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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.

    79 votes
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      21 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.

    • 167 votes
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        8 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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.

        38 votes
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        • power view and power maps for MacBook

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

          12 votes
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          • 1 vote
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            • 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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              • 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.

                2 votes
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                • 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.

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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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                      • Power View

                        suggest increase power view in excel2016 for mac,thanks

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                        • 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

                          19 votes
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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.

                                41 votes
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                                • It's utter stupidity that I as a research student cannot custom label my data points in a package catered to students

                                  Title says it all, and I can't afford to pay 110 dollars for a standalone when I also use word and powerpoint

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Trend line to cell

                                    Function that references a chart and gives trendline parameters.

                                    78 votes
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                                    • 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!!

                                      157 votes
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                                        31 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]

                                      • lables for XY scatter plots!!!!!!

                                        just include again the possibility to include labels on xy scatter plots

                                        5 votes
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                                        • Support SQL parameter queries

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

                                          39 votes
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