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  1. 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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      20 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      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.

    • Fix VBA recording issue

      Something I came across - which I suspect has been documents elsewhere but I can't readily see it so here goes.

      When recording a macro in excel for mac 2016 for some reason the action of opening a file does not get recorded. The recorder literally doesn't register that you have opened the file. (Its a very useful step to provide the full syntax for the file path of the relevant file).

      However when you close the file - that step is recorded as ActiveWorkbook.Close.

      It took me a while to work out that the syntax from 2011 to 2016…

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        0 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thanks for reporting this issue, we are planning to address it, but in the meantime, you can do this with a command such as the following:

        Application.Workbooks.Open “/Users/user_name/Downloads/MyWorkbook.xlsx”

        Steve K [MS Excel]

      • Improve Graph Drawing Performance

        When scrolling (e.g. with mousewheel) and a graph that was previously outside the view area moves into the view area there is a significant delay before the graph is drawn (1+ sec). If there are several graphs there is an even worse delay.

        The workbook is not complex and the same spreadsheet in Excel (for Mac) 2008 did not suffer such delays i.e. nothing to do with the volume of data or the spreadsheet - something to do with Excel 2016.

        I've not tried different styles or types of graph, mine are just simple line plots based in data in…

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

          We are investigating the best way to improve the performance of drawing charts after scrolling, and are prioritizing this along with all the other requests here.

          Steve K [MS Excel]

        • Add support for Get & Transform (formerly Power Query)

          Make Get & Transform (formerly Power Query) available in Excel for Mac (like in Excel for Windows)

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            783 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add Evaluate Formula to Mac app

            Please add the evaluate formula dialogue box to the mac app. With it you can evaluate a formula step by step and see which part of the formula works and where the problem is.

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              29 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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