Fill plotted boxes with colour on an Excel chart

Hi Experts,

Please see the attached Excel chart.

Is it possibly to fill the three plotted boxes with colour?

Thanks.
chart.xlsx
DColinAsked:
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Carol ChisholmCommented:
You could get them to have different coloured lines if you made them into three series. but I can't see how to fill them as they are not boxes
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DColinAuthor Commented:
Can I plot them as boxes then?
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Carol ChisholmCommented:
See answer to your other post.
And perhaps this.
https://newtonexcelbach.wordpress.com/2008/11/11/drawing-in-excel-7-creating-drawings-from-coordinates/

But you might just be best to get a drawing package. Excel is a spreadsheet.
Google Sketchup of something like that
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
Excel charts don't work that way.

Excel has column charts, line charts, area charts, XY scatter charts. But there is no built-in chart that creates floating rectangles that overlap each other.

Jon Peltier has done some work on Marimekko charts, where the width of a column can vary, but I don' think that is a fit for your scenario.

Also:  How would you expect these floating rectangles' fill colours to behave on overlaps? If Green overlaps Purple, what should that color be? In any case, Excel does NOT have a means to plot this.

So, the only answer to your question is :

It can't be done.

cheers, teylyn
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Ejgil HedegaardCommented:
Making the chart with a number of lines next to each other makes the chart look as boxes.
The front colour will be the last drawn "box" colour.
chart-as-boxes.xlsx
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