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scatter plots with numbers in general format

By BillUD ·
I am using the output of a macro that generates a column of numbers in general format. If I attempt to make a scatter plot with this data, Excel 2007 will treat the data as labels and not as numbers. If I simply change the format of this column of numbers from "general" to "number", it still treats the numbers as labels in a scatter plot. The only way that I could find to get the numbers to behave as numbers was to create a new column of numbers by multiplying the first column by unity. The product of this operation produced a column of numbers that behaved like numbers and not labels when used in a scatter plot. I'm looking for a less cumbersome solution to this problem.

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Well it's struggling because

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to scatter plots with number ...

graphs have at least two axis.....

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What is your point?

by BillUD In reply to Well it's struggling beca ...

Yes, of course graphs have at least two axes. What does that have to do with my question? In my particular circumstance the other axis displayed in the macro output in "number" format and plotted correctly in the scatter plot.

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