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How do I create a chart in Excel with dynamic series based on the data content?

How would I define a chart in Excel (2010) that shows a time series graph containing various series based on the data content itself? For example, here is a data set: Date Series A Values ...
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How can I generate a dotplot of general files?

On a few occasions I've seen some papers that apply bioinformatics dotplots (aka recurrence plots) to general files, to demonstrate things like beat detection in music, or relationships between .dll ...
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Get Excel to base tick marks on 0 instead of axis ends (with fixed maximum or minimum)

In other words, I want Excel to anchor the tick marks at 0. I am trying to get an axis that goes from -35 to 35, but with the ticks on multiples of 10: 30, 20, 10, 0, -10, -20, -30 I have set set ...
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Create a pie chart from distinct values in one column by grouping data in Excel

I have an Excel document containing information from a survey. I want to create a pie chart over location (countries). How can I make Excel group all the distinct values together and then display ...
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Excel automatic axis scale completely inappropriate for data

How can I make Excel use the correct scale on its graph axis? For example, I have a graph which looks like the following: The x-axis has the wrong scale - it should range from about $3000 to ...
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Product sales chart in Excel, from data in Access

I have a table in an Excel 2007 worksheet containing details of orders (note: I have manually changed the details to be fake on everything) I want to count the number of products ordered for a ...
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Box and whisker graph in Excel

Is there a way to draw a Box and Whisker graph in Excel?
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Distribution of values as a graph in excel

I have a set of 1-D data (0,0,0,1,2,1,1,5,6,1,1,100,1,etc) and I'd like to generate a graph from it that shows the number of values in a set of ranges. I.e 0 - 3 1-7 - 8 8-30 - 0 30+ - 1 The data ...
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Excel chart: How to reverse the X axis of time series data

In Excel 2003, I have a time series from a financial report that goes something like this: 2007 2006 2005 Amount 300 200 100 I want to create a graph of the time series that looks ...
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Histogram - adding vertical line (x-value) - Excel

I have created a histogram from a list of data: -0.0892 8 -0.0711 16 -0.0529 19 -0.0348 13 -0.0166 5 0.0015 12 0.0197 5 0.0378 5 0.0560 3 0.0741 4 0.0923 5 0.1104 1 I would like to add a ...
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Plot scatter graph in Excel graph with 3 variables in 2D

3 Columns of Data: Date (from 1st till 31st) Variable 1 variable 2 I want to make a simple graph where Variable 1 range is X axis and Variable 2 range is Y axis, I plot the date on the graph ...
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Excel or PPT: How to have two pie charts, but one legend

I would like to design a slide that shows two pie charts of the same size side-by-side, but with a single legend that is centered on the page beneath both charts. I can easily create one of the pies ...
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Adding 80% horizontal goal line to pivot chart

I have a curve pivot chart to which I'd like to add a goal line with a static 80% horizontal line. I've seen some people suggest that one could merely add a column with 60% to the dataset. My dataset ...
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Visio 2010 Organization chart

I'm looking to build an org chart in Visio 2010 by using data from excel. There are many tutorials about this, so this part is pretty easy. My question is, is there a way to create automatic ...
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Scatterplot with variable X on X axis and Y on Y axis

I have a dataset with variable A (Age) and B (performance). I want to create a scatterplot with variable A on the X axis and B on the Y axis, but Excel is acting all weird with it. I have approx 120 ...
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Excel Error Bars From Pivot Table

When Excel generates Standard Error error bars, it takes into account the number of data points. If a chart was generated from a pivot table, does Excel use the number of points in the pivot table, 1, ...
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Plot 3 y axis in excel

I'm trying to plot three axes on the same graph. My data headings are: date/time (x axis), water level, temp, trout up, trout down. I've seen examples where this is possible but don't know how to do ...
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Cannot insert charts into PowerPoint 2013

I cannot insert charts into PowerPoint 2013. Each time I wish to, once I have selected the desired chart type and click 'OK', it simply blinks (exits and reopens). It then returns me to the same ...
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How to format the number category in chart tags?

Hello fellow Excel users: I have 3 desktops at home. One has Excel 2007, other one Excel 2010, and the last one Excel 2013. As a heavy Excel user, I prefer to have 3 different versions in order to ...
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Adjacent bar charts with different scalings

I have this chart created in Excel 2013: using this data: Last 4 Weeks Last 12 Months No. of Accounts 36 186 Net Revenue 149,562 ...
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Excel 2010, how to show percentage values on clustered columns chart?

I was looking for a better way to do this but no luck googling. My problem is about showing numeric values and percentage value in clustered column chart. When I use pie chart, there is an option to ...
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Excel scatter chart, with grouped text values on the X axis

Apples 1 Apples 5 Apples 2 Bananas 1 Bananas 4 Bananas 6 I want two bars on the X axis (Apples, Bananas), but with crosses marking the points on the Y axis. Here's a mockup: I'd want 1 ...
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conditional formatting of pie chart segments

i have a very simple pie chart - developed in excel for mac 2011. each segment of the chart represents a 'group' and is sized relative to a column of data called 'count'. there is a second column ...
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Excel chart colours

In Microsoft Excel 2010, when I insert a chart with multiple data series (or a pie chart), each series (or slice) is automatically given a colour. My 2 questions are: What is the formula used to ...
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How to create a stacked bar chart that displays data in monthly intervals?

