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  1. Allow Charts to use data from hidden cells

    As of now, if you group and/or hide cells that contain data going to a visualization, the visualization goes blank. I'd like to be able to hide data without losing the corresponding visual.

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    3 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We actually support this feature in versions of Excel back to XL 2007. Here are the steps.

    1) Select the chart
    2) from the chart “Design” tab in the ribbon click on the button “Select Data”
    3) In the dialog, click on the button called “Hidden and Empty Cells”
    4) In the dialog, check the box called “Show data in hidden rows and columns”

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  2. Allow me to submit missing Polygons in 3D Maps

    Allow me to submit missing polygons from the page that mentions it so I can get them fixed faster. 3D maps is no good if it won't show the polygons for a territory.

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    3 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    You can submit feedback through the “Send a Smile” mechanism. Click on the smiley face in the upper right corner of Excel.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  3. Histogram, box plot, quantile plot, and other statistician-friendly features needed

    I am regularly surprised when Excel can do complex operations using built in functions, but there is a lack of data visualization options out there. For example, a histogram, box plot, and quantile plot can provide options for visualizing and comparing data. I know these can be achieved using various add-ins (for example QI Macros), but those are never perfect and always seem hokey. Also would love to be able to do hypothesis tests (t-test, f-test, z-test, and so on) in user friendly and visual manner. Also, for all charts, please add a feature for using split column(s) to differentiate…

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    2 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    In Office 2016, we released 6 new built in chart types: Treemap, Sunburst, Histogram, Pareto, Box & Whisker, and Waterfall. Checkout the following link for the top new features in Excel 2016. https://docs.com/ExcelDemos/7981/excel-2016-top-features.

    However, there are several other feature requests wrapped up in this post. Please enter those as separate items so that we can respond to them individually.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  4. Treemap Chart for Excel. Block size proportional by size of company within group; labels set by another column; hoverable msg.

    Wall Street Journal used to have a map of the market also called sector maps. You get there after entering the Wsj web site as follows: markets to market data to us stocks (arrow down) to market data center on right which shows stock data and sector maps. The idea, for example, is taking an industry segment for a period of time listed by company, size of company, and percent change of stock price that day. Table is treemap with blocks in proportion to size of company, each block colored by continuum based on percentage change in stock price, and…

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    1 comment  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We recently provided a Treemap chart type as part of the Excel 2016 release. Please give that a try and let us know if it addresses your needs.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  5. Multiple charts when using Pivot charts that dont automatically update when Pivot table is changed

    Currently when using pivot charts you can only have one chart, as when you make one chart from the select pivot data and then go to make another the first chart will change with e new pivot table options, so currently you have to make multiple pivot tables of the same data to have more than one chart, it would be better if you could have a option to stop the charts from updating automatically.

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    0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    In Excel 2013, we introduced the ability for you to create a PivotChart independent of a PivotTable. Please give that a try and see if it meets your needs.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  6. Enable Excel PowerView to connect to Multidimensional SSAS cubes

    Currently Excel PowerView can only connect to a Tabular or PowerPivot model. We need the ability to connect to multidimensional cubes as well. There's a large number of customers who could leverage existing MD cubes.

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  7. Allow clipart to be used in bar charts.

    Allow clipart to be used in bar charts. For example a chart showing sales of motorcycles and automobiles could use appropriate icons and a value could be set where 1 graphic = x units.

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    completed  ·  2 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Allow text font attribuates (bold, italics, underlines, superscipt, etc.) to be changed by Ctrl+... when editing graph title, axis labels, e

    When editing a cell contents, a graph title, graph axis, etc., it would save time if we could change the font attributes of the selected text (bold, italics, etc.) by a Ctrl+... key combination, instead of going through popup menu > Font > dialog > OK button.

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