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  1. Be able to colour number of cells specified in a cell.

    Eg: I have some numbers on column A and respective number of cells are coloured in column B as in the attached file

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  2. Improve chart refreshing and interface with Access

    Ideally, Access should have as good charting available as Excel, and they should both work the same. But despite recent improvements in Access charts, there are some things that it cannot do. I was able to easily link an Excel chart to an Access report, but the problem is that in a typical Access report the chart needs to use different data on each grouping on the report, and I've been unable to find a way to refresh the data and the chart in the linked spreadsheet / chart.

    I've tried a different approach, using VBA code to manipulate an…

    2 votes
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  3. Improvements for Power Maps/3D Maps

    As a non-GIS person, I have found that Power Maps/3D Maps is a fairly useful feature that lets me build maps. That said, I have definitely noticed some areas that could be improved.

    1. Annotation Position: These are great for displaying information on the map. That said, if you have points on the map that are close by, the annotations overlap and there is nothing you can do. At the moment, you only can choose whether to put the annotation to the left or the right and the annotation is always below the point in question. An easy improvement would…

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  4. With Map Charts, Please Add Leader Lines So That You Can See the Data Labels In Small Geographic Areas

    With Map Charts, I cannot see the data labels in small geographic areas. Can you please make them "editable" so that I can move/ resize them and/or add leader lines to the data labels so that the values can be properly displayed.

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  5. In charts, create an option to align the 'zero' points of primary and secondary y-axes.

    When charting to quite different datasets on a combo graph, there doesn't seem to be a way to force the 'zero' points of each y axis to align without weird hacks involving creating extra data series. For example, with revenue and costs on the left axis and margin % on the right axis, it becomes misleading when the vertical alignment of $0 isn't the same as 0%

    3 votes
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  6. Use conditions to govern the colour of chart lines and bars

    Setting a target within chart formatting so that if a data set is above it can be say green and if below is could be red. The choice of colour and the target need to be the users.

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  7. 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…

    3 votes
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  9. Auto resize y-axis primary and secondary axis

    Want an option to auto resize resize the primary and secondary y-axis so the min/max changes, allowing for a more zoomed in look of data. This is necessary for non-static data where the axis is always changing. This can be done with VBA code, but not everyone has the chops for that. See line charts here to see exactly what I mean: https://www.thespreadsheetguru.com/blog/vba-automatically-adjust-chart-y-axis-min-and-max-values

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  10. 3D Maps Data card formatting of numbers

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    I went to use the 3D Map feature in Excel 2016 and it was all going good until I looked into the data card and the numbers showing have no format whatsoever. It is very hard to read them and I have tried formatting the numbers in the data source and re doing the map but nothing works. Can you please fix it so that it can either use the data source formatting or you can customise the number formatting on the data card

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  11. Geospatial formulas in Excel - Postal code to Lat/Long

    Hi. I have postal codes of my data points and PowerMap plots them very well! It would really help if an Excel formula communicated with the Bing Maps API and returned Latitutde and Longitude coordinates for my Postal Codes. Google Maps API has such a feature (albeit quite expesive) and I don't want to pay Google for a capability that MS already has and that I am already a paying customer of!

    That's the summary, read on for more deets:

    With PowerMap being used with increasing amounts of data, customers, especially businesses are going to want to aggregate their geo-visualizations…

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  12. 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.

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  13. Increase production capabilities!

    Hey, I'm an old man. Used Excel for over 25 yrs.
    I want you to send someone down here and see how I use Office.
    Your commitment to the "ribbon" is not going to ward off the competition you face.
    You need to up your game and contribute to some increased interoperability functionality among your products!!!
    e.g. I have a spreadsheet with 20 graphs.
    Why cant I click a button and export them to separate slides in PowerPoint? Or to a Word doc? Heck I want to mail merge them to a Word doc!

    You also need to improve your…

    3 votes
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  14. Excel for Data analytics using machine learing and deep learning techniques

    The input for every machine learning and deep learning algorithm is structured. The input format is the table with output as a categorical value. Supervised deep learning models using drag and drop layers (Convolutional layer, drop out layer) can help in easy use of deep learning techniques. Further, keras integration will further help in developing their own deep learning codes.

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  15. BUG - Reorganising Data in Charts (i.e. moving up or down)

    BUG - Reorganising Data in Charts (i.e. moving up or down) does not also move the data is selected tick.

    So if you move a data set up above a data set that is unselected, the item it replaces becomes selected and the moved data takes whatever property the one above had (i.e unselected).

    Bit of a pain.

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  16. Bar colours in graph

    Colours of the bars in graphs do not retain their colour after saving and closing the file; reopening the file, what was red as a negative, becomes white - Why? There is an error in the latest version of excel which is messing with the colours of bars in graphs - please fix

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  17. Horizontal Box and Whisker Plots

    Schools use box and whisker plots horizontally. As of current I have only seen Excel do them vertically. This is extremely frustrating.

    6 votes
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  18. Excel Map still can not render value for the "Liberecký kraj"

    Bing Maps (in Excel) don't know term "Liberecký kraj"

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  19. Data Bar Conditional formatting for Percentages does not work properly

    If you create a data bar conditional format for a data set that includes both positive and negative percentages, and if you attempt to click on the button to show negative values in the same direction as positive, the functionality does not work. No matter how you change the minimum and maximum, either have it be a number or a percentage, it does not work properly. The attached file shows that the representation of the colors in the cell is not representative of the percentages within the cell. This is a glitch and defeats the purpose of this tool and…

    2 votes
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  20. histogram bins and bin widths

    When making a histogram, you can either specify Bin Width or Number of Bins, but not both. You should be able to do both!!! Especially if you have to create multiple histograms to compare to one another. If the data is slightly different, excel is going to format them both differently and then you are unable to properly compare them.
    Also, if you try to create a histogram using the Data Analysis Tool Pack, it spaces out the bars making this a bar graph, NOT a histogram.

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