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  1. Ability To Change Shape and Picture Names

    From what I can tell, it is impossible to change the reference name of a created Shape or a pasted-in picture. It appears you can only rename cell ranges....which seems very odd to me.

    Thanks for taking this into consideration!

    50 votes

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    Sorry to hear your having trouble changing shape and picture names. If I understand the request correctly, this feature is supported. You can rename a shape or picture a few ways…

    1) Select the shape (or picture) and go to the “Name Box” on the upper left side of the screen (above the column label headers “A”, “B”,“C”…. and below the ribbon). The name box will have the default name of the shape (like “Rectangle 1”) but you can type over this default value to rename your shape.
    This article shows how to use the name box for cells, but it can also be used to change the name of a shape
    https://support.microsoft.com/office/4d0f13ac-53b7-422e-afd2-abd7ff379c64

    OR

    2) Select the shape (or picture) and go to the “Shape Format” ribbon and click the “Selection Pane” button. This will open a pane on the right side of your screen with all the shapes on…

  2. 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.

    29 votes

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  3. I need to be able to include an image/picture/graph -inside- a cell, as cell content and filetype.

    This I need so very often! And so great features would be possible.
    Just to name the most obvious, a sortable list, where one column is for representative images. It would be sortable by the other columns and resize the cells accordingly.

    I know, that pictures are linked with their left top pixel to the respective cell, but that is way too less to be feasible for all the necessary applications.

    14 votes

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  4. 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…

    9 votes

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  5. drawing toolbar

    Please bring back the drawing toolbar or at least bring back the select object tool. now when i need to delete 30 out of 100 photos. i have to select each object one by one pressing shift+cmd. that is time consuming and easy for errors.

    6 votes

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  6. 5 votes

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  7. 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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  8. Please fix the Check boxes from the developer tab

    The check boxes that can be created from the Developer ribbon don't seem to work in Excel for Mac 2016. You can see them but you can't check or uncheck them.

    Please fix this!!! I can't use a range of reports because they all rely on check boxes.

    5 votes

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  9. 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

    4 votes

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  10. We want more colors!!!

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

    3 votes

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  11. Pasting graphocs/art/photo in header or footer

    I cannot insert a photo/artwork/picture/logo into a header on a Mac. This is ridiculous!

    3 votes

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  12. Lasso (select) tool for multi selecting objects

    I have written about before a couple of years ago and many people supported my idea (really a complaint). It is still not possible to select multiple objects , say in a complex flowsheet I have drawn. This feature was available in earlier versions but was removed, casuing a massive increase in time to select objects individually. I have called this a lasso tool in the title because I notice that there is a lasso tool in in the "DRAW" menu, for selecting multiple drawn objects. This is great for folks doing simple sketches with the simple drawing tools. Surely…

    2 votes

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  13. 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…

    2 votes

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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.

    2 votes

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  15. 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.

    2 votes

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  16. 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.

    2 votes

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  17. Inserting photo from file should default to previously selected file location

    Insert photo should revert to the last used file location, not the Documents file. Every time I want to insert a photo I have to click through about 10 menus to get to the relevant folder, this is extremely annoying! On my previous PC it would revert to last selected folder.

    Also it should be possible for multiple image files to be inserted in one click. On a PC these would just be cascaded into the selected cell.

    2 votes

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  18. preserve colors in charts on different computers

    I frequently send spreadsheets with graphics to colleagues and clients. Frequently, the colours of graphs, charts etc are different on different machines. I need them to remain the same as I created them. Please introduce a feature to lock colours to prevent them from changing,

    1 vote

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  19. Put the color back in the Quick Access Toolbar icons

    Put the color back in the Quick Access Toolbar icons, some are easily distinguishable only by red or green, such as delete sheet row vs insert sheet row.

    1 vote

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  20. Need Target Symbol

    We should have Symbols in to it, example - Target words should have Target Arrow symbol. like wise all words should have symbols and Emojis, which are there in whats app.

    1 vote

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