Combining several charts into one chart

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If you want to combine more than two different data series with common horizontal and different vertical values, you could not just add another axis to the chart. You need to combine several charts into one chart.
Several Charts in one in Excel 2016

If you need to create a chart that contains only one primary and one secondary axes, see Using two axes in the one chart.

Excel uses only two axes in one chart: primary and secondary. If you want to use another axis, you can create another chart and add it to your first chart. To do this, follow the next steps:

   1.   Select the data range (in this example, B5:B13 and E5:E13):

Data range in Excel 2016

And create a chart that you want. For example:

The Second Chart in Excel 2016

   2.   Delete the horizontal axis and modify the vertical axis:

The Second Chart in Excel 2016

   3.   Right-click on the chart area and choose Format Chart Area... in the popup menu:

Format Chart Area in popup Excel 2016

   4.   On the Format Chart Area pane:

  • In the Fill section, select the No fill checkbox,
  • In the Border section, select the No line checkbox:
Format Chart Area in Excel 2016

   5.   If necessary, right-click on the chart plot area and choose Format Plot Area... in the popup menu. On the Format Plot Area pane:

  • In the Fill section, select the No fill checkbox,
  • In the Border section, select the No line checkbox.

   6.   The hardest step: Modify the first chart to create a space in the right part of the chart and move the second chart to create a more interesting chart:

Several Charts in Excel 2016

See also this tip in French: Comment combiner plusieurs graphiques dans le graphique.

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