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  1. Freezing Property for Graphs, Shapes, Linked Pictures/Objects

    It will be good to have Freezing Option under Properties for Graphs, Shapes, Linked Pictures/Objects etc. where a user can have an option to lock the objects on screen... and the same should be appearing as constant even if the user scrolls to the left-right & up-down.

    This will give End-user a dynamic webpage view/feel especially for huge excel dashboards with specific KPI - graphs and charts appearing on top or on either sides

    Like: Don't Move or Size or Scroll with the Cells

    5 votes
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  2. 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,…

    4 votes
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  3. 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…

    3 votes
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  4. Please Update Data validation List UI.

    If we type on the cell that have data list then it should appear suggestion in drop down list like excel phone app

    2 votes
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  5. Please Update Data validation List UI.

    If we type on the cell that have data list then it should appear suggestion in drop down list like excel phone app

    2 votes
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  6. Add charts that animate over a range of values

    I would like to create a chart that dynamically changes to show values over time. Consider the simplest pie chart showing a single percentage value of something... One wedge out of the 100% circle. Now assume I have two columns of data: One showing a year and the other showing the corresponding data percentage for that year. I would like to be able to create a pie chart that lets me move the year value forward and backward, showing the corresponding wedge changing size to match the percent for that year. The visual display is a single chart object that…

    2 votes
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  7. 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.

    3 votes
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  8. Allow us to link the start/end date range in a chart to a cell so we don't need a macro for it

    Allow us to link the start/end date range in a chart to a cell so we don't need a macro for it. Also allow this flexibility to all other editable features of a graph (such as the y-axis max/min etc...)

    2 votes
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  9. Zoom tool for graphs

    Excel is great for quickly plotting and looking at data. But it falls short when the user wants to view a specific region in a graph or chart. The only way I know how to do this is to change the axes to 'force' zoom-in on a region, which is very clunky and slow. It would greatly improve the users ability to look at specific regions of the data quickly if there was a zoom in/out tool (similar to MATLAB's implementation) in the side toolbar that appears when hovering over the chart. Additionally, having a hand tool that, when zoomed…

    9 votes
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  10. highlight cells with find tool

    When using the find tool it now barely outlines the cell. The old excel would highlight it so it was obvious which cell was found. Now it just puts a dim green line around it making the find tool MUCH less helpful than it used to be. A glaring step back on the newer excel making it less useful than previous versions.

    6 votes
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  11. 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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  12. Conditional formatting tables

    Conditional formatting in tables, at the moment, attempting to apply conditional formatting to a table causes the document to become incredibly unstable especially as the database size grows. It's also incredibly unwieldy.

    Conditional formatting in general should probably be updated to be more dynamic and consistent with other aspects of Excel, it doesn't appear that conditional formatting has changed much since much earlier versions of Excel.

    PivotTables also automatically break conditional formatting of entire rows or columns of data. It would be nice to be able to apply conditional formatting dynamically to rows of data in PivotTables.

    1 vote
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  13. Add comments option on graphs (for anaylsis remarks) and allow to show on graph as one of graph element.

    User can put their comments on graph. Allow readers to read about the user analysis on the graph and show it as one of the graph element.

    1 vote
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  14. Enable per chart ability to show/hide chart element names and data points on hover

    Add the ability to for Excel to override the Excel Option settings that show or hide Chart element names and data points on hover.

    1 vote
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  15. Improve the "Vary colors by point" option

    The current version of the "Vary colors by point" option is of limited use and indeed contrary to accepted data visualization best practices, since it randomly assigns different colors to bars. The user should have the option to apply conditional color encoding by assigning colors based on some data, creating a color scale (ramp or categorical). As a practical example, a bar chart displaying population by country could use population density to generate a color ramp for bars or variation by category (continents).

    30 votes
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  16. 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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  17. Allow Independent Horizontal (Category) Axis Labels for each Chart Series

    Sometimes, I want to filter out (uncheck a data series in a chart). The charts allow multiple data series but seem to share the same X-Axis labels.

    Excel should enable the ability to optionally set a dedicated X-Axis label range for each series. When a series is enabled (checked), the associated x-axis labels should be used.

    1 vote
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  18. bar of pie select piece

    Would like the ability to choose the piece of the pie to breakdown in the bar of a pie chart instead of defaulting to values that are the least amount. In addition, when breaking down the selected piece, would like to choose other data that is displayed on the bar of the piece.

    For example, if the largest piece represents the biggest problem category we have, I want to show a breakdown of the suppliers that contribute to our largest problems.

    1 vote
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  19. Display organized many sheets

    Display organized many sheets

    In order to be able to manage many sheets I suggest to make groups of sheets that allow the choice of the sheet to be displayed via pop-up

    1 vote
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  20. Rotate pie within a pie charts (both plots) with full color & label customization

    I would like to be able to fully rotate either plot of a "pie within a pie" chart. I want to rotate ether plot 1 or plot 2 pie charts fully 360 degrees or 180 in either direction, be able to separate and freestyle labels, fill colors and line colors, as well as label fonts, lines and fills.

    1 vote
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