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  1. F11 shortcut for charts

    Cannot understand why this shortcut is not included.

    41 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Improve the Help

      I am a former PC user now with the Mac version. Some of the graphics functions I have been doing for years on the PC (e.g., plot data on two vertical scales, put a title on the vertical scale), I cannot find on the Mac version. Surely there is a way. HELP in Excel in the Mac is NO HELP. (True also for WORD--HELP is NO HELP).

      26 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Charts in Excel 2011 are pixelated

        Charts made in Excel 2007 have a crisp graphic. Its easy to export to Adobe and they remain editable. In Excel 2011 the markers are blurred when printed or exported.

        2 votes
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        • Add the ability to export high quality graphs like vector images.

          Add the ability to export high quality graphs like vector images and 300 dpi images. I'm running OSX 10.10.5 with Microsoft Excel for Mac 2011 Version 14.5.9. Options available in this software aren't good enough for high quality graphics.

          36 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Thanks for the feedback. We consider this in our next round of planning for a future release. In the meantime, please continue to vote on this feature idea.

            Thanks,
            Scott [MSFT]

          • For charts link a color to a series name so that we don't have to worry about changing its colour anymore.

            I've been waiting for this for ages. Why is the color scheme linked to a given order of series? We need to set once and for all a series name to set colour.

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

              Thanks for the further details and example. We’ll definitely consider this in the context of our future planning. Please continue to vote on this idea.

              Thanks,
              Scott {MSFT]

            • guidelines do not show up now even on layout with them checked

              now guide lines do not show no mater what i do also you are suppose to show them in color

              6 votes
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              • Add real subdivisions for logarithmic plots!

                In college I've had so many lab assignments where we were required to submit a semilog or log-log plot that only spanned one or two decades, but still needed subdivision gridlines (e.g. gridlines at {10, 20, 30, 40, etc.}, not just at {10, 100}). I end up finding an image of graph paper with the subdivisions I need and just dragging that underneath the plot and moving and resizing it to match the plot. I don't have to explain how much a pain that is. It would be so much better if Excel could add these subdivision gridlines automatically!

                2 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Keep graph format the same when scrolling to other data

                  When I scroll down to a next set of data to produce line graphs for several items, the format of lines and markers changes, which I do not want (the idea is to produce multiple graphs with identical formats). I can overcome this by copying the graph- paste special-format (onto this graph) before I start scrolling, but I have to do this again each time I re-open the excel file. Very annoying.

                  19 votes
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