excel series charts
I am trying to create a line chart in excel with two series. Conside
the following data:
np time1 time2
1 1000 100
2 900 90
3 850 80
4 700 70
5 600 60
6 400 30
7 300 10
8 270 5
The first series is plotted correctly but the second series i
completely wrong. I was wondering if someone else has encountered suc
a problem with two series charts. Can anyone suggest a solution to thi
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I am making a chart with weird X-values. Instead of single, whole numbers, I
need each value to be as follows: 1-2, 3-5, 6-10, 11-15, etc. Please help
me!! My chart keeps going to whole numbers instead and its been driving me
crazy for days! How can I fix this problem?!!
...Saving chart templates
I have created some charts and saved them as templates (crtx). I can apply
them to existing chart and, subject to some occasional odd behaviour
(plotting agains the ''wrong' axis) it works ok. Not a huge timesaver but you
take what you can get.
However, if i 'Insert' a new chart using any of three templates I have
created - and then attempt to add data to it the workbook is corrupted when I
try to save and ALL charts and Range names disappear.
I am using the name manager from peltiertech but that has always worked
before and even if i avoid using it the pr...charting performance speed
So am I correct in finding that the charting preformance speed of 2007 is an
absolute dog? Trying to chart 16 datasets with 2055 data pointrs each on an
x-y chart, with the colours of some of the lines adjusted to keep them in
four "matching sets". I have to wait for nearly a minute for a redraw when
you flick back a tab. Can't type any headers without taking a break for a
Am I missing something please?
Your impressions match my own. Excel 2007 with SP1 installed is slightly
better in some situations.
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials ...how to automate min and max on axis based on calculation
While automating some chart making with code, I am trying to automate the
span of time reflected on the x-axis. Auto doesn't work because I need the
beginning to be based on an October of a given year. Similarly I have
requirements for the max.
The appropriate min and max are calculated elsewhere, but I am not sure how
to code it to accept the value from a cell.
Any help would be much appreciated.
This has to be done programmatically. For a ready-made solution see
www...Can you combine data from 2 worksheets into 1 chart?
My son is working on a science project. He had to track the temperature and
precipitation levels in Daytona Beach for 9 years. I put the data in 2
worksheets, one for temperature and one for precipitation. He now has to
make charts for the data. We've done the 2 separate charts but now we need
to make 1 chart showing all the data. Is there a way to take the data from
the 2 separate worksheets and put it into 1 chart?
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Peltier Technical Services
Tutorials and Custom So...Is there an easy way to denote significance on charts
The only way I know how to add significance to charts, such as an asterisk
above a bar chart, is by adding a text box. Any adjustments to the chart
require rearranging the text box. Adding significance to charts is quite
common and I can't believe Excel would not have an easier option for this.
Another option is to apply shapes to hidden series. For example, if the
shape were an asterisk you could then control the position of the asterisk
based on your source data. The asterisk could always appear over the bar
even if the bar moved when the source data changed.
John Mansfie...Overlapping 2 charts (XL2003)
I have a 5 row 3 column sheet in A1:C5. Here are the 15 values (first
3 are column headings):
type day amount
I'm aiming to have a chart with 1,2,3 on x axis, and 3 blue values: 10
units tall over the 1; 11 over the 2; 12 over the 3. Then I want a red
7 over the x value 3. So I want to see both 12 and 7 above the 3 on
the x axis, either overlapping or side by side.
I created a chart by highlighting C2:C4 and hitting F11. I can name
that series as A. So far so good. Now I want to overlay B data, so
under Source Data I add a series named B with values =sheet1!c5...Finding data for a chart in word
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After inserting a chart in a word document I cannot seem to get back to the
excel worksheet update data on the chart.
<TITLE>Finding data for a chart in word<...Perspective setting won't save in a 3-D column chart
I have a 3-D column chart that has the perspective setting as 20, the
elevation as 24 degrees and the rotation as 198 degrees. I change the
settings, close the dialog box and click save. Yet the perspective setting
resets itself to 15 every time I open the file. I am using Excel 2007. Any
I have been able to duplicate your problem, I suggest this is a bug,
although there might be some reason for this behavior, I can't think of any.
It's probably not worth it but I suppose you could attach a macro to the
Open_Workbook event and reset it to...XY Scatter Chart Not Showing X Axis
I'm trying to create a quadrant analysis. I have the four quadrants as
stacked columns and the real data as a XY Scatter. The x axis for the XY
Scatter is not showing. The real data series are marked as the secondary
axis. Does anyone know how to make the X axis appear?
Usually Excel gives you both secondary axes when you add an XY series to a
column chart. Go to Chart menu > Options > Axes, and check the box for the
secondary X axis. If you're using Excel 2007, it's found on the middle of
the three charting tabs, under Axis.
Jon Peltier, Microsoft ...Formatting Linked Charts Now An Issue
We just got upgraded to Micro. 2003 and let me tell you it's not pretty. I
previously had a lengthy Word doc with a bunch of charts linked from an Excel
worksheet I had. Since the upgrade I had to re-link every chart because the
links no longer work, why is this?????? Also after I cut and paste special
as a link each chart I can no longer freely move the chart around or even
right click to get properties and select the size I want the chart to show.
