71 votes14 comments · Excel for Windows (Desktop Application) » Charting, Mapping and Visualizations · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →
Thank you for your suggestion to add a zoom feature to charts! There are currently no plans to devote time to support this in the near future. However, we will continue tracking votes and comments, and will keep this suggestion under consideration for future development.
Thank you again, and please keep sharing your thoughts!
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I'd also like to see Excel support zoom and pan features for Data Visualization like many other people's comments here, For scientific, engineering or non-business users, there is a real need for real-time interactive exploration of time series with support for hardware acceleration using DirectX or WebGL.
Many scientific users of Excel currently have to rely upon exporting Excel series data to other 3rd party applications such as Matlab or else via the Arction LightningChart .NET charting SDK (see https://www.arction.com/data-visualization-controls-desktop-software-developers/), or else PlotLy.
Particularly useful would be some sort of drag and drop cursor window to zoom into a time series.
See LightningChart excellent XY charting examples on Youtube at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KYDrTWk5fQ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CA-6o4ybmQ.
These sorts of high performance 2D and 3D graphing features for scientific data visualization should be built into Excel. People shouldn't have to export data to a 3rd party charting application to be able to manipulate the data more efficiently.Anonymous supported this idea ·