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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:37 am    Post subject: Putting Data Table In a Chart Reply with quote

Our system in now using Calc instead of excel. In my excel charts I always put the data table on the x axis. My charts look fine in OO except know the data tables are missing from them. How do I Fix?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:37 am    Post subject: Re: Putting Data Table In a Chart Reply with quote

ajustice wrote:
Our system in now using Calc instead of excel. In my excel charts I always put the data table on the x axis. My charts look fine in OO except know the data tables are missing from them. How do I Fix?


I'm not quite sure what you mean here. Can you point us to an example on the web?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:31 am    Post subject: Website Reply with quote

http://www.edumax.com/assets/images/microsoft-excel_files/image155.png

Here is an example of what my charts looked like in Excel. Now that I open them in OO they look the same just no data table, and I can't figure out a way to add on in OO>
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:56 am    Post subject: Re: Website Reply with quote

ajustice wrote:
http://www.edumax.com/assets/images/microsoft-excel_files/image155.png

Here is an example of what my charts looked like in Excel. Now that I open them in OO they look the same just no data table, and I can't figure out a way to add on in OO>


I don't think that Calc offers that option. The closest that Calc seems to be able to come is to insert data labels which will but the numbers at the top of the bars (See chart below). . As a rather clumsy work-around you could try pasting the chart and the values (transposed) into Draw and sticking them together there. A couple of minutes messing around gave me this. A bit more formatting would probably give something reasonably acceptable. However see my comments below re chart junk.




<< Graphing comments NOT OOo. >>
What's the purpose of adding the table? It seems that it just contributes to what Edward Tufte would call chart junk [1]. You are already providing the information in the bar chart itself so the table is redundant, or alternatively, you can provide the table and the chart becomes redundant. I tend to look on this layout as one of Excel's more egregious charting faults. Of course if that is what the discipline or client requires it then I suppose you need it.

1. Tufte, E. R. (2006). Beautiful Evidence. Cheshire Conn: Graphics Press.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:04 am    Post subject: Thank You Reply with quote

Thank you
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