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I have a chart with two lines, each representing a mutually-exclusive alternative. At the intersection of the lines is the point at which one should be ambivalent between the choices. For the purposes of this post, call this point the breakeven.

I'd like to insert a vertical line at the breakeven point. Depending on the variables involved, the breakeven can change. How can I drop a vertical line from the breakeven to the x-axis and--come to think of it--over to the y-axis?

Sample spreadsheet attached.

I'd like to insert a vertical line at the breakeven point. Depending on the variables involved, the breakeven can change. How can I drop a vertical line from the breakeven to the x-axis and--come to think of it--over to the y-axis?

Sample spreadsheet attached.

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two lines and am using 2 Y axis due to the difference in values of the two

data series. For a given X value I want a vertical line to appear on the

chart to make it clear that data to the right of the line is AFTER a certain

thing was done. How do I do this?

I need to add a vertical line to a column / line chart combo where the

secondary axis is already in use.

I have ready through John Peltier's site

(http://peltiertech.com/Excel/Charts/ComboCharts.html) and

specifically the two options he has under the 'Special Effects and

Features' section for adding vertical lines to a chart, but both

require the use of a secondary axis which is then hidden. That is not

an option for me as I am already using that secondary axis.

I am currently using a line object drawn over the top of the chart

object and manually positioned on the chart as per this image:

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/5...celcombfm9.png

Is there any way to programmatically determine the location that I

would need to put the line object to have it divide between two points

on the x-axis (say, between Nov 2006 and Dec 2006), or to add it to

the chart object itself without losing what is already there?

Thanks,

Alan.

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month, i.e. May 2007, to a graph with a Line and a Stacked Area, and

months (e.g. January 2004 through December 2007) instead of days on

the x-axis. I've tried different variations of

http://peltiertech.com/Excel/Charts/...ertSeries.html, without

success. Any suggestions?

I have created a simple bar chart with target prices on the x-axis and names of firms on the y-axis.

I now want the following:

(1) to add a vertical line showing the average price and another vertical lines showing the maximum price.

(2) align the data labels in such a way that are aligned at the right side of the graph (they are now located just outside the bars)

any help is much appreciated ...

thanks very much in advance

Tony

I have been trying to do the second x-axis strategy but it has not paned out for me. Any thoughts?

I attached the file for viewing.

Thanks!

I hope someone can help me. I need this issue fixed for a presentation. Let me make a example. There were surveys about the average age of young people which are going into clubs. Germany was 23,4 years, Italy were 24,4 years, Franch was 19,0 years etc. The average European average is 23 years. I would like to use a bar-chart where the country average is shown. For the European average there shall be a vertical line which goes through the whole chart.

Can someone help? Thanks in advance

I am attempting to add a series on the xlSecondary axis of a PivotChart of BarStacked type. Please note that the data for the other series is not contained within the underlying PivotTable/ PivotCache. However, I am having difficulty in getting it to work. Attached is the relevant code:

Dim cobj As Chart

Set cobj = Me ' "Me" holds a reference to the relevant PivotTable chart

' Added explicit additions, just to be sure

With cobj

.HasAxis(xlValue, xlPrimary) = True

.HasAxis(xlValue, xlSecondary) = True

.HasAxis(xlCategory, xlPrimary) = True

.HasAxis(xlCategory, xlSecondary) = True

End With

Dim rngMilestones As Range ' Holds a Range object with the new series data (date/description pairs)

Dim marker_series As Series

Set marker_series = cobj.SeriesCollection.Add(Source:=rngMilestones, Rowcol:=xlRows, SeriesLabels:=True, CategoryLabels:=False, Replace:=True)

marker_series.AxisGroup = xlSecondary

marker_series.ChartType = xlLine

' Clean up

Set marker_series = Nothing

Set cobj = Nothing

All of the PivotChart data lies on the xlPrimary axis. I receive a run-time error #1004: Unable to get the Add property of the SeriesCollection class. Little help as to how one can add a secondary axis to a PivotChart using VBA? Please let me know if additional detail regarding the chart characteristics are needed.

Thanks!

Is there a way to draw a vertical line from a point on the chart line to the

bottom of the chart?

Do you need to layer another chart on top?

Can you add the vertical line right on the same chart?

thanks for any help

senior manager to be able to see a dotted line that goes from the Y axis

(always from today's date) to the data point that represents today's value.

