Changing Default Option For Data Series So X & Y Axis

Oct 12, 2007

I'm trying to change the default option for the data series when graphing in Excel 2003 .... I am trying to create a line graph

Excel, by default, is putting static pressure on the x axis and the air flow on the y axis .... I need it to be the other way around

I have found out that:
By default, Excel plots whatever you have fewer of—rows or columns—as the data series

apparently it is possible to change this Excel default option, but I can't figure that out

in step 2 of the Chart Wizard, I have tried many different things, but can't get Excel to chart the Air Flow CFM on the x axis, and have static pressure values on the y axis

Changing Values Of X-axis, And Descending Order Axis(x-axis)

Feb 8, 2009

Two questions:

1) How do make values on x-axis as words? E.g. apples, oranges, etc.

2) Is it possible to have the numbers on x-axis in descending order? If I can figure out 1), I can do this as well, but it would be nice to know if it is possible to have the numbers on x-axis in descending order.

Make Data Series The X Axis

May 31, 2012

How to format an Excel table in a forum post!

I have the following table

Code:
seqIdpointsMAEMFE
1033022
1122-511
12-10-1018
130-517
14-11-117
1630-620
1712-120
186-444
190-126

I want to create a stacked chart with seqId as the x axis, and the other 3 columns are values on the y axis.

Excel is making seqId a data series, I don't want it to do that. How do I change it? This is what I have now:

Changing Range Of Sumproduct Function Depending On Length Of Data Series

Feb 20, 2007

I have a small problem using the ‘sumproduct function’ which I am using it to calculate the area under curves using the following equation (=SUMPRODUCT((B10:B109-B9:B108)*(D10:D109+D9:D108))*0.5). However I have hundreds of curves to calculate the area under and the length of the data series for each curve is different, I am currently changing the length of the data series by hand. I have attached an example worksheet of 2 sets of data (the formula I am using at the moment is highlighted in blue – row 203). Is there are function or formula that I can use inside this equation to change the range of the formula depending on the length of the data series?

Default Option Settings For Sorting To Always Assume Headings

Sep 10, 2013

I know Excel is supposed to guess if there is a heading row or not when you're manually sorting a group of columns. But, more often than not it seems, it guesses incorrectly, forcing me to go through the multiple steps of the "Custom Sort" menu. Most of the manual sorting I do does have a Header row.

Is there a default setting somewhere to force the sort to always assume there is a Header row? I can't find any.

Charts - Make Second Axis Series Always Appear Above

Sep 10, 2012

I have a combination column and line chart with the line series on the secondary axis. Is there a way that I can tell excel to scale the secondary axis so as the line always appears above the columns? As it is it appears above in most instances but sometimes appears below the columns.

Set All Series In Chart To Secondary Axis?

Nov 21, 2012

How do I select all of the series on my chart and flip them over to the secondary axis? I can't seem to find an answer via google... Either VBA or straight Excel would be fine.

For the record, this is part of a larger question. I've been creating a chart using a couple for loops to work through a 2D array (VBA, clearly). At first I would just set each series to the second axis as it was created, but I've found that if I use collapseable groups to turn off different values...well, if I collapse the first series it all dissapears (still shows up in the legend, but the lines are gone.)

If I leave them on the primary axis I have no prolblem. So now I'm working on the theory that it's the way they are being added. So I'm looking for another way to put them on the other axis.

how do you put all series in a graph on the secondary axis all at once. Either an Excel based or VBA answer is fine (I can turn the Excel into a Macro if push comes to shove.)

Using Scroll Bar To Modify Axis Of Chart - Maximum And Minimum Values By Default?

Sep 22, 2013

how to link axis properties with a scroll bar (two scroll bars).

The idea is to be able to modify the maximum and minimum values for the axis in case there are outliers which might cause problems by analyzing the chart.

The Guideline in the scroll bar should be set to its maximum (all the way up) by Default, meaning that if there chart behaves itself well there is no need to change its axis values.

The same applies for the minimum guideline of the scrollbar but it should be sent all the way down by Default.

Format Chart Plot Series/Axis

Jan 16, 2007

im having problem formatting my graph.

chart type = line.

I have 1 series of data, which is N values vs. Time.

Time however, is specified by specific dates. The graph is not putting a plot point accorrding to the date corresponding to the N value.

Example values:

date:____1/1/05 _______ 5/7/05 _____ 8/13/05
n value: __55 ___________ 22 _________ 11

I want the chart to reflect the time between the dates and put a plot point (n value) under each date listed and connect with a line.

Changing X Axis Value

Nov 18, 2008

I have modified the Run as Regular Macro code from this site to only changing the x axis, select different cells and I also only used object 1 instead of the name of the chart.

