Graphs, charts and other graphical methods for showing data and their relationships.

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### Time units and automatic formatting of the y-axis in Excel

I have a chart with time values on the vertical (Y) axis. As the values can change a lot the formatting of the axis minor and major units is automatic.
The problem is that Excel chooses values which ...

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### Place multiple columns onto one line [duplicate]

Let's say I have a table in a spreadsheet that works like a calendar:
Jan Fev Mar ...
1 5 7 1
2 3 4 9
3 8 3 1
4 2 9 0
5 2 1 2
...
And so on...
I need to make a chart ...

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### Label's format in barchart different from the corresponding cell

I have stacked bar chart. In the label's format I checked "linked to source".
Now in the datacell,l I have this custom format "[>999999]#.##0,00.." M$";[>999]#.##0,00." k$";#0,00$". The problem is ...

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### Blank Excel PivotChart

My Pivot Table has everything I want however,I want my chart to show how many Issues have the status of severe, mild, or moderate.
But instead it is blank.
What should I do?

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### How do you set a variable Y-axis min/max?

I have a colleague who creates lots of charts. He wants the min/max of the Y-axis of a bar chart to reflect the min/max within a range in Column "A" of an Excel spreadsheet. The min/max will change ...

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### Excel 2003 charts not looking right in 2007

I'm not exactly sure this goes here but I don't know where else to look for help.
I have some Excel files containing charts made with Excel 2003. When I open the file in Excel 2007 and save it (non ...

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### Set automatic axis limits for bar chart without defaulting to zero

I am building a bar chart in Excel with data values ranging from, e.g., 10 to 20. I want the x-axis limits to be automatic, but although the right limit (near 20) works correctly, the left limit ...

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### How do I get a chart in Excel to add new data series automatically?

I am working on some charts for financial reporting. One of them shows some values for individual companies.
I will need to add new companies on a monthly basis, and would like the diagram to ...

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562 views

### excel chart dynamic range based on values

I'm trying to create a chart that auto updates itself from a data provided. The range of the chart is always fixed/locked. The issue I'm facing is that when a value for a certain month is 0, I want it ...

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### Good (preferably free), easy to use, attractive flowchart software [closed]

While there is no shortage of awesome concept mapping or mindmapping software, I'm left rather cold by the offerings of flowchart related software or apps available.
I'm looking for something that ...

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386 views

### Creating a pie-chart (of how many times a number is repeated) in Excel

I am trying to create a pie chart in Excel, but cannot figure out how to get it to work. I have a list (column) of numbers and the pie-chart needs to show how many times numbers are repeated (or how ...

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### Highlighting values in Excel pivot table or chart

Excel can prepare pivot charts and tables based on tabular data on an Excel sheet.
I am looking for a way to highlight sections of the pivot chart or table to easily see where a specific single ...

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### How to rotate text in axis category labels of Pivot Chart in Excel 2007?

I'm using a pivot chart in Excel to display data. My problem is: I can not influence the orientation of the text in the "axis" (don't know how to call it correctly, I'm sorry).
As an example: In the ...

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### Putting a line feed in a string built in an excel formula in a data label

I need to construct a data label in an excel chart using a formula building the string from two cells with a line break between them.
This would work in a cell formula:
=A1 & CHAR(10) & B1
...

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### Excel X axis label

In Excel, I want the value of the data marker displayed at the right edge of the data marker. Ex: an amount representing 0-10 is graphed, and the 10 on the X axis is on the right edge of the column ...

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### How to get average of multiple time series

I have few computers running. I want to get the average CPU usage of these computers and plot it as a graph. So I've collected CPU usage in regular intervals in these machines. So for each computer I ...

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567 views

### Pull Data from Pivot Table to Grid on Different Worksheet

I am trying to make an Excel Workbook that contains the statistics of an XBox Tournament that our office is doing. Winner of the whole Tournament wins the XBox! It's fairly simple rules. Everyone will ...

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### Linked Excel 2010 Charts Won't Show Field Codes in Word 2010 - What am I doing wrong?

Thank you for reading. I hope this is something simple I am overlooking.
Synopsis: I have a Word doc containing linked charts from a single Excel source. They are docx and xlsx files created in Word ...

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235 views

### How do I select a blocked chart in a Excel 2010 chart?

How can I select a blocked or protected chart in Excel 2010?
When I right-click on the chart, the cursor changes to a circle with a diagonal line within it - a "blocked" sign. I'm doing a study ...

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226 views

### What is the best way to graph this in excel

I have a table in excel with three columns:
Name
Start Date
End Date
I want to create a chart with count on the left hand side and date on the bottom to show the count of open item (defines ...

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### Excel Line chart multiple related series, colouring

I'm using MS Excel 2010.
I have a worksheet that looks like this
---/ 1001 / 1002 / 1003 / 1101 / 1102 / 1201 / 1202 / 1203 / 1204
R2 / ...
R3 / ...
...
I would like to create a line chart with ...

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### Excel 2010, changing on its own

Excel 2010 has began changing my chart tab names from the ones that I set, back to "chart 1" "chart 2", etc.
I went through and changed them all to what I had set again, and the next day they were ...

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### How to make LibreOffice Calc to connect points in a holed series chart with lines?

I've got a time series data table with one function (row) value available for every month and the second for every 3rd month (every quarter), having holes (empty cell values) for every 2nd and 1st ...

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### Prevent text wrapping in data table (Excel charts)

Is there some way to prevent text wrapping of long headers with no spaces in the data table of a chart?
I was hoping to find a "Shrink to fit" feature, like the one that can be applied to cell ...

