#### user defined scale on chart

```Hi,

is there a way to have a non continuous scala on a excel chart ?

I have a financial chart that shows expenses from 100.000 up t
14.000.000. Since the 100.000 is so small its hardly visible on th
chart (min : 0 / max: 16.000.000 )

I use major unit : 2.000.000 so the chart would display the axis scal
0 / 2Mil / 4 Mil / 6 Mil / 8 Mil / up to 16Mil.

Since most of my datas are around 2 - 4 Mil. the 14 Million reall
stand out on the chart are make the low numbers almost disappear.

Is there a way to define the scale that the chart would show on th
axis 0 / 2 / 4 / 6  Million and then the next line be 14 / 16 and ski
the 8 / 10 / 12 Million to make the smaller entries more visible whil
keeping the chart at the same size ?

hope I could explain understandable.

thanks

Steffe

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```Steffen -

There are a few ways to do this. First, you could use a logarithmic
scale. Unfortunately this is not readily comprehensible to many people,
particularly non-technical types. Second, you could use a secondary axis
for the outlying data. Unfortunately this is also not easy to
understand, particularly if you hurry through the chart's construction.
The third thing you can do is simulate a broken axis. This capability is
not native to Excel, but you can fake it. I show one method on my web site:

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

I also have links to a couple other techniques.

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

forever_49ers < wrote:

> Hi,
>
> is there a way to have a non continuous scala on a excel chart ?
>
> I have a financial chart that shows expenses from 100.000 up to
> 14.000.000. Since the 100.000 is so small its hardly visible on the
> chart (min : 0 / max: 16.000.000 )
>
> I use major unit : 2.000.000 so the chart would display the axis scale
> 0 / 2Mil / 4 Mil / 6 Mil / 8 Mil / up to 16Mil.
>
> Since most of my datas are around 2 - 4 Mil. the 14 Million really
> stand out on the chart are make the low numbers almost disappear.
>
> Is there a way to define the scale that the chart would show on the
> axis 0 / 2 / 4 / 6  Million and then the next line be 14 / 16 and skip
> the 8 / 10 / 12 Million to make the smaller entries more visible while
> keeping the chart at the same size ?
>
> hope I could explain understandable.
>
> thanks
>
> Steffen
>
>
> ---
> Message posted from http://www.ExcelForum.com/
>

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DOjonNOT (619)
6/17/2004 2:38:37 AM
```thats what I was looking for, thanks man

Steffe

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6/17/2004 5:01:42 PM
```Tushar_mehta.com has a code for break in y axis.

forever_49ers > <<forever_49ers.17yuyq@excelforum-nospam.com> wrote in
message news:forever_49ers.17yuyq@excelforum-nospam.com...
> Hi,
>
> is there a way to have a non continuous scala on a excel chart ?
>
> I have a financial chart that shows expenses from 100.000 up to
> 14.000.000. Since the 100.000 is so small its hardly visible on the
> chart (min : 0 / max: 16.000.000 )
>
> I use major unit : 2.000.000 so the chart would display the axis scale
> 0 / 2Mil / 4 Mil / 6 Mil / 8 Mil / up to 16Mil.
>
> Since most of my datas are around 2 - 4 Mil. the 14 Million really
> stand out on the chart are make the low numbers almost disappear.
>
> Is there a way to define the scale that the chart would show on the
> axis 0 / 2 / 4 / 6  Million and then the next line be 14 / 16 and skip
> the 8 / 10 / 12 Million to make the smaller entries more visible while
> keeping the chart at the same size ?
>
> hope I could explain understandable.
>
> thanks
>
> Steffen
>
>
> ---
> Message posted from http://www.ExcelForum.com/
>

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