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  1. 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.

    3 votes
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  2. 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.

    2 votes
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  3. 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.

    1 vote
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  4. 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"

    1 vote
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  5. 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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  7. 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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  8. Crosshair display

    A simple display option to easily navigate around larger spreadsheets.

    The entire row & column of the cell selected would be highlighted in some way.

    I've used the following macro to achieve this:

    Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Excel.Range)
    'Update 20140318
    Static xRow
    Static xColumn
    If xColumn <> "" Then
    With Columns(xColumn).Interior
    .ColorIndex = xlNone
    End With
    With Rows(xRow).Interior
    .ColorIndex = xlNone
    End With
    End If
    pRow = Selection.Row
    pColumn = Selection.Column
    xRow = pRow
    xColumn = pColumn
    With Columns(pColumn).Interior
    .ColorIndex = 6
    .Pattern = xlSolid
    End With
    With Rows(pRow).Interior
    .ColorIndex = 6
    .Pattern = xlSolid
    End With
    End Sub

    The…

    5 votes
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  9. 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.

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

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

    2 votes
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  11. 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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  13. 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…

    12 votes
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  14. 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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  15. Add More Shapes

    I'd like to see the ability to draw a shape and then save it to the available shape file (user defined shape / reusable)

    3 votes
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  16. PlotBox chart

    It seems that the PlotBox standard charting does not work as needed; also when I use "Select data" in a BoxPlot chart the dialog does not work properly.
    1. If I select a table with headers, all the Boxplots are clustered together and can identify them only with the legend
    2. I cannot have the Horizontal (category) Axis Labels working: if I select the headers on the X axis I only get one category
    3. For my use I would need to combine the boxplots with a line for a single country but so far it does not seem possible…

    2 votes
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  17. Cross-hairs

    It would be extremely useful to have a button that would toggle cross-hairs on and off like in AutoCAD. I often find it is difficult to tell where cells are in relation to one another in a large spreadsheet. If a faint line ran horizontally and vertically through all of the cells, this would be a huge usability aid. Have a default color, dashed dotted, etc, but give the user the ability to change this.

    4 votes
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  18. 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.

    7 votes
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  19. View the data in a large graph by more easily shifting ranges and scales

    A common task is to scan a large x-y graph for interesting changes in y. I now do this by manually changing the axis limits. This is tedious when a function shows many interesting regions and many scales of variation. The problem is akin to panning and zooming a photo. Excel should have the equivalent functionality when looking at plots of numbers. To a degree, this functionality is already there with View>Zoom, but this is simply a graphical zoom, roughly equivalent to a "digital" zoom on a camera. Better to have an "optical" zoom, with panning by dragging the mouse.…

    2 votes
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  20. scale and units

    Please provide tools for insert objects, shapes and drawings to be to scale, for example inserting a line with or without an arrow head to be to scale, 10 feet or 15 feet or 6 inches or 123 inches long ...etc.

    Similarly ad a tool to work as scale for VBA

    3 votes
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