#### Can I abbreviate one value in a data series?

```I've got a chart where one value (8,300) greatly exceeds all the others.  Is
there a way to abbreviate this value so the other data points show better in
the graph?
```
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CMEknit (2)
6/15/2006 9:01:01 PM
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```Hi,

One way is to break the Y axis, have a look at these examples of how to

http://peltiertech.com/Excel/Charts/BrokenYAxis.html
http://tushar-mehta.com/excel/newsgroups/broken_y_axis/tutorial/index.html
http://www.andypope.info/charts/brokencolumn.htm

Cheers
Andy

CMEknit wrote:
> I've got a chart where one value (8,300) greatly exceeds all the others.  Is
> there a way to abbreviate this value so the other data points show better in
> the graph?

--

Andy Pope, Microsoft MVP - Excel
http://www.andypope.info
```
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andy9699 (3616)
6/15/2006 9:13:22 PM
```Andy,

Thank you so much ... this is exactly what I need.

Chris

"Andy Pope" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> One way is to break the Y axis, have a look at these examples of how to
>
> http://peltiertech.com/Excel/Charts/BrokenYAxis.html
> http://tushar-mehta.com/excel/newsgroups/broken_y_axis/tutorial/index.html
> http://www.andypope.info/charts/brokencolumn.htm
>
> Cheers
> Andy
>
> CMEknit wrote:
> > I've got a chart where one value (8,300) greatly exceeds all the others.  Is
> > there a way to abbreviate this value so the other data points show better in
> > the graph?
>
> --
>
> Andy Pope, Microsoft MVP - Excel
> http://www.andypope.info
>
```
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CMEknit (2)
6/16/2006 2:14:01 PM

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