Ok this was annoying to figure out so here you go.

I was trying to create 2 axis graph, or chart, in Excel since the relationship of the data was not very good. one was in the tens and the other was in the thousands.

First create a graph using your data and select the type you like. in our case it was a 2 line graph.

then right click on the smaller graph, the blue one in our case, and select the “Format Data Series…”

Then we get a popup window for the series options with the ability to change the series axis.

We select the Secondary axis option and close the window using the Close button.

The graph will update and set for 2 Y axis display.

P.S. the process can be repeated for more lines and more Y axis.

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Awesome, thanks! Saved me tons of time!

For Multiple Y Axes in Excel, try Multy_Y or EZplot at http://www.OfficeExpander.com

There is a demo version for you to try.

Cheers

Thanks a lot! So simple, yet I wasted far too much time on this!

Thank you. As noted in a previous comment, this saved me a lot of time and was much easier to do than in Excel 2003.

But more than 2 y axis is not possible with excel 2007, If you know how to have more than two y axis in excel pl let me know

Great help Man!!! Simplified the entire process. Thumbs up!!!

this seriously just saved my life i was trying to figure this out for a good hour and the project is due tomorrow i LOVE you!!!!!!!!!!!!

So, what do you do if the Plot Series On section is grayed out? I am trying to re-use a chart someone else created, and I am assuming I need to specify something in the series in order to pick the primary or secondary axis.

Never mind, figured it out… The other series was not grayed out, so I was able to plot it on a different axis…. A joy to figure out, nonetheless.

Thanks – saved me time as well. Was getting a bit frustrated.

Awesome. Thanks a bunch

Good Information. Many thank and saved lot of time.

Thanks! This was easy to follow and saved me time.

Thank you, this was awesomely helpful and saved a lot of mucking around!

Paul, you can plot more than 2y axes in Excel using Multy_Y or EZplot for Excel at http://www.OfficeExpander.com

There is a demo version for you to try.

Cheers.

dude!! this saved me so much time i love u bra!! this was so wicked !! imma go know but man i love u !!

how do I make Multiple categorys (Axis Labels) in a line chart

what I have is multiple programs that I want to trend but in the lable axis categorys only let me list one form of data

Terrific! I love when a quick google search turns up exactly what I need.

Bill, how did you get it to not be ‘greyed out’ any longer?!?!?!?! Mine is greyed out?!?!

Naz, it seems he used the other series. he didn’t get it un-greyed.

Very good information. Thank you so much.

Thanks! Saved my day at work….

thanks man you are the best …. !!! you save me for my project !!!

bedankt. heb ik al te veel tijd aan dit domme ding verspild …

Thanks you verymuch for the info.

Thank you. I was checking for this since a hour

Thank you sooo much, i wasted too much time trying to figure out something so simple. thank you for taking the time to explain exactly what i needed!

Thank you!

Thanks a lot mate

Exactly the instructions I needed. Thanks!

Great info !!

I want to create multiple y axis chart in excel 2007. office expander is charging a lot of money for that add on. Is there any other way i can do it. Thanx in advance

Not that i know of. that is probably why they are happy to charge you the ridiculous amount of money they do.

Great Help!!!! I see a lot of ppl saved time like I did….Thanks!!!

Vaibhav,

I noticed that the multiple Y axes software for Excel (Multy_Y) is currently showing as 50% off at http://www.OfficeExpander.com

Maybe this will help. I don’t know of any other way to produce these charts in Excel.

-Wendall

thankx for the simple explantion. it saved lot of time….

You are the greatest. Saved me a lot of time. Pat Harrison.

Thanks for your simple explanation. Didn’t think I’d ever be able to do this and you showed me how in 30 seconds. Really, truly, made my day.

Thank you! This was very helpful.

This was incredibly helpful! Thank you.

You can create 2 seperate graphs into Excel, set their plot area to No fill (Format plot area), then remove all axis that you don’t want to overlay from the second graph when you move it on top of the 1st. You should be able to see 3 set of data refering to 3 seperates Y axis scales (3rd one have to be edit from text with font size to match the original scale) Mine worked just great; I wish I could paste this on this website… RAD

I found this really helpful. Thank you so much.

So now you have what looks like intersecting line series, which is not the intention. Sometimes the scale difference can be overcome by expressing as percentages of final figures or totals, depends if u really need to see original figures or not. You could also try a log scale, comparing rates of change instead of comparing raw numbers on graph. There are many ways to look at the numbers using a graph, without messing up perceptions of the data.

Thanks a lot…… i wasted atleast an hour to get this… appreciate it

gets screwed up if x-axis is log. at least it seems so when i tried.

This was just what I was looking for

Thanks

what should we do if we want more that two y axis? When I try to make a 3rd y axis as a secondary axis, it still plots the data with my existing y axis. Appreciate if you can help me out.

thanx a lot man…u saved my times!

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