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Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Excel 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Excel, click here: Numeric Value and Percentage Value in a Graph Column.
Harrie wants to create a column chart that displays two values for each column in the chart. One value to be displayed would be a percentage (such as 46%) and the other an absolute value (such as 359,000). One value would appear on the column in the chart, and the other just above the column.
There are many ways that this can be accomplished, depending on the nature of your data. This tip will examine a couple of the many ways you can proceed.
A relatively simple approach is to assume that your data is in three columns. The first column is the category (what will appear along the X-axis), the second is the percentage that you want to plot, and the third is the absolute value to be displayed. Follow these steps:
Figure 1. The Patterns tab of the Format Data Series dialog box.
Figure 2. The Patterns tab of the Format Axis dialog box.
ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (2411) applies to Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Excel (Excel 2007 and later) here: Numeric Value and Percentage Value in a Graph Column.
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