Is it possible to add a vertical series? Or to graph or draw a vertical line

that will "walk" along the Y axis?

Thanks!

John

http://peltiertech.com/Excel/Charts/...ertSeries.html

I am adding a sample excel document of my date and the chart I have so far. I need to draw a Vertical line across from the present month, which I am not able to do.

Any help on getting this done is highly appreciated.

Thanks,

booo

I am working with line charts and i am successively drawing line charts based on the number of rows. Each row contains one line chart and every time chart is drawn on new worksheet (e.g., if there are 5 rows then on single click 5 line charts will be drawn).

The problem that i am facing is, How to put column headings on the x-axis of each chart.

NOTE: Row heading is already appearing on the y-axis of each chart.

I have also attached my excel sheet...Here is my code:

VB:LineCharts() Dim Ws As Worksheet Dim NewWs As Worksheet Dim cht As Chart Dim LastRow As Long Dim CurrRow As Long Set Ws = ThisWorkbook.Worksheets("Sheet1") LastRow = Ws.Range("A65536").End(xlUp).Row For CurrRow = 2 To LastRow Set NewWs = ThisWorkbook.Worksheets.Add NewWs.Name = Ws.Range("A" & CurrRow).Value Set cht = ThisWorkbook.Charts.Add With cht .ChartType = xlLine .SeriesCollection.NewSeries .SeriesCollection(1).Values = "=" & Ws.Name & "!R" & CurrRow & "C3:R" & CurrRow & "C8" .SeriesCollection(1).Name = "=" & Ws.Name & "!R" & CurrRow & "C2" .Location Where:=xlLocationAsObject, Name:=NewWs.Name End With Next CurrRow End SubIf you like these VB formatting tags please consider sponsoring the author in support of injured Royal Marines

another question from my side...

I still have a stock chart (plotted on primary axis) together with a

count (plotted on the secondary axis).

(these values vary strongly, so both axis are needed)

Now I want to add a vertical line to the chart.

I've added another data series, changed the type of the series to "xy

(scatter)" and got a vertical line by using :

Name: Vertical

X Values: ={11}

Y Values: ={01}

This gives me a small vertical line. However it doesn't fill the

complete plot area.

Of course, when setting the second Y-value to the maximum with setting

the scale to this maximum, it would fill the plot area.

But this is undesirable, because I absolutely have no idea how big my

values for my stock chart will become. So the maximum for the scale

should stay "auto".

Is there a way to extend the vertical line to the whole plot area with

leaving the scale auto?

(like it works for horizontal lines with error bars and big error

values)

Thanks in advance,

Rene

- Y axis is the percent of total respondents

- X axis is the Likert scale responses, "Strongly Disagree (1)", thru

"Strongly Agree (7)".

I want to add a vertical bar that shows the average response (which the

chart would take from the spreadsheet).

For example, if the average was "5.5", I want the bar to be vertical, and

for it to cross the X axis where 5.5 would fall, between the "Somewhat Agree

(5)" and "Agree (6)" bars, as if the X axis were truly a numerical plotting

(as opposed to the text responses).

I suspect it is a secondary X axis without displaying the scale, but I

cannot seem to make it work. Help! Thanks VERY much!

I am working with line charts and i am successively drawing line charts based on the number of rows. Each row contains one line chart and every time chart is drawn on new worksheet (e.g., if there are 5 rows then on single click 5 line charts will be drawn).

The problem that i am facing is, How to put column headings on the x-axis of each chart.

NOTE: Row heading is already appearing on the y-axis of each chart.

I have also attached my excel sheet for better understanding of my problem.....I want to display DP1, DP2, DP3,... so on on the X-axis of each line graph/chart. Here is my code:

Sub LineCharts()

Dim Ws As Worksheet

Dim NewWs As Worksheet

Dim cht As Chart

Dim LastRow As Long

Dim CurrRow As Long

Set Ws = ThisWorkbook.Worksheets("Sheet1")

LastRow = Ws.Range("A65536").End(xlUp).Row

For CurrRow = 2 To LastRow

Set NewWs = ThisWorkbook.Worksheets.Add

NewWs.Name = Ws.Range("A" & CurrRow).Value

Set cht = ThisWorkbook.Charts.Add

With cht

.ChartType = xlLine

.SeriesCollection.NewSeries

.SeriesCollection(1).Values = "=" & Ws.Name & "!R" & CurrRow & "C3:R" & CurrRow & "C8"

.SeriesCollection(1).Name = "=" & Ws.Name & "!R" & CurrRow & "C2"

.Location Where:=xlLocationAsObject, Name:=NewWs.Name

End With

Next CurrRow

End Sub

another question from my side...

