Allow for personalised data labels in XY scatter plots
In Excel 2016 for Mac there is no way to (easily) insert personalised labels to an XY scatter plot (like in the 2013 version for Windows, for instance...). In the Windows version (which I know best) there was the possibility to choose values for the labels that were not part of the XY plot itself but that option does not exist for the (2016) Mac version I can modify a few labels manually but with hundreds of point it is very complicated...
I believe this feature is of utmost relevance!!
Good news. We are working on this. In the meantime, we’ve published a macro that makes it easy to set personalized data labels for charts in Excel for Mac. Please see this article for instructions on adding it to your personal macro workbook so that you can control the labels for your charts.
Ory Yassur commented
Very annoying no attempt has been made to fix this simple but important issue yet!!!
Seriously ??? Why would this not exist. Pathetic
Prof. John Gallaugher commented
Hi - does Excel 365 Mac not offer Data Labels Value from Cells? I'm teaching University students & have just noticed it's not available in my version for the Mac. Please advise. Thanks!
Prof. John Gallaugher - Boston College, Carroll School of Management
^ This. Fix this. Surely it wouldn't take much? Please!
Pretty basic stuff... come on, folks. Easy fix, yes? Surprised me yesterday when I couldn't reproduce a basic table on my laptop.
Really need this asap.
Please add the option
Amazed you can't do this
Still need this option. Please add it.
This really is a critical missing feature...
Chuck Honick commented
Very disappointed to find this feature isn't in Mac version
Please add this feature. Unbelievable that it is not there yet.
Philip Roberts commented
Adding my encouragement for making this feature available for Mac users and for parity between excel windows and Mac in general - we pay the same subscription after all.
@Microsoft, it would be really helpful if you could comment on some of these 'older' but still persistent missing features between the versions and let us know current status; e.g.
- Not yet being considered,
- Under consideration,
- Working on It,
- Testing internally,
- available to insiders/beta testers,
- scheduled for public release,
Still need this feature.
Nick Visscher commented
This needs to be a feature in excel for mac. clicking on 'values from cells' when formatting scatter plots has been key in creating dataviz in excel on PCs... and it's not an option for mac. This needs to be an option please.
Idea shared in 2015... and responded to by the Excel team in 2018 ! Guess it will make it to the 2021 release at this rate.
This should not be limited to the Windows version only as it is greatly needed on all platforms to make sense of and present data.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME? How can this not exist on the Mac version?
Mikkel B. Rasmussen commented
Please add this feature