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Old September 15th, 2003, 06:25 AM
Wendy Moncur
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Default What kind of chart?

I have a chart of times vs dates, where an event can occur
many times during a day.

for example, my table is written thus:
Mon Tue Wed Thu
0700 0730 0700 0800
0730 0800 0830
0900

I would like the chart to appear something like this:

0900 X
X
0800 X X
X X
0700 X X
Mon Tue Wed Thu

In the table, I don't want a different line for each time,
because they are actually a minute apart, and are
copy&pasted from another app.

In the chart I would like to have some marker (a dot) at
the time where it occurred, and one day's woth of times
should stack directly on top of each other.

I have had a play with various chart types, but I can't see
one that fits my needs.

Any help?

Cheers!
Wendy.

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Old September 15th, 2003, 01:21 PM
Gary Klass
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Default What kind of chart?

Wendy:
I think you want a scatter chart. Enter 1,2,3,4,5,6,7, as the days and
Format the days using a custom number format: dddd
Format | Cells | Number -- custom dddd (or ddd)

You may also need a custom format for the times: 0000

The chart wizard should do what you want automatically with your data
set up as it is.

The days are your X series and the times the y-series. Set the minimum
on the X-axis scale to 1 for sunday.

Wendy Moncur wrote:
I have a chart of times vs dates, where an event can occur
many times during a day.

for example, my table is written thus:
Mon Tue Wed Thu
0700 0730 0700 0800
0730 0800 0830
0900

I would like the chart to appear something like this:

0900 X
X
0800 X X
X X
0700 X X
Mon Tue Wed Thu

In the table, I don't want a different line for each time,
because they are actually a minute apart, and are
copy&pasted from another app.

In the chart I would like to have some marker (a dot) at
the time where it occurred, and one day's woth of times
should stack directly on top of each other.

I have had a play with various chart types, but I can't see
one that fits my needs.

Any help?

Cheers!
Wendy.


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