?
Solved

Excel 2000 - Chart creation

Posted on 2011-03-01
2
Medium Priority
?
231 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Dear Experts,

I do not have too much experience creating charts, could you please check the attached file, it contains daily percentage of sellings.

Could you please advise how to do a line diagram, which would show
- column A so the Date days on the X axis
- colum C so the Type of cars would be the series
- column G so the Percent should be the values

Somehow the wizard takes different categories automatically, briefly I would just need the 25 days on X, showing the percentages for 9 cars daily

thanks,
ChartExample.xls
0
Comment
Question by:csehz
2 Comments
 
LVL 50

Accepted Solution

by:
Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE) earned 2000 total points
ID: 35005610
Hello,

I'm not quite sure what the pivot chart wizard in Excel 2000 can do as opposed to the currently supported MS Excel versions.

I've created the attached with Excel 2003. Drag the Date to the X axis, the Type to the Series and the Percent to the data area. Then use the filter drop down to unselect the "Total" series. Your data has totals interspersed with line items, so you want to make sure not to plot them.

The result is not pretty. It's not a chart that a reader "gets" with one look. There are too many series and the data results in an irritating criss-cross.

Golden rule #1: Before you start creating a chart, define the message you want to get across. What should the reader be able to see in the chart?

Once you define that, the chart can be created to display that.

cheers, teylyn
Copy-of-ChartExample.xls
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:csehz
ID: 35005701
Teylyn thanks, so the key is that basically creating rather a pivot to see clear the categories and data, and doing a chart from it.

Yes I know still need to think it through in which format would be more readable, this solutions is okay for me

thanks very much,
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article descibes how to create a connection between Excel and SAP and how to move data from Excel to SAP or the other way around.
Windows Explorer lets you open cabinet (cab) files like any other folder. In VBA you can easily handle normal files and folders, but opening and indeed creating cabinet files takes a lot more - and that's you'll find here.
This Micro Tutorial demonstrates how to create Excel charts: column, area, line, bar, and scatter charts. Formatting tips are provided as well.
Excel styles will make formatting consistent and let you apply and change formatting faster. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use Excel's built-in styles, how to modify styles, and how to create your own. You'll also learn how to use your custo…

601 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question