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### Excel - Create the same Charts Monthly

I've got a workbook with a table that has the months across the top. Each month, another month column will be added and the data for that month will be filled in.
For each month, I want to create ...

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### Print an organizational chart to PDF from JSON data?

I've been searching for a few days and haven't found quite what I need yet.
I've got a tool I'm working on that displays a person in a sort of visual hierarchy of the company (from the CEO down the ...

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### How to create excel line charts with irregular scales

I am trying to create a line graph, The vertical axis is an irregular scale - 1,1c,1b,1a,2,2c,2b,2a and so on.
Here is the data in chart format
I am having trouble representing this data in the ...

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### Apart from visually inspecting the graph, is there a way of calculating when a trend line will cross another series?

Is there a way to find the point of intersection of a trend line and another series on a chart in Excel? The other series may be another trend line or just the interpolated line drawn by Excel.

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### How can I split the wedges of a pie chart to show extra information per wedge in consecutive rings?

I'm plotting disk partitioning and available space.
I have a pie chart showing the partitioning: e.g. 30% /, 70% /home.
In the second ring I want to show that 90% / is full, 10% of / is empty. 10% ...

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### Change the Point Color in chart excel VBA

I'm trying to the get the points from a chart in excel vba? I made a chart of student marks in excel, and I want to put a condition i.e if marks on chart are greater then 90 then the point color ...

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### Excel chart axis values are doubling up along the axis

Excel chart axis values are doubling up along the axis - how do I stop this happening? It is in both the primary and secondary scales. eg the axis shows 18, 20, 20, 22, 22, 24, 24, 25

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### Windows programs to create timeline charts?

I would like to create a chart for my source control depicting the trunk and all the branches, with various details, like creation date, merge date, created revision, merge revision, close revision ...

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### Date axis with a partial year

I have a line chart with data spanning from February 2002 to today. At the moment, the date axis looks like this:
Is there a way to have the first date be Feb-02 (no change), but the next one be ...

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### Excel trendline accuracy

This is a problem I have every once in a while, and it annoys me tremendously, beacuse I have always to recheck every trendline I get.
An example:
r L
(mm)
30,00 97,0
60,00 103,2
...

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### Finding more flexible 'chart-to-code' software

I'm looking for suggestions of a new software development tool for any object-oriented development language
e.g. C++ , C# , VB etc.
Here's some examples of some software coding:
I'm looking for ...

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### Excel - set data range for multiple charts

I have a 'dashboard' of weekly stats - with week numbers in the columns across the top, and about 70 metrics in the rows.
I want to create around 20 charts from these different metrics, but always ...

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### Is there a tool to get data from a pie chart instead of the other way around?

I'm looking for a tool that helps me creating an investment portfolio. I'd like to decide the percentages first, and then the tool would output quantities. Also, percentages should be hierarchical. ...

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### Windows. Active X objects. Excel Chart

i need to find Excel active X object mschart.ocx or mschrt20.ocx.
Where are they laying?
Thanks!
P.S:
Am i right, that they can help me to use active x chart: msdn
Thanks!

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### Organization chart using Active Directory

Is there any tool which can depict Organization chart using data pulled from Active Directory.
I am looking for portable thick client which can run on Windows.

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### Excel chart axis does not depict the data correctly

I have a problem with an Excel chart.
I have
a primary axis (two series), showing volumes in millions
a secondary axis showing percentages (one series)
The primary axis seems to be adding the ...

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**1**answer

593 views

### On a bar chart showing value gains in time frame, what is the easiest way to show losses?

I have a chart as on image below:
The red part of these charts are loses – values which should be subtracted from the overall amount. Is there any way that I can both show them on the chart and ...

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### How to apply Excel formula to datapoints for chart *without* helper column?

in Excel (2007 or newer) is there an easy way to apply any Excel formula on a set of datapoints before drawing a line/box/... on the chart, without using a helper column to do so?
(This is a ...

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### Free or Open Solution for Storing and Charting CSV data

I'm presently storing CSV files, combining them, opening them in open office, creating pivot tables and then generating charts from the spreadsheet.
I've looked at OOBase, but appending csv files to ...

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### Can I crop an excel chart to remove part of the chart?

I followed some instructions to create a speedometer chart (pie chart with a scatter line chart on top).
However, this solution leaves a large blank space below the chart; 50% of the chart's space is ...

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### Emphasize 100% axis line in Excel

I have a bar chart of %s, where some of the values are over 100%. I have the gridlines set at 20%, but would like an extra emphasis on 100% to make the better values stand up.

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### How can I change the default font size that is set on charts in a PowerPoint template?

As the title says I'm interested in knowing how I can change the default font size that is set on charts in a specific PowerPoint template.
I'm not interested in using chart-templates for this, since ...

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### Please recommend software to draw sequence diagrams [closed]

I have tried Dia, but it does not seem to provide a convenient set. Particularly, I cannot find the self-directed circle in Dia.
I drew the illustration in Word, but it is not very convenient. (The ...

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### Can I use 2 different Columns of Data for the same axis & same series in Excel

I have a simple dataset in Excel showing Players, Win Count & Win %
I'd like on my Bar Chart to keep the % on the Vertical Axis like it currently...
But I'd also like to put the Win Count on ...

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### Generate a point chart from XML data, possibly with Excel?

I would like to generate some point chart from XML data.
The data should be grouped using color by its "id" attribute. The position is stored in "x" and "y". What software should I use? I tried Excel ...

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### Excel chart does not show all line feeds

I'm trying to set up an Excel chart. I've tried to enter 6 line feeds. I have followed the steps correctly, but on the graph it only shows 5 lines. On the right hand side listing of feeds it shows the ...