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Editing Chart Data

You can edit chart data in a worksheet one cell at a time, or you can manipulate a range of data. If you’re not sure what data to change to get the results you want, use the Edit Data Source dialog box to help you. You can work with data ranges by series, either row or column, which you can switch around. The Row series is the data range displayed on one axis, while the Column series is the data range displayed on the other axis. Use the Collapse Dialog button to temporarily minimize the dialog to select the data range you want. After you select your data, click the Expand Dialog button to return back to the dialog box.

Edit the Data Source

  • yellow-circle-01.gif Click the chart you want to modify.

  • yellow-circle-02.gif Click the Chart Data panel to expand it.
  • yellow-circle-03.gif Click the Edit in Excel button.
  • yellow-circle-04.gif In the Select Data Source dialog box, use any of the following:

    • Chart data range. Displays the data range of the plotted chart.
    • Switch Row/Column. Click to switch plotting the data series from rows or columns.
    • Add. Click to add a new Legend data series to the chart.
    • Remove. Click to remove the selected Legend data series.
  • yellow-circle-05.gif Click OK.

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