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How to add a trendline in Excel 2007



 
 
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Old March 6th, 2009, 03:10 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.charting
Rookie Roger[_2_]
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Default How to add a trendline in Excel 2007

I was once an expert, guru even, helped everybody. Now I can't even find the
help menu. So very frustrating.

I have a graph and need to add a trendline. The graph is embedded in a
worksheet sitting alongside four other graphs that have trendlines i created
with Excel 2003. Trendline is no longer a simple check box on a screen that
i can get to. I see it on one of the menus, Trendline, all nice and pretty
grey. There's no help on trendline using F1 key, other than giving the
formulas. On-line I find instructions on how to add a trendline, duh, and
the trendline option is grey. Would anyone mind trying to assess how I've
become so incompetent so quickly, and tell me what I'm doing wrong?
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Old March 6th, 2009, 03:43 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.charting
Bernard Liengme[_2_]
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Default How to add a trendline in Excel 2007

Click the data series in the chart
Look in Chart Tools | Layout | Analysis for Trendline
Click the launcher (triangle pointing down) ; select the type of trendline
needed
Open the "More Trendline Options" to add equation. etc
best wishes
--
Bernard V Liengme
Microsoft Excel MVP
http://people.stfx.ca/bliengme
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"Rookie Roger" wrote in message
...
I was once an expert, guru even, helped everybody. Now I can't even find
the
help menu. So very frustrating.

I have a graph and need to add a trendline. The graph is embedded in a
worksheet sitting alongside four other graphs that have trendlines i
created
with Excel 2003. Trendline is no longer a simple check box on a screen
that
i can get to. I see it on one of the menus, Trendline, all nice and
pretty
grey. There's no help on trendline using F1 key, other than giving the
formulas. On-line I find instructions on how to add a trendline, duh, and
the trendline option is grey. Would anyone mind trying to assess how I've
become so incompetent so quickly, and tell me what I'm doing wrong?



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Old March 6th, 2009, 04:21 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.charting
Rookie Roger[_2_]
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Default How to add a trendline in Excel 2007

That launcher is greyed out just like the trendline button, so I can't click
either one. I tried to install an Add-On of Data Analysis tools but that
didn't change anything (and I didn't need it in the past.)

"Bernard Liengme" wrote:

Click the data series in the chart
Look in Chart Tools | Layout | Analysis for Trendline
Click the launcher (triangle pointing down) ; select the type of trendline
needed
Open the "More Trendline Options" to add equation. etc
best wishes
--
Bernard V Liengme
Microsoft Excel MVP
http://people.stfx.ca/bliengme
remove caps from email

"Rookie Roger" wrote in message
...
I was once an expert, guru even, helped everybody. Now I can't even find
the
help menu. So very frustrating.

I have a graph and need to add a trendline. The graph is embedded in a
worksheet sitting alongside four other graphs that have trendlines i
created
with Excel 2003. Trendline is no longer a simple check box on a screen
that
i can get to. I see it on one of the menus, Trendline, all nice and
pretty
grey. There's no help on trendline using F1 key, other than giving the
formulas. On-line I find instructions on how to add a trendline, duh, and
the trendline option is grey. Would anyone mind trying to assess how I've
become so incompetent so quickly, and tell me what I'm doing wrong?




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Old March 6th, 2009, 06:36 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.charting
Bernard Liengme[_2_]
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Default How to add a trendline in Excel 2007

The ATP has nothing to do with trendlines
What type of chart are you making?
I am sure we can resolve this
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Bernard V Liengme
Microsoft Excel MVP
http://people.stfx.ca/bliengme
remove caps from email

"Rookie Roger" wrote in message
...
That launcher is greyed out just like the trendline button, so I can't
click
either one. I tried to install an Add-On of Data Analysis tools but that
didn't change anything (and I didn't need it in the past.)

"Bernard Liengme" wrote:

Click the data series in the chart
Look in Chart Tools | Layout | Analysis for Trendline
Click the launcher (triangle pointing down) ; select the type of
trendline
needed
Open the "More Trendline Options" to add equation. etc
best wishes
--
Bernard V Liengme
Microsoft Excel MVP
http://people.stfx.ca/bliengme
remove caps from email

"Rookie Roger" wrote in message
...
I was once an expert, guru even, helped everybody. Now I can't even
find
the
help menu. So very frustrating.

I have a graph and need to add a trendline. The graph is embedded in a
worksheet sitting alongside four other graphs that have trendlines i
created
with Excel 2003. Trendline is no longer a simple check box on a screen
that
i can get to. I see it on one of the menus, Trendline, all nice and
pretty
grey. There's no help on trendline using F1 key, other than giving the
formulas. On-line I find instructions on how to add a trendline, duh,
and
the trendline option is grey. Would anyone mind trying to assess how
I've
become so incompetent so quickly, and tell me what I'm doing wrong?






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Old March 8th, 2009, 07:08 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.charting
Shane Devenshire
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Default How to add a trendline in Excel 2007

Hi,

The following chart types don't support trendlines: all 3-D chart types,
Radar charts, Surface plots, Area charts, all Stacked charts types. (I've
probably missed some.)

Trendline options will not be available if the sheet is protected.

There were a number of chart related issues that were solved by SP1. Press
Alt+1 and choose Resources, and see if SP1 is shown at the very bottom under
about Microsoft Excel 2007

--
If this helps, please click the Yes button.

Cheers,
Shane Devenshire


"Rookie Roger" wrote:

That launcher is greyed out just like the trendline button, so I can't click
either one. I tried to install an Add-On of Data Analysis tools but that
didn't change anything (and I didn't need it in the past.)

"Bernard Liengme" wrote:

Click the data series in the chart
Look in Chart Tools | Layout | Analysis for Trendline
Click the launcher (triangle pointing down) ; select the type of trendline
needed
Open the "More Trendline Options" to add equation. etc
best wishes
--
Bernard V Liengme
Microsoft Excel MVP
http://people.stfx.ca/bliengme
remove caps from email

"Rookie Roger" wrote in message
...
I was once an expert, guru even, helped everybody. Now I can't even find
the
help menu. So very frustrating.

I have a graph and need to add a trendline. The graph is embedded in a
worksheet sitting alongside four other graphs that have trendlines i
created
with Excel 2003. Trendline is no longer a simple check box on a screen
that
i can get to. I see it on one of the menus, Trendline, all nice and
pretty
grey. There's no help on trendline using F1 key, other than giving the
formulas. On-line I find instructions on how to add a trendline, duh, and
the trendline option is grey. Would anyone mind trying to assess how I've
become so incompetent so quickly, and tell me what I'm doing wrong?




 




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