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  1. Change go to box width

    When using the go to box (opened after using F5 command or trace dependents) the list of linked cells is not wide enough. The navigation would be easier if we could see the complete address.

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    • bring in stem and leaf data fo graphs

      as a students excel is the most used application and we require stem and leaf data while presenting the tabular question in a ppt and asked to present it through the same method its very difficult to use other software like R just for this single reason.

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      • clickable graph to drill down into data (like Tableau)

        Sorry if this is a repeat, the search function on this site is.... sub-par.

        As an extension of this suggestion: https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304921-excel-for-windows-desktop-application/suggestions/15348714-adding-comment-tool-tip-in-chart-to-various-ele

        In addition to being able to assign hover/ mouse-over tips on graphs, it would be great if Excel could natively collect and expose information from graph selections to be used in VBA or maybe even in formulas (e.g. link to a cell, so that whatever point is selected on a graph then shows up in the cell and can drive other formula activity). This would allow workbook designers to natively create more interactive dashboards that control drill-down tables or…

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        • Prevent excel templates from resizing when opened on different computers

          I am using Excel 2013 chart templates and when I open the files on different computers the chart resizes by itself even though I selected 'Don't move or size with cells'.

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          • Descrição errada "Modificar estilo de tabela dinâmica"

            Ao ir no seguinte caminho:
            - Design
            - Novo estilo de tabela dinâmica
            - Listra de primeira coluna (ou qualquer outra listra).
            A descrição da palavra LISTRA aparece como LITRA, conforme anexo.
            Espero ter ajudado.

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            • Make Charts more user Friendly

              Some charts seem so hard to set up. There should be a way to make these easier. I’m trying to stack 2 sets of data into one chart and it’s really hard to understand how to do this.

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              • Sunburst Alternative

                I really like the new sunburst chart function in Office 2016. HOWEVER, I think that the round layout of the chart is confusing. Since it is a circle, the fields in the second layer have to be proportionally bigger than the fields in the first layer, even though the value is less. That is why I think Excel should add a HORIZONTAL SUNBURST ALTERNATIVE. In the image attached I show an example of what that would look like.

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                • Autoriser utilisation des symboles de plan sur feuille protégée.

                  Dans la boite de dialogue et paramètres "Protéger la feuille" , ajouter une case d'Autorisation pour :
                  [ ] Utiliser les symboles de plan (sur la feuille protégée) .

                  Merci .

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                  • 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…

                    4 votes
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                    • Improve Sparklines!

                      Allow for more complex Sparklines. For instance, like in the screenshot i have provided, for historical data, for stocks, indices etc, display 2 day data separately (as displayed) and for the second day, allow for conditional formatting. Eg. in case if values on the line are below yesterday's close, display red, or green if above.

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                      • Ability to overlay a Probability Density function over a column or bar chart.

                        Instead of manually having to create a new graph, allow a probability density function to be overlaid on top of a column or bar chart. Additionally it would be useful to add customizable distributions. Eg Bell Curve, t-distribution, chi squared, log normal etc.

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                        • Secondary Axis for Excel 365 (PC, iPad)

                          Currently Excel 365 does not support secondary axis (tried on iPad and wed browser on my laptop).

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                            • Multipal charts at once as an alternative representation for a chosen dimension

                              When addin multiple dimensions on one axis of a chart, the chart's canvas gets crowded quickly.

                              Image a bar or column chart for sales revenue for the last 12 months and show the data by month, year and store location.
                              A nice option would be to allow one of this dimensions not to be presented as another axis group but to excel automatically draw one chart for each member of the specified dimension.
                              e.g. one graph per location or one graph per month.

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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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                                • Conditional Formatting for Chart Axis

                                  When you have a drop down list that will control what is displayed on a chart, sometimes the formats need to change. For example, one item from the drop down list should be in percentage while another in currency. Excel currently will make the the chart show the formatting that is selected from the home tab for the table instead updating the formatting with the conditional formatting that has been made for the table where the graph is pulling from.

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                                  • Continue development of Power View

                                    It is really awesome to do visualization with Excel without the need of other tools. If you feel discontinuing Power View since you have Power BI. Then you could obviously discontinue Power Pivot as well as you have SQL Server Analytics Services and Power Pivot is a port of it.
                                    You know If you don't provide Power Pivot in Excel the popularity of Excel will reduce significantly as it cannot handle more data efficiently.

                                    As read Power BI and Power View has the same kind of structure under the hood i hope with the amount of resource Microsoft has it…

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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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                                      • Charts - Add Paste Formats to the right-click menu

                                        Just discovered that there is a way of formatting charts by using paste format (thanks to Chandoo.org). (Fix the formats in one chart, copy, go to RIBBON paste-paste special, paste formats). It saved me hours worth of work adding trendlines to 80 separate charts and also frustrated me because of the hours I had wasted previously fixing formats one chart at a time. Please add paste format to the right-click menu.

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                                        • Sunburst charts to be enabled for pivot tables

                                          Sunburst charts are ideal for use with pivot tables - the hierarchy is already there so they should be a perfect pairing. This combined with slicers would make a powerful visual tool to examine data.

                                          Taking that further, ideally the chart itself could be interactive, e.g. a double click on a segment "zooms" that segment to the full pie chart size. You have more than two levels of heirechy in the pivot table and be able to zoom within these layers and particular segments to see the details.

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