MS PPT - Chart and Legend

I constructed a chart in MS PPT 2013

The first columns in the data sheet are Marked lines, the third row is a Clustered column.

I added the clustered column after the marked lines, however,  clustered column appears in the legend first, not third.

How can I rearrange the clustered column to be third in the legend?

Thanks, Anthony
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:

it's not quite clear how your data is arranged. "The first columns" are lines, but the "third row" is a column. That does not make sense. Please post a sample file with dummy data that shows the problem you are facing.

Assuming all your data is arranged in a simple table and plotted in a chart, it does not really matter if row or columns serve the data. Jon Peltier has found that legends in mixed charts will present in the following order:

Series are listed according to chart type, in this order: Area, Column and Bar, Line, and XY.


The legend will list the series in exactly the same order and there is nothing you can do to change that.

This is how it works in Excel. PowerPoint uses the Excel engine for charts, so the same rules apply.

Don't shoot the messenger.

cheers, teylyn

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Anthony LuciaAuthor Commented:
Thanks.  I appreciate a correct answer even if it's not always what I want to hear

Thanks again
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