# Tagged Questions

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

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### Excel Chart with data points not in chronological order

Say you have total monthly spend for 36 months and you want to display it in a bar graph to show all the spend for the 3 Januarys, then all the spend for the 3 Februarys, etc. When I sort my data ...
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### Change linked data in a chart embedded in Word

I have set up six charts on a page, so that they're all the same size and formatting. But at the moment there are only two distinct charts and each one has three versions. I did this because I didn't ...
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### Histogram over Time?

I am trying to track the progress of a similar variable on a number of (several thousand) objects over time. I have several snapshots of data in the following form, but I want to show the progress ...
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### Excel chart referring to non-existent sheet

We have an Excel Report generated by a Java Process with all charts and jazz. The report has 10 tabs. The very first report has a "Walk Chart" generated. Unfortunately, the chart is displaying ...
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### How do I keep formatting on an Excel 2010 Pivot Chart?

I have some VBA code that runs a SQL Query, dumps it into an Excel 2010 spreadsheet and refreshes the 2 Pivot Tables based off the data. I also have 2 Pivot Charts based off of the Pivot Tables, and ...
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### How can the placement of data points in a graph be adjusted?

As part of an important presentation, I've created the following diagram showing statistical data over 5 periods of time. The data for each period consists a pair of a bar charts with a ...
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### How to get a particular y value on a graph from Excel

Here below is my Graph: Let's say I have a reading of 1.02 ml (the x-value from the graph) from my buret, how do I find the corresponding y-value?
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### Excel Charts: Is it possible to add specific text to the bars on a chart?

I have a chart which shows the daily purchases of each day in August 2015 against the daily purchases of each day in August 2015 in the bars, the lines show the total purchases in August 2014 for each ...
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### Excel 2013: Adding a formula / function to a chart legend

I have a chart in Excel with three legend entries. Each of them contains the word "Umsatz" and all of them are linked to cell values. Now I would like to remove that word from the entries with a ...
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### How to setup stacked bar chart to graph medication doses?

My Mom is sick (cancer) and my Dad has been writing down the times that he has administered pain medications to her. He asked me to plug it into a spreadsheet and chart it so he can visualize trends ...
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### Odd issue with Excel pie charts

I am having a weird issue that I was hoping was a quick fix with Excel 2013 for a pie chart. However, I can't figure out what's wrong! I am attempting to make a pie chart out of a column that looks ...
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### How to Fix Excel Graph to stop drawing line when data ends (not auto extend line to zero)?

I am using Excel 2010. I am trying to graph actual expenditure data (a solid line) and extend that graph into the future (a dashed line). I have a 5 column sheet. The first column is a date column ...
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### Excel 2010 create pie chart with labels which apply to more than one segment

I want to create a pie chart with data labels which refer to more than one segment. I have found an approximate way of doing this - these are the steps I followed. My data looks like this: I want ...
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### Add Baseline to simple Excel chart

I have a simple Excel spreadsheet tracking weight loss. I have a column with dates and another with weights. I made a simple chart with both columns as data sources (dates are x, weight is y). That ...
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### Connecting multiple series on Excel scatter plot

I am trying to create a scatter plot with multiple series and have them connected. My data has multiple Y values for a single X value. There are 4 X values and 7 Y values for each X value for a total ...
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### How to plot three sets of data in Excel? [closed]

I have 3 sets of data that show the specimen weight W1 W2 W3 0 0 0 36 64 100 68 106 150 96 134 190 120 158 220 140 179 245 156 195 265 170 207 280 182 215 290 190 222 298 194 227 305 194 230 ...
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### Eliminate the appearance of a dip when plotting increasing data with smoothing

I have a data set in which Y is an increasing function of X.  Here is the data: 5 | 0.1 10 | 0.789 15 | 147.5 20 | 216.5 25 | 276.5 I create an XY (Scatter) Chart with Smooth Lines:       ...
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### How to create a 100% stacked column chart if I have total

I'm trying to create a 100% stacked column chart using Excel 2013 Pivot Table to show what % of Column A is of a Total Column B. However the 100% stack column chart doesn't seem to work if I have a ...
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### Multiple Trend Lines for Different Segments of the Same Series in Excel

So I have a set of data in Excel that follows a periodic (roughly sawtooth shaped) pattern over time. That is, it increases gradually over a long period of time, and suddenly drops back down to a ...
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### How to customise labels on a secondary axis to show student progression as a flight path in Excel?

I am trying to create a line graph in Excel that plots a student's actual progression against their predicted grade. The type of graph is called a 'flight path'. This is represented as two lines on ...
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### Aligning Stacked Bar Chart w/ Scatter Plot Data

I have a scatter plot that has several data points at regular intervals, e.g. (8, 10) (8, 15) (40, 12) (40, 9), etc. I'd like to have a stacked bar chart that lines up with these intervals, but so far ...
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### Excel chart: Poor plot of a straight horizontal line, due to settings that use “Major Unit: Fixed” for the vertical axis

I have a table of data that is the source for a chart. I import different data into the table often to plot it in the chart. In the settings for vertical axis, I selected "Major Unit: Fixed (at 1.0)", ...
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### How to tell Excel that “Years” are “Years”, not data

I have googled everywhere about this but no solution found. I have three columns in Excel: A: Years, from 1960 to 2013 B: Maize production (in tonnes) C. Wheat production (in tonnes) If I make a ...
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### How can I select two data points on line graph and return its corresponding values?

