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  1. Link the min and max values of a chart axis to cell value

    It would be nice to be able to link the min and/or max value of an chart axis to a cell reference instead of manual enter the value or the auto function.

    1,181 votes
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    Thank you for taking the time to share your request for linking min/max values of a chart axis to the cell value! We think this suggestion has merit; however, we don’t expect to devote time to it in the near future. We will continue tracking votes and comments here, and will keep this suggestion under consideration for future development.

    Thank you again, and please keep sharing your thoughts!
    Auston [MSFT]

  2. Allow users to control the order of items in the sunburst chart.

    I'm using a sunburst chart to convey status, and visually it would be nice to have the chart in the same order as the items I want to talk about them, so the discussion flows clockwise around the wheel. Having an option for the layout to follow the order in the excel list would be wonderful

    203 votes
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    37 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for taking the time to share your request for controlling the order of items in sunburst charts!

    We think this suggestion has merit; however, we don’t expect to devote time to it in the near future. We will continue tracking votes and comments here, and will keep this suggestion under consideration for future development.

    Thank you again,
    Auston [MSFT]

  3. Embed 3D maps in worksheets

    Add the ability to embed 3D maps within an excel sheet. If you are making an excel-based dashboard, it would be great to have the capability to showcase the map right within the sheet instead of as a pop-out visual.

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

    Thank you for your suggestion! We don’t expect to devote time to support this in the near future. However, we will continue tracking votes and comments here, and will keep this suggestion under consideration for future development.

    Thank you again, and please keep sharing your thoughts!
    Auston [MSFT]

  4. Remember the chart type, chart formatting (and template) on Pivot Charts

    When you're charting a pivot table and have a combo chart - say stacked bar chart with a line chart - and you filter your pivot table so that one of the stacked bar elements disappears, the chart replaces the missing element from the line chart. Remove the filter and your line chart is still part of the stacked bar chart.

    I'd like the pivot chart elements to remain in their place even when there's nothing to show because of the filter.

    Additionally, any formatting applied via Chart Templates to Pivot Charts is lost on Pivoting, etc. - this formatting…

    150 votes
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    32 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for taking the time to share your request for remembering chart type/formatting for Pivot Charts!

    We think this suggestion has merit; however, we don’t expect to devote time to it in the near future. We will continue tracking votes and comments here, and will keep this suggestion under consideration for future development.

    Thank you again,
    Auston [MSFT]

  5. Rotate sunburst chart (& other controls)

    LOVE THE NEW SUNBURST. Great work, guys - please keep it up. Would like ability to rotate the sunburst chart (just like we can with the regular pie chart) and have much more control over the final product, such as: ability to turn visibility on or off for any segment (sometimes really important segments are not labelled because they are relatively small - please give us control), more control over colors of segments and sub-segments, better font size & text rotation of labels, more data label options such as pop-out / data callout and other options found on pie chart.

    79 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for sharing your request around sunburst chart controls! While we think this suggestion has merit; we don’t expect to devote time to it in the near future. We will continue tracking votes and comments here, and will keep this suggestion under consideration for future development.

    Thank you again, and please keep sharing your suggestions!
    Auston [MSFT]

  6. Conditional formatting in charts

    Add Conditional formatting in charts to control the colour of e.g. a bar or line, depending on the value or content of the data labels. Green if appels, Yellow if bananas and so on.

    153 votes
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    16 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for taking the time to share your request for adding conditional formatting in charts!

    While we think this suggestion has merit, we don’t expect to devote time to it in the near future. We will continue tracking votes and comments and will keep this suggestion under consideration for future development.

    Thank you again, and please keep sharing your thoughts!
    Auston [MSFT]

  7. Creation of PPT slides directly from excel Sheet

    Hi All,

    I would like to see a new feature in excel, where from just one click we can export the excel sheet , charts ,objects in powerpoint slides.

    Regards,
    Rajender

    99 votes
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    16 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for taking the time to share your suggestion to create PowerPoint slides directly from an Excel Sheet!

    This this suggestion does has merit; however, we don’t expect to devote time to it in the near future. We will continue tracking votes and comments here, and will keep this suggestion under consideration for future development.

    Thank you again,
    Auston [MSFT]

  8. Sensible date formatting on X-axis of XY-scatter charts

    If the X-axis of an XY-scatter chart is DATES, then it would be great to have the option to select the x-axis category labels to be spaced by (eg) months, years, etc like you can do for a line-chart. The advantage of being able to use an XY-scatter chart with this proposed functionality is that not all plotted series have to share the same x-series. Thank you!

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

    Thank you your suggestion regarding x-axis date formatting of scatter charts. This suggestion has merit, however, we don’t expect to devote time to this it in the near future. We will continue to track votes and comments here.

    Thank you again,
    Auston [MSFT]

  9. Allow new chart types (treemap, sunburst, etc) to also be used as pivot charts.

    The new chart types are really interesting, however; they would be much more useful if they could also be tied to a pivot table. This would make them much more dynamic in nature.

    Along the same line, it would be very beneficial to allow the interactivity on the charts to cross filter objects tied to the same data source. For example, if I click on a department in my treemap chart it would then filter the pivot table below to only the department I clicked on.

    139 votes
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    17 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for taking the time to share your suggestion to support new chart types to be used as pivot charts.

    We think this suggestion has merit; however, we don’t expect to devote time to it in the near future. We’ll continue tracking votes and comments here, and will keep this suggestion under consideration for future development.

    Thank you again,
    Auston [MSFT]

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