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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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      22 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.

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        7 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • power view and power maps for MacBook

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

        9 votes
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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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                • Power View

                  suggest increase power view in excel2016 for mac,thanks

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                  • 4 votes
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                    • Custom Data Labels for Scatter and Bubble graphs

                      Can you include the ability to apply custom data labels to scatter and bubble graphs, specifically the Label Option of "Value from Cells" that the Windows version has had since Excel 2013.

                      28 votes
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                        37 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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!!

                        148 votes
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                          30 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Thanks for all the support and comments for this suggestion. We will continue to monitor this and prioritize it along with all the other suggestions. We’ve been working to make Excel more consistent between Mac and Windows, as can be seen by the updates over the past several months, which have satisfied several thousand votes on this forum (multi-thread calculation, PivotCharts, modern chart types, new functions, slicers for tables). We are listening to the suggestions, comments and votes, and we will continue to make improvements.

                          Steve K [MS Excel]

                        • Support SQL parameter queries

                          Parameter Query support is broken. Almost all our queries are parameter queries.

                          37 votes
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                            4 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make available the forecast tool since that is needed for several statistical analysis

                            The forecast tool is fully available in the Windows version. Its absence actually limits various processes that are so important from financial and statistical point of view. Please look into this and try including it in the future.

                            111 votes
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                              6 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Thanks for this suggestion. The FORECAST.ETS functions are available in version 16.x of Excel for Mac. We will continue to monitor this suggestion and prioritize it as appropriate with the other suggestions here.

                              Steve K [MS Excel]

                            • 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.

                              35 votes
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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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                                  • 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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                                    • 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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                                        • 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.)

                                          4 votes
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