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  1. Charts and graphs should auto align and snap when you're dragging them like autoshapes in PowerPoint do

    . It would make it easier to align several charts or graphs in a spreadsheet.

    5 votes
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  2. Waterfall Chart improvement - Objects added to chart are "floating"

    If objects are added to the chart - e.g. a text box, the text box should remain in the chart and not be a separate object that needs to be grouped together. This is applicable to the other newly introduced charts as well.

    P.S. This is based on original thread "Waterfall Chart Improvement Suggestions". As requested by Admin, I am splitting each topic into separate ones.

    3 votes
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  3. Waterfall Chart improvement - Data label position is too restricted

    Data Label position is restricted (not possible to have negative data labels to show above). add a choice for "always above" or at least be allowed to add a new series.

    P.S This is based on original thread "Waterfall Chart Improvement Suggestions". As requested by Admin, I am splitting each topic into separate ones.

    4 votes
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  4. Waterfall Chart improvement - Additional series cannot be added

    No other series can be added to the chart – Not Visible. This is useful to further customize the chart.

    P.S. This is based on original thread "Waterfall Chart Improvement Suggestions". As requested by Admin, I am splitting each topic into separate ones.

    3 votes
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  5. Provide option to break bar in bar chart

    Please provide an option to show broken bar in a bar chart when the underlying data has a very wide spread which is required to be plotted on the same chart. There are solutions available for doing this but they are just "innovative-fix" and very long. It would be of immense help if MS itself provides such a feature in Excel (all versions). Hope you understand what I mean..!!

    Thanks

    3 votes
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  6. Enhance Map charts so more geographic details such as cities, latitude and longitudes, and street address data can be mapped

    Enhance Map charts so more geographic details such as cities, latitude and longitudes, and street address data can be mapped

    2 votes
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  7. Waterfall Chart improvement - Plot area can't be adjusted.

    Plot area can't be adjusted. It's not possible to change this - only chart area can be changed. This is applicable to the other newly introduced charts as well.

    P.S. This is based on original thread "Waterfall Chart Improvement Suggestions". As requested by Admin, I am splitting each topic into separate ones.

    2 votes
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  8. Provide an option for multiple x-axes in xy-charts

    Display of multiple data-sets in a single chart does not only require multiple y-axes, but often multiple x-axes as well. It would be of great help to have the option for at least 2 x-axes

    2 votes
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  9. Combo Chart using primary and secondary axes

    When i build a combo chart, some items are on primary axes and some on secondary because of different scales.

    However, the labels are all mashed up into one giant box. It would be far better if the labels were shown on the same axes as the data series. It would make the chart much more self-explanatory.

    2 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Can you provide an example and steps for the problem that you are describing? Its not clear what you mean by “mashed up into one giant box.”

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  10. Provide IBCS-Charts

    or buy ZebraBI (Add-In) www.zebrabi.com

    8 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    By IBCS, I assume you are referring to “International Business Communication Standards”. Could you provide more detail on what you are specifically looking for? IBCS is pretty broad.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  11. spreadsheet-defined line art

    Allow the user to generate a string, and have a "chart" that uses that string to place all kinds of line art elements in the chart. The string, in turn, is simply a logo-like representation of what gets drawn. As a result, a spreadsheet can be used to make a serviceable working drawing for simple applications.

    At least in my concept, an example of this would includes strings:

    "DefineArea(0,0,1000,300)pensize(0.2)Line(5,10,18,299)addnote("This is my line\I drew it right here\I notate with some text, with a leader appear",54,100)Write("This is a leaderless note",800,250)ellipse(10,10,100,100)line(100,100,150,150)toline(84,84)toline(92,92)"

    1 vote
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  12. Data Graphics that will Display Excel Data

    It would be super great to have the ability to insert a shape that will display data from the spreadsheet. I find myself using labels in charts and adding formulas to the labels, but I would like to be able to add any shape and add a formula to it to display data. I suppose this is somewhat like Visio, but after being in development with a major spreadsheet for several weeks I would really have appreciated having more flexibility.

    2 votes
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  13. Adding a few more options to histogram charts

    I really like the new histogram chats, but I am missing a few options. One of them is adding an indicator for the mean, for example as a vertical dotted line. I am also hoping for a way to change how the horizontal axes is formatted.

    3 votes
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  14. Hi/Low bar and column charts

    Add an additional chart type that would allow the lower limit of the bar and column to be specified instead of assuming they start at the axis (i.e. zero).

    Excel already has a chart along similar lines in the stock "Open, high, Low, Close" chart - and the 2nd and 3rd data fields can be blanked to give what is effectively a high/low chart - however these charts cannot be plotted horizontally as bars.

    A high/low bar chart would allow easy creation of Gant charts and would also allow easy comparison between data sets that exhibit a range of data.

    2 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the feedback. We’ll consider this in a future release.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  15. restore 3-D rotation of graphs in excel

    it is often useful to have line graphs that run vertically rather than horizontally. It is used to be easy to rotate a graph 90 degrees clockwise. Now the 3-D rotation function is present in all the relevant menus and toolbars, but it is grayed-out and does not function. How come? Is there a way to turn this back on?

    3 votes
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    Thanks for the feedback. We’ll consider this for a future release.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  16. Can't align or distribute text boxes on charts in Excel 2016

    I have spreadsheets that I have been using since August 2000. Now I can no longer align or distribute the text boxes on my charts that reference cells in my spreadsheet. The options are grayed out. This is a pain.

    5 votes
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  17. Ability to select data on 3D Map by dragging over an area

    Once data is charted on map drag the mouse over an area to select just the results in that area. Would be useful for CRM marketing campaigns etc.

    5 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Great feedback. Selection is an area we plan to improve with 3D charts. Please continue voting on this feature idea.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  18. In an xy scatter plot, allow a specification to an ordinal/nominal scale range that will create different series for each category

    In an xy scatter plot, allow a specification to an ordinal/nominal scale range that will create different series for each category of the range. Some programs provide x*y=z plots in which the x and y are the axes and the z consists of categories the data are assigned to.

    1 vote
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    Thanks for the feedback. We’ll consider this in a future release.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  19. Adjust line height with cell grouping

    Cell Groups Help to hide lines and columns for several reasons. It is possible that a line takes lots of space due to line breaks in one or more cells. Even with automatic adjustments, the height of the line doesn't Change, when I hide the cells that a responsible for the height of the line.
    E.g. a line with lots of single line items contains a comment column that contains lots of multi-line items forcing the line to have an appropriate height. With grouping, I can hide the comment column, but the height of the line remains the same even…

    2 votes
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  20. Semi Average Regression Line

    Hey
    I have to create a semi average regression line my school project . I have no idea how to create one on my own. Could you please put this line as one of the trendlines on excel?
    Much appreciated

    4 votes
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