Microsoft regularly introduces new features in Excel on various platforms and the company also publishes a list of all new features added at the end of the month. Today, he recaps recent changes to Excel in November 2022.
The changelog isn’t very long, but there are still some features that will probably appeal to some consumers. Excel for the web has a unique new feature called Chart Data Foils. Simply put, it provides a visual indicator of the source range of cells used to create a chart. This range can easily be changed by clicking on a range of cells and dragging it.
Meanwhile, Excel for Windows and Mac have the exact same changelog this time around. The first of two new features in the trailer is View Changes. As the name suggests, it lets you see changes made to a workbook and revert to older states. The other feature is Office Scripts to automate repetitive tasks, it’s now generally available to everyone.
Finally, a general update to the Office app on Excel has a more modern look for the contextual command bar and ribbon palette thanks to Fluent Design principles. Contextual command bar menus are now faster and resizable as well. These enhancements are only available to Office Insiders at this time.
As usual, if you don’t like the implementation of a particular feature or want something new, don’t forget to drop feedback to Microsoft on the dedicated portal here.