I still have a stock chart (plotted on primary axis) together with a

count (plotted on the secondary axis).

(these values vary strongly, so both axis are needed)

Now I want to add a vertical line to the chart.

I've added another data series, changed the type of the series to "xy

(scatter)" and got a vertical line by using :

Name: Vertical

X Values: ={11}

Y Values: ={01}

This gives me a small vertical line. However it doesn't fill the

complete plot area.

Of course, when setting the second Y-value to the maximum with setting

the scale to this maximum, it would fill the plot area.

But this is undesirable, because I absolutely have no idea how big my

values for my stock chart will become. So the maximum for the scale

should stay "auto".

Is there a way to extend the vertical line to the whole plot area with

leaving the scale auto?

(like it works for horizontal lines with error bars and big error

values)

Thanks in advance,

Rene

- Y axis is the percent of total respondents

- X axis is the Likert scale responses, "Strongly Disagree (1)", thru

"Strongly Agree (7)".

I want to add a vertical bar that shows the average response (which the

chart would take from the spreadsheet).

For example, if the average was "5.5", I want the bar to be vertical, and

for it to cross the X axis where 5.5 would fall, between the "Somewhat Agree

(5)" and "Agree (6)" bars, as if the X axis were truly a numerical plotting

(as opposed to the text responses).

I suspect it is a secondary X axis without displaying the scale, but I

cannot seem to make it work. Help! Thanks VERY much!

http://peltiertech.com/Excel/Charts/...ertSeries.html

I am adding a sample excel document of my date and the chart I have so far. I need to draw a Vertical line across from the present month, which I am not able to do.

Any help on getting this done is highly appreciated.

Thanks,

booo

I'm trying to enter a vertical line to my chart to show today's date. I'm using Excel 2003 and have a product serial number with 4 date variable's on the vertical axis with time scale along the horizontal axis.

I'm sure this is probably a very simple solution, but I haven't got my head round it yet.

Many thanks for the help.

Alex

edit - I have an attachment but forgot to attach it after posting. To clarify, the date variable's show the product's serial number manufacture date, 2 inspection dates and a final life limit date. All I want to show is where today's date is displayed across all the serial numbers. Many thanks.

Picture, if you will, an Excel graph with 2 bell-curves plotted on

it...one curve shows the freqency distribution of measurement values at

"good," or reference, sites, and the other shows the distribution of

values at "bad," or impaired, sites. At some point on the graph the

curves intersect (hopefully at the inflection points, assuming a

more-or-less normal distribution for both populations of sites). The

"curves" are actually XY scatterplots with smoothed lines and no

markers, using data sorted into uniform "bins" generated by Tools | Data

Analysis | Histogram. Now, I can add vertical lines to the graph to

show the median (50th %ile) of each distribution using the technique at

Kelly O'Day's website

(http://processtrends.com/pg_charts_vertical_line.htm), because I "know"

(i.e. can calculate) the median value for each pop. But what I would

*really* like to do is add a vertical line to the chart at the

intersection point for these 2 curves. I have 21 of these charts (7

measures, 3 biological regions) and prefer not to have to eyeball all

those intersection points, then hard-code in the values for each graph

to make the intersection line. Is this even possible? Or let me phrase

it another way...is it possible without VB?

Using Excel 97, Win XP.

tia,

LeAnne

across the bottom.

I want to add a horizontal line to the chart that will separate the first 5

items down the side to group them together to the eye. The same thing with

the second 5 items and third 5 items.

Each of these is a "group" that falls into a category that I want to show on

the chart. The first 5 items down the side fall under the group

"professional", the second 5 items fall under a group called "Manager", etc.

Is there any way to add a horizontal line that will make these appear

together, and off to the right add the word "Professional", etc. to the first

five items of the empty area of the chart?

I'm probably not explaining myself very well. Any help would be appreciated!

series method, however, the vertical line is placed on a secondard scale

which is not the same scale as my primary series. This causes the vertical

line to be misplaced. How can I fix this?