The problem is that when it is run which ever value is changed last, minimum or maximum, it will turn on auto and mess it all up.

VBA Changing Y-Axis Graph?

Apr 8, 2012

I am able to change the X-Axis with:

Code:

ActiveChart.Axes(xlCategory).TicketLables.Orientation = 45

How I change the Y-Axis?

Changing The Default Value Of A Cell

Oct 1, 2009

I've been asked to make an Excel spreadsheet for work that tracks each employee's gross earnings, deductions, and net earnings, as well as calculates the holiday pay. I'm mostly done, but I've run into a problem.

Holiday pay is 4% of the gross earnings. I've got gross earnings in column B, and the formula in the holiday pay column is =PRODUCT(BX,0.04), where X is the row (i.e. in row 4, it is =PRODUCT(B4,0.04).) However, if the cell in BX is empty, the holiday pay displays as 0.04. So for whatever reason, it is assuming that the value of an empty cell is 1. Now, I can solve this by manually entering 0 into every gross earning cell.

Changing Default Text In Textbox

Apr 10, 2014

I am developing a form to get the user's name. I want to put some default text in the textbox where the user types their name. I want the form to delete the default text when the user clicks on the text box or after they start typing their name.

Attached is the form and code that runs the form : UserName.xlsmâ€Ž

Changing Default Exponential Format

Jan 28, 2014

In excel if it changes number to exponential format it would default to, for example if number is 12345 -> 1.2345e4, 0.012345 ->1.2345e-2

I was wondering it is possible to which a function to change this default format ie for example 0.012345 -> 12.345e-3

I basically want this kind of formatting as its would display information in terms of milli, micro, pico (or the opposite side kilo, mega, giga and so on).

Changing Default Formula In Column?

Dec 20, 2012

I have a data table with multiple columns. Several columns have absolute formulas repeating in each of the rows. I would like these formulas to be the default ones in each of the columns whenever I insert a new row.

Unfortunately, whenever I insert a new row Excel automatically inserts different formulas, which do not appear anywhere in the table. These formulas used to be in the table, and at the time Excel asked me if I wanted them to be the default formulas for those columns - which I happily confirmed. As stated, I now have new formulas which I want to be the default ones, but I can't figure out how to set them as such. I even tried to turn off the auto-extend feature, and then back on, to no avail.

Changing Default Number Of Decimal Points?

Oct 24, 2012

I have tried, through control panel - region settings etc, to change the default number of decimals to 0. I often use the Number format using the shortcut CTRL + SHIFT + 1 but then have to reduce the 2 decimals down.

I have recorded a macro to apply this kind of formatting but the disadvantage of this is that I cannot undo any actions before that point - which has gotten me into some trouble on a few occasions .

Is there a macro that I can use that adjusts the "Normal" cell style number format from General to Number (with thousand separator but 0 decimals) each time I open a new book? As merging cell styles is also quite a mundane task..

Changing Date And Time Default Settings

Aug 3, 2004

I am creating a spreadsheet on a British-based system using the d/m/y date system as default, but I am unfortunately entering data using the american m/d/y system and would like to change the default to the american system.

Changing Cell Comment Default Appearance

May 11, 2007

I wish to be able to change the default appearance of a cell's comment. Currently, the default font size is too small to be useful - is there a way of changing this setting, without reverting to a VBA tidy-up?

VBA Changing Axis Title Font Size And Typeface

Dec 18, 2012

I've been successful at changing the font size for the Main title and legend using these commands:

Code:
ActiveChart.ChartTitle.Font.Size = 8
ActiveChart.Legend.Font.Size = 8

But the horizontal axis has me stumped. I recorded part of this but can't get it to work:

Code:
ActiveChart.Axes(xlValue).AxisTitle.Font.Size = 8

How can I change the typeface to Times New Roman for all three and change the font size for the Axis titles? hundreds of charts to change and not enough patience to to it manually.

Excel 2010 :: Changing Default Text Box Settings?

Sep 5, 2012

When I place a text box in Excel 2010, the default is for everything to be locked (Box is locked AND text is locked). I want to change the default setting so that when I start Excel fresh, anytime I place a text box the "LOCK TEXT" box is UNCHECKED.

There's a place where you can select "Set as default text box") after you make the changes, but it's not sticking (even in the same document without closing. IE, I make the changes to a text box, then click the option that says "Set as default text box", place a NEW text box immediately in the same document but the text is still locked.

Excel 2010 :: Changing Default Blank Page Settings?

Apr 23, 2012

My office recently upgraded to Office 2010 and we would like (in the accounting department that I work in) to change the default number formating in a blank sheet to Number, 0 Decimals, using seperators, from the current default of general format number.

I have looked for the Book.xltx file to replace but can't see it any where.

