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    Anonymous commented  · 

    Agreed. Why does Microsoft feel the need to continually modify the user interface in ways that hurt productivity! The new dialog is much, much slower leaving me waiting for it to display. And when it pops up it completely ignores the keyboard shortcut entries I've learned over decades of using Office products!

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    Recent 2018 update makes this problem so much worse! I'm over 40 and my eye sight isn't as good as it used to be. Bright colors in icons help me to quickly identify the features without having to worry about focusing too hard. I'm sure MS's user-interface designers love "refreshing" the look of the icons every now and then but for people who actually use this software daily it's just a disruption in productivity to relearn the new icon graphics. And using a subdued color pallete required me to really strain my eyes to focus on the new graphics just to figure out what it is.

    The recent icon change is an outrage. There was no point in it. It's a productivity impact. There's no option to revert back. It hurts my eyes!

    Changing the icons is a disruption to productivity because I now have to relearn the

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    Anonymous commented  · 

    Chart formatting is much less convenient than in prior versions. Modifying chart options typically requires clicking through several levels of tabs and drop downs. The nested levels of 'tabs' is ridiculously confusing and inefficient. For example, when I want to modify a chart series there is a top level of 3 obtuse icons (text menus would be easier to interpret). Below these icons are text based tabs (why be consistent?) Line/Marker. If I click on marker there is yet another level of dropdown menus to access the actual settings. Why is everything so convoluted and nested!? Please just give me a flat layout of chart options, labeled with text rather than confusing icons, that is easy to navigate!

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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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