Side by side pie chart on same chart in Excel 2007


I would like to know if it's possible to make two pie charts on the same chart object in Excel 2007 (for example, one pie chart based on 2009 data and another pie chart based on 2008 data).

Thanks for your help,

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No, you need to create two pie charts. On the second chart you can change the Border and Area setting to None so that they get "transparent" and put the second chart on top of the first so that they look like one only. Then you can put two text boxes with the year information on top of each pie. Please check the attached example.


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XedomAuthor Commented:
Hi jppinto,

I thought of that solution of having 2 charts but it's not what I was hoping for because I don't want to have to manipulate 2 charts with Word VBA (positioning concerns in Word).

Pretty amazed that Microsoft did not include that feature in Excel with all the data comparison you can see everywhere.

So I'm still looking for an alternate solution...


Hello Xedom,

I'm affraid that there is not much more that you can do with Excel regarding this problem. When I need to compare values using pie charts, this is the only way I could do it. Sorry...

XedomAuthor Commented:

The problem that I had had no solution.  The turnaround proposed by jppinto could not be use in my case but could be use by someone else.

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