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Default How do I ignore Graphs zero values.

Really important because it is NOT obvious through the prior instructions in
this change: you have to set the conditional formatting for a single cell as
decribed and then copy the format with the paintbrush to all the other cells.
You can NOT select a range of cells and set the formula based conditional
formatting for them all at the same time.

"AR" wrote:

Thanks Jon for the How To Conditional Format. I wasn't using Formula Is I was
using Cell Is

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

Here's Debra Dalgleish's explanation:

- Jon
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
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"AR" wrote in message

I have done this but in an earlier discussion Andy suggested after doing
formula you: " Use conditional formating to hide the #N/A". THis is the
I cannot get to work. Whatever version of N/A I use I cannot fomat it.

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

Use the Is Formula option, and this formula, where the active cell is A1


- Jon
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"AR" wrote in message
I have tried doing a conditional format on the #N/A but it does not seem
work. What do you need to specifically put in the conditional format. I
tried #N/A, NA(), N/A ?

"fishy" wrote:

Working thanks - as you said, already tried the first suggestion but
was a formulae, it still showed.

"Andy Pope" wrote:


That will not work is the cells actually contain zero because by
definition containing zero is NOT empty.

The zeros will either need to be removed from the cells or replaced


Use conditional formating to hide the #N/A


select the chart.
goto tools options and check plot empty cells as any of the three
given there.

"fishy" wrote in message

I have a variety of tables in excel that sum approx 20 sheets but
occasionally these have a zero value.

The graphs link off these tables and show drops to zero on these
How do I get the graph to ignore the zero values.

The source table formula is too long to put an if arguement in.


Andy Pope, Microsoft MVP - Excel