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plotting lines (graphs) in excel using x,y coordinates

plotting lines (graphs) in excel using x,y coordinates

plotting lines (graphs) in excel using x,y coordinates

Hi, i have 2 sets of x,y points ie; x1,y1 and x2,y2 ; i wish to plot a line between x1,y1 and x2,y2 - how do i do this in excel. my requirement is presented in the snap shot attached. the first line should have starting coordinate x1,y1=0,0 and its ending point at x2,y2 = 0,3. line 2 should have starting coordinates as x1,y1 = 1,2 and end coordinates x2,y2 as 5,6 and so on. thanks

RE: plotting lines (graphs) in excel using x,y coordinates

thanks. that helps

RE: plotting lines (graphs) in excel using x,y coordinates

Note you need to ensure you have 'gaps' selected here to achieve exactly what IRstuff noted, its the default I believe but if you get extra lines with the gaps in your data someone may have changed the default action & this is the cause (this menu is available within the right click 'select data' form).

Another option is to simply draw each line with a separate data series, this way would allow you to apply different formatting to each separate line and markers (if its required). I'm sure if there is lots of data you could create the series with some VBA quite easily. If you don't need to format each line differently IRstuff's solution is much more efficient.

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