I have a table with dates and prices, and I want to create a bar chart, which shows me total amount spent in months. Table looks like this: 30.5.2014 700,80 CZK 6.6.2014 1 000,30 CZK 20.6.2014 ...
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Excel scatter plot with multiple series from 1 table

Say I have a table as follows: Label | X | Y | A | 1 | 1 | B | 2 | 2 | B | 3 | 2 | A | 4 | 3 | C | 5 | 4 | A | 4 | 3 | C | 2 | 1 | How ...
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Plotting quarterly and monthly data in Excel

I have one monthly data series in one spreadsheet and one quarterly in a different spreadsheet. What is the "smartest" way to plot them together in one graph (in Excel)? Its quite a lot of data, so I ...
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Plot 2d graph in Excel

I have data in three columns, one for the x axis, one for the y axis and one actual data as: X Y Value 0 0 1,005155 0 1 2,051385 0 2 1,15305 ... 1 0 1,112285 1 1 1,48512 1 2 ...
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Creating GANTT Chart (Timeline) From Start Time and Duration

I am attempting to create a daily graphical timeline from start times and duration. I have three columns: Program Name, Start Time and Duration. The data looks something like this... The desired ...
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how to create excel charts having strings in both x and y axis

I have a student data with Student Name and their grade (A/B/C/D/E.). Now I want to have a graph for this data. Kindly help me.
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Embedded excel chart in powerpoint does not print correctly from Office 2013

We have a user that has Office 2013 installed in her machine - she is the only one. The rest of the users have Office 2010. The user with 2013 is the only one with the issue. There is a powerpoint ...
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How to shade the area under a straight line graph in Excel

How do I shade the area under a straight line graph in Excel, along the x-axis? The graph data points are shown below. 0-16.67 170-16.67 170-6.712 187.5-6.712 652-25.352 670-33.408 910-33.408 910-0 ...
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Excel 2013 Chart - Multiple Series on Pivot Chart

I have an Excel 2013 file that pulls data from a SharePoint list. The goal is to create a dashboard that can be refreshed easily and without formatting or updating formulas of any type. The ...
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Excel chart axis with personal label instead of number

I'm a simpleton with excel but writing a research dissertation. Much charting involved... My y axis has values 0-6 but each number represents a patient response (for example never, very rarely, ...
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How do you shift data markers in excel?

How do you shift the data markers such that they align with the end of the month? The chart is shown here.
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Chart not showing all data

I have created a very simple spreadsheet with data by half an hour for every day from Mon - Fri. I have then created a line chart and in the legend every day is shown, however the data for Monday is ...
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How to plot complex data as a radar chart in MS Excel?

I have some data from an experiment (which I did not design) that I'm supposed to analyze. After looking through the possible options for displaying the data to visually analyze, I believe that a ...
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How do I disable screen updating while reformatting an Excel 2007 chart?

I have a chart with about 70,000 data points. When I format the axes or data series, Excel automatically updates the chart before I am finished editing the value. This is very slow (1+ minutes), even ...
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Excel: How to Superimpose 2 Stacked Column Charts

I have two stacked column charts (with no gaps between the columns) that have identical X- and Y-axes with same intervals. One graph is displayed in red, while the other graph is displayed in blue. ...
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Excel: Replace Number Format in Diagram

I have an Excel Workbook which will be sent to a client and I need to get the thousands and decimal seperators right. I have a Workbook.Open routine which will change to custom formatting (and back on ...
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Excel: How to create a nonuniform stack chart

I want to create a stack chart that shows the timeline of 3 phases on the x-axis (intervals separated by month) and total budget on the y-axis. The budgets for all projects will stack up against each ...
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Excel generate and format horizontal error bars

I have been trying to generate and format horizontal and vertical error bars in Excel 2010, and there is no problem with the vertical ones, but I cannot figure out how to manage horizontal error bars. ...
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Creating pie chart template for dynamic data

I am trying to create a pie chart template so that i can write data source dynamically through my java program and template will create the chart once after the data is added. Please refer the example ...
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Excel 2007 VBA Export range as jpg file is trucating picture

I have a workbook with many different ranges of data with 77 lines or more. I need to copy them and save as JPG files, which will be used by other application. Below is the example of code that I'm ...
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Pie Radar Chart outline series not working

I have been trying to create a Pie Radar Chart as described in answer to this question. Everything works until I get to the section that describes inserting a series to create the chart's outline: ...
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XYZ 3D-chart in Excel

I have a table of data as follows: X Y Z N1 2 5 6 N2 2 7 8 N3 0 1 2 N4 0 4 5 N5 9 10 10 N6 4 9 9 N7 0 2 4 N8 0 7 8 N9 0 7 8 Now I would like to ...
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LibreOffice graph axis label

I have made a graph out of about 20 lines of dates and 20 lines of values, but the graph doesn't show all the dates, which really bugs me, it just shows 'month' difference: I would like to have ...
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Microsoft Excel chart with dynamic series

I am working on creating a excel template file that includes charts generated from the data added. One of the charts displays trending data over 12 months for an unknown number of products. The ...
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Zero values in Excel logarithmic chart: Can the warning be suppressed?

I'm plotting data in an Excel 2003 chart with a logarithmic scale on the Y axis. Some data points are occasionally missing, and this is represented by blank cells. The resulting graph looks like the ...
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Plot multiple sets of x,y data on a single chart

Have several series of data I want to plot on the same chart: Series A Y X 4015188 7361762 4020374 9581526 4022289 10649655 4023878 11223132 4025512 12035416 4028600 13408580 4030353 ...