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  1. Give users the ability to put the color back in all the Toolbar icons. The October 2018 white/blue icons are impossible to decipher.

    Give users the ability to put the color back in all the Toolbar icons. The October 2018 white/blue icons are impossible to decipher. Huge step backwards.

    20 votes
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  2. Histogram with fitted probability density function

    In our data analysis, we frequently draw the histogram and overlay the fitted prob density function (PDF). We use Matlab to create this kind of graphic (to check a Gaussian distribution, for example)
    In Excel, it is impossible to combine a histogram with anything else. A histogram (or even a clustered column series) is not compatible with a scattered XY series.

    5 votes
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  3. Multiple y axes on xy charts

    Right now, xy charts only supports a primary and a secondary Y axis. It would be great if we would be able to draw multiple lines with different scales, each one with its own Y axis. And when I say multiple, I mean more than just 2, as it is supported right now.

    Attached an example with 4 Y axis.

    18 votes
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  4. Enable the creation of a gradient header/footer/background that can print all the way to the edges of the paper.

    Enable the creation of a gradient header/footer/background that can print all the way to the edges of the paper. Or just let Word and Excel play together and share a file format.

    3 votes
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  5. A dark theme that includes the page.

    I love the dark them, for the outer edges of Excel, however, I want the excel page to also invert. So the cells go black, the lettering goes white.

    5 votes
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  6. bar graph overlaping

    It is a nightmare when you try to plot a bar graph with secondary axis... everything overlaps and you need to insert invisible data to avoid the overlap... is really complicated and time consuming, please remove that automatic overlapping when you have primary and secondary axis in a bar graph!!!! a simple graph like the attached one took me hours... and is not even perfect... the size of the bars is not exactly the same, etc etc

    1 vote
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  7. Compact mode

    Develop a compact mode for the Office suite, similar to the OneNote app.

    1 vote
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  8. Create the ability to change colors of folders and file names.

    Create the ability to change colors of folders and file names.Even if the number of colors was limited this would greatly help in organizing information.

    2 votes
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  9. Please fix this issue that's been going on for years !

    Please fix the bug that causes greying out of worksheets when scrolling on HD screens, this has been going on for years it seems

    1 vote
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  11. Ribbon chart

    Add a sorted stacked column chart, like the ribbon chart in Power BI, in Excel.

    2 votes
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  12. Excel 2016 not displaying a large images clearly.

    A very large Image importing into Excel 2016 is blurry and not usable. The image has multiple small graphs imported from an application called FlowJo. The image is a jpg file type and should work. This works fine in Excel 2013. I also tried pasting it into Word and PowerPoint 2016 and had the same problem.
    What is weird, if I RDP into the computer it is clear as a could be. it doesn't seem to be a windows or hardware issue as I have tried it on other computers and a Mac. Consistant failure point is Office 2016.
    I…

    1 vote
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  13. ternäres Diagramm

    Hallo,

    ich bin Student im Fach der Materialwissenschaft und es ist in unserem Fachgebiet üblich ternäre Diagramme (auch Dreicksdiagramme genannt) für die Beurteilung von Problemen zu nutzen. Leider gibt von Excel keine Möglichkeit ein solches Diagramm zu erstellen.
    Ich würde mich freuen wenn in der nächsten Excelversion eine solche Möglichkeit von Microsoft geliefert wird.

    1 vote
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  14. Please add dark theme to Microsoft VBA

    I think it's a great feature if you could let the user to choose between light theme and dark theme on the vba editor, I've been doing programming for years and white theme editors just hurt and tire my eyes, so it'd be great if we as users can have a dark theme option as well, thank you

    1 vote
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  15. Text Wrapping around Pictures

    It would be great if the ability to arrange text around pictures which is available in Word was also available in Excel.
    Given you're working with a Spreadsheet, it obviously limits what you'd be able to do, but even the capability to move pictures (and graphs, etc) behind the content of the actual spreadsheet would be helpful.

    2 votes
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  16. Workspace Layout

    Please bring back the workspace layout. The separate windows just makes things messier.

    I just started using Excel 2013. I don't know anything about Excel 2016... but the previous version that I used had a "workspace"... all of the files that I opened would open in that workspace and I could arrange them accordingly. A HUGE feature was being able to align the tabs in a manner than I needed to align them.

    I work with about 7 or 8 different Excel files, referencing them at various times throughout my day. This new layout that opens everything in separate windows…

    1 vote
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  17. Allow old graphs to be refreshed/updated to the latest renderings

    I have graphs from over 16 years ago that i still use (long-term data collation). The graphs do not update to new graphics (which are a S**t-tonne better). Having an option to update the graphs without losing all the series formatting and data processing would be great! I just did it the long way round for one graph but don't fancy doing it for the other 7. (this may not be an issue with all graph types but for area graphs it really is).

    1 vote
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  18. Retain chart formatting after column references are reassigned.

    In previous version, the user was able to format ONE chart and then make multiple charts with the same formatting by changing the column references. In 2016, when you change the column references, the line color changes. If you apply a template, it removes axis titles, scale, and font sizing. It has been a major step backwards in terms of efficiency!

    1 vote
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  19. Update Linked Pictures (formerly called the Camera tool)

    Linked pictures give us the ability to switch figures between charts and tables instantly. They allow formulas to determine which icon to display. They allow us to set up visual alerts. And a lot more.

    But linked pictures have a low resolution, which causes small text to be jaggy. They don't have a manual calculation mode. They can mess up data validation. And they can become distorted.

    Please fix these issues.

    69 votes
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  20. Fix bug - re-sizing objects

    I find that some drawing objects are re-sized when printed, so that, for example, a figure that is supposed to be a circle is printed as an ellipse. Occasionally I also find that parts of a drawing (created using Shapes) end up detached from other parts of the same drawing.

    1 vote
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