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  1. Fix bug that crashes Excel 2019 ( 16.45 (21011103) ) on iMac Big Sur when adding chart data

    This is not an idea, but a bug report with reference to https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/excel-2019-1645-21011103-crashes-on-imac-big-sur/d1a8acc3-66b6-4418-8f08-50564eaa8e58 :

    do following:
    - create a new workbook
    - in sheet 1 fill column A from row 1 till 24 with values from 10, 20, ....till 240
    - create a new sheet 2 and fill value 500 in cell A1
    - create a new sheet 3 and insert a simple 2d clustered bar chart
    - use the Select Data button in the ribbon and select A1 till A24 from sheet 1
    - then click in the chart and from the excel menu choose Data / Chart Add…

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  3. Option to add a Title to a Chart Legend

    To improve comprehension of chart data, it is sometimes very helpful to explain what each data series represents. E.g. if the series names say "orange", "apples", and "bananas" the legend could say Fruit [lbs].
    While this information could be added in the chart title, it can make that title too long.

    3 votes
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  4. Adding an extra vertical axis for Mac in graphs in Excel.

    I've been working on a school assignment where we need to show the correlation between 2 sets of data but the range of them both is far apart. On the support page I saw the function only works in Word. Why?

    My suggestion is that this function in also added to Excel.

    Link:
    https://support.microsoft.com/nl-nl/office/een-secundaire-as-aan-een-grafiek-toevoegen-of-hieruit-verwijderen-in-excel-91da1e2f-5db1-41e9-8908-e1a2e14dd5a9

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  5. How about making your Mac version intuitive? It's hard to find stuff.

    How about making your Mac version intuitive? It's hard to find stuff.

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  6. Vertical axis and Data Label options for a Chart

    Currently, Selecting the Vertical axis (Primary or Secondary) and Data Label options are not available while Selecting Data for a chart. This creates innumerable problems while charting, especially using large data sets. This is leading to non-display of charts if Data set is more than 1000 in numbers.

    Preferably, an option should be available also to Turn-Off all Data Labels by default.

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  7. Please include "Cell Values" as a Data Label Option

    In many versions of Excel, you can add data labels that correspond with a specific cell value.This is particularly useful in a scatterplot or bubble chart. Please add this feature to Excel for Mac.

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  8. make longer slots

    make longer slots

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  9. XML mapping ability

    I do a lot of XML mapping (import XML data to Excel, Export XML format) and every time I have to do this, I need to go Windows machine, which, for those who doesn't know, is a terrible experience by itself. There is a reason I love Mac. Please make Mac the only computer that I'd be using for any need.
    Thanks,

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  10. Allow for easy deletion of individual bars from bar charts

    In my current version of Excel, there is an option for easily removing a series from a line chart. However, there is no easy way to remove a single bar from a bar chart.

    Sometimes I need to break up existing bar charts into multiple sub-charts, but the only way to do this involves duplicating and changing the chart data range. I then have to go and change the colors of the bars one by one and manually reassign error bar sources.

    If there were a way to individually delete bars from a bar chart in a way that preserved…

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  11. Excel on windows you RC chart and it shows which type. I am a teacher and wish to do same thing on Mac I have 16.16.26 version

    Make it easy for teachers to check type of graph a student has used. It is very easy on Windows. Mac should be just as easy.

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  12. Add the forecast function to the mac excel

    The excel function need to add the forecast function so you can use it to makw a easier forecast.

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  13. Add "Change data label"&"Insert data label field" in Excel 2019.

    The "Change data label"&"Insert data label field" are not available in MS Office Excel 2019 for Mac. It would be great if you could update and guide me on the same.

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  14. Allow colour formatting for Sparklines depending on values

    Allow bars (points) of of Sparkling chart t be coloured depending on the value of individual points. Currently Sparklines lines only show trends in one colour. Allow the user to format the colour of the different bars (points) of a Sparkling chart

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  15. Filtering directly from the chart

    Be able to filter information in the chart, similar to what exist on windows.
    Example attached(image)

    11 votes
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  17. Change data series order in chart legends

    As of March 2020, I can change the order of data series for a chart either by using the arrow buttons in the Chart Source Data dialog or by changing the order value in data series definitions in the formula bar; but (at least for line charts) this does not alter the data series order in chart legends.

    Search results for "change Excel chart legend data order" indicate the Windows version matches the legend data order to the chart data order when changed, as it should. Need to do that for the Mac version, too.

    4 votes
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  18. Remove small islands of Tokyo from Maps for visibility

    Since there are small islands such as Ogasawara Islands in the south, if you include the data of Tokyo in Maps and set Map Area to Only regions of data, the map will be displayed very small, so I want only the main island of Tokyo will be displayed and the small islands won't be shown in the map for visibility reason.

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  19. The charts no longer look at time/date data correctly

    My idea is to get the bounds/scale range thing sorted out again and running like it used to. Data is not looking at the time it's plotted against and to get it to show up on our graphs now, you have to re-set the bounds, which makes the scale not correct to the data.

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  20. Fix the Waterfall chart to include display units like thousands

    In all the charts I've looked which is most you can format the axis to change the way the units are displayed like in hundreds, thousands, millions...
    The Waterfall chart doesn't allow for this. The format axis dialog box to the right doesn't have this choice. Please see the attached file.

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