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  1. Plot markers centred (instead of offset)

    Since Excel 365 (Mac) plotting circle markers (and other) are offset from the real data. See attached image "Excel2019.jpg". The center of the markers should be exactly on the red line, but they are not.
    This was fine in Excel:mac 2010, see attached Excel
    2010.jpg.

    Obviously something has changed significantly in the Excel plotting functionality which causes this issue.
    The problem is not directly visible if you plot the markers only, but in my case I have to plot lots of line graphs including markers, and the markers are offset from the line, so it looks like the data…

    8 votes
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  2. Filtering directly from the chart

    Be able to filter information in the chart, similar to what exist on windows.
    Example attached(image)

    5 votes
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  3. A Venn diagram that shows the circles in proportion to their data sizes.

    Provide a way to create a Venn diagram so that the circle sizes approximate the different magnitudes of the data items. When they are all the same size, you can only see relationships, not the importance of them.

    1 vote
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  4. Change data series order in chart legends

    As of March 2020, I can change the order of data series for a chart either by using the arrow buttons in the Chart Source Data dialog or by changing the order value in data series definitions in the formula bar; but (at least for line charts) this does not alter the data series order in chart legends.

    Search results for "change Excel chart legend data order" indicate the Windows version matches the legend data order to the chart data order when changed, as it should. Need to do that for the Mac version, too.

    1 vote
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  5. Set gradient stops for chart data to absolute values rather than percentages

    As of March 2020, gradient stops for chart elements are set to percentage of the data range (i think), but it would be more useful to have the option of setting them to specific data values.

    Also, marker gradients currently apply to the symbols themselves, which is pretty useless. Instead, marker gradients should reference the data range so the whole marker's color depends on value.

    Example: I'm charting blood pressure values. I want the marker and line colors to reflect the normal range (systolic below 120 = green), hypertension stages (above 130 or 140 = yellow–orange), and critical (above 160…

    1 vote
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  6. Documentation for secondary axis on Excel charts

    In the "Add or remove a secondary axis in a chart in Excel" support page (MacOS version) in support.office.com Word is erroneously used instead of Excel, confusing the poor reader (All languages!).

    3 votes
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  7. Excel charts confusing menu item

    In Excel 16.34 (Office 365), when working on a chart, the Menu option Data\Chart source data is not greyed out when nothing is selected, which is confusing

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  8. Excel charts confusing menu item

    In Excel 16.34 (Office 365), when working on a chart, the Menu option Data\Chart source data is not greyed out when nothing is selected, which is confusing

    1 vote
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  9. Fix chart moving and resizing issue when opening worksheets from previous versions

    When opening a worksheet created and/or opened in a previous version of Excel, any charts are re-sized and moved within the worksheet. Given that there is no VBA user form support (amongst other features) in Excel 16.3x I frequently move between the two versions. Having to re-format every chart when changing versions is a huge pain. Thank you

    1 vote
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  10. Map charts: include Cyprus as part of Europe

    When creating a chloropleth map chart based on European Union data, we cannot set the map area to 'Multiple countries/regions'. We only have the options 'Automatic', 'Only regions with data' and 'World'; 'Automatic shows the world map.

    If the data point for Cyprus is removed, we are able to set the map area to 'Multiple countries/regions' and show Europe only, including countries for which there are no data. This suggests that Excel maps do not consider Cyprus to be part of Europe.

    As Cyprus is a member of the European Union, please update the map so that Europe includes Cyprus.

    1 vote
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  11. 3 votes
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  12. sunburst diagram

    Make it possible to manually order data in sunburst diagram. As it is now, it is completely useless for several applications, such as year-wheel. The months are rearranged based on their size rather than chronologically.

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  13. 1 vote
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  14. improve checkbox

    create a checkbox option that is:
    - bold to read (visually striking instead of utterly subtle as it is now. see google sheets for example)
    -easy to insert
    -easy to copy and paste across columns/rows
    -automatically centres in cell
    And, it would be fantastic if Excel preserves the checkboxes from GoogleSheets instead of turning it into TRUE FALSE.

    1 vote
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  15. Add Chart Element!Axes doesn't allow addition of a secondary axis if you've never added one

    Following the help instructions for secondary axis is useless, because the menu does not contain Secondary Axis until you've added one. The only way to do it is to right-click on the series and choose "Format Data Series...". At least please fix the help, but even better would be to fix the menu item.

    1 vote
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  16. Add icons to charting bling to make better charts like in Windows

    It is nice in a column chart to see meaningful pictures instead of boring bars. Mac only allows you to import an image. Windows supplies a library of icons making it easier and more robust.

    3 votes
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  17. Add different custom keyboard shortcuts to insert different charts

    Previously, there were ways to program custom keyboard shortcuts to insert different charts. In Excel for Mac 16.30, there is no way to do this. For those of us who make lots of charts, this is very difficult. Even making it possible to change the default chart so that the new alt + F1 command can be used would be a big step forward.

    1 vote
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  18. 1 vote
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  19. 4 votes
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