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  1. Improve graph performance with plots containing >1000 datapoints in Excel 2016

    Excel 2016 chokes when handling plots containing many data points. Copying these plots from Excel to Word or Powerpoint causes issues in those applications as well.

    25 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Horizontal scroll is not working.

      When I import a text file and want to select all of the columns as text the horizontal scroll feature does not work and I can only change what ever I can see in the window to text. I use the feature on a weekly basis. This makes excel 2016 unusable for me on a Mc.

      46 votes
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        16 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        By setting your scroll bars to be always shown in your MacOS general settings, you are able to scroll horizontally in the text import wizard.

        We will prioritize this issue accordingly with other issues based on the votes and interest that we see here.

        Steve K [MS Excel]

      • Have Excel - and other Office programs - follow current OS X standards for menus and title bars

        In your info page for Office, you say:

        "Unmistakably Office, designed for Mac … combining the familiarity of Office and the unique Mac features you love."

        But Office 2016 seems just like Office 2011 by not updating some menu and title bar features to reflect current OS X standards. It took me a while to get used to these, but now that I have it's frustrating to expect them and find them missing. Two big ones:

        - Save/Duplicate/Save As… Shift-Cmd-S is now supposed to be "Duplicate" by default in OS X, not Save As. Instead, the Option key is used…

        26 votes
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          5 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Thanks for the suggestion, comments and votes for following OS X standards for menus and title bars. Some aspects mentioned here have been addressed, such as switching windows within Excel by pressing CMD+` (key that has ~ on it). We will continue to monitor votes and comments to prioritize accordingly with other suggestions here.

          Steve K [MS Excel]

        • 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).

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              2 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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]

                • Provide way to avoid automagical field value reformatting when opening CSV files

                  Theis is related to the leading zeroes one, but it is at least as bothersome that it tries to format as an excel data anything that looks like a date -- including values that are not dates. And the date formatting means you can't use Excel to open a CSV with dates, edit it, and re-save it without completely changing the way dates are formatted.

                  54 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Thanks for all the votes and comments for this suggestion. We are considering improvements to how Excel deals with reformatting (or not) as data is imported and entered from CSV and other sources. Your comments are very helpful.

                    Steve K [MS Excel]

                  • 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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                      3 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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