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I need to have a bar graph with two data sets of different scales, yet when I
change one data set to an secondary axis, the two bars combine. I need them
to be sitting side by side.

thanks
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Creating a Bar Graph with Two Data Sets of Different Scales in Excel
  1. Enter your data into Excel, with two sets of data, one for each axis.
  2. Select the data you want to plot, including both sets of data. Click on the "Insert" tab and select "Clustered Bar" chart type.
  3. Add the secondary axis by right-clicking on one of the data series and selecting "Format Data Series".
  4. In the "Format Data Series" pane, select the "Series Options" tab and check the box next to "Secondary Axis".
  5. Right-click on one of the bars and select "Format Data Series" again.
  6. In the "Format Data Series" pane, select the "Series Options" tab and change the "Gap Width" to a smaller number, such as 25%.
  7. Repeat step 6 for the other set of data, if necessary.

That's it! You should now have a bar graph with two data sets of different scales, plotted on separate axes and sitting side by side.

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Hi,

Here is one example.
http://peltiertech.com/Excel/ChartsH...sterStack.html

Cheers
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Gill wrote:
I need to have a bar graph with two data sets of different scales, yet when I
change one data set to an secondary axis, the two bars combine. I need them
to be sitting side by side.

thanks


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Actually, this is more likely to be helpful:

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

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Andy Pope wrote:

Hi,

Here is one example.
http://peltiertech.com/Excel/ChartsH...sterStack.html

Cheers
Andy

Gill wrote:

I need to have a bar graph with two data sets of different scales, yet
when I change one data set to an secondary axis, the two bars
combine. I need them to be sitting side by side.

thanks




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Thanks Jon, I couldn't see that example for looking :)

Jon Peltier wrote:
Actually, this is more likely to be helpful:

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

- Jon
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Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Peltier Technical Services
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com/
_______

Andy Pope wrote:

Hi,

Here is one example.
http://peltiertech.com/Excel/ChartsH...sterStack.html

Cheers
Andy

Gill wrote:

I need to have a bar graph with two data sets of different scales,
yet when I change one data set to an secondary axis, the two bars
combine. I need them to be sitting side by side.

thanks






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http://www.andypope.info


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Yeah, I need a better way to navigate through all of my examples. Maybe
I could adapt the ribbon-type user interface?

- Jon
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Peltier Technical Services
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com/
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Andy Pope wrote:

Thanks Jon, I couldn't see that example for looking :)

Jon Peltier wrote:

Actually, this is more likely to be helpful:

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

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Peltier Technical Services
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com/
_______

Andy Pope wrote:

Hi,

Here is one example.
http://peltiertech.com/Excel/ChartsH...sterStack.html

Cheers
Andy

Gill wrote:

I need to have a bar graph with two data sets of different scales,
yet when I change one data set to an secondary axis, the two bars
combine. I need them to be sitting side by side.

thanks






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Dear excel addicted,
Is my first post on this forum and I have retreived an old post to start. I hope it will be not considered as not polite :)

It's few days that I'm puzziling on this thread issue.
The solution provided by Jon in the link
http://peltiertech.com/Excel/Charts/...OnTwoAxes.html
almost fits my needs...but it's not enough!
In fact I need to show under the graph also the table with the data values. And here came the problem, because the table shows also the dummy series..
Very odd!!!

Anyone has a solution?

Thanks and greetings from Italy

Francesco

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Originally Posted by Jon Peltier View Post
Yeah, I need a better way to navigate through all of my examples. Maybe
I could adapt the ribbon-type user interface?

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Peltier Technical Services
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com/
_______


Andy Pope wrote:

Thanks Jon, I couldn't see that example for looking :)

Jon Peltier wrote:

Actually, this is more likely to be helpful:

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

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Peltier Technical Services
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com/
_______

Andy Pope wrote:

Hi,

Here is one example.
http://peltiertech.com/Excel/ChartsH...sterStack.html

Cheers
Andy

Gill wrote:

I need to have a bar graph with two data sets of different scales,
yet when I change one data set to an secondary axis, the two bars
combine. I need them to be sitting side by side.

thanks





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