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  1. Documentation for secondary axis on Excel charts

    In the "Add or remove a secondary axis in a chart in Excel" support page (MacOS version) in support.office.com Word is erroneously used instead of Excel, confusing the poor reader (All languages!).

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  2. Excel charts confusing menu item

    In Excel 16.34 (Office 365), when working on a chart, the Menu option Data\Chart source data is not greyed out when nothing is selected, which is confusing

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  3. Excel charts confusing menu item

    In Excel 16.34 (Office 365), when working on a chart, the Menu option Data\Chart source data is not greyed out when nothing is selected, which is confusing

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  4. Fix chart moving and resizing issue when opening worksheets from previous versions

    When opening a worksheet created and/or opened in a previous version of Excel, any charts are re-sized and moved within the worksheet. Given that there is no VBA user form support (amongst other features) in Excel 16.3x I frequently move between the two versions. Having to re-format every chart when changing versions is a huge pain. Thank you

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  5. Map charts: include Cyprus as part of Europe

    When creating a chloropleth map chart based on European Union data, we cannot set the map area to 'Multiple countries/regions'. We only have the options 'Automatic', 'Only regions with data' and 'World'; 'Automatic shows the world map.

    If the data point for Cyprus is removed, we are able to set the map area to 'Multiple countries/regions' and show Europe only, including countries for which there are no data. This suggests that Excel maps do not consider Cyprus to be part of Europe.

    As Cyprus is a member of the European Union, please update the map so that Europe includes Cyprus.

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  6. 3 votes
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  7. 1 vote
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  8. Add Chart Element!Axes doesn't allow addition of a secondary axis if you've never added one

    Following the help instructions for secondary axis is useless, because the menu does not contain Secondary Axis until you've added one. The only way to do it is to right-click on the series and choose "Format Data Series...". At least please fix the help, but even better would be to fix the menu item.

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  9. 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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  10. Add different custom keyboard shortcuts to insert different charts

    Previously, there were ways to program custom keyboard shortcuts to insert different charts. In Excel for Mac 16.30, there is no way to do this. For those of us who make lots of charts, this is very difficult. Even making it possible to change the default chart so that the new alt + F1 command can be used would be a big step forward.

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  11. 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

    7 votes
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  12. 1 vote
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  13. 292 votes
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  14. 4 votes
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  15. 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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  16. 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/msofficeexcel-msomac-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.

    61 votes
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  17. power view and power maps for MacBook

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

    18 votes
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  18. 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.

    3 votes
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  19. 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.

    4 votes
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  20. 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.

    7 votes
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