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I need to disply a bar chart where most of the values range between 1 and 300, but then 1 figure is 1577.
I think I've seen a thread on here before (although I can't find it now) that I can reduce the height of the singe tall bar and show a break in it to illustrate the jump from, say 450 to 1450?
Is this possible, and if so how do I do it?
I think I've seen a thread on here before (although I can't find it now) that I can reduce the height of the singe tall bar and show a break in it to illustrate the jump from, say 450 to 1450?
Is this possible, and if so how do I do it?
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sorry, rather jumbled title. i am trying to ask how to put a break in the values on my chart that run up the Y axis. Most of the data i have is in the $0  $40m range but we then have a huge jump up to $100m or so. How do i make my chart detailed at the bottom, and then to jump to the larger figure.
as an example, i was thinking of $5m increments up to $40m, and then restarting the count at, say, $100m  on the Y axis.
can anyone assist?
as an example, i was thinking of $5m increments up to $40m, and then restarting the count at, say, $100m  on the Y axis.
can anyone assist?
Hi, I want to draw a column chart where the range varies widely. The values are 10, 8 ,7 5 and 80. When I use the graphing wizard, it draws the correct graph, but because of the big difference in the largest value (80) vs the rest, I have a tall column and 4 short columns which doesnt really look good. Can anyone teach me how I can draw this chart with a break in the Yaxis, please? Thank you.
Hi,
I have two piecharts I'm trying to resize and then place into a PowerPoint presentation.
Can someone guide me to or write some basic VBA code that I can modify to achieve the following:
Reduce the size of the chart object but NOT change the size of the piechart itself inside the object (i.e. reduce the white surrounding area).
I'm happy to use something along the lines of (pysuedo code, not vba):
Code:
Where I consider ChartObject to be the overall frame the piechart is inside and Chart the piechart itself.
Values for a,b,c,d I'll find by trial and error
Thanks,
Jack
I have two piecharts I'm trying to resize and then place into a PowerPoint presentation.
Can someone guide me to or write some basic VBA code that I can modify to achieve the following:
Reduce the size of the chart object but NOT change the size of the piechart itself inside the object (i.e. reduce the white surrounding area).
I'm happy to use something along the lines of (pysuedo code, not vba):
Code:
For each Chart in activesheet ChartObject.Height = a ChartObject.Width = b Chart.Height = c Chart.Width = d Next
Where I consider ChartObject to be the overall frame the piechart is inside and Chart the piechart itself.
Values for a,b,c,d I'll find by trial and error
Thanks,
Jack
Hi all,
I can't figure out how to set or find the height and width of a chart that's in a chart sheet.
For a chart in a worksheet I do this:
height = ActiveChart.Parent.height
A chart sheet doesn't seem to be in a ChartObject, but I can't see what it's in.
I tried ActiveChart.height, but that didn't work either.
The height property must exist, because I can go into a chart sheet and resize the chart with the mouse.
Thanks.
I can't figure out how to set or find the height and width of a chart that's in a chart sheet.
For a chart in a worksheet I do this:
height = ActiveChart.Parent.height
A chart sheet doesn't seem to be in a ChartObject, but I can't see what it's in.
I tried ActiveChart.height, but that didn't work either.
The height property must exist, because I can go into a chart sheet and resize the chart with the mouse.
Thanks.
I have a question for you. I want to break the Y axis of my chart because I have lots of small data and 3, 4 are much larger. If I do nothing my chart will take me two pages and I would like to fit on one page. Is there any way to break the lines? I found a link that explains how to internet but with two large data. I need months more than 3 data and I do not understand its purpose formula can help me on this form or explain an easier way. Thank you to all
I have a single worksheet with a hard page break about 2/3 of the way down, so that it prints rows 1 thru 47 on the first sheet of paper and rows 48 thru 76 on the second sheet. The problem is that I have "wrap text" on the first section, and sometimes it will increase the height of that section so as not to be able to print on only one sheet. I've tried the following "Page Setup" options with the following results:
"Fit 1 wide by 2 tall" gives a soft page break a couple of lines from the bottom of 1st page, ignores the hard page break, and prints the bottom of page 1 and all of page 2 on the second sheet.
"Fit 1 wide by blank tall" gives a soft page break a couple of lines from the bottom of 1st page, a hard page break at the bottom of page 1, and prints on 3 sheets.
Could someone please tell me the setting to get page 1 and 2 to print on sheets 1 and 2 respectively, regardless of the height of either page?
