option to add asterisk indicating statistical signficance in char.


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Guest

it would be nice to have an option in excel to add asterisks to charts like
bar graphs to indicate statistial significance. currently i copy the graph to
powerpoint, insert text and use the graph. however, it would be cleaner to be
able to go under format data series and tell excel to insert a asterisk or
other notation above the error bars.

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Jon Peltier

You can add data labels to a chart series, or just a point. Double click on
the series, or select a single point (two single clicks) and double click,
then notice the Data Labels tab. If you want an option that's not listed
(i.e., not just the series name or the X or Y values), you can edit the data
label text. If you want to enter a whole series worth of custom text from
another range of cells on the worksheet, try one of these handy (and free)
Excel add-ins:

Rob Bovey's Chart Labeler, http://appspro.com
John Walkenbach's Chart Tools, http://j-walk.com/ss

- Jon
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Peltier Technical Services
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