Include image of new charts
Excel 2016 would make ooxml more attractive if it included an image of the new chart types.
Word and Powerpoint include this image of new chart types (e.g. word/media/image1.png) , but Excel does not. This means that implementers of ooxml interpreters have to interpret the new chart data, styles, etc. right away.
We are not planning to include an image of the chart in the file format in Excel because charts tend to be positioned next to the data that they represent. In backcompat situations, if an image was shown of the chart, it would not update if the chart data was changed. This would create a misleading situation. If there are other scenarios, where providing a chart image in Excel’s file format would be necessary and appropriate, please open a new feature request with those details.
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Excel should have similar feature as Word and Powerpoint
Kirk Tecu commented
This would help for backward compatibility
Kurt Nordback commented
This would help me as well.