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"Fit 1 wide by blank tall" gives a soft page break a couple of lines from the bottom of 1st page, a hard page break at the bottom of page 1, and prints on 3 sheets.
Could someone please tell me the setting to get page 1 and 2 to print on sheets 1 and 2 respectively, regardless of the height of either page?
Hi guys,
As you can see in my file below, I want to make bar chart with a break on the Y axis and make that refflected on my bars as well.
My problem is that my sales are really higher than my others values.
Thanks you verry much.
I have a bar chart that displays monthly techincal problem duration. We have a weekly ceiling of 350 hours of outages that we shouldn't break. Occaisionally, it is broken for example here are the actual hours since last December:
Dec  401
Jan  760
Feb  686
Mar  531
Apr  775
May  602
Jun  1606
Jul  2187
Aug  4992
Sep  994
I'm using a bar chart to show these values. I want to show how the actual amount of outage duration compared with the ceiling by putting a line in the chart for each month.
I figured out a way to accurately show the allowed ceiling for each month (350/7) * (number of days in the month), so for months with 30 days the ceiling is 1500 and months with 31 days, it's 1550 (Feb is 1450). I tried a line chart but that's one continuous, unbroken line. I want to see a line for each month at the point of the ceiling for that month. Thanks for any help
Dec  401
Jan  760
Feb  686
Mar  531
Apr  775
May  602
Jun  1606
Jul  2187
Aug  4992
Sep  994
I'm using a bar chart to show these values. I want to show how the actual amount of outage duration compared with the ceiling by putting a line in the chart for each month.
I figured out a way to accurately show the allowed ceiling for each month (350/7) * (number of days in the month), so for months with 30 days the ceiling is 1500 and months with 31 days, it's 1550 (Feb is 1450). I tried a line chart but that's one continuous, unbroken line. I want to see a line for each month at the point of the ceiling for that month. Thanks for any help
hello
can somebody help me create a break even chart in excel 2003 from scratch i have no idea where to start but need to know how, you a'll can make up figures if need be but please help me
thanks in advance
can somebody help me create a break even chart in excel 2003 from scratch i have no idea where to start but need to know how, you a'll can make up figures if need be but please help me
thanks in advance
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Hi,
I am trying to produce a column chart in excel with 15 xaxis categories with values ranging from 50 to 210, I would like to put a break on the yaxis at 60 and resume again at 180. I have tried using the tutorials by Jon Peltier and Andy Pope, but these dont seem to work when the yaxis goes below zero, is it possible to produce a break on such a graph?
many thanks in advance for any help,
Best wishes,
I am trying to produce a column chart in excel with 15 xaxis categories with values ranging from 50 to 210, I would like to put a break on the yaxis at 60 and resume again at 180. I have tried using the tutorials by Jon Peltier and Andy Pope, but these dont seem to work when the yaxis goes below zero, is it possible to produce a break on such a graph?
many thanks in advance for any help,
Best wishes,
I am trying to chart a series of 'horizontal' lines overlaid across some other linear functions. the horizontal lines are noted by a column of data scaling from 0, then to a certain 'jump value' (e.g. 1/3), then back to zero, then later on to another jump value (1/6), such as follows (column A is the 'xaxis' on the chart, column B is intended to be the 'yvalue' of the function).
A B
0 0
1 0
2 0
3 0.3
4 0.3
5 0.3
6 0.3
7 0.3
8 0
9 0
10 0
.
.
.
20 0
21 0.2
22 0.2
23 0.2
24 0
.
.
.
.
30 0
31 0
32 0.1
33 0.1
34 0.1
35 0
etcetera. essentially this results in a horizontal line at yvalue of zero, interrupted by horizontal lines at varying yvalues, depending on the xvalue (that is, the Column A value).
the problem, of course, is that if I do a line chart excel plots any 'jump' between zero and another value as a vertical line leaping straight up, which I do not want to show. I'm not sure if there is another chart option available to suppress this. I know I could choose 'none' for the line in chart option, and just have markers (the data set is large enough that visually a lot of small points would appear as a line), but I can't get the markers small enough to make this appear correctly.
Does anyone have a suggestion for this, say another type of chart to use or an option to suppress these jumps but still graph my lines?
Many thanks.
A B
0 0
1 0
2 0
3 0.3
4 0.3
5 0.3
6 0.3
7 0.3
8 0
9 0
10 0
.
.