I have a simple line chart and I want to select any two data points of line and wants in return its corresponding value. For example, my 11 different points are below. Simple line graph can be drawn ...
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### Formatting time s:mm.00 in Excel (Office 2010) and graphing

My son is a competitive swimmer. I would like to make a stacked bar chart using the various time standards for each stroke. The times are listed in m:ss.00 format. I have several problems I need help ...
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### Combining 2 named ranges into a single series line chart in Excel 2010

How do I combine 2 named ranges into a single series. I have months on the X axis and average hours per month YTD on the Y axis. I want to separate the average hours into financial years i.e. the ...
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### How to make Excel chart intelligently select data

I got a set of memory usage that I am trying to plot on Excel. I got time, total RAM, used RAM, used SWAP and free SWAP each with its own column. But if I select all of columns for a line chart the ...
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### Creating a line graph in excel with changing/result cells

For a project we are creating care packages for the homeless. I am trying to figure how many kits to make for the least leftover material as the things we are putting into the packages are sold in ...
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### Stacked column chart in Excel with the label of x-axis between the bars

I want to draw a stacked column chart in Excel and I want to put the label of the x-axis between the bars; for example:
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### Excel - Scatter plot does not connect all data points

in Excel I have a chart with 5 scatterplots. The x-axis is always the same column. However, the last added scatterplot does not connect all data points (see figure). There are some blank cells in the ...
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### Excel changes chart layout when I save as template

I created a chart layout that I like and replicate across numerous other charts. I saved it as a template. When I go to apply the template, the preview is different than my current chart. When I apply ...
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### Excel 2013: stacked bar chart with date, updating date issue

I have a stacked bar chart, with time and duration in Excel 2013 (I'm trying to show 30 day milestones). I had no problem the first time I created the file. Now that I need to update the dates (to ...
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### Scatterplot of categorical values from pivot table

I am trying to create a scatterplot of two categorical values in Windows Excel 2013. I tried putting the values into a pivot table, but cannot create an XY chart type with a chart that has been ...
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### Chart Series name referencing cell address Excel 2010 VBA

I am using Excel 2010. I have a XY scatter chart built and formatted the way I like. I reuse this chart many times, so I just copy and paste the chart into a new worksheet containing the new data ...
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### Scatter plot combined with line chart

I am doing a compensation plot I need to make a line chart with 30 grades, each having a min and max.(low and high salary within that range) On top of that, I need to plot specific employees within ...
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### how to replicate the chart on excel [duplicate]

right now i'm working on a excel chart. Long story short, i'm looking to replicate the following interest rate project charts. my question, how should i arrange my excel data in order to achieve a ...
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### Modifying Column Charts in Excel [closed]

I was wondering if someone might be able to help me figure out how to create a particular chart in excel. The rows are businesses and the columns are what percentage of people in area A and B that use ...
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### How to do up a excel hair chart?

I'm trying to do up a chart (on excel), the chart that I have in mind is somewhat similar to the attached picture. Data: X-axis: dates (weekly data) Y-axis: interest rates Doing this, I can ...
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### how to realize a distribution diagram (for nationalities) in crystal report

I have some database views provided by our campus management software. I have a list of matriculated students per study program (subset of faculty) with some default data (addresses, nationality, ...
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### Bar chart displaying too few days

I am trying to display a week-long step in a project. I am using the standard calendar. 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week, 31 days per month. Auto schedule. The "Days" column shows the correct number ...
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### Having trouble graphing big data in Excel (3500+ rows, 2 columns)

I really need with help this issue. I'm trying to show a relationship between two categories but the only problem is there's too much data! Problem: Is there a relationship between X and Y? X and Y ...
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### Add multiple series to a dynamic chart

I have a large amount of data stored in a table that is used to update about 8 charts (through named ranges). Each chart has the date and ID as the x-axis with a particular parameter being charted. ...
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### I cannot insert a bar chart in PowerPoint

In rerence to a previous post I too can no longer insert a chart into powerpoint. When I select chart type it allows me to click but then blinks at me and does nothing. My IT guys have looked into ...
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### Radar chart in excel - charting with intended “gap data”

I want to plot a radar chart that has cross-fire axis with text added labels at each axis. The data items to be placed between these axis points eg at 2pm, 4pm, 8pm, 10pm. I am having difficulty ...
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### Extract numerical data from MS Word graph [duplicate]

I have a word document that includes chart objects linked to data held in unknown spreadsheets that cannot be accessed. The charts are 'frozen', in the sense that they are displaying the data ...
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### how to combine multiple charts with same x-axis (stacking two charts) in Excel

I have 3 time series data with wildly different data ranges. I can show two of them using a primary and secondary y-axis but that does not work well with the third data series. In Excel is it ...
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### How can I divide a drawing into a unequal size blocks using Paint.NET?

I have a magnificent set of hand drawn rune cards that I wish to scan into a runic encyclopedia of some sort. Each card is 100mm x 80mm, so I could fit 6 per A4 page to scan them. After a little edit, ...
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### Automatically updating graph that only picks out information per date

Basically what I need is a formula to look up a date in column A (yesterday), return data from Column K and M to create a graph. Column A can have 0-3 rows per day that need to go into the graph. I ...
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### How to tell Excel to plot one column on x axis and another column on vertical axis?

I intend to plot y=cos(cX) in Excel, where c is a constant produced in first cell of column C using RANDBETWEEN(-50,50). Column 'A' represents X values (from -100 to 123) and column B contains f(x) ...
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### Linear date axis in pivot tables

How do I format a PivotChart so that the horizontal axis is displayed in linear time? See the PivotTable below as well as the source data (both excerpts). If it is in fact not possible to ...