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  1. Allow users to rearrange order of layers in 3D Maps. And maybe place layers in categories?

    Allow users to rearrange the order of layers in 3D Maps. And maybe place layers in categories? The only option for rearranging layers right now is to delete ones below and re-add in the desired order.

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  2. Chart - Show Data Point Name In Format Pane

    Please rethink the ENTIRE chart formatting interface. I believe the chart formatting is currently non-intuitive, mainly because the formatting features are spread throughout the interface. So, Unless you have the memory of an elephant, the eyes of an eagle, and the patience of a saint, it is nearly impossible to know which specific chart value will be affected. It is also difficult to locate the value you want to change (without searching through the interface).

    Older Excel versions put ALL formatting features in a single location.

    Excel 2016 and beyond requires navigating all over to change things. It's difficult and…

    1 vote
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  3. Shaded uncertainty bounds for line charts

    Why is it so difficult to create shaded uncertainty bounds for data in Excel? You can add error bars very easily, and there needs to be the option to change this to shaded uncertainty bounds - a simple fix. Please add it!
    The work-around options are very cumbersome, involving creating new upper and lower bound data series, plotting them, changing chart type, shading them, changing the transparency etc etc. Also, this solution does not work when you have negative numbers extending below the x axis

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  5. Add Bar Chart Setting to Ignore #NA and Empty Cells

    In the Hidden and Empty Cell Settings, provide option to "Ignore empty & #NA cells" (when doing so, grey out the "show empty cells as:" options.

    This would be to allow columns (or rows) with Empty (or #NA) cells to be excluded from the data series. Additionally, any corresponding label values should be ignored.

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  6. Allow Settings for Hidden and Empty Cell Settings

    Enable Excel Options for Charts that let users define the default settings for charts, including how to handle Hidden and Empty Cell Settings and Move and Size with Cell, etc.

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  7. capture data from picture of chart

    Now that the ability to get data from a picture (of a table or text), can we extend the capability to grab data from a picture of a chart?

    My clients often send me screenshots of charts and ask me to put them in presentations. Usually this means the chart doesn't come close to matching the presentation, and I cannot change the font or data color, the font size, etc. So I must recreate the chart. This can be painful.

    There used to be an add-in called Grabit that added the image of the chart to a spreadsheet, prompted us…

    2 votes
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  8. Intelligent options for data labels in charts

    We need better options for formatting and positioning data labels in charts.

    *better positioning options, including above left, below left, above right, below right, etc.

    *ability to specify offset (distance from data point), both horizontal and vertical

    *ability to nudge data labels with keyboard arrows

    *better number formats (see https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304921-excel-for-windows-desktop-application/suggestions/14817276-intelligent-number-formatting-in-chart-axes)

    *ability to display label for min or max data point, for first data point, for last data point, for every other data point, etc.

    *Tickbox option for all the data labels to match data color or some such (match the font of the data label to the line color,…

    3 votes
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  9. Searchable Charts in excel (using Smart arts)

    Make excel charts (such as organization chart) searchable with ctrl-f function across workbook. Currently, charts are not searchable and act mostly as pictures.

    2 votes
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  10. Waterfall Chart missing formatting options

    Waterfall charts do not offer the Rounded Corners option as other charts do.

    1 vote
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  11. Collapsable pictures in cells so I can attach bills to their entries

    I want to be able to put data into a row of a vendor name date and amount that was paid, then at the end I want to be able to put in the final cell a picture of the invoice that expands when I press the cell and collapses when I press it again, or even on mouse over, this way i can catalogue the actual invoice along with the data that has been entered so a visualization allows the person looking at the document to verify the data has been entered correctly and it also just allows the…

    1 vote
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  12. rotate trendline equations to be parallel with trendline

    want to be able to ROTATE the trendline equation "text box" the same as PPT and Word, especially to make it parallel to its trendline

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  13. MPOC - Add In or Native Feature

    I really need to move points on charts like in Excel 2003.
    Can this function be added to every version of Excel ?
    There was an Add-In for Excel 2010 and Microsoft said it was evaluating how to bring this back as a native feature in a future release. Instead, the add-in can't be used for further version.

    2 votes
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  14. Chart Line width default value

    I would like to be able to change the 'default' line width for graphs. the 2.25 values is too thick

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  15. In graphs data table allow users to select which rows to display

    I want to use a combo chart (line and bar) and display the table data below. I have two vertical axis - one for bar and one for line. I only want to display the table data for the bar portion of the graph. It does not seem possible to adjust this at the moment. The visual becomes overwhelming with too large of a table below, but select rows seem to add value.

    1 vote
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  16. Box and Whisker - Data labels for quartile lines and mean data points

    Please add a feature to allow the user to toggle data point labels for the following points on the Excel box and whisker plots:

    - Minimum value line
    - First quartile line
    - Median line
    - Third quartile line
    - Maximum value line
    - Mean marker point

    Each should be individually selectable for each box and whisker plot.

    This will make it easier to present box plots to people who do not know how to read them and for data quality checks.

    1 vote
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  17. Allow formula bar for all chart titles and chart axis labels

    Please add formula bar support for ALL chart titles and axis labels for Excel charts.

    For example, the new native histogram, pareto, and box and whisker charts formula bar labels are not allowed.

    Not all charts in Excel 2016 and above allow custom title and axis labels using formulas.

    Please allow formula bar titles AND formula bar axis labels for ALL charts.

    2 votes
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  18. Colored Chart Legends Automatically

    The color of chart legends should match chart items by default. Matching colors makes charts easy to understand and visually appealing.

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  19. expand the limits of legend

    Expand the limits of the legend for Maps. Right now cannot see more than 20, would like at least 50

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  20. Customize Graph Y-Axis Label

    Add in customize y-axis label options for graph. We wanted to do a project S-curve, but we don't want Y-axis to represent as project progress percentage (0-100%) instead we would want the Y-axis to be as project stage label (DR1, DP1 etc.)

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