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  1. 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…

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  2. chart black and white

    In chart tools, the most commonly used color scheme for technical presentations of experimental data are black and white charts with differing markers. This used to be available in the old versions of MS Excel probably 2010 and older but was dropped to give way to colored plots. However, most academic journals still prefer a black and white plot with a legend for the different markers used.

    This can be manually made but it is very tedious when working with a large amount of data.

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  3. clipboard display has too much space around entries - twice as many terms could/should be accessed if formatted like a spreadsheet column

    Clipboard display has too much space around entries - twice as many terms could/should be accessed - or at least 24 could be visible without blocking spreadsheet if clipboard were formatted like a spreadsheet column instead of a template.
    And way more items should be available to copy and should be easily saved and moved as a group.

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  4. Add viewable GIFs to Excel

    Makes GIFs viewable when inserted.

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  6. Shapes are distorted when printed. The height-width ratio on the printout is smaller than on screen view.

    A circle is printed as an oval, a sqaure is printed as rectangle, always loosing height in the printout. Seem sto be influences by the screen resolution used. When I copy to WORD and print then there is no such distortion.

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  8. Position exact coordinate of a text box.

    In the Excel we need to position a text box but there is exact coordinate of box postioning. Add in a feature so that exact position put in.

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  9. OTF support in Excel

    MSWord has advanced text support allowing access to Open Type formats (aligning and 'old style'). These should be made available in Excel as well!
    Many (if not most) users also use layout and design software (Adobe, i.e.) and these options are supported throughout.

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  10. hyperlinks to Smart art Graphics

    I would like to be able to click a part on a Graph like a data Point and for example display more information to this datapoint / set etc.

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  11. Make graphics easy to import in Adobe Illustrator

    The graphics created in Excel 2013 could be easily imported into Adobe Illustrator. This is no longer the case for Excel 2016. The option to save as PDF and import into Illustrator is too time consuming and cumbersome. Does Microsoft have a more realistic solution to this problem?

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  12. 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.

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  13. 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"

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  14. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  19. chart axes length

    I'd like a way to make sure that all chart axes are the same length amongst a group of charts. i.e., if I have 4 bar charts there should be an intuitive way to make the axes all the same length amongst them so you can align them on one page in a pretty format)

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    I need a few more details. By controlling the length, do you want to control the min and max axis settings?

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  20. Embedding all Office applications in just one interface

    I am finding the problem to do such simple things since long time ago. I think that all package of Office should be just embedded and included in only one interface, the same as it has been made possible to insert table from Word to Excell or inserting a table of Excell in Word, it
    should include for example aswell the picture manager with the features of Power Point where you can crop, group, set on front, change format, size, etc. and with the feature that Publisher contains of making transparent one of the colours of the photo, but also…

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