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Hi there,

I'm trying to plot an exponential smoothing line chart with x-values from 1
to 20. There are two series, the original data points and the smoothed data
points. The problem with this is that the starting point is different. For
the original data points (series1), the first value starts at 1 and goes to
20. For the smoothed data points (series2), the first value starts at 2 and
goes to 20. When I try to chart the line graph in Excel 2003 by selecting
the y-values for series2 starting at x=2, the chart actually begins at x=1.
I was just wondering if anyone knows how to change the starting point for a
series in a line graph (if possible). Thank you!

Xavier


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Steps to change the starting point for a series in a line graph in Excel:
  1. Select the chart and click on the "Select Data" option in the "Design" tab of the ribbon.
  2. In the "Select Data Source" dialog box, select the series that you want to change the starting point for and click on the "Edit" button.
  3. In the "Edit Series" dialog box, you will see two boxes for the "Series X values" and "Series Y values". In the "Series X values" box, enter the range of cells that correspond to the x-values for the series, starting from the desired starting point. For example, if you want the series to start at x=2, enter the range of cells that correspond to the values for x=2 to x=20.
  4. Click "OK" to close the "Edit Series" dialog box and then click "OK" again to close the "Select Data Source" dialog box.
  5. Your chart should now show the series starting at the desired starting point.
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Are you making a LINE or XY chart? Should be the latter.
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Hi there,

I'm trying to plot an exponential smoothing line chart with x-values from
1 to 20. There are two series, the original data points and the smoothed
data points. The problem with this is that the starting point is
different. For the original data points (series1), the first value starts
at 1 and goes to 20. For the smoothed data points (series2), the first
value starts at 2 and goes to 20. When I try to chart the line graph in
Excel 2003 by selecting the y-values for series2 starting at x=2, the
chart actually begins at x=1. I was just wondering if anyone knows how to
change the starting point for a series in a line graph (if possible).
Thank you!

Xavier



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I've done both, and even when I set the correct x-value range, series 2
always starts at x=1 and goes to x=19.

"Bernard Liengme" wrote in message
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Are you making a LINE or XY chart? Should be the latter.
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Bernard V Liengme
www.stfx.ca/people/bliengme
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"Xavier" wrote in message
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Hi there,

I'm trying to plot an exponential smoothing line chart with x-values from
1 to 20. There are two series, the original data points and the smoothed
data points. The problem with this is that the starting point is
different. For the original data points (series1), the first value starts
at 1 and goes to 20. For the smoothed data points (series2), the first
value starts at 2 and goes to 20. When I try to chart the line graph in
Excel 2003 by selecting the y-values for series2 starting at x=2, the
chart actually begins at x=1. I was just wondering if anyone knows how to
change the starting point for a series in a line graph (if possible).
Thank you!

Xavier





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Nevermind, I got it working now. Thanks for suggesting XY scatter. I played
around with it a little more and was finally able to alter the starting
point. Thank you!

Xavier

"Bernard Liengme" wrote in message
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Are you making a LINE or XY chart? Should be the latter.
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Bernard V Liengme
www.stfx.ca/people/bliengme
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"Xavier" wrote in message
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Hi there,

I'm trying to plot an exponential smoothing line chart with x-values from
1 to 20. There are two series, the original data points and the smoothed
data points. The problem with this is that the starting point is
different. For the original data points (series1), the first value starts
at 1 and goes to 20. For the smoothed data points (series2), the first
value starts at 2 and goes to 20. When I try to chart the line graph in
Excel 2003 by selecting the y-values for series2 starting at x=2, the
chart actually begins at x=1. I was just wondering if anyone knows how to
change the starting point for a series in a line graph (if possible).
Thank you!

Xavier







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Thanks for the feedback
Best wishes from St Francis Xavier U
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"Xavier" wrote in message
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Nevermind, I got it working now. Thanks for suggesting XY scatter. I
played around with it a little more and was finally able to alter the
starting point. Thank you!

Xavier

"Bernard Liengme" wrote in message
...
Are you making a LINE or XY chart? Should be the latter.
--
Bernard V Liengme
www.stfx.ca/people/bliengme
remove caps from email

"Xavier" wrote in message
.. .
Hi there,

I'm trying to plot an exponential smoothing line chart with x-values
from 1 to 20. There are two series, the original data points and the
smoothed data points. The problem with this is that the starting point
is different. For the original data points (series1), the first value
starts at 1 and goes to 20. For the smoothed data points (series2), the
first value starts at 2 and goes to 20. When I try to chart the line
graph in Excel 2003 by selecting the y-values for series2 starting at
x=2, the chart actually begins at x=1. I was just wondering if anyone
knows how to change the starting point for a series in a line graph (if
possible). Thank you!

Xavier







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