Trendline option not an option

HollyN

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I'm trying to add a trendline to a chart that has 6 different categories, and no matter where I click and then Chart/and try to click 'add trendline'-it's grayed out..not able to be selected.
Am I doing something wrong by clicking somewhere I shouldn't be?
Thanks
 

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macajm

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As far as I know, the trendline option is only available for "X-Y Scatter" type charts - not for bar/column/line charts
 

Dimli

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I have successfully used a trendline on a line graph before.
Maybe it would help if you started the chart with the data series that you want the trendline for, then add the other series to the chart.
 

HollyN

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trendline option not an option

I think it's because it's a stacked bar chart that I can't do the trendline. I was able to add a datapoint and then make that point a line graph and then do the trendline on just that set of datapoints --I'm hoping that will work.
Thanks for your help
 

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