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    Manually add fixed vertical horizontal line to chart

    Hi I have a chart I wanted to plot data from 1 - 10 on both the x and y axis. This has worked but due to the size of the labels excel has made the range larger. I can hide all the intersecting lines most easily by making all the major grid-lines 100% transparent, but I needed to mark the half way point chopping my data plots into quarters.

    I need to add a horizontal line going all the way across the chart at 5 and a vertical line going all the way up the chart from 5.

    Do I really have to create a whole new series as an average and plot it to achieve this or can I just get excel to add them based on an intersection?

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    Re: Manually add fixed vertical horizontal line to chart

    Hi datacruncher,

    you can do it all with grid lines and axis scale. See attached.

    Both axes are set to major interval 5 and minor 1
    grid lines are shown for both x and y axis and then formatted to be bold for major

    Of course you can take out some, if you feel it looks too much like nine men's morris!

    does that help any?

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    Re: Manually add fixed vertical horizontal line to chart

    That is awesome, excellent and exactly what I'm after, many thanks!

    On a side note, is there any way I can add labels to each quarter section? I've built a relationship model plotting data from accounting info and it places a service sector in one of the quaters, ergo:

    Leverage, Strategic, Routine, Bottleneck. Just wondered if it would be possible to add a label into each quadrant on your chart?
    Last edited by smudgepost; 12-21-2009 at 08:10 AM.

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    Re: Manually add fixed vertical horizontal line to chart

    Smudgepost, please don't ask questions in the thread of another member. I'll give you some leeway as a new member, but start your own threads for your own questions from now on, please.

    You can create text boxes with the drawing toolbar and position them on the quadrants. Other than that, I'd need to see your data.

    cheers

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