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    Is there a way to "jitter" two or more identical data points on a XY scatter plot so that they do not completely overlap on the graph?

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    This from Mala Singh who runs the engineering division at MrExcel:

    A data point is a data point and we can't 'jitter' identical data
    point(s) of two series without modifying the co-ords of the point
    for one of the series - and this is something we do not want to do
    because that would imply modifying the data series itself.
    The best way I can think of is:
    Use 'hollow' data markers for each series - i.e. specify
    foreground color only and set background color to 'none'. Try to
    use a contrasting set of data markers for the series so that one
    marker is clearly visible through the other - a possible
    combination could be circle for one series and and cross for the
    other - all the better if you additionally specify a different
    marker size for each series. When you do this the identical points
    can be identified easily as those shown with 'combination'
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