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Hi,

I need to create a scatter plot of d2H vs d18O data, as shown in columns D and E in the attached spreadsheet.  I also need to show, using symbols and/or colors, which "category" (from column A) each data point belongs to and which "site" (from column B) each data point belongs to.  Finally, I need to be able to show the ID of the point (column C).

Thanks!

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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE) earned 1000 total points
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Hello,

If you want different colors and different symbols, then you will need to create different series for each color and/or symbol combination. Lay out the data to support that, for example with the aid of a pivot table or by manual copy and paste.

To show the ID of the point, you can use the free XY Chart Labeler Add-in, available at
http://www.appspro.com/Utilities/ChartLabeler.htm

This will be some work to set up and is not necessarily trivial. The chart will need a lot of tweaking. Questions of this magnitude typically go for more points.

cheers, teylyn
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Thanks Teylyn.  This got me there.  I especially appreciate the link to the data labeler, which works perfectly.
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