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    Alex commented  · 

    I don't know how this is classed as a feature request; it a bug fix request

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    Good news! We have released a few fixes to Insiders to address this issue. If you are on Insiders, please let us know if the fix has worked for you.

    The fixes should be in build 11809.10000 and onwards.

    -Joe McDaid [Excel Team]

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  4. 1,213 votes
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    Thanks for all of the votes – the team has definitely taken notice of the activity around this issue. We moved to SDI as a result of customer requests, but it looks like we’ve got work to do to really nail the use cases people care about. From a read over the comments, I see a number of cases that we will want to investigate further as we think through MDI vs SDI. We’ll get someone from the team to take a deeper look, and we may reach out to some of you for more clarification as we go. Thanks again for all the voting and passion here!

    John, Excel

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  5. 313 votes
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    Thanks for the suggestion Jessica. We’ve got a few other suggestions on the site that are similar with scientific notation, etc. We’ll take a look at this area, and pay special attention to any cases that get a lot of votes. So please keep the votes coming to help us do a good job at prioritizing asks like this!

    Cheers,
    John [MS XL]

    Alex commented  · 

    you'd think when bugs were identified the fix would be implemented immediately rather than for them to be dismissed as a feature request

    When an implementation leads to data corruption then it's a bug not a feature

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    Great suggestion – thanks again for taking the time to put it on this site and for the thoughtful followup comments. This is pretty related to some other work we’ve got going and already has a fair number of votes, so we’ll work on getting plans in place now and hope to get started on this soon.

    Thanks,
    John [MS XL]

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    Alex commented  · 

    looks like a fix is on its way; currently doing the rounds in the fast ring for Office insiders

    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/problem/16351/project-cannot-be-created-error.html

    Alex commented  · 

    Not sure if this is the same problem I have just run into; but is does sound like it. I have Office365 Home installed and have just installed Visual Studio 2017 RTM with the Office Dev workload (VSTO) included.

    When I go to create an excel document level customisation project (Excel 2013 & 2016 VSTO Workbook/Template addin) it returns the 'Project cannot be created' error

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    Thanks everyone for all of the passion about this suggestion! The number of votes has increased greatly in the last couple months and we’re taking notice! We’ve got a bunch of other Excel endpoints behaving this way already and we’re evaluating getting it done in the Windows versions sooner based on the number of votes it gets – so keep the votes coming!

    Eric Patterson (Program Manager – MSFT)

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  10. 49 votes
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    Alex commented  · 

    ** Our value of Pi is 2 rather than the generally accepted value of 3.14......

    We will consider changing this if we get enough votes..... really?

    Alex commented  · 

    I've just run into this opening a .csv file in excel. The .csv file contains a list of oil and gas well data. Well names are formatted using "/" & "-" as delimiters. Where well names can be parsed into date format Excel does this automatically when it opens the .csv file and losses the original value.

    eg, Well 1/04-1 is converted into 01/04/2001

    And then when i attempt to revert it back to its original value (text value) it returns 36982

    This is another 'feature' that should not be prioritized on votes - it should bloody well be fixed!

  11. 41 votes
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    Thanks for the feedback. This is an interesting idea that we’ll consider for a future release. Please continue to vote on this feature idea.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

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    Alex commented  · 

    Yes, this would be great. If scatter chart data series for example could take =series(<name>,<xValues>,<yValues>,<seriesNum>,<pointComment>,<pointSize>)

    I do think that point size should be included in plot types other than bubble charts for extra functionality

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    This is great feedback. We are looking into the details of this. Please continue to vote on feature ideas which will increase their likelihood of getting in the product.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

    Alex commented  · 

    we use excel charts to display data against time. The data is recorded at 10second intervals and can span several days (pressure while drilling data). Displaying all the data on a chart isn't practical so 'zooming' in manually by changing the axis limits is the only option currently that i know of (other than writing VBA macros). But in the modern world zooming into charts is a natural extension and should really have been included in the native functionality long ago.

    Also, given my use case, it would be nice if the zooming was smooth and didn't get a horrible clunky redraw moment as the chart re-plots hundreds of thousands of data points - perhaps if the series was re-dimensioned dynamically in the background to include only points that are within the current axes range?

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    Thanks for the suggestion Nick. We’ve got some related work we’re looking at soon, and we’ll be sure to carefully consider if we can get a fix in for this then. As always, more votes helps – so keep voting for the things you care about most.

    Thanks,
    John [MS XL]

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    Thanks again for all the passion on this issue – we hear you and we’ll get someone on the team to dig in to the issue. I’ve seen a few related sub-issues while scanning over the comment section for this one, so we may reach out to a few of you for clarifications. Thanks again for all the votes, and keep them coming for the issues you care about!

    John, Excel

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