I want to draw several graphs and combine them into one figure. I will explain the problem in an example. Let’s say that I want to draw two graphs with these points:
Graph #1 (X and Y are defining a coordinate).
X - Y _____ 1 - 5 2 - 5 5 - 7 9 - 10
X - Y _____ 6 - 8 8 - 12 9 - 7 12 - 8 15 - 11 21 - 11
What I do is create a chart and click on “Select Data”. There I create two series and choose X and Y values. However, this doesn’t work since it doesn’t allow me to choose different X values for different graphs. Although I choose different X values for these two series, the second one is chosen for both. This is how it looks like in the end:
Do you know how to fix this? I’m using Excel 2008 for Mac.
You need to use the Scatter chart type instead of Line. That will allow you to define separate X values for each series.