Change Display Order in Charts

I have an X-Y chart with a cloud of points and a line.  When the chart plots, 
the line is always hidden behind the cloud of points.  Can I bring the line 
to the top so it becomes visible?  I tried making the line first and last, 
but it always ends up behind the cloud.

Thank you.
lesy99 (2)
8/4/2006 4:01:01 PM
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Lines for a given chart group (group of data series) are plotted behind 
points of that same chart group in an XY chart. However, you can change the 
chart group by changing the axis on which the chart group is plotted. Make 
the plot with one series formatted as markers only and another as lines 
only, double click the line-formatted series, and on the Axis tab, choose 
secondary. The line is now drawn in front of the markers.

To make sure the series use the same axis scales, delete the visible 
secondary axes. The secondary series will still be considered as part of the 
secondary chart group, but lacking secondary axes, it will use the primary 

- Jon
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"lesy99" <> wrote in message
>I have an X-Y chart with a cloud of points and a line.  When the chart 
> the line is always hidden behind the cloud of points.  Can I bring the 
> line
> to the top so it becomes visible?  I tried making the line first and last,
> but it always ends up behind the cloud.
> Thank you. 

jonxlmvpNO (4558)
8/4/2006 6:05:59 PM

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