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I will to plot a line graph of year vs. sales on excel 2010. However, the years are displaying on the y-axis wihile nothing but 1,2,3 etc is displaying on the x-axis.... Anybody might know what the problem is?

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Would you mind showing us how your Excel sheet is set up and how you configured the graph? – slhck Mar 19 '12 at 14:40

Put years (x values) into a column, and the y values into the next column. Put a label in the cell just above the top Y value, and keep the cell just above the top X value blank. Select this range and make an XY chart.

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Assuming you're using the line chart type, and not the xy scatter:

  1. Select only the sales column (together with the title)
  2. Go to insert, and select line chart
  3. You will now have a chart with sales on the y-axis and 1, 2, 3... on the x-axis
  4. Right-click on the chart -> select data
  5. On the right side, under horizontal (category) axis labels, click edit, and select the range containing your years (without the title). Voila!
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