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  1. Picture

    Insert pdf picture

    (Excel 365 on Mac Mojave)

    If I directly insert a small pdf picture by dragging it in an Excel worksheet, it looks nice, but after saving and re-opening, it's blurred ! See pdf insert1 for comparing before and after saving.

    If I use 'Insert/Picture from file' from the menu, I only get a quater of it ! See pdf insert2.

    This was not happening with Office versions prior to Office 365. Consequently, all documents I had now look quite odd, and I cannot fix them because of these bugs.

    When Microsoft will treat that bug ???

    When…

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  2. when i select a graph, put a temporary highlighted border around it so i can see which graph i'm referring to (out of many)...

    ....when i eg have to select/change source data for this graph, and have many graphs and tables lying around, a border would help me recognise the graph, especially for those with poor short term memories

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  3. Excel for mac could not copy chart to word with 'enhanced metafile'.

    Please find the attached pictures of this message. I show comparison of menu that I mean. Copy options for Mac are left with 4 options, without 'enhanced metafile'. But for non-mac user, we could use 'enhanced metafile'. So adding this feature would be a great deal for Microsoft 365 mac user.

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  4. Excel for mac could not copy chart to word with 'enhanced metafile'.

    Please find the attached pictures of this message. I show comparison of menu that I mean. Copy options for Mac are left with 4 options, without 'enhanced metafile'. But for non-mac user, we could use 'enhanced metafile'. So adding this feature would be a great deal for Microsoft 365 mac user.

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  5. Excel for mac could not copy chart to word with 'enhanced metafile'.

    Please find the attached pictures of this message. I show comparison of menu that I mean. Copy options for Mac are left with 4 options, without 'enhanced metafile'. But for non-mac user, we could use 'enhanced metafile'. So adding this feature would be a great deal for Microsoft 365 mac user.

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  6. Excel for mac could not copy chart to word with 'enhanced metafile'.

    Please find the attached pictures of this message. I show comparison of menu that I mean. Copy options for Mac are left with 4 options, without 'enhanced metafile'. But for non-mac user, we could use 'enhanced metafile'. So adding this feature would be a great deal for Microsoft 365 mac user.

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  7. The excel sheet need add pareto chart. There are a lot of chart cannot show on Mac.

    The excel sheet need add pareto chart. There are a lot of chart cannot show on Mac.

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  8. Faint green search feature is frustrating

    The search feature is visually awful. The faint green outline does not stand out at all. Please use a bolder/brighter color or highlight?

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  9. I can't copy a sheet to another sheet in a OneDrive document if it has a graph in it. Visualization is a main reason one uses spreadsheets.

    There are many cases where I do analysis on one data segment and then want to repeat it with another data segment. I want to copy the sheet I just finished, put in the new data and have the next sheet done. I can't because the graph that shows the first data visually prevents the sheet from being copied.

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  10. Bar chart with each data point shown

    Nowadays many scientific papers require the bar chart showing the mean of the import data with error bar together with each data point being displayed. Only Prism can plot this kind of bar chart. Would Excel improve its system so that it can include this property in plotting bar chart in the coming future?

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  11. Solución problema con gráficos de Excel en Mac

    Versión office: excel 365. Versión Mac 10.15.1 y anterior

    Problema: imposibilidad de crear gráficos en excel. Al seleccionar datos y dar insertar gráfico no aparece nada en pantalla. Al intentar crear algunos tipos de gráficos excel se cerraba.

    Solución: en Preferencias del sistema - Idioma y Región - Avanzadas tenía puesto como separador de miles "." y como separador de grupo "Ninguno". Re-estableciéndolo a los que vienen por defecto (separador de miles "," y separador de grupos ".") funciona.

    Notar que las soluciones propuestas por el soporte técnico de office (re-instalar excel, actualizar sistema operativo Mac, crear nuevo perfil mac...).…

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  12. We want more colors!!!

    Custom color options for cells would be awesome for Excel online.

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  14. Please fix new glitch in preparing graphs

    Another new glitch. Having created a formatted graph to my liking, I expect that copying the graph and changing only the cell addresses for the data (in Select Data) for a new graph, will not change the formatting. But no, the line and marker formats change. What a pain. Annoying but OK to re-format if only 1 graph but I am preparing a report with more than 30 graphs. What a time waste.

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  15. Export to PDF image size/compression options

    Exporting to a PDF compresses charts and graphics too much and makes them blurry. Should have the ability to export at full resolution.

    V16.10 Excel for Mac

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  16. Please update f"ormat comment" to allow images.

    I really need to be able to add an image to a new comment. A pop up of a hard to see thumbnail image as a larger image in a comment box would help my cataloguing system no end. However, I can't find a "format comment" option anywhere on Excel 2016 to allow me to do this and forums seem to support the fact that this has been removed since the last version. Uh, why?

    5 votes
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  17. Copy and paste photos from Photos to Excel for Mac

    It is regrettable that it is not possible to copy and paste photos or drag-and-drop photos from Photos to Excel. Please enable this function, which used to exist when copying photos from iPhoto. Now, since Photos, one has to click in Excel for Mac: "Media" then "Insert" then "From Web Browser" function, and then wait for that to load. This is extremely time consuming when you have a lot of photos to copy individually. (By the way, it's OK that photo quality may be lower when using copy/paste or drag/drop versus "Insert; all I want in the Excel spreadsheet are…

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  18. Additional features for Excel charts

    Hello,
    I just wanted to make a couple of suggestion regarding the charts in Excel:
    1) I am occasionally making area charts in Excel and an option of making area angles "smooth" (similar to what Excel has for line charts) would come handy in many instances.
    2) I am also making bubble charts and found out that unfortunately it cannot be combined with other chart types.

    Perhaps these could be considered for the next releases of Excel. This is for both Windows and Mac Excel.

    Thank you.

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  19. Add a dot plot as native graph option. This is a simple graph that shows position of datapoint on a single axis for data visualization.

    Dot plots are simple graphs that show distribution of values along a single axis. This can be faked using a scatterplot, but the y-axis is unused (and people always ask what that axis is...) Programs like Minitab allow for this graph to help visualize the data without any statistical assumptions.

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  20. Select object tool

    The select object tool is no longer in excel 2011. It is very tedious so select one object at a time when in the previous version I could just use the select object tools and select them all at once.

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