scatter and line combined


G

Guest

Is it possible to create a chart that combines scatter and line elements?
I am comparing actual salaries with market standards. I can chart these
separately. I've got a line chart showing the 25th, Median and 75th quartile
salaries for the industry at 1, 2, 3, etc. years of experience. I can also
create a nice scatter graph that plots time on the X- and salary on the
Y-axis. The trouble comes when I want to combine the two.
The source data for the line chart has three columns of data (salaries under
each category), plus a fourth for data series labels (# of years, whole
numbers). While the source data for the scatter is just two columns: time
(fractions of years) and salary.
Is there a common solution for this objective? If so, what topics in Excel
help should I read up on?
 
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J

Jon Peltier

Share with us some typical X values and axis ranges of the line and XY
series.

You may be able to use the secondary axis or add some kind of offset to some
series.

- Jon
 
M

Mike Middleton

Ray -

I suggest using the XY (Scatter) chart type for each of your data series.

You'll have better control over the X axis alignment (compared to the Line
chart type), and you can format some of the XY series to have line
connectors and some without.

- Mike
http://www.MikeMiddleton.com
 
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G

Guest

I stumbled onto my own solution. I inserted the values I wanted to have a
line between as a contiguous group within the range of source data, edited
the formatting of the data point within the graph to connect to its
neighboring value with a line. It took some finesse, but I got it to work
for my purpose.
Thanks.
 

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