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Excel - remove zero value columns in bar charts

teebird (TechnicalUser) (OP)
22 May 06 18:45
Hi All

Is there any way I can remove columns from my bar chart (Excel 2000)that have a value of zero.

January 12
February 0
March 45
April 0
May 20

So only the months Jan, Mar and May display with no gaps.

Many thanks for any help.

mintjulep (TechnicalUser)
22 May 06 20:07
A bunch of ways.  Zero has been a perfectly valid number since the Greeks figured out that having a value for nothing is important.

However, if you leave the value blank....

Tool | Options | Charts | Uncheck "Plot blanks as zero"

Alternately, you can simply remove the series for the zero months.

Or, use Autofilter to not show the zero months, and plot only the remaining visible cells.
teebird (TechnicalUser) (OP)
22 May 06 21:15
Thanks for your response.  I have tried what you suggested but it is not the result I want.  



GlennUK (MIS)
23 May 06 2:41
Hi teebird,

please explain in what way filtering does not do what you want?

Cheers, Glenn.

Did you hear about the literalist show-jumper?  He broke his nose jumping against the clock.

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