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  1. Punkt-Wolke-Diagramm (xy-Diagramm)

    Da häufig Diagramme dargestellt werden, sollte man die DIN 461 berücksichtigen. D.h eine Zuordnung der Achsenmaßstäbe. Beispiel:
    1Volt auf der x-Achse soll nach dem Ausdruck genau 1cm auf der Seite entsprechen.Oder eine andere vorgegebene Länge.
    Diese Einstellung sollte ohne VBA-Programmierung funktionieren.Man kann die Größe des Diagramms einstellen, aber nicht den Maßstab.

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  2. WINDOWS 10X64, EXCEL 365, HOME X64. VBA statement "Application.ScreenUpdating=False"

    WINDOWS 10x64, EXCEL 365, HOME x 64. VBA statement "Application.ScreenUpdating=False" doesn't prevent screen function. It slows down dramatically PC performances.

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  3. Default Background

    I recently bought Microsoft Office Student bundled with a new Dell computer and monitor.

    When I opened Excel, I thought I saw a discoloration in the upper right-hand part of the screen (see attached pictures). The discoloration was not position specific; if I changed the display window size, the location of the discoloration changed. After some investigation, the Dell representative told me that it was a setting in the program that was causing the irregular pattern. This was simply fixed by changing the background pattern to clear from clouds.

    My suggestion is that the default background pattern in Excel be…

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  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. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Would it be possible to resize the icons on the ribbon?

    The ribbon is a good idea, however the icons are way too large when I use Excel on the laptop. Would it be possible to have a Small / Medium / Large / X Large option, a bit like when viewing files in Windows Explorer?

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  20. Add Ability To Rename Subgroups In Selection Pane

    While Top most groups and innermost objects can be renamed, sit is not possible to rename a subgroup of shapes. Please add the ability to rename subgroups in the selection pane, without the need to first ungroup the shape.

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