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How can we improve Excel for Windows (Desktop Application)?

Add "recession shading" or dates highlighting to charts (aka Banded regions)

It's cumbersome to add "recession shading" or period highlighting to a chart (see Peltier's method: http://peltiertech.com/highlight-certain-time-periods-in-a-chart/), but it is very common feature in time series economic analysis, and most people just don't bother, draw a transparent rectangle over the chart and align it manually.

Please add a range highlighting option for charts with a date x-axis.

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Accepting Votes  ·  Scott Ruble (PM MSFT) responded  · 

This is great feedback. Supporting this feature is something we are actively discussing. Please continue to vote on this feature suggestion which will increase its likelihood of getting in the product.

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Scott [MSFT]

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