.
20 0
21 0.2
22 0.2
23 0.2
24 0
.
.
.
.
30 0
31 0
32 0.1
33 0.1
34 0.1
35 0
etcetera. essentially this results in a horizontal line at yvalue of zero, interrupted by horizontal lines at varying yvalues, depending on the xvalue (that is, the Column A value).
the problem, of course, is that if I do a line chart excel plots any 'jump' between zero and another value as a vertical line leaping straight up, which I do not want to show. I'm not sure if there is another chart option available to suppress this. I know I could choose 'none' for the line in chart option, and just have markers (the data set is large enough that visually a lot of small points would appear as a line), but I can't get the markers small enough to make this appear correctly.
Does anyone have a suggestion for this, say another type of chart to use or an option to suppress these jumps but still graph my lines?
Many thanks.
I have a master workbook which does a series of calculations, then produces an embedded chart on a worksheet
I then copy this worksheet to a new workbook using Edit / MoveCopy sheet. The chart appears OK and correct.
When I run another study in my master workbook, and copy the latest chart to a new worksheet in the same new workbook, this apprears OK, but the original chart in the new workbook changes , to show the latest master chart  ie all the charts copied to the new workbook show the same, which is the latest chart on the mater workbook.
Can anyone please advise how I can break the links after copying the chart from the master?
I then copy this worksheet to a new workbook using Edit / MoveCopy sheet. The chart appears OK and correct.
When I run another study in my master workbook, and copy the latest chart to a new worksheet in the same new workbook, this apprears OK, but the original chart in the new workbook changes , to show the latest master chart  ie all the charts copied to the new workbook show the same, which is the latest chart on the mater workbook.
Can anyone please advise how I can break the links after copying the chart from the master?
Hi, everyone.
Let us assume a1= "hello " and b1= "world". I would like to concatenate both of these cells with a line break between then. Is that possible?
To illustrate my question, if I make c1= a1 & b1 I get:
hello world
but
I want:
hello
word
in a single cell.
Thanks in advance,
Marcelo
Let us assume a1= "hello " and b1= "world". I would like to concatenate both of these cells with a line break between then. Is that possible?
To illustrate my question, if I make c1= a1 & b1 I get:
hello world
but
I want:
hello
word
in a single cell.
Thanks in advance,
Marcelo
Hi...
I am doing break even analysis in excel and i create a line chart on the basis of data. So now i want to show the intersection point in that chart with label. So any one can help me in this.
Please find the attachment....
Book1.xlsx
Thanks in advance
To fellow excel users,
I woudl like to break a link from a dynamic chart to its source data in another excel file, however when i break the links, everything goes to "REF#".
I think it is because it is a named range? Also, I tried pressing f9 on the formula bar on the series, but it exceeded 8192 characters.
Any suggestions or help? I am not that good with VBA coding.
Thank you.
I woudl like to break a link from a dynamic chart to its source data in another excel file, however when i break the links, everything goes to "REF#".
I think it is because it is a named range? Also, I tried pressing f9 on the formula bar on the series, but it exceeded 8192 characters.
Any suggestions or help? I am not that good with VBA coding.
Thank you.
How do you get the chart to show the axis at 0. I have values above and below 0 in my chart and I want to illustrate that the horizontal axis (hope I'm saying this correctly) in the middle of my chart is 0.
If someone knows how to do this it would be greatly appreciated. I know its simple, but I'm not use to 2007.
I think it is the Vertical (Value) Axis I need to edit. However I don't know how to add that for my chart.
If someone knows how to do this it would be greatly appreciated. I know its simple, but I'm not use to 2007.
I think it is the Vertical (Value) Axis I need to edit. However I don't know how to add that for my chart.
I am trying to make a dynamic chart so that future zero values (months with no data yet) do not show up on the chart.
With my spreadsheet, I have the values for the chart being referenced from other cells. Having several months that have zero values (which cannot be deleted), how can I have a dynamic chart to not display the zero values?
The dynamic charts work (from my understanding) if the zero values are actually BLANK values.
Using =NA# causes the same issue and has the extra months plotted which I don't want. Is there a way to make a cell that is equal to a zero value in another cell be blank/empty?
I've been working on this for hours and cannot find a solution.
I followed the steps from this thread: http://www.excelforum.com/excelcharting/470385chartingafullyearwithoutzeros.html
With my spreadsheet, I have the values for the chart being referenced from other cells. Having several months that have zero values (which cannot be deleted), how can I have a dynamic chart to not display the zero values?
