Using two axes in the one chart

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Sometimes you want to show several axes in one chart in order to demonstrate each data series with different formatting and with different axis in one chart.
Chart with several axis in Excel 2010

For example, if you have two indicators (e.g., volume and price), which you want to see in one chart:

Data range in Excel 2010

To create one chart for this data, follow these steps:

   1.   Create the chart with that data range:

For example, on the Insert tab, in the Charts group, choose the Column button:

Charts in Excel 2010

Choose Clustered Column. You can see not informative chart because of too different amounts:

Simple column chart in Excel 2010

   2.   Excel use primary axis in charts, to change which axis - primary or secondary - can uses for the data series, do the following:

  • Right-click in the second (price) data series, in the popup menu select Format Data Series... to open the Format Data Series dialog box:
    Format Data Series in Excel 2010
  • Choose the Secondary Axis checkbox.

   3.   To change a format type of the second data series, right-click in the second (price) data series and choose Change Series Chart Type...:

Change Series Chart Type in Excel 2010

You can choose another chart type, for example, a line.

How to add next data series with another axis, see Combining several charts into one chart.

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