Increase number of series from 255 to atleast 1000
For technical or scientific data (eg band structures) we need many data series charted before narrowing down to fewer. The series limit is very annoying and has no fix except to go to open source or a different app.
Could you provide some additional examples or use cases where you need more than 255 series? We want to better understand the scenarios of usage.
James tanley commented
This is my need also, thanks -- I was going to suggest at least 4096 elements. My charts show the path of a robot, including spots where it has scanned the walls around it and the points it has seen that represent the walls. This leads to a lot of data; more if I use macros to synthesize line segments (with linear regression) from the points it has seen. At this point I need to make several charts for a single run of the robot (the chart runs out of space after about a minute's worth of data) -- it would be great to have all the data on a single chart.
On the other hand, Excel is a terrific product -- I'd never be able to do the display and analysis I can without it; the chart combined with VBA is a great tool.