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

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10. ## 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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11. ## 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.

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12. ## can we make the curser bolder so i can see were it lands when i look up stuff?

curser.... a bigger block to see were I navigate to.

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13. ## 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.

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14. ## 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.

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15. ## 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.

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16. ## 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.

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17. ## 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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18. ## 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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19. ## 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.

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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,…

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