Allow Chart Styling with CSS
This would allow for an explosion of even higher quality designed Charts with motion animation (Keyframes etc) created from within Excel.
It would also create higher value usage for Excel Online if the charts were style able in web native language, and shared on the web, in Sways on Docs.com etc.
Essentially upon up the "DOM" of Excel charts to treat a true canvas of data visualization.
Interesting idea. We’ll consider this in the planning phase for the next release. Please continue to vote on this feature idea.
My Excel sheet is a report with lots of charts on it. The charts represent different views of a data set. Say it's a Mine that produces Gold, Copper and Silver. There are different types of Costs and Revenues. There are Constraints, there are material Deliveries, there are material grades and recovery rates. The important point is there are lots of classes of things.
My report has 50 charts on it. I would like to keep the styling consistent between all of these so that Gold is always charted in yellowy orange, Copper in pink, Costs are shades of red etc. I don't think there's any good way to do this in Excel (especially when I can't rely on series being in the same order on every chart).
So I suggest the CSS approach where chart elements can be tagged with IDs or Classes and then those IDs or classes are given style values.
It doesn't have to be the CSS way but something to help alleviate the error-prone tedium of manually dealing with the problem would be nice.
I played with PowerBI a little while ago and it looked like some of this was possible (or maybe I'm thinking of bind colour intensities to data values, which is also a good idea).