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  1. Charts - Pasting without link to source sheet (using data in the destination sheet)

    In older versions of Excel we used to be able to paste into the destination sheet and have the chart source data match the destination and not link to the starting sheet. Please bring this feature back.

    Background: I often have to add a chart to each worksheet in large workbooks. The worksheets all have data in them in the same ranges.
    Copy/pasting a chart from one worksheet to another results in a chart that refers to the data in the original sheet and not the destination sheet.

    The 2 suggested options for fixing the range are 1) selecting each…

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    • Boxplot chart should work as pivot chart too

      Some charts (e.g. box-plot, scatter) are not available when chart's source data is a pivot table.

      All charts should work also when based on pivot table.

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      • For many years users have needed a 3D XYZ line chart

        A simple 3D XYZ line chart depicting North South East West

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        • control charts in "insert graph" wizard?

          I apologize if this is a repeat suggestion; searching for "control chart" brings up 20+ pages of results on this site (apparently the search ignores the quotes and returns anything with control or chart, rather than one combined phrase).

          I've got various Excel templates for creating different types of control charts, but none of them are particularly user-friendly (nor would they walk a data novice through the steps to understand what type of control chart is appropriate). It would be great if in the "create chart" wizard, there was an option for control charts that (ideally) also give options and…

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          • Create Bell Curve

            It would be nice if a Bell Curve could be generated with less than 30 steps from a support article.

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            • Excel 2013 professional on windows 10. In chart format axis Excel crashes. I wrote the same bug 1½ month ago.

              I have send this bug to you 1½ month ago, but never received an answer if you have got it. Please find the error and make an update to Excel 2013 avaiable soon.

              regards Poul Erik Braad

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              • Allow ALL Characters in Tab Names

                Allow ALL Characters ( including Special Characters, such as "?",".",":", etc). This seems to be a very unnecessary restriction, I'm sure The Excel Team can figure out a technical implementation for this. Probably a legacy problem.

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                • Feature Gap: Slicers for Columns

                  Slicers currently only work for rows. I would love to have slicers for columns too.

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                  • Unable to fill plot area only in Histogram chart using Excel 2016. In the chart area I am able to change the fill color.

                    It is working fine in any other chart but it does not work in Histogram (Windows 10)

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                    • A vertical line tool to place a line in a graph that stays constant as weeks are added.

                      I am a Board Certifies Behavior Analyst. We work with behavior change in adults and children. We use Excel quite a bit to chart behavior. We place condition change and phase change vertical lines in a 12 month line graph when charting behaviors. As the weeks and months are added, the line stays static and so we must manually move it each time we change the months we are displaying. There are lines for medication changes, environmental changes, etc. We need a fast tool to place a line,. let's say, on May 1, and it stays there as we add…

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                      • Add shaded function in linear graphs

                        Allow charts to be shaded in linear to show coverage areas. This is useful in CVP, breakeven analysis, and other economics calculations.

                        I've added an example of a breakeven analysis to illustrate.

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                        • Map of Michigan counties extends into Great Lakes

                          The county map for Michigan (and other Great Lake States) needs an update. Currently the county lines extend into the Great Lakes (see attached picture), making maps of counties unusable. The map barely looks like Michigan.

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                          • Enable field editing for Excel charts

                            In Excel 2013, you can cycle through the chart data with the up and down arrow keys. This allows fast and accurate editing, especially in complex charts with overlapping lines. Please bring that feature back.

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                              • Make graphing easy again. Stop with the wizard **** that never gets what you want right, stop catering to the least common demoninator.

                                Make grahing simple, make easy dialog boxes for what you want on which axis. STOP THE )(&*^%* WIZARDS, THEY DON'T HELP AND FRUSTRATE EXPERIENCED USERS.

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                                • In 3D Maps 2016; on the time option, add transition option on "Data shows as an instant"

                                  When a time series is currently run on 3D maps, the "data shows as an instant" option is the only option that shows day by day data (i.e. if something was at zipcode1 on 1/1/18, but wasn't there on 2/1/18, the other options can result in the 1/1/18 appearing on the 2/1/18 map as an artefact).

                                  If the "data shows as an instant" option was developed to allow a user to say how long the instant was (currently it's a flash) and what the transition is to the next time period (disappear, fade in/out etc. etc.) this would then allow…

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                                  • Bring back the Chart Wizard

                                    It used to be so easy to extend the range of a series displayed on a graph/chart. Now it's like herding cats!

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                                    • Add native support for Polar Charts

                                      Polar charts are used often in Engineering so it is surprising that it is not included as a native type in Excel.
                                      It can be faked using the scatter (XY) chart but that is very clumsy as you have to convert polar data to cartesian and then create your own circular and radial grid lines and labels too.
                                      It seems like this basic type could easily be supported without having to rely on add-ins or tedious calculations.

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                                        • Chart formating using the buttons on the ribbon - eg decimal place change by click in number panel

                                          Allow us to change the decimal place by selecting the axis and clicking on the number buttons on the ribbon. Ditto other formatting. It is so painful to have to go to the separate formatting menu.

                                          An alternative is to allow the formatting menu to be open as a palette so that we could work on a number of different charts by just selecting the element and clicking on the format option.

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