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  1. 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.

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    • It should be easier to copy graphs and then use different (but equivalently structured) data to feed them.

      I don't know if this is a problem just with scattergraphs, but I often have to produce multiple identically-formatted graphs using different columns of the same table showing the relationships between pairs of variables. If I copy the graph and select the new data, this doesn't work. It should.

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      • Allow linked pictures in comments

        You can add pictures to comments via the format comment pane. It would be great to allow linked pictures (i.e. camera tool) images to also be inserted into a comment while still retaining the link to the cell range.

        For dashboarding, this would be great. Hover over a number and the cell comment appears with additional data or even a chart.

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        • Automatic Calculation Icon - Quick Access Toolbar

          I include the Automatic and Manual calculation options in my toolbar. It helps to have a quick way to switch back and forth and lets me know immediately which mode I am in when I grab a file from a colleague. This feature still exists but they are now identical buttons. Can one button have an A and the other an M or something to immediately identify between the two?

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          • Please create a turn off button in "Draw". I cannot turn it off.

            I use the "draw" button, for brief shop drawings with my work, now I cannot turn it off. Please create a full population of tools from start to finish so the end user can manipulate the tools on user end without having to make a gigantic search for it. Stop designing stuff only with the engineers ideas in mind. All software engineers should keep their customers in mind as they design stuff.

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            • Allow the ability to color text, not just the whole cell. This function will allow excel to do what Word does with a table!

              Allow excel to highlight text just as word with a table does! With excel I am doing a literature review for college and to do it in Word, I have to create three documents and stack them next to each other, a real pain in the a$$. With excel, I can fit all authors on one excel, but I cannot color code with highlighter when I have used the source in my final paper, not can I color highlight different talking points. I'm color blind, so the coloring of the text really does nothing for me. PLEASE fix this!!(Excel, not…

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              • Have Excel and word connect to Office Lens automatically

                On the insert tab have a button to add from Office Lens. You then take your pic, and it is inserted automatically.

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                • A better dark mode

                  A better dark mode. The icons should change as well or something.

                  2 votes
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                  • Bug in the color function with scatter graphs

                    When I have a scatter graph with two or more variables (A & B) and I make some change to A, often the color of B will change to be the same as the color of A. II then try and change B back to its original color, A will change to the color that I change B to. I have to save the file, close it, and open it again in order to change A back to its original color. This happens all the time -- normally, I'd say -- when I make a change in one of the…

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                    • Additional Axis on 3D histrogram

                      Dear Excel's Developer Command! Please consider the possiblity for Additional Axis of argument on 3D histrogram. In some tasks this need apperances. Unfortunately existing today variants permit add other axis only for combined 2D Histrogram.

                      With best wishes, Marsel.

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                      • Graph Data Labels Disappearing when Filtered

                        Good Morning,
                        Below is a post I put into the Microsoft Community Page on an Issue I am having with graphing. The Moderator was able to re-create the issue and told me to post here.

                        https://answers.microsoft.com/thread/db1ebc99-3e68-4aa2-aeb7-1903fa3d9909

                        The issue is When you have a bar graph by month, and want to filter out older months, for every month you uncheck, you loose a data label in the later months on the graphs.

                        I would like to see this issue fixed in a patch if possible. It would prevent me from going back to Excel13 to get my graphs printed each month.

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                        • Improvement of Ribbon bar collapse behavior

                          Collapsing the ribbon bar from the right hand side to the left is not always preferred, despite the design goal being to put less frequently used items on the right. The fix: when the ribbon is wider than the current window, use small scroll buttons to shift the "active" portion of the ribbon left or right (collapsing the ribbon on the other side).

                          This would make work-flows which use rely on either side easier without sacrificing real estate or functionality, and make the ribbon more extensible without changing its essential nature or look and feel.

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                          • I'm using Excel to create a parametric design and have hit the upper limit on the number of lines that can be drawn, namely 255.

                            It would be great if the upper limit to the number of lines that can be drawn in one graph was increased from 255 (in the version I have) to, say, 500.

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                            • ROAD STRIP CHART

                              CAN THERE BE MADE A GRAPHICAL PRESENTATION FOR EACH ROW OF THIS EXCEL ON A SINGLE GRAPH, DESCRIPTION COLUMN IS LAYER,

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                              • Resizing Pie Charts' Label Boxes

                                Hello,
                                It would be great to be able to resize at wish the label boxes in pie charts (without having to resize the whole chart/plot area or to change the font's characteristics).
                                Thank you!

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                                • Don't have fill override borders by default

                                  So as far as I know fill removes borders by default and their isn't an option to change that

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                                  • Eyedropper fill

                                    Excel does not seem to have the eyedropper fill. PowerPoint on the same Office licence does.

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                                    • Add a lock symbol on the protected sheet tab

                                      A small lock symbol on the protected sheet tab would be a little addition but visually important!

                                      6 votes
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                                      • Embed objects and graphics alongside text in a cell

                                        Embed objects and graphics alongside text in a cell so that the object or graphic can move with the text as edits or links are made to that cell. Also, enable embedded objects and graphics to be defined and changed within the text according to logic arguments.

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                                        • Image Underlay

                                          An image underlay for the spreadsheet that can be adjusted and held to a specific size. This way cells on top can be used. Opaque Image overlays (watermarks) stop the use of cells under them, and Backgrounds are very hard to control and they tile across all pages which is very anoying. A background setting that allows adjustment to the size of the image, locking of aspect ratio and having a Tile on off function could suffice.

                                          6 votes
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