The dynamic charts work (from my understanding) if the zero values are actually BLANK values.
Using =NA# causes the same issue and has the extra months plotted which I don't want. Is there a way to make a cell that is equal to a zero value in another cell be blank/empty?
I've been working on this for hours and cannot find a solution.
I followed the steps from this thread: http://www.excelforum.com/excelcharting/470385chartingafullyearwithoutzeros.html
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Example:
Tammy 8:00 9:30 9:45 12:30 13:30 15:00 15:00 17:00
I want to chart this so that it looks like a floating or Gantt chart. I know I could manually "color" in the blocks but I was hoping there was a way to have excel create the chart in case schedules change. After I get the hours charted I want to show a trendline that shows call volume by time ....
this is so a customer service helpdesk can evaluate that they have enough people on the phones during peak call time.
Does anyone have any ideas? I have read a lot of articles about Gantt charts and floating charts here and on other boards but they all are project based and deal with dates  not times. My shifts are 24 hour days too so I have folks in at midnight etc.
Thanks in advance!
Example:
Tammy 8:00 9:30 9:45 12:30 13:30 15:00 15:00 17:00
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this is so a customer service helpdesk can evaluate that they have enough people on the phones during peak call time.
Does anyone have any ideas? I have read a lot of articles about Gantt charts and floating charts here and on other boards but they all are project based and deal with dates  not times. My shifts are 24 hour days too so I have folks in at midnight etc.
Thanks in advance!
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Example.
Value  Category
120  1
50  2
541  1
444 3
4445 2
then the pie chart would show the % of all the values added up in the categoryes 1,2,3 instead of showing each single value in the pie chart. So it would show category 1  20%, category 2  50%, category 3  30%.
Does anyone know how to do something like this?
Example.
Value  Category
120  1
50  2
541  1
444 3
4445 2
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Does anyone know how to do something like this?
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Hello:
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Yaxis? Jon Peltier has a good example of an automatic waterfall chart, but
I can't figure out how to make it go negative.
Thanks!
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Yaxis? Jon Peltier has a good example of an automatic waterfall chart, but
I can't figure out how to make it go negative.
Thanks!
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1
1T
2
2T
3
3T
4
Hrithik
98
80
60
93
87
92
99
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I want to combine the pieces in pairs: (1,1T) (2,2T) (3,3T) (4)
The chart should also show the break up perecentages within pairs.
any pointers?
1
1T
2
2T
3
3T
4
Hrithik
98
80
60
93
87
92
99
In the exploding pie chart , I have an individual piece of pie representing each RANK (1,1T,2,2T....).
I want to combine the pieces in pairs: (1,1T) (2,2T) (3,3T) (4)
The chart should also show the break up perecentages within pairs.
any pointers?
Hi
I have a large number of charts of the same size in excel, all on chart sheets. The pagesetup ! chart ! printed chart size ! property is set to custom, and I use a macro to set an identical chartarea height and width for each chart, so they have the same dimensions and proportions when pasted into Word or PowerPoint.
When pasting a chart from Excel into Word, I find that unless I paste as a picture, the original chart's size and proportions change to very large in excel. Furthermore, I'm unable to restore the chart area size to its original, and an attempt to do this with code (activechart.chartarea.height = ###) yields runtime error 1004 "unable to set height property of the chartarea class"
Any ideas on
a) why this happens, and
b) how I can restore my original chart to its proper size
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When pasting a chart from Excel into Word, I find that unless I paste as a picture, the original chart's size and proportions change to very large in excel. Furthermore, I'm unable to restore the chart area size to its original, and an attempt to do this with code (activechart.chartarea.height = ###) yields runtime error 1004 "unable to set height property of the chartarea class"
Any ideas on
a) why this happens, and
b) how I can restore my original chart to its proper size
I have 3 data series, which I'd like to disply in a bar chart, but would like to do it in one chart, rather than 3 separate charts for faster processing speed. Is it possible to have several (more than 2) Yaxes in bar chart (or any chart for that matter)?
Attached is an example spreadsheet that has the 3 charts that I'd like to incorporate into 1 chart. I'd like the 1 chart to look as close as possible to the 3 idividual charts.
Thanks
Attached is an example spreadsheet that has the 3 charts that I'd like to incorporate into 1 chart. I'd like the 1 chart to look as close as possible to the 3 idividual charts.
Thanks