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  1. 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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      1 comment  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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…

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        0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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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        • 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%

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          • 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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            • 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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              • Allow the use of Structured References in charts

                I love using the structured references from my Excel tables in my formulas. Much easier to read! However, structured references cannot currently be used in Charts in Excel. It would be nice to be able to use structured references in my charts. For example, you could imagine a simple chart with [Date] as the X axis and [Sales] as the Y axis.

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                • Nigeria Maps

                  I am loving the new MS Excel features especially the colors and most especially the maps. I just can't stop playing with it.
                  However, I noticed that while creating a map of Nigeria using states; a certain state (Kebbi) never seems to be mapped with data. The map recognizes the state but it never picks up data in that section. Please Help to make this feature PERFECT!

                  3 votes
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                  • swaping xy ranges

                    When charting xy charts the order of the columns determines which axis is used for X and Y. To change around you need to drag one selection over, drag the second to the first column then drag the first to the second.

                    It would be much easier and simpler to have a swap axis button for the series so can swap over. Suggest put in Select Data box.

                    Lotus 123 had it 40 years ago!

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                    • 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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                      • 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.

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                        • Axis option in (x, y) scatter plots

                          It would be great to have an option to set X and Y axes with the same scale factor, such that grid lines could appear as squares. This would be specially useful when X and Y data are of the same kind and order of magnitude. So far this can be tediously done manually.

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                          • Excel chart modal mode or have interactive chart control on a form

                            When users have more than 1000 row data and chart on a form, it will be useful they have the interactive chart remain at a location when users scroll the data.

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                            • Have the option of the size that appears when we configure a drop-down list without having to program an automatic enlargement.

                              Have the option of the size that appears when we configure a drop-down list without having to program an automatic enlargement. This option is annoying because the zoom is always readjusted and we have trouble following the place where we went

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                              • Add "Low" option to chart tick marks

                                Add "Low" as an option for chart tick marks so when labels are displayed Low on negative amounts in the chart, can do it for tick mark too.

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                                  • For Shapes Drawn on Graphs - Allow Points to Be Tied to Coordinates

                                    When sizing water pumps and other equipment, I have found that it is very helpful to highlight certain areas of scatter plots with mostly-transparent shapes. This is currently possible if I manually overlay shapes onto a scatter plot, however, I would like to make a template spreadsheet for my company that can do this quickly. And the way that I have thought of for this to work is to allow the corners of shapes within a graph to be tied to coordinates. That way, if a coordinate is changed, then the shape will update according to the change.

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                                    • Machine Learning

                                      XLMiner Ad In is built for data mining / machine learning algorithms in excel and now it's high time to get this ad in in excel by default.

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