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  1. Add Facets To Charts

    Please add ability to facet from a chart allowing user to select any categorical variable in the dataset.

    This should explode as many small multiples as needed. The charts should be anchored to rows/columns so the user can easily resize.

    See Seaborn FacetGrid for inspiration.

    https://seaborn.pydata.org/generated/seaborn.FacetGrid.html

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  2. alborz province

    I need to find 4 province in map for Iran.
    Kurdistan
    Alborz
    North Khorasan
    South Khorasan
    Razavi Khorashan

    Best regards,

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  3. ordnance survey

    Will it be possible to include all the map features from BING into excel 3D maps. I would like to be able to add my graphs to the Ordnance survey map feature

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  4. Excel Maps: Some names of municipalities in Denmark are registered incorrectly

    For Denmark, some municipalities are registered under the wrong name. I have listed them beneath (the first name is the correct name, the second one is the one registered in Excel Maps/Bing).

    Ikast-Brande - Ikast
    Hedensted - Juelsminde
    Allerød - Allerød Kommune

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  5. Packed bubble charts

    I just saw a very awesome chart in a Bloomberg article (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2020-01-09/the-hidden-dangers-of-the-great-index-fund-takeover). It shows four categories of information in a very intuitive manner. I believe it is a packed bubble chart, but it also has an x-axis (no y-axis). It would be great to have this as a charting option!

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  6. Easy dynamic charts using dynamic arrays

    Dynamic arrays are great! Please let us use them (in chart series) for dynamic charting.

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  8. Heat map

    Enable the heat map function to hide a location point after it has dissipated in time

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  10. Simplefy custom 3D MAPS for visualizing production and logistic processes

    I use Excel to analyze data and visualize bottlenecks and opportunities. I always start to create the warehouse or conveyor systems in Excel so the customer can see where the issues are located. The standard 3D MAPS works fine when we analyze distribution processes but internal production or warehousing processes nee their own map. Sample. If I set-up a warehouse the cell height and width both have a value of 1 Meter to make travel distance calculations easy. In a cell I put the location name as used by the customer (first 6 digits without the level and position in…

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  11. Spreadsheets

    Ich möchte lade zwei Dateien mit unterschiedlichen Angebotsständen(Angebot 1, Angebot 2).Mit Spreadsheets oder Inquire kann ich die beiden Dateien vergleichen.Leider habe ich nicht die Möglichkeit mir die angezeigten Unterschiede direkt in den beiden Originaldateien mit den farblichen Markierungen abzuspeichern.

    I would like to load two files with different offer levels (offer 1, offer 2). With Spreadsheets or Inquire I can compare the two files. Unfortunately, I do not have the possibility to store the displayed differences directly in the two original files with the color marks.

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  12. Slope Chart

    Add a Slope chart; so you can easily have labels on left and right and connect say sales from last year to next year with a line for each store and labels with store name and amount on left and right axis. This is much more useful than, say, the Funnel chart which we already have.

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  13. Chart Legends

    Allow the ability to change legend key shape on charts. Currently the only/default option is square. Would be nice to have the ability to choose and use circle, triangle, diamond, rectangle, etc. as another option.

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  14. Sankey diagram

    Can we please have this type of chart as a main feature. I mean is so useful for a lot of things. is just so intuitive. so is perfect for representing all sorts of data that change in time and also that show the components of something bigger. broadly speaking I thing you should rethink the all chart sections because I think can be improved. I mean is the same for as far as I remember it.

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  15. Please check your spelling

    In Excel 2010 (Design tab for Sparkline, Dropdown Axis, Vertical Axis Maximum Value Options, Custom Value...) "Enter the maximium value for the vertical axis". Please correct the spelling. It's "maximum" not "maximium". Thank you.

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  16. Step Graph

    Please add the option to create a step graph as a type of line graph. This is a different way of presenting the data and in certain cases is a much more useful visual representation.

    I have found workarounds to create a step graph but only if the data uses dates as the horizontal axis. I need to be able to create a chart with $ amount (for example) as the horizontal axis and have it be a step graph.

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  17. BUG: Stop 'Paste Formats' Overwriting Non Pivot Chart Data Source When Copying from PivotChart

    I create a new chart with a new data source (non pivot table based), and want the formats from an existing chart to be used. However copying the existing chart (pivot table based), then selecting the new chart, selecting Paste Special: Formats, overwrites the actual data source of the new chart to the same as the old. Worse still, if you press undo, Excel forgets the original data source and unlinks the chart completely, so you need to redefine the data source, AND manually set the formats to match the preferred chart style. Please fix!

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  18. PLEASE PLEASE Better Handling of Date/Time data in graphs

    I have used Excel for 20+ years and STILL there is poor handling of time/date data in graphs. Can you make the axis options easier for users when using XY Scatter?

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  19. Kastengrafik

    In der deutschen Version von Excel 2016 ist die Diagrammvorlage 'Kastengrafik' nicht wirklich sinnvoll nutzbar, da sie keine Spalten-bezogene Beschriftung der Rubrikenachse zulässt.
    Das Problem lässt sich nur mit der bereits im Excel 2013 nutzbaren Variante über den 'gestapelte Säulendiagramm'-Umweg lösen.
    (siehe angehängte Datei).
    Außerdem wäre die Bezeichnung 'Box-Whisker-Plot' für die Vorlage
    intuitiver.

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  20. bug in points diagram

    I believe there is a bug in data handling for a scatter plot (points diagram), when there are empty or pseudo empty cells in the data range: The diagram pretends to be a points diagram, and the data ranges are correctly defined. Nevertheless, the diagram does not show the X data on the horizontal axis, but their index. This should not happen, because it can lead to severely wrong conclusions! This came up in teaching. (The data in the file have been downloaded from a public website and thus are neither mine nor confidential.)

    I would appreciate a fix.

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