I paste it in the right column of a word doc table so I need to size it to
fit into the column and I can no longer do this. This i...Data Bar / Progress Meter / Bar Chart
Could anyone suggest a method of having a text field (or similar) have the
behaviour of a data bar in excel 2007.
I have a field that displays a percentage and would like to present the
information to the user in a bar graph / data bar / progress meter style
The value is only ever updated when the form is first loaded, ie. the values
will not require updating/refreshing. The data comes from a query.
It would be really great if it could change to yellow at 75% and red at 90%
as some sort of conditional format as well?
You can insert the microsoft progress b...How could i higlight different intervals in the charts
How could i higlight different intervals in the charts. e.g. I have on the
horizental axis time from 0 hrs to 24 hrs. and on the vertical axis body
temprature. I have three different subjects data on this chart. I would like
to higlight the area where those subjects were sleeping, but I could't get
the solution in MS Excel. Does anyone helps me on this issue
You could add another series plotted as column. Plotting the maximum value
when shading is required.
You will need to set the maximum Y axis value so the columns can reach the
top of the plot area.
Format the columns via t...Bar chart with height and width
I want to be able to plot areas in a graph using the
information below. For example for row A I want to plot a
rectangle with corners (3,1)(3,2)(4,1)(4,2).
| x to x | y to y
a | 3 4 | 1 2
b | 6 7 | 2 4
c | 9 21 | 10 12
Any help would be appreciated.
You would need to use an xy scatter chart.
And you will also need to expand your data points.
Your new data would be something like this;
By...Chart allignment issue in 2007 but in 2003 its working fine
I created a chart in excel 2003, if manually change the Paper size from
“Letter” to “A4” in excel 2003 there is no problem, but in excel 2007, 20%
of bottom chart area is hiding.
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--...how to persist pivot chart data
I have two worksheets: one sheet to do scratch work, and one to contain the
final product. I do the following:
1. Make a filter selection on the scratch sheet and copy the resulting pivot
table and pivot chart to the final sheet.
2. Make another filter selection on the scratch seet and copy the resulting
pivot table and pivot chart to the final sheet. ( I actually do many
iterations of this.)
Unfortunately, when I make another filter selection in the pivot table on
the scratch sheet and copy the table to the final sheet, the first pivot
chart on the final sheet reflects the results...Any tips for reducing Exce file size with charts
Many of my colleagues insist on embedding charts into their workbooks.
This practice results in the excel file size increasing dramatically.
Are there any top tips for chart creation that could reduce the size
- only use an unfilled background
- use line charts only
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when you say embedding are they creating charts from one ...Using paste link for full page Excel 2007 chart cuts off in PP
I am using Excel 2007 and I have a chart that has its own tab (full page
landscape). When I use the Paste Link functionality in Powerpoint to link to
the chart, it is cut off on the left.
It works fine if I use Excel 2003, but the problem with that is I want to
use 2007 functionality for formatting!!!
...Format chart axis by inputting data in a cell
I'd like to format the chart axis by linking the Maximum and Minimum scale to
2 cells in another worksheet. This way I can protect the sheet with the
chart and the user can still change the axis. Any help would be appreciated.
I think you will have to write a macro to do that.
> I'd like to format the chart axis by linking the Maximum and Minimum scale to
> 2 cells in another worksheet. This way I can protect the sheet with the
> chart and the user can still change the axis. Any help would be appreciated.
...3-D Donut Chart printing
Donut charts created in Excel and exported to Power Point loose resolution
(look fuzzy) when printing from Power Point. This occurs with Donut charts
using a 3-D design effect or beveled look. I would like to put the chart
into a metafile or non-editable format when moving to PowerPoint. Not sure
if this is an Excel, PowerPoint or file format being used.
Should have mentioned this is 2007.
> Donut charts created in Excel and exported to Power Point loose resolution
> (look fuzzy) when printing from Power Point. ...Formating Charts 2007
Has anybody had trouble with formating the series on charts, each time i set
up a line with markers chart it gives me the series with no conection between
points, when i go into the source data and go to the connect series it is
blanked out. Even when I reformat the series induvdualy (painfully).
Then I saved it as template and when I apply the template the same thing
happens to the new chart, also when i move the chart all the formating i did
goes back again to the series with no connections between the points.
And each of the formating tasks is painfully slow in responding.
I am not im...Secondayr axis denied
I have successfully added a series to a chart, using the secondary axis.
When adding another series to the chart, Excel uses the Primary axis as
default to load the series. I want to change the Primary axis to Secondary
axis, but Excel does not allow that option - both options are grayed out,
showing the Excel-selected Primary axis. How do I get this second series on
the Secondary axis?
Sometimes it's not allowed. What kind of chart is it? Is the workbook shared?
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Peltier Technical Services
Tutorials and Custom Solutions...Parse Excel Chart
I have an embedded line chart with the 'x' axis 400 data points long.
The 'y' axis is reasonable. The data is dynamic.
It is impossible to print, as the individual data points mesh.
I would like to see the individual data points, but somehow parse
the chart into 4 sections to print all 4 sections in landscape mode on a
I tried GIF it is still too long a range to print.
Use legal sized paper
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