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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 Legend or Horizontal. The Legend series is the data range displayed on the axis with the legend, while the Horizontal 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_1.gif Click the chart you want to modify.

yellow_circle_2.gif Click the Design tab under Chart Tools.

yellow_circle_3.gif Click the Select Data button on the Design tab under Chart Tools.

yellow_circle_4.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.

  • Edit. Click to make changes to a Legend or Horizontal series.

  • Remove. Click to remove the selected Legend data series.

  • Move Up and Move Down. Click to move a Legend data series up or down in the list.

  • Hidden and Empty Cells. Click to plot hidden data and determine what to do with empty cells.

yellow_circle_5.gif Click OK.

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