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  1. Full control of chart titles (left align chart title text)

    Allow full control of chart titles. I need to be able to left align text and resize chart title boxes (Office for Mac 2016). Right now, I have to replace chart title boxes with text boxes, and then I have extra steps to take to copy over these text boxes when I paste the chart into PowerPoint or Word.

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    • I have searched for a way to add a column or a row to my chart? It was easy in the old version. Now I can't find anywhere to do this.

      OK. I discovered that I need an additional column or row. It used to be so simple: an insert menu. Now I can't find any way to do this, it certainly isn't simple anymore.

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      • Add Australian towns to the Map feature.

        It seems that currently the maps feature can only be used on a state level for Australia. Would it be possible to have additional towns added so it could be a more useful tool please?

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        • Resize full sheet charts

          I'm told by your support staff that one cannot resize a chart that is itself a sheet, ie not an object in a sheet. So to resize a chart I have to copy/move it to be an object in another sheet. Big pain.

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            • Add design tab to Excel for Mac

              Add design tab to Excel for Mac so I can create custom color and font themes for my graphs so I don't have to re-enter the design elements for every single chart.

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              • 2 votes
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                • Power View

                  suggest increase power view in excel2016 for mac,thanks

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                  • Map function for data. It would be helpful if data labels could extend beyond the land area of the countries, by default or option

                    Map function for data. It would be helpful if data labels could extend beyond the land area of the countries in the map, either by default or as an option. I am currently producing maps where half the data labels are not shown, which makes them useless for my purposes. Usual options for data labels - changing the size or position of the boxes in which they appear - are currently disabled for maps.

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                    • Address level mapping

                      Mapping only goes down to the zipcode level, but that's a blunt instrument.

                      Address level mapping, like Google offers, should be in Excel.

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                      • power view and power maps for MacBook

                        Why isn't power view and powermaps as a add in for Mac available?

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                        • 4 votes
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                          • Enable easy showing/hiding of data series in a chart in Excel 365 for Mac

                            In Excel for Windows you can select a check box in the Select Data menu which toggles whether a data series is displayed on a chart or not. It would be useful to include this feature for Mac as well (over and above of simple filtering or hiding/unhiding of data cells.)

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                            • Bring filtering charts to Excel for Mac

                              Bring filtering charts to Excel for Mac.

                              I read about this feature here: https://blogs.office.com/en-us/2014/02/04/filtering-charts-in-excel/

                              But I couldn't find how to use them in Excel for Mac (16.12).
                              I found https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_excel-mso_mac-mso_mac2016/chart-filter/e5e49410-6ffc-499f-bdeb-e6f8a151bd4c which claims they are not supported. This would be a useful feature to bring Excel for Mac closer to Excel for Windows.

                              36 votes
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                              • Macro buttons and other controls on Chart sheets

                                In Excel Windows versions it is possible to place macro buttons and other controls also on chart sheets - an awesome toolset to create dynamic charts where content can be altered by user.
                                Why is this feature not available on Mac?
                                Add control does not respond on chart sheets. Even worse - charts with controls created in windows versions lose all this content when opened on Mac!

                                34 votes
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                                • Support the Box Plot on MAC version of Excel for God sake !!!

                                  It's very frustrating to see that something which has been there for ages in Windows version is taking years for you to make it available for Mac. I know you guys desperately want us to shift to windows OS, but excluding some features from MAC version is not gonna force us to do so. So, Grow up and please make this work !!!

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                                  • Excel Charts Additional Features

                                    Being an avid user of excel and its charts, i thought of some ideas that could change excel for the better for all of its users (especially those who work in finance);

                                    1) Allow for 3+ axis on the same chart. For instance allow stacked axis on both the right hand side and the left hand side.

                                    2) Ability to add labels on these axis for the latest values. Also allow for labels to be seen on these axis when hovering above the data (line,bar etc.) Additionally, Legends should display the latest value for the corresponding series and its corresponding…

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                                    • Allow for full-functioning charts to be built from pivot tables

                                      This used to be a feature on past versions of excel, where you could select data in a pivot table and create a chart from it that is fully customizable. Now, if you create a chart from a pivot table set of data, the "chart design" tab does not show and it limits the abilities to customize the chart effectively.

                                      Can we get this back, please?

                                      Original issue is here, along with specifics https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_excel-mso_mac-mso_mac2016/chart-design-tab-is-now-missing-on-excel-for-mac/919fea2d-b7b9-4a42-aa1e-25b0550ccbc4?messageId=4c949783-8231-4fc8-b868-e4fdee27ba76

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                                      • Bug Report Mac Excel 2016 (1802401)

                                        I was trying to create a Chart to help answer a question Mac Office 2016 Community forum and discovered a Bug in creating Charts. The Problem is best explained by showing you two screenshots.

                                        I was told to post here by an MVP because I originally posted in the Community Forum for insider versions. That Microsoft is supposed to now ignore the insider forums. It's much easier to post there.

                                        Here are the screenshots. the second is what chart type I ended upchoosing

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                                        • Enable Axis Format For New Chart Types in the Excel 2016 for Mac 16.9 Release

                                          In Excel 2016 for Mac, new chart types were introduced, including Histogram, Tree Map, Sunburst and Box and Whisker. When attempting to format the X & Y Axes, either the Format box appeared with no parameters, or no Format box shows at all. This is critical, core functionality and is needed ASAP, for example a 16.10 update. With my specific case, /i was trying to adjust Bin parameters on a Histogram, and the Format Axis box never appeared.

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                                            Hi All – We are working to add the formatting capabilities for the new chart types. We’re hoping to release the update for this in June 2018.

                                            We recognize there are currently some limitations with how you can use the chart types that have only recently been available in Excel for Mac, especially Histogram, and we are working hard to complete these.

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