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  1. Restore ability to display and print graphs full size in Excel Office 2019 Home & Student!

    I am running Office 2019 Home & Student on a Mac with Mojave V. 10.14.3 on an iMac with a 27" display and have a question to request help with. Why has MS eliminated the ability of Excel 2019 Mac to display a graph at full size on a monitor or print the graph full size at 8 1/2" * 11.0" on a printer.? I have been using Excel since the first edition came out some thirty years or so years ago and am frustrated by the lack of this function in the current version. The inability to display or…

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    • Please fix new glitch in preparing graphs

      Another new glitch. Having created a formatted graph to my liking, I expect that copying the graph and changing only the cell addresses for the data (in Select Data) for a new graph, will not change the formatting. But no, the line and marker formats change. What a pain. Annoying but OK to re-format if only 1 graph but I am preparing a report with more than 30 graphs. What a time waste.

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      • Error bars improvements

        Error bars in bar plots

        - Error bars now: one value pr. series - should be one value pr. bar.
        - Value can't be linked to cell.
        - Value entered now is not length of the bar, but half the bar. So error bar ends up being twice as long as needed. All values have to be halved.

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        • Copy and paste photos from Photos to Excel for Mac

          It is regrettable that it is not possible to copy and paste photos or drag-and-drop photos from Photos to Excel. Please enable this function, which used to exist when copying photos from iPhoto. Now, since Photos, one has to click in Excel for Mac: "Media" then "Insert" then "From Web Browser" function, and then wait for that to load. This is extremely time consuming when you have a lot of photos to copy individually. (By the way, it's OK that photo quality may be lower when using copy/paste or drag/drop versus "Insert; all I want in the Excel spreadsheet are…

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          • Additional features for Excel charts

            Hello,
            I just wanted to make a couple of suggestion regarding the charts in Excel:
            1) I am occasionally making area charts in Excel and an option of making area angles "smooth" (similar to what Excel has for line charts) would come handy in many instances.
            2) I am also making bubble charts and found out that unfortunately it cannot be combined with other chart types.

            Perhaps these could be considered for the next releases of Excel. This is for both Windows and Mac Excel.

            Thank you.

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            • Add a dot plot as native graph option. This is a simple graph that shows position of datapoint on a single axis for data visualization.

              Dot plots are simple graphs that show distribution of values along a single axis. This can be faked using a scatterplot, but the y-axis is unused (and people always ask what that axis is...) Programs like Minitab allow for this graph to help visualize the data without any statistical assumptions.

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              • Ability To Change Shape and Picture Names

                From what I can tell, it is impossible to change the reference name of a created Shape or a pasted-in picture. It appears you can only rename cell ranges....which seems very odd to me.

                Thanks for taking this into consideration!

                47 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Thanks for the feedback. We’ll consider this in the next round of features. Please continue to vote on this feature request which will increase its likelihood of getting in the product.

                  Thanks,
                  Scott [MSFT]

                • drawing toolbar

                  Please bring back the drawing toolbar or at least bring back the select object tool. now when i need to delete 30 out of 100 photos. i have to select each object one by one pressing shift+cmd. that is time consuming and easy for errors.

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                    • Export to PDF image size/compression options

                      Exporting to a PDF compresses charts and graphics too much and makes them blurry. Should have the ability to export at full resolution.

                      V16.10 Excel for Mac

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                      • Unable to draw a pareto chart...there is no option Unable to draw a box and whiskers plot

                        Unable to draw a pareto chart...there is no option
                        Unable to draw a box and whiskers plot

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                        • Excel shouldn't default to Design Mode when opening a spreadsheet with Charts

                          I am an instrument technician and I download data from air monitoring instruments and graph various parameters, such as temperature, pressure, flow, etc. I save each graph on its own page. I can then click on the page tabs at the bottom and view the various graphs. However, when I first open the saved spreadsheet, it defaults to the Chart Design mode. Not only do I get a large graph filling the page, I get 8 mini-graphs along the top of the page. Each mini-graph starts with twirling b&w pinwheel. It may take 5 - 20 seconds to replace all…

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                          • Please update f"ormat comment" to allow images.

                            I really need to be able to add an image to a new comment. A pop up of a hard to see thumbnail image as a larger image in a comment box would help my cataloguing system no end. However, I can't find a "format comment" option anywhere on Excel 2016 to allow me to do this and forums seem to support the fact that this has been removed since the last version. Uh, why?

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                            • Pasting graphocs/art/photo in header or footer

                              I cannot insert a photo/artwork/picture/logo into a header on a Mac. This is ridiculous!

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                              • Can't paste image. (Excel for Mac 2011)

                                Excel 2011 can not paste screen capture (cmd + shift + 4) with iMac 5K Mid 2017 (Sierra 10.12.6).

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                                • Images in macro enabled workbook appear broken in Office 2016 for Mac

                                  Images placed on the 'home' sheet of a macro enable (.xlsm) workbook appear as broken after that workbook has been closed and re-opened.

                                  They are OK the first time the workbook is opened after download.

                                  Tested on Office 2016 for Mac.

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                                  • Inserting photo from file should default to previously selected file location

                                    Insert photo should revert to the last used file location, not the Documents file. Every time I want to insert a photo I have to click through about 10 menus to get to the relevant folder, this is extremely annoying! On my previous PC it would revert to last selected folder.
                                    Also it should be possible for multiple image files to be inserted in one click. On a PC these would just be cascaded into the selected cell.

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                                    • Select object tool

                                      The select object tool is no longer in excel 2011. It is very tedious so select one object at a time when in the previous version I could just use the select object tools and select them all at once.

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                                      • I need to be able to include an image/picture/graph -inside- a cell, as cell content and filetype.

                                        This I need so very often! And so great features would be possible.
                                        Just to name the most obvious, a sortable list, where one column is for representative images. It would be sortable by the other columns and resize the cells accordingly.

                                        I know, that pictures are linked with their left top pixel to the respective cell, but that is way too less to be feasible for all the necessary applications.

                                        11 votes
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                                        • select color palette

                                          color palette does not work with my screen. how to change the color temperature or rgb value?

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