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  1. Add icons to charting bling to make better charts like in Windows

    It is nice in a column chart to see meaningful pictures instead of boring bars. Mac only allows you to import an image. Windows supplies a library of icons making it easier and more robust.

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  2. 1 vote
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  3. User definable lists of labels for scatter charts

    Enable labels for scatter chart points as per windows with user definable data

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  4. Multiple Series Histograms

    Histograms that allow multiple series would be ideal (ie. in stacked form as well as side-by-side comparison). The current solution (as far as I know) is to custom-make it with bar charts. A large part of the statistical analysis I do requires distinct series being compared.

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  5. 219 votes
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  6. 3 votes
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  7. 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.

    85 votes
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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.

  8. include an option to add data labels selecting names from cells in a bubble chart/ x-y scatter for Mac

    This option has been already realised in excel 2013 but not for Mac

    3 votes
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  9. 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.

    46 votes
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  10. Add customize color option to excel for mac to change color themes to set it as default

    Add customize color option to excel for mac to change color themes to set it as default

    2 votes
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  11. power view and power maps for MacBook

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

    14 votes
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  12. 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.

    3 votes
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  13. 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.

    2 votes
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  14. 1 vote
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  15. Support waffle charts natively

    While it is possible to create waffle charts manually in Excel, please add functionality to create waffle charts with one click. Waffle charts are arguably superior to pie charts for visualising proportions.

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  16. 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.

    5 votes
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  17. 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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  18. 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?

    1 vote
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  19. 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

    20 votes
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  20. Power View

    suggest increase power view in excel2016 for mac,thanks

    4 votes
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