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I'm attempting to add a secondary axis for a clustered 3d column chart - I've seen online a suggestion of going to the design ribbon after selecting the chart and selecting add chart element - I don't see where the add chart element command is

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Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 05:28

Hi there

User
04/04/2018 - 05:28

Hi

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 05:28

How are you and how may i assist you with today?

User
04/04/2018 - 05:30

I'm attempting to add a secondary axis (vertical and horizontal, horizontal being a 2 level category axis) to a clustered 3d bar chart, and when I go to the design ribbon in excel 2010 after selecting the chart, I don't see any add chart element anywhere, contrary to what online instructions and excel help indicate should be done

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 05:30

Okay, i will try my best to help you out with this

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 05:30

Can you share me a sample worksheet

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 05:30

So that we both can have a better evaluation to the issue

User
04/04/2018 - 05:30

It's company confidential data

User
04/04/2018 - 05:30

I can't

User
04/04/2018 - 05:31

I can tell you generally the organization of the data

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 05:31

Okay, you can randomize the data and can send it over as we also assure confidentiality on you data

User
04/04/2018 - 05:32

The data itself has 1 column that is a high level category, the 2nd column is a lower level category, and the 3rd through the 5th column have column headers representing 3 series that are being plotted as columns in a clustered column chart

User
04/04/2018 - 05:33

all the other cells under columns 3 through 5 are the data points - dollar figures

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 05:33

okay, as per your description as i can understand that you need to add a new/additional chart element right?

User
04/04/2018 - 05:34

correct, a secondary horizontal category axis

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 05:34

so this can be done in "All chart type" option in excel

User
04/04/2018 - 05:34

my understanding is in order to add a secondary horizontal category axis, I will need to first add a secondary vertical axis which I can make invisible, since I have no need for the secondary vertical axis

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 05:35

if you can't see it in the excel ribbon then you have to add it using the customize ribbon option

User
04/04/2018 - 05:36

How do I customize the design ribbon to add the add chart element function?

User
04/04/2018 - 05:36

Never mind

User
04/04/2018 - 05:36

I see how

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 05:36

Okay , greay!, i will help you with that

User
04/04/2018 - 05:36

I pulled up the context menu for the ribbon and selected customize ribbon

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 05:37

great!

User
04/04/2018 - 05:37

let me see if there is an option to add the add chart element function to the ribbon one moment

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 05:38

i will give you the screenshot :)

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 05:39

there you go

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Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 05:41

is it nice

User
04/04/2018 - 05:44

When I add all chart types to a custom group in the layout ribbon, and select it, it just prompts me to change the chart type

User
04/04/2018 - 05:45

I don't see anything that lets me add a chart element

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 05:47

okay for that right click on the chart and select "change chart type" option from the drop down

User
04/04/2018 - 05:47

And then what?

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 05:50

then select the appropriate option as above making sure the data is selected to appear in the chart.

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Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 05:53

see how i changed the same chart

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User
04/04/2018 - 05:54

In the change chart type for excel 2010 I don't see custom combination

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 05:54

so there may find many different option to this

User
04/04/2018 - 05:54

or rather I don't see combo as your graphic shows

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 05:54

okay then you might need to update the excel version

User
04/04/2018 - 05:55

I have excel 2010

User
04/04/2018 - 05:55

shouldn't that support 2 axes?

User
04/04/2018 - 05:55

according to the help function of excel 2010, it should be possible to add a secondary axis

User
04/04/2018 - 05:55

but it is not clear how

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 05:56

yep m really not sure as this is mu excel 2016

User
04/04/2018 - 05:56

the instructions say to select the add chart element function, but I can't find that function anywhere

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 05:56

can you see the "All Chart Type

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 05:56

option

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 05:56

in the ribbon of 2010?

User
04/04/2018 - 05:57

all it does is bring up the change chart type dialog

User
04/04/2018 - 05:57

and in that dialog, I have no option for combo, and I have no option to add a secondary axis

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 05:58

ooppps, then i guess seriosly you need to update the version, and if you have corporate ID then you can get it in free@

User
04/04/2018 - 05:59

The point is I should be able to do it in Excel 2010, and I don't have time to negotiate an upgraded version of excel - I need an answer of how to do it in excel 2010

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 06:00

Yes, i understand that but as there is no option in it then how it can be done?

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 06:01

try to right click on the chart element of present chart and then select "Chart Chart type"

User
04/04/2018 - 06:01

Let's end this conversation - there obviously is a way or it wouldn't be in the help function of excel 2010

User
04/04/2018 - 06:01

But you don't know it so you can't help me

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 06:01

see if that helps

User
04/04/2018 - 06:01

I'll reach out to someone else

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 06:02

i would try best but only if i have the appropriate data and the options to do so

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 06:05

Are you there?

User
04/04/2018 - 06:06

As I mentioned, let's end this, we're not getting anywhere - I'll reach out to someone who knows Excel 2010 better

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