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Old 09-20-2020, 12:18 PM
oscarlimerick oscarlimerick is offline Date spacing on clustered line graph Windows 8 Date spacing on clustered line graph Office 2013
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I looked through the FAQ and can't find any reference to this problem:



I am having a problem with the date label on my clustered column graphs. I have attached the excel worksheet as well as a JPEG screen snapshot. Ideally I want a clustered column graph that has the date along the horizontal axis with the days spaced one day apart. So using the data on my spreadsheet, if I select "a4:a103,d4:d103" and create a clustered column graph, I get the desired outcome, the graph spaces the dates on the horizontal axis 1 day apart. But if I then select "a4:a104,d4:d104", and ask for a clustered column graph, I get the graph, but Excel has spaced the days 2 days apart on the horizontal axis instead of one day! It still plots every day, but doesn’t label the date in the horizontal axis the way I want it to appear, and it doesn’t seem to matter if I widen or narrow the horizontal graph area. Something happens between selecting rows 4-103 and 4-104 that makes excel create a different graph. As you can see on the screen snapshot, I have formatted the plot of the horizontal axis to be spaced major units 1 day. Is there any way to correct this? Many thanks
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Old 09-21-2020, 06:25 PM
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I am sure that i have seen somewhere that there is a limit in the horizontal axis on a graph and i think it was 100.


In all honesty do you really want all the data points showing in a graph? after all a graph is not for details it is to show trends or to highligght a specific point


In my opinion the second one looks nicer
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Old 09-23-2020, 10:28 AM
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For my purposes I need to have the graph show every date, I can make it not look so cluttered by just widening the graph. What do you know abo0ut powerpoint? If I were to instead make this graph in powerpoint instead of Excel would I be faced with the same 100 line restriction on the horizontal axis? Thanks
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Old 10-06-2020, 06:49 AM
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What if you changed your dates to text rather than Excel recognizing them as date formats?
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Old 10-06-2020, 09:51 AM
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What if you changed your dates to text rather than Excel recognizing them as date formats?
I probably can't do that because I have a formula that is extracting the date information from selected cells to tell me the dates certain data was entered into a cell. I haven't had time to look at powerpoint yet and see if it will let me graph and plot dates out past 100, but if it doesn't I will just have to live with this excel limitation. Thanks for replying.
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