Bar Chart Formatting

Is there any way to increase the width of one bar but not the others? 

I’m actually looking to make the bars increase in width with the X axis as 
the Y access increases their height.  The only thing I’ve found is to 
increase all the bars uniformly. 

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3/13/2009 4:53:01 PM
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If you widen the bars as they grow in height, you will be presenting people 
with a quandary: Is the bar height the chart feature than encodes the data, 
or is it the bar area. To minimize misinterpretation and confusion, you 
should not use variable widths. If you want to highlight one or two bars, 
show them in a different color.

- Jon
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Peltier Technical Services, Inc.

"Buchanan Street" <Buchanan> wrote in 
> Is there any way to increase the width of one bar but not the others?
> I'm actually looking to make the bars increase in width with the X axis as
> the Y access increases their height.  The only thing I've found is to
> increase all the bars uniformly.

jonxlmvpNO (4558)
3/14/2009 4:29:18 PM

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