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  1. Use inking to create custom maps regions

    It would be great if 3d Maps could create its own KML files by allowing us to use the pen to ink shapes to use as custom regions.

    1 vote
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  2. Highlight Bar

    I think it would be nice to have a savable highlight bar of sorts, one that would go across one, or a few, rows or columns at a time to make it easier to track across that row (or column). This would come in handy especially in cases where someone needs to keep track of information across several columns (or rows) where visually skipping to the wrong line would be easy to do. Sort of like holding a ruler to a sheet of paper so one can work line-by-line. It would also be handy if a row/column's header is off-screen.…

    2 votes
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  3. Add ability to use cell references or formulas in all chart format options

    When creating a number of related charts, it's often useful to set the minima and maxima of the chart axes to the same values on all charts. Currently, if the min/max you wish to show changes because cell values change, this involves clicking each chart and changing the values in the axis options individually. This is tedious and prone to error when large numbers of charts are involved.

    It would be advantageous to be able to tie these axis properties to cell values (or even to define a formula for them). That way, a user could update a single value…

    5 votes
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  4. Changing the Borders of the Cell in Ctl F Command as the same Border Makes Difficult to Find the Cell Search in Control F Command

    Changing the Borders of the Cell in Ctl F Command as the same Border Makes Difficult to Find the Cell Search in Control F Command

    1 vote
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  5. Complete editing data table in chart

    Option of complete editing data table in chart, for example:
    - font size, color etc.
    - background color
    - border type
    - number format (currency, custom, linked or not with source)
    - aligning (espiecially to the right)
    - ordering data series (for example descending, custom)
    - option show/hide horizontal axis lables (now it's doubled)
    - changing size, position of table

    4 votes
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  6. Double click on Pivot chart data Series creates a sheet of the source data.

    So double clicking on a cell in a pivot table will generate a sheet of the specific source data used to create that cell value. Can this not be adopted to pivot charts too?

    When creating a dashboard of charts tracking performance matrix it is key there are good visuals to show quickly a picture of what is occurring. The obvious next step when looking at any performance related item is to be able to drill down into the details. It would be a great feature if you are looking at a pivot chart and be able to view the…

    1 vote
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  7. Allow for Y-axis at both ends of x-axis

    Allow for Y-axis at both ends of x-axis to Improve readability.

    1 vote
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  8. New chart: Word Cloud/ Tag Cloud chart determined by its frequency

    Are you developing Word Cloud/ Tag Cloud chart that word size is proportional to its frequency? Many webs/ apps have Word Cloud but random size. I think it does not make sense. The size should reflect something meaningful. I really need this chart for my job.

    2 votes
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  9. Format individual characters in legend

    Please allow enable formatting of individual characters in legends on charts.

    1 vote
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  10. CHART BASIC REQUIREMENTS: MORE FLEXIBILITY IS MANDATORY

    Using the deeply rigid Excel chart system for creating pedagogical charts, is a 24hour annoying experience as one need to "lure" the rigidity for even completely self-evidents needs. Here is what I want, for charts containing an Y and an X axis:

    1. DURATION. Always allow an axis to be a duration, i.e. an offset from some starting point, in whatever granularity, e.g. mysec, sec, minuts, etc. Make a swift template for this.

    2. Always allow any x axis to be value based instead of forcing the much unwanted CATEGORY system. One example is when you do pollings of a…

    1 vote
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  11. CHART BASIC REQUIREMENTS: MORE FLEXIBILITY IS MANDATORY

    Using the deeply rigid Excel chart system for creating pedagogical charts, is a 24hour annoying experience as one need to "lure" the rigidity for even completely self-evidents needs. Here is what I want, for charts containing an Y and an X axis:

    1. DURATION. Always allow an axis to be a duration, i.e. an offset from some starting point, in whatever granularity, e.g. mysec, sec, minuts, etc. Make a swift template for this.

    2. Always allow any x axis to be value based instead of forcing the much unwanted CATEGORY system. One example is when you do pollings of a…

    1 vote
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  12. Permit secondary Axes on charts in Excel in Office 365 for Mac

    I have used secondary axes in Excel charts previously, but now there seems to be no way to create them in the latest Excel Office 365 for Mac.

    The "Help" page tells you how to add a secondary axis from inside Word, but not Excel !
    Microsoft should be embarrassed by that. :)

    1 vote
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  13. Postcodes

    Please will you strike a deal with Ordnance Survey to allow Excel Maps to Support UK postcodes (or at least the first part of the postcode)?

    2 votes
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  14. Allow users to select the map, and/or import map, for use in map charts.

    Bing maps does not always use an accurate map. For example, I have data by county in Wisconsin but the map Bing finds shows territory boundaries in the middle of Lake Michigan so county shapes are distorted. If I could designate an accurate map, problem solved.

    1 vote
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  15. Map feature not recognising Wales, England, Scotland and NI

    The Map chart feature is great but it is not recognising Wales, England, Scotland and NI as separate parts of the UK. Splitting by county or postcode would also be useful for regional sales, web traffic, marketing, etc?

    2 votes
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  16. Harvey Balls - quality of grafic is very bad / Grafik ist sehr schlecht

    I used Harvey Balls in an Excel Table and copied it to Word (see picture).
    The quality is very bad / not useable for printing.
    The work-around was to copy it to powerpoint, but harvey balls in the table manualy and copy that to word... :-/

    1 vote
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  17. Harvey Balls - quality of grafic is very bad / Grafik ist sehr schlecht

    I used Harvey Balls in an Excel Table and copied it to Word (see picture).
    The quality is very bad / not useable for printing.
    The work-around was to copy it to powerpoint, but harvey balls in the table manualy and copy that to word... :-/

    1 vote
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  18. Creation of custom regions within Excel for 3D Maps by post code

    A tool within the application to create custom regions in 3D Maps by entering/selecting a list of postcodes/postcode sectors. This will be very valuable to businesses with their own defined services areas not covered by conventional county/other boundaries.

    Currently we can highlight areas via postcode, but not group them together to show different regions comprised of many postcodes.

    3 votes
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  19. Allow logarithmic axis in PowerView XY scatter charts

    I create lots of XY scatter plots and require both X and Y axes to be logarithmic. PowerView does not currently have this as an option.

    2 votes
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  20. Some Danish postcodes are missing (ex:4100 Ringsted and 4160 Herlufmagle) on the Map Chart in Excel application

    Please update the source of map chart in Excel application. One of our customer verified that some Danish postcodes are missing (ex:4100 Ringsted and 4160 Herlufmagle) but possibly other post codes or locations could be missing as well.

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