graphing ordered non-numeric value

```How does one graph an ordered but non-numeric value (e.g. Excellent, Very
Good, Good, Satisfactory, Fair, Poor, Failed) on the Y-axis and the date on
the x-axis?
```
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mkchu (1)
11/15/2004 1:58:08 PM
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```Hi Mkchu,

> How does one graph an ordered but non-numeric value (e.g. Excellent, Very
> Good, Good, Satisfactory, Fair, Poor, Failed) on the Y-axis and the date on
> the x-axis?

Probably the easiest way is to give each of them a number (e.g. Failed = 0,
Excellent = 6) and plot those.  Then format the Y axis to show markers but no
labels and use text boxes for the labels.

Regards

Stephen Bullen
Microsoft MVP - Excel
www.oaltd.co.uk

```
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11/16/2004 8:39:29 AM
```Or use a dummy series with data labels to provide the axis labels:

http://peltiertech.com/Excel/Charts/Y_CategoryAxis.html

- Jon
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Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Peltier Technical Services
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com/
_______

Stephen Bullen wrote:

> Hi Mkchu,
>
>
>>How does one graph an ordered but non-numeric value (e.g. Excellent, Very
>>Good, Good, Satisfactory, Fair, Poor, Failed) on the Y-axis and the date on
>>the x-axis?
>
>
> Probably the easiest way is to give each of them a number (e.g. Failed = 0,
> Excellent = 6) and plot those.  Then format the Y axis to show markers but no
> labels and use text boxes for the labels.
>
> Regards
>
> Stephen Bullen
> Microsoft MVP - Excel
> www.oaltd.co.uk
>
>

```
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11/19/2004 6:36:24 AM

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