scatter plots using pivot table data

In older versions of Excel, you could directly create xy 
scatter plots using pivot table data.  In Excel 2000, the 
chart wizard says you can't use an xy scatter plot with 
pivot table data.  Why?????  Is there any way around this 
drogers (1)
6/9/2004 3:21:15 PM
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Dan -

Don't tell the pivot table you're making a regular chart.

Select a cell away from the PT and start the chart wizard. Select the XY 
Scatter type you want in step 1. In step 2, use the Series tab to select 
the ranges for the names, X values, and Y values of each series in your 
chart. Make sure you don't select one of the PT buttons.

I do this all the time, because I use pivot tables a lot, and I hate 
pivot charts.

- Jon
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
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Dan wrote:
> In older versions of Excel, you could directly create xy 
> scatter plots using pivot table data.  In Excel 2000, the 
> chart wizard says you can't use an xy scatter plot with 
> pivot table data.  Why?????  Is there any way around this 
> limitation?

DOjonNOT (619)
6/9/2004 11:54:08 PM

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