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  1. 2 votes
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  2. Carry over cell comments into charts as annotations.

    It would be nice if there's an option on the chart to draw visual annotations based on corresponding data cell comments.

    2 votes
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  3. Copying and pasting charts the same way as formulas. Копировать и вставлять графики аналогично формулам.

    When copy and paste chart from one spreadsheet to another make suggestion to recalculate charts with information from the same rows, but on the pasting spreadsheet. (for now it's only making a hyperlink to spreadsheet from which you taking copy, and the information on the charts don't change). При копировании и вставке графика на другой лист, предлагать брать данные для построения из ячеек с листа, на который вставляются данные. (на данный момент в графиках просто делается ссылка на копируемую страницу и информация, естественно, не меняется)

    2 votes
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  4. Scatter Charts Data Labels

    When Data Labels on a Scatter Chart in Excel 2016 have been assigned Values from cells they also need to be able to be sorted automatically when the underlying chart data is sorted in the spreadsheet. This may however be a big report than a feature request.

    4 votes
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  5. change order of graphs in diagram manually

    In a diagram with multiple graphs, the graphs on the secondary axis are always in the foreground. It would be great, if you could manually chose, in which order the graphs show up in the diagram and legend

    3 votes
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  6. Bing Maps Add-On (for Paths and Directions)

    Hi.

    Could you please add a Simplified Add on to enable people to work easily with Geographic Data of Bing Maps ?

    It would be great to get ability to search for routes in Excel with all the functionalities of Bing Maps Homepage but additionally:
    - get Geo Codes data along the Route into a Table
    - Be able to adjust the speed of the Vehicle
    - Add locations of Breaks (after X hours)
    - have an easy way of downloading Statick maps within the tool into Excel (like a Map Chart function)
    - Adjust routes based on geographic exclusions…

    2 votes
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  7. Excel 3D map counties - Richmond Virginia

    Trying to define our sales reps territory, using an official list of US states, counties and independent cities, there's no way I could plot Richmond City, Virginia as region.

    See my original post here:
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msofficeexcel-msowin10/excel-maps-problem-drawing-virginia/de86febb-062f-48b8-ba90-0d824a3d03d5

    Many thanks!

    3 votes
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  8. TWO requests in graphs. Lines with Markers and Bar charts.


    1. PLEASE use different markers on each data line when "Line with Markers" option is selected, as in early versions of Excel...such as circles, triangles, squares, etc.


    2. When "Bar" chart option is picked, data is shown in REVERSED order and requires the reverse option to be selected to fix it. PLEASE display data in correct order to start.


    2 votes
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  9. Include chord diagrams as a chart option

    Chord diagrams show the relationship between a group of items/points/people. It would be fantastic to have a default option for this kind of chart instead of messing around with work-arounds.

    2 votes
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  10. Symbol Fill for Data Series (Unicode Character)

    The use of the Unicode symbols (like emojis, emoticons, etc.) is already becoming more pervasive in online and mobile apps. Many of these symbols could be used for pictographs - meaning using Picture fills for bar and column charts. However, Excel doesn't have a "Symbol Fill" option for data series. You can create your own small image and use that as a Picture fill, but I would like to see a "Symbol Fill" option that lets you include any Unicode character that you want.

    This may be useful any place in Excel where you have the option of using a…

    2 votes
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  11. Resize the Chart Gap Width Property by Dragging with the Mouse

    The Gap Width slider and percentages are difficult to figure out. It would be great if we could just select a bar in the chart, hover over it's border and resize the Bar Width with the mouse.

    This would be similar to resizing a shape. A screenshot is attached.

    17 votes
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  12. 2 votes
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  13. Graph Titles cannot be linked to a cell reference for all graph types. Bug?

    Some simple graphs allow you to link the title to a referenced cell so the title can auto-update. Some graphs do not enable this?....bug?

    Please fix!

    2 votes
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  14. Spreadsheet Inquire: More intuitive display of issues identified in worksheet

    We understand that Microsoft Spreadsheet Inquire and Spreadsheet Compare for Excel 2013 and 2016 come with a number of features that help with auditing spreadsheets. Spreadsheet Inquire, in particular, will produce lists of common issues such as inconsistent formulae and raw numbers used in formulae.

    As well as producing such reports in list format, it would be great if they could be easily and intuitively identified, in particular by overlaying the original worksheets with colour-coding or symbols (i.e. a different colour / shading pattern would indicate a change in formulae between cells). Is this something Microsoft is planning on developing?

    4 votes
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  15. muncipalities

    The new map chart is absolutely brilliant! However, for it to be truly useful in Sweden we would need municipality (kommuner) regions added. Right now there is only the 21 counties (län).

    Adding this would open up great possibilities in Sweden.

    3 votes
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  16. Waterfall chart: ability to use both waterfall and another type of chart in one diagram for diffenrent series

    Waterfall chart: ability to use waterfall chart in combine with another type of chart in one diagram for different series. For example, it can be very useful to show the difference between actual figures and the budget for all columns in Waterfall chart (in can be done in an form of arrows or by using one of the standard chart types)

    2 votes
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  17. County Mapping Major Improvements Needed Listed!

    Mapping for counties need some major improvements. Listed below are my suggestions that will hopefully get some consideration:


    1. Keep the counties from graphically running together filling in prominent bodies of water such a the Great Lakes, Long Island Sound, Chesapeake Bay and Delaware Bay.

    2.Don't limit the Key Listing to 20 names.


    1. Give options to separately show and control outlines to the states, and the whole U.S. itself.


    2. To have state abbreviations as an option with controls also.


    2 votes
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  18. Improve Color Options in Charting

    Go back to the color options from 2007 or 2010. 2016 (365) is better than 2013 which was all gray, but the color options available under Chart Quick Colors are terrible. I want people to look at my charts but nobody wants to look at a line graph with yellow, orange, purple and red. And when I'm creating a pie chart, I NEVER want all of the pieces of the pie to be the same color - it defeats the purpose.

    2 votes
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  19. 2 votes
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  20. MultiCharts

    En ocaciones se quiere presenta información en gráficos relacionados, o datos relacionados en un gráfico, pero solo se permiten dos ejes, seria genial poder trabajar con más de dos ejes para darle más poder a la expresión gráfica.

    2 votes
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