charting a wide range of data

mdeblois

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Is there a way in Excel (I'm using 2000) to make a broken bar in a bar chart. We're charting the comparison of the US economy vs various other nations and have just what you'd expect, a very wide range of data. To show the American economy we have to set the range so high that many smaller nations' figures barely appear. Is there a way to create a break in the US bar, implying that data has been left out, so that the other nations can be displayed.

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PaddyD

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adding a break in the y axis is not as straightforward as you might think. see Tushar's site:

http://www.tushar-mehta.com

for a tutorial. An alternative would be to plot the other contries on an appropriately scaled secondary axis.

paddy
 

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