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  1. Link Map

    Make linking options available for Map Chart Types.
    I would like to be able to link the title of my maps to cells within my workbook to make it quicker and easier to update them but it is currently not available for Maps.
    See the first note on the following link:
    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Link-a-chart-title-label-or-text-box-to-a-worksheet-cell-efc8173a-2a8a-423b-b4e2-b10c62fca6f5

    4 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,…

    5 votes
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  3. 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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  4. 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.

    5 votes
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  5. WHY NOT UN-BREAK GRAPHS?

    YOU BROKE GRAPHS AFTER 2013. DON'T TRY TO DENY IT. LINE GRAPHS CREATE CATEGORIES ON THE X AXIS INSTEAD OF USING REAL DATA. SCATTER GRAPHS REPLACE NEGATIVE X AXIS DATA WITH INVENTED POSITIVE DATA>

    FIX YOUR MISTAKES URGENTLY. HOW ARE WE SUPPOSED TO USE THIS GARBAGE?

    NO NEED TO ASK FOR EXAMPLES. IT IS TRIVIAL TO CREATE FAILURES. TRY IT SOMETIME IN YOUR INADEQUATE REGRESSION TESTING PROCESS.

    3 votes
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  6. 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…

    4 votes
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  7. The online templates available are SOOO old and outdated looking majority of the time, when can you start providing more current tables and

    I'd love to assist in designing newer more modern looking charts for your galleries! They are always so old and outdated looking when I search for projects. LOVE using excel still, and Microsoft Suite!

    2 votes
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  8. Allow Source Change for Pivot Charts

    Allow users to change the Chart Data Range to another pivot table. This will allow users to continue their "flow" of data exploration without having to either 1. overwrite their last pivot chart analysis or 2. break flow by re-generating the same visual but with slightly different inputs. It's also more natural than saving the chart template.

    2 votes
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  9. PLEASE PLEASE Better Handling of Date/Time data in graphs

    I have used Excel for 20+ years and STILL there is poor handling of time/date data in graphs. Can you make the axis options easier for users when using XY Scatter?

    1 vote
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  10. Kastengrafik

    In der deutschen Version von Excel 2016 ist die Diagrammvorlage 'Kastengrafik' nicht wirklich sinnvoll nutzbar, da sie keine Spalten-bezogene Beschriftung der Rubrikenachse zulässt.
    Das Problem lässt sich nur mit der bereits im Excel 2013 nutzbaren Variante über den 'gestapelte Säulendiagramm'-Umweg lösen.
    (siehe angehängte Datei).
    Außerdem wäre die Bezeichnung 'Box-Whisker-Plot' für die Vorlage
    intuitiver.

    1 vote
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  11. bug in points diagram

    I believe there is a bug in data handling for a scatter plot (points diagram), when there are empty or pseudo empty cells in the data range: The diagram pretends to be a points diagram, and the data ranges are correctly defined. Nevertheless, the diagram does not show the X data on the horizontal axis, but their index. This should not happen, because it can lead to severely wrong conclusions! This came up in teaching. (The data in the file have been downloaded from a public website and thus are neither mine nor confidential.)

    I would appreciate a fix.

    1 vote
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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.

    2 votes
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  13. Graphically show alignment for objects (e.g charts)

    If you have ever used Google Sheets and had to align multiple charts you will know exactly what I am referring to and if you have not you should go try it to see how easy it is. Excel should replicate the same thing.

    For those unfamiliar see the attached screen print. Basically when there are more than 1 chart and you drag 1 of the charts it will visually display when charts are aligned (top, bottom, left, right, center) and it will align the gaps between multiple charts to get the spacing even.

    It is soooooo easy compared to…

    1 vote
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. I am trying to combine two excel data tables on one graph

    I need the population and type of drug on the x-axis and the percentage on the y-axis showing the differences between the two sets of data

    1 vote
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  18. Chart colors to match data font/cell colour

    It would be great if there was an option to have the colour of a data series in a chart match the colour of the data it was referencing (either the font or the cell colour). This would make changing the colours in the chart much quicker, especially in cases where you would like different colours for different parts of a single series.
    This could also work with Conditional Formatting.

    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

    2 votes
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  20. 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…

    10 votes
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