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  1. Please Update Data validation List UI.

    If we type on the cell that have data list then it should appear suggestion in drop down list like excel phone app

    2 votes
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  2. Please Update Data validation List UI.

    If we type on the cell that have data list then it should appear suggestion in drop down list like excel phone app

    2 votes
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  3. I am trying to combine two excel data tables on one graph

    I need the population and type of drug on the x-axis and the percentage on the y-axis showing the differences between the two sets of data

    1 vote
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  4. 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.

    8 votes
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  5. Chart colors to match data font/cell colour

    It would be great if there was an option to have the colour of a data series in a chart match the colour of the data it was referencing (either the font or the cell colour). This would make changing the colours in the chart much quicker, especially in cases where you would like different colours for different parts of a single series.
    This could also work with Conditional Formatting.

    1 vote
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  6. Display organized many sheets

    Display organized many sheets

    In order to be able to manage many sheets I suggest to make groups of sheets that allow the choice of the sheet to be displayed via pop-up

    2 votes
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  7. 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…

    10 votes
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  8. Add "Invert if negative" option for Area charts

    Please add a "Invert if negative" option for Area charts, similar to the one we have for the Bar charts.

    1 vote
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  9. Round off and number formats in data labels

    It should be possible to format the data labels with regards to number format and the number of digits.

    1 vote
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  10. Add Data Table for a pie chart

    When working with live data and displaying this in reports, using data labels end up them flying around as the data changes.

    Therefore it should be an option of adding data tables instead of data labels.

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  11. Rotate pie within a pie charts (both plots) with full color & label customization

    I would like to be able to fully rotate either plot of a "pie within a pie" chart. I want to rotate ether plot 1 or plot 2 pie charts fully 360 degrees or 180 in either direction, be able to separate and freestyle labels, fill colors and line colors, as well as label fonts, lines and fills.

    2 votes
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  12. Allow us to link the start/end date range in a chart to a cell so we don't need a macro for it

    Allow us to link the start/end date range in a chart to a cell so we don't need a macro for it. Also allow this flexibility to all other editable features of a graph (such as the y-axis max/min etc...)

    2 votes
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  13. Allow users to rearrange order of layers in 3D Maps. And maybe place layers in categories?

    Allow users to rearrange the order of layers in 3D Maps. And maybe place layers in categories? The only option for rearranging layers right now is to delete ones below and re-add in the desired order.

    2 votes
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  14. Shortcut to print preview

    I would love to have an easily found shortcut to Preview at the top of the sheet.I don't know the name of the horizontal list,
    File Home Insert...
    I use it alot to check that my sheet is turning out the way I want. Currently I have to hunt for it everytime, waisting time.
    I am just a average person and don't know Excel that well. It would be nice to go back to the simplified version like Windows 7, when all of Windows was simplified.

    1 vote
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  15. Export a database in Excel to OPML to import it in Mind Maps software

    Some databases are so large to analyze as a spreadsheet, exporting them as a tree (mind map) is easy to analyze and identify issues.
    Most Mind Map applications have the function to import OPML files.
    If it can be generated from Excel as a function or Add-In it would simplify a lot of work.

    1 vote
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  16. 2 votes
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  17. Map chart, has the regions of Chile outdated.

    Hi, I developed a mapping chart for a Dashboard, but i have any issues.


    • The Region of Arica and Parinacota ("Región de Arica y Parinacota"), exists within the map, but does not recognize its data.


    • The Tarapacá Region ("Región de Tarapacá") exists within the map, but considers data of the "Region of Arica and Parinacota".


    • In 2018, the Ñuble Region ("Región de Ñuble") was created, dividing the Biobío Region ("Región del Biobío"). So a region on the map is missing.


    • The Los Lagos Region ("Región de Los Lagos") exists within the map, but considers the data as the Los Ríos…

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  18. Creating pie chart for all pies in a pie chart

    I have data, which is divided into categories and sub-categories. I want to have a pie chart, where each pie is to be again divided into another pie chart.

    Currently, MS Excel allows me to create 'pie of pie chart'. Here, only one of the pies is divided into another pie chart. There is no option to divide all the pies.

    It will be good if we have the additional feature of dividing all the pies into further pie charts

    1 vote
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  19. Searchable Charts in excel (using Smart arts)

    Make excel charts (such as organization chart) searchable with ctrl-f function across workbook. Currently, charts are not searchable and act mostly as pictures.

    2 votes
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  20. Add comments option on graphs (for anaylsis remarks) and allow to show on graph as one of graph element.

    User can put their comments on graph. Allow readers to read about the user analysis on the graph and show it as one of the graph element.

    1 vote
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