XY chart labeller Issue: (Magic quadrant) But with a twist.

Hiya Folks

I have the same problem as has already been discussed on the forum (see 
below@ end of my email), but in my case there is an additional twist. 

The orginal issue was solved by using Rob Bovey's XY Chart Labeler to add 
labels. The free download is at his web site:

         http://www.appspro.com/Utilities/ChartLabeler.htm


 But in my case I have lots of XY points (155 to be precise). The problem is 
that 155 visible labels make the chart look very messy. Is there anyway to 
make the XY labels invisible until you hover over them with a mouse/pointer?

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Steve 

Orginal Problem.

I need to create a chart which is a matrix of four 'boxes' (a bit like the 
BCG 'Cash cow, star, etc matrix if you know it). But am having real trouble.

What I need is this (and I'm going for the simplest method here - I ignored 
the four 'boxes' and just tried to get the data as I want on the chart):

Data source:

Project Name     Value(1-10)     Difficulty(1-10)
Proj1                       5                     8
Proj2                       8                    10
Proj3                       1                     8
Proj4                       3                     2
Proj5                       6                     4

Chart:

Y-Axis: Value
X-Axis: Difficulty
Label next to each point: Project Name

So, with this graph there would only actually be 5 points - 1 for each 
project. And each point would have the project name next to it.

I'll make a crude effort at drawing it:

val)
10 |
    |                                                 X proj2
    |                 X proj5
    |                                     X proj1
    |      X proj4
    |
1   |_____________________X proj3__
    1                                                10 (diff)

I had very moderate success with 'bubbles' - but hit a dead end.
Anyone know how I can achieve this??


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Try Tushar's Hover Chart Label utility:

    http://tushar-mehta.com/excel/software/chart_hover_label/index.html

- Jon
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"Steve" <Steve@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
news:6C376169-3F7A-4D43-BF52-6F713D4D7EE0@microsoft.com...
> Hiya Folks
>
> I have the same problem as has already been discussed on the forum (see
> below@ end of my email), but in my case there is an additional twist.
>
> The orginal issue was solved by using Rob Bovey's XY Chart Labeler to add
> labels. The free download is at his web site:
>
>         http://www.appspro.com/Utilities/ChartLabeler.htm
>
>
> But in my case I have lots of XY points (155 to be precise). The problem 
> is
> that 155 visible labels make the chart look very messy. Is there anyway to
> make the XY labels invisible until you hover over them with a 
> mouse/pointer?
>
> Any help would be greatly appreciated
>
> Steve
>
> Orginal Problem.
>
> I need to create a chart which is a matrix of four 'boxes' (a bit like the
> BCG 'Cash cow, star, etc matrix if you know it). But am having real 
> trouble.
>
> What I need is this (and I'm going for the simplest method here - I 
> ignored
> the four 'boxes' and just tried to get the data as I want on the chart):
>
> Data source:
>
> Project Name     Value(1-10)     Difficulty(1-10)
> Proj1                       5                     8
> Proj2                       8                    10
> Proj3                       1                     8
> Proj4                       3                     2
> Proj5                       6                     4
>
> Chart:
>
> Y-Axis: Value
> X-Axis: Difficulty
> Label next to each point: Project Name
>
> So, with this graph there would only actually be 5 points - 1 for each
> project. And each point would have the project name next to it.
>
> I'll make a crude effort at drawing it:
>
> val)
> 10 |
>    |                                                 X proj2
>    |                 X proj5
>    |                                     X proj1
>    |      X proj4
>    |
> 1   |_____________________X proj3__
>    1                                                10 (diff)
>
> I had very moderate success with 'bubbles' - but hit a dead end.
> Anyone know how I can achieve this??
>
> 


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jonxlmvpNO (4558)
9/5/2007 12:29:37 PM
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