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  1. How about a reading Excel?

    Hey guys, I've been wondering about this for a while...

    Why aren't there any reading guide?Wouldn't it be nice if someone implements a machine learning algorithm with a voice and it would be so much easier to compare something without turning the head to look every word-to-word ,

    Thanks

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  2. Tables as chart sources

    Excel should work with one-row tables to which are to be added more rows later in order to use these tables as chart sources. Now charts using tables as a source are automatically updated only if the table has at least two rows (+header row).

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  3. Mention Data Analysis Toolpack

    Might be good to mention on some of your help pages. This one for Histogram did not mention it, and so I thought it had been done away with at 2016
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/create-a-histogram-85680173-064b-4024-b39d-80f17ff2f4e8

    I am so glad you still have! Great features of text orientation and bin customization :)

    Thank you!

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  4. Keep old powerful features

    I have used Excel for data analysis for many years and often make much better presentations than those using Minitab. I find the new way of making a histogram is super easy (once you know where it is now) but the power of easily making custom bins is gone. Custom bins are critical to visualize data that has multifaceted oddities. Outliers often need to be shown on the same chart for which you want visualization of the normal occurrences. Please put custom bin ability back in.
    Also, the pre-made bin labels are informative but not very editable. Looks like someone…

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  5. Somehow allow the user to visualize easily the negative time difference.

    If you monitor the daily time spent at work in an excel table, you can have overtime or short time per day vs. working hours. Currently it is not easy (I know there are some more complicated methods...) to visualize the short time is being a negative time difference and shown by excel as ######## in the cell contains the result of the calculation.

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  6. Second variable for the Excel Tree Map

    Dears, it would be very important to implement the possibility of havind a second variable for the Excel Treemap chart in order to have a graduate color for this new variable. Nowadays Its possible to define the size of each item but not the variation of the item color...
    Tks

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  7. pan-ability within charts for large data sets

    When working with large data sets and visually analyzing trends over time within a chart, I want to be able to be able to set the chart "scale" tight enough to see data variation, but then be able to pan-through the chart data without having to manually adjust the X and Y scale each time.

    I also want a pan tool just within the normal workbook; the center wheel click on the mouse is frustrating to use.

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  8. Please add blue and purple balls to conditional formatting.

    In conditional formatting you can use red, green, yellow and black balls, but I need more colors. Please add blue and purple.

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  9. Map Chart for at least Excel 2016

    Please add map chart compability for Excel 2016 so we can visualize data with map and create more interactive excel on older version of Excel

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  10. Allow the use of selected icons to represent locations

    Like one icon to show Headquarters, another to show regional offices, one to show factories, etc. Allow the user to import their own icons for use on the maps.

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  11. Full screen view for charts

    When looking at charts in excel, it can be a pain to get them centred and scaled to see them clearly. It would be great to have an item on the right click menu for charts to view the chart full screen, then any mouse click to return to normal view.

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  12. Stop Chart Tooltips from Showing Everywhere

    The chart tooltips popup all over the sheet, getting in the way a lot. If the mouse is not hovering over the chart then it shouldn't be displaying a tooltip over a cell which blocks the view.

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  13. Bug Fix: Linking PivotChart titles / axes to cells when using Data Model

    If I create a PivotChart from an Excel table, I can then set the chart title and axis labels to link to cells in the worksheet (to make them dynamic based on slicer selection).

    However, if I create a PivotChart from the data model, I can not set the chart title or axis labels to link to cells in the worksheet.

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  14. Build Calculators that act as stand-alone apps

    I often use Excel to make simple calculators, when an operation needs to be performed frequently. For example; I have a simple chart that displays the percentage difference between two numbers. This chart obviously contains just the three data values; 1st #, 2nd #, and % difference.

    I make numerous calculators of this sort. They are simple, and I use them to calculate data from other programs, and websites, frequently.

    Wouldn't it be awesome, if I could "tell" Excel, that this chart I've made is a stand-alone calculator, so that when you open the file, it is treated a little…

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  15. Make Excel histogram compatible with normal distribution

    Dear Microsoft,
    This is more like a question. Since I'm not a mathematician but a very frequent user of MSExcel (Win 365), I have a little issue with the new histogram function. By calculating the width of the inteval by Scott's formula, I get the same value as Excel, no problem. However, I would expect the histogram to be symmetric around the average value because that is how Scott constructed the formula. Hence, the plotting of intervals should proceed from the mean value towards the left and right, according to the values of the widths of the intervals (bin widths).…

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  17. Truncate chart axises

    Be able to easily truncate chart axis. This feature is intrinsic to chart design and it's hard to believe Excel still doesn't have it. The workaround methods are extremely tedious.

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  18. In the charts it would be good to be able to edit the labels on the horizontal axis manually.

    It would be good to edit the horizontal axis labels manually as sometimes only small changes are needed in a few of the labels. The option to select axis-select data-edit horizontal categories axis labels, is not very user friendly as the edit box is too small. One cannot expand it to edit the labels more clearly. In older excel versions I remember that manual editing was allowed on the labels without changing the underlying data.

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  19. Excel - increase decimal and decrease decimal Symbol

    Excel increase and decrease decimal symbol is confusing. Suggest changing left hand side arrow pointing to right. - See attached

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