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  1. 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.…

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  2. 1040 Tax forms in PDF form can be coped to excel as a picture. I need a way to cut holes (boxes) to access various Excel cells to make activ

    1040 Tax forms in PDF form can be coped to excel as a picture. I need a way to cut holes (boxes) to access various Excel cells to make active forms (adding subtracting, multiplying and other functions) would then be available.

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  3. variance charts

    Pls provide standard variance charts.

    Bars & Columns as well as "pin"-charts

    https://rbranger.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/07_variances.jpg

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    Thanks for the feedback. We’ll consider this for a future release.

    Scott [MSFT]

  4. allow to make the background of a sheet transparent (except the tab)

    this would be a simple way to create multilayer drawings with shapes
    reasons for this idea:
    -an employee or executive has usually no time to learn Illustrator.
    - in the beginning, spreadsheet programs were a kind of Lego allowing a user to build a simple or very complex model easily.

    2 votes
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    Thanks for the feedback. We’ll consider this in our next planning cycle. Please continue to vote on this idea.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  5. Anti-aliasing on diagonal borders

    Diagonal borders are common to X out a cell. The problem is that you can see the jaggedness as the borders' edges step through each row and column of pixels. Most other visuals in Excel are smoothed out.

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  6. 最初から、選択セルをもっと目立たせる為の機能を付けて欲しい!

    選択セルが緑のラインで縁取られているが、正直、目立たない!
    見落としてしまうので、もっと目立つように、何か工夫はできないのか。
    上部と左側の、枠外セル番号に赤い色が乗る+選択セルに赤系の色が薄く乗る、など、目立たせる工夫をして欲しい。

    他でも以前から議論されているようですが、最初からそういう機能を組んで頂けると助かります。

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  7. flow image graphique excel mail

    Bonjour
    Je cherche a sécuriser la génération d 'un graphique.
    Depuis un flow et un form qui me permet de saisir des paramètres je voudrais recevoir un mail avec l'image du graphique.
    Je sais recevoir le fichier excel
    je sais recevoir des informations texte ou numérique à l'intérieur du graphique mais pas l'image du graphie.
    je sais qu'il est possible dans SharePoint d'afficher que le graphique d'un fichier donc comment combiner les 2.
    Merci d'avance pour votre aide.

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  8. flow image graphique excel mail

    Bonjour
    Je cherche a sécuriser la génération d 'un graphique.
    Depuis un flow et un form qui me permet de saisir des paramètres je voudrais recevoir un mail avec l'image du graphique.
    Je sais recevoir le fichier excel
    je sais recevoir des informations texte ou numérique à l'intérieur du graphique mais pas l'image du graphie.
    je sais qu'il est possible dans SharePoint d'afficher que le graphique d'un fichier donc comment combiner les 2.
    Merci d'avance pour votre aide.

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  9. COLOR Coding and Selecting the SHOW activities on a spread sheet (Calendar Also)

    Have Always: Needed to be able to color categorize a spread sheet and to select a different spread sheet by color, or combine colors on a spread sheet. Is most useful when doing TO DO Lists or a PROJECT LIST to be able to print just the items needed.

    I NOT necessarily a Big Business need, can be just an individual or small business need.

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  10. Григорий

    на мой взгляд, в библиотеке шаблонов диаграмм не хватает объемных моделей и возможности их модификации.

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  11. bar graph overlaping

    It is a nightmare when you try to plot a bar graph with secondary axis... everything overlaps and you need to insert invisible data to avoid the overlap... is really complicated and time consuming, please remove that automatic overlapping when you have primary and secondary axis in a bar graph!!!! a simple graph like the attached one took me hours... and is not even perfect... the size of the bars is not exactly the same, etc etc

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  12. Compact mode

    Develop a compact mode for the Office suite, similar to the OneNote app.

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  13. Please fix this issue that's been going on for years !

    Please fix the bug that causes greying out of worksheets when scrolling on HD screens, this has been going on for years it seems

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  15. Excel 2016 not displaying a large images clearly.

    A very large Image importing into Excel 2016 is blurry and not usable. The image has multiple small graphs imported from an application called FlowJo. The image is a jpg file type and should work. This works fine in Excel 2013. I also tried pasting it into Word and PowerPoint 2016 and had the same problem.
    What is weird, if I RDP into the computer it is clear as a could be. it doesn't seem to be a windows or hardware issue as I have tried it on other computers and a Mac. Consistant failure point is Office 2016.
    I…

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  16. ternäres Diagramm

    Hallo,

    ich bin Student im Fach der Materialwissenschaft und es ist in unserem Fachgebiet üblich ternäre Diagramme (auch Dreicksdiagramme genannt) für die Beurteilung von Problemen zu nutzen. Leider gibt von Excel keine Möglichkeit ein solches Diagramm zu erstellen.
    Ich würde mich freuen wenn in der nächsten Excelversion eine solche Möglichkeit von Microsoft geliefert wird.

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  17. Please add dark theme to Microsoft VBA

    I think it's a great feature if you could let the user to choose between light theme and dark theme on the vba editor, I've been doing programming for years and white theme editors just hurt and tire my eyes, so it'd be great if we as users can have a dark theme option as well, thank you

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  18. Allow old graphs to be refreshed/updated to the latest renderings

    I have graphs from over 16 years ago that i still use (long-term data collation). The graphs do not update to new graphics (which are a S**t-tonne better). Having an option to update the graphs without losing all the series formatting and data processing would be great! I just did it the long way round for one graph but don't fancy doing it for the other 7. (this may not be an issue with all graph types but for area graphs it really is).

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  19. Retain chart formatting after column references are reassigned.

    In previous version, the user was able to format ONE chart and then make multiple charts with the same formatting by changing the column references. In 2016, when you change the column references, the line color changes. If you apply a template, it removes axis titles, scale, and font sizing. It has been a major step backwards in terms of efficiency!

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  20. Fix bug - re-sizing objects

    I find that some drawing objects are re-sized when printed, so that, for example, a figure that is supposed to be a circle is printed as an ellipse. Occasionally I also find that parts of a drawing (created using Shapes) end up detached from other parts of the same drawing.

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