Bring back ability to move data points in charts by dragging&dropp


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wildetudor

In Excel 2003 you used to be able to move data points in a chart (or ranges
of a slice in a pie chart) simply by dragging&dropping them directly in the
chart - which, in turn, would modify the corresponding value in the worksheet.

In Excel 2007, you can't do that: data points in a chart are not
"draggable', which is a shame, since that was a very useful tool to have. For
example, sometimes you may want to tweak the appearance of a plot (you know
how you'd like it to look like, and accept the numerical values that make
that shape possible). Or you might want to adjust the proportions in a pie
chart visually, directly on the chart, rather than numerically, by trying
various values in the worksheet.

I hope to see this very useful feature implemented in Excel again. Thanks.

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Bernard Liengme

It is doubtful that Excel developers will see your message. However, last
year at a meeting with MVPs, they were made aware of other peoples interest
in having this feature restored. Let's wait till Office 14 appears to see if
we get it!
best wishes
 
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wildetudor

Hi Bernard, thanks for your reply. I'm glad they are aware of it, we should
now wait and see.

By the way, I thought I was posting under "Suggestions for Microsoft
products" - isn't that the place to post if you want Office developers to see
your suggestions?

Thanks.
 
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Bernard Liengme

Not sure where that place ("Suggestions for Microsoft products") is. Your
message went to a Microsoft newsgroup (USENET) - I read these messages using
Outlook Express. MS maintains these newsgroups for the public to use
peer-to-peer self-help but they very seldom make any replies and there is no
reason to think they visit them often - the developers are busy boys &
girls.
best swishes
 
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Jon Peltier

People who use the MS web interface for this newsgroup see lots of helpful
things that aren't part of the NNTP protocols. Things like Check this box if
it's a suggestion for Microsoft, or Vote yes if this answer helped.

I'm sure wildetutor saw the 'suggestion for Microsoft' and assumed that
Microsoft people frequent the forum. Sadly, few even know about it and even
fewer ever visit.

Folks who are knowledgeable with the NNTP protocol or who are particularly
impatient don't use the Microsoft web interface.

- Jon
 
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Bernard Liengme

Hi Jon
Which an I: knowledgeable or particularly impatient? <gr>

I do not see that stuff when I visit 'communities' with Vista Webmail

best wishes
Bernard
 
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