Changing Default Font And Cell Sizes In New Workbooks / Worksheets

Mar 17, 2012

How to change these defaults...

It involved opening a new workbook and changing the number of worksheets in a new workbook, cell sizes, font, and font sizes... and then saving the workbook in one of the system folders under the name "workbook" to change the default workbook attributes, or "worksheet" to change default worksheet attributes.

Changing Selected List Option To Single Character?

Jul 7, 2009

I'm creating an excel spreadsheet that will be sent out to a few users to enter data into. In this spreadsheet, multiple columns contain drop down lists created using the Data Validation tool. The lists are referencing named ranges on a second worksheet.

In these drop down lists are terms that consists of one or two words. What I'm trying to do is when a user goes to select an option from the drop down list, I want the matching one letter code to be entered into the cell instead. For example,
Column AK has drop down list with following options:

Good
Moderate
Poor

When a user selects one of the options, I want one the following respective letter to appear instead......

ActiveX Listbox Does Not Work With VBA Code For Changing Chart Axis Scale?

Jun 5, 2014

I have some code for changing the scale of my chart axes so that when new data is inserted into the column which the chart sources from (say column B), the axis scales on my chart will automatically adjust (as the Excel algorithm sometimes leads to charts which are a bit squashed). This code works fine, and I have included it below.

I have then tried to introduce an ActiveX listbox so that when you select an item in the box, the reference number generated (1,2,3...etc) then determines which data series is inserted into column B using a vlookup function. However, when I do this, the original VBA code for automatically adjusting the chart axes no longer works.

Option Explicit
Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
With ActiveSheet.ChartObjects(1).Chart

[Code].....

Changing Chart Series Colours In VBA

Jan 21, 2010

I have a spreadsheet which reports across different categories, but there's a lot of info. So simplify this, I've written a simple macro that changes the series range in an existing chart, so top level and by category. This works well apart from I'm using excel 2007, and some people aren't, so the default colours look fine on my version, but change to some awful colours on anyone with an earlier version of excel. I need a way of changing the colours to standard ones depending on which macro is being run.

I have tried running the following, but I get an error, basically saying the series hasn't been selected.

ActiveSheet.ChartObjects("Chart 6").Activate
ActiveChart.SeriesCollection(3).Select
ActiveChart.SeriesCollection(3).Interior.Color = RGB(255, 0, 0)

Changing A Charts Series Range

Oct 5, 2006

i have a chart on a worksheet, it contains multiple series (3) in which i wish to change the values/ range of each series of the chart through vba. Thus far i have struggled due to the lack of intellisense, in which i tried

Worksheets(1).ChartObjects(2).Chart.Series("Fails").Values = Range("b12:b14")

with "Fails" being the name of that particular series.

Changing Groupname And Other Properties In Option Buttons From The Control Toolbox

May 31, 2006

Im trying to create many option buttons on my sheet and then change the GroupName and Name properties but im having no luck in accessing the properties. Here is the code ive got at the moment, could someone tell me how to access these properties. Shown below is a small section of the code, if you require the full code i will happily provide it. This is my first post and im not sure if this code tag thing has been done properly:

n = 18
Range("D" & n - 1).Value = " Case"
For i = 1 To UBound(Name_Case, 1)
Range("D" & n + i).Value = Name_Case(i)
Range("M" & n + i).Value = Cost_Case(i)
Left:=628, Top:=(n - 1) * 15.75 + (1 * 6) + (i - 1) * 15.75, Width:=46.5, Height _
:=15.75).Select
Next i

Changing Xvalue Axes To Minimum Series Value

Jul 11, 2014

I'm trying to change 115 charts so that the Xvalue axes (Y-axes) will start on the lowest value of my data series. This is what I've come up with so far:

[Code] .....

What is the syntax to set instead of X so that all Xvalue axes is set to the lowest Data series value in individual chart?

Show Chart Data Series Labels On All Series. 2007

May 31, 2008

I just recently installed Excel 2007 and I would like to know if it's possible to change all data points of a chart at the same time. In Excel 2003, I would normally hold down shift while clicking on each of the data points to make a global change. However, it appears I cannot do that in 2007.

I would like to display each data point's series name. When I go to Layout on the Excel Ribbon, and click on "Data Labels", and click on "More Data Label Options", the actual Y-axis values are shown for each data point. However, I do not want this - I actually only want the Series Name, but when I uncheck "Value" and check "Series Name" instead (under "Label Contains"), it only changes it for one of the series. Is there a better way, instead of going through each and every single series to make this change?

Plotting Data With Two X Axis And 1 Y Axis

Dec 19, 2013

I have a data set that is a spectrum of (y)intensity vs (x)energy I was wanting to add an additional X axis at the top of the graph showing the wavelength conversion for the energy value, is that possible in excel? and if so how?