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  1. 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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  2. Give users the ability to put the color back in all the Toolbar icons. The October 2018 white/blue icons are impossible to decipher.

    Give users the ability to put the color back in all the Toolbar icons. The October 2018 white/blue icons are impossible to decipher. Huge step backwards.

    24 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. 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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  5. A better dark mode

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

    4 votes
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  6. 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!

    4 votes
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  7. Eyedropper fill

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

    4 votes
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  8. 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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  9. Save custom shapes for use in multiple files.

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

    2 votes
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  10. 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.

    4 votes
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  11. Office background & Office Theme should be more choice with colorful & more atractive...

    MS office 2016 is an outstanding. but little need improvement in Office background & Office Theme should be more choice with colorful & more attractive. Thanks

    2 votes
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  12. 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?

    8 votes
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  13. Add option for drop drown arrow on list to be permanent

    When creating a list, (Data Validation>List), I suggest an option or checkbox to make the drop down arrow permanently visible. It would make it easier to signal to clients that they have an input option.

    2 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!

    7 votes
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  15. 1 File name in bold and highlighted on top of file.

    Note I am a long term user of MS Office, low vision for the last 5 years, but still working in a demanding analytical job. Many improvements for low vision, help everyone.


    1. Upgrade the treatment of the file name. It is the passport in hostile waters - the only thing that provides stability. Consider the situation where text or numerical results are being compared from similar files all open at once. Specifics:
      a. File name at top of open file: Put in bold with highlight.
      b. In tray at bottom of screen, file name should be in bold black against…
    4 votes
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  16. Align Shapes like Powerpoint

    Have the alignment arrows appear as they do in Powerpoint so when moving a shape on a sheet, the dotted line appears when shape is aligned or locked to another shape.

    2 votes
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  17. Allow pictures/images/graphic as a pop up when hovered over. Link images. Embed Images

    Similar to the current comments, allow images the ability to pop up when hovering over a cell.

    This would have a similar problem to comments however; comments remained fixed to cell even if data is moved.

    It would be great if cell images also moved with the cell data.

    For example; I have created a spread sheet that will import data from my invoice and place that data into a stock list. I would very much like images to be linked and embed to an item code or item description, and for those linked images to move with my stock…

    3 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. Allow setting default properties for Chart Area

    By default Chart Area property is set to "Move and Size with cells".
    Every time i create a graph, i have to change the property value manually (e.g. select "Move but don't size with cells).

    Why not allow a user setting a default property value in Options?

    4 votes
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  20. 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

    17 votes
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