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Richard, Software Specialist
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Experience:  Over 15 year experience resolving Microsoft Office Issues
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I have been asked to develop a line graph, showing months on bottom, types & catergory. This is to show a trend. How do I organize the data in the excel and create the line graph to show a trend.


I will send you excel file as this is needed for 2 Regions and want this line graph to make sense.



1. 12 Months: Jan-December

2. Catergories : 1. Helpdesk & 2. Corrective Action

3. Types:1. Technical Equip 2. Bldg. Repair 3. Catering 4. Janitorial 5. Soft Services


Use a line graph to illustrate the Trend by months for the types & categories.

Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Microsoft Office
Expert:  Richard replied 3 years ago.
Hi there and welcome

Can you please upload the file to

Provide me the download link and I can than look at this for you.

Thank you
Customer: replied 3 years ago. Order - Oct 2012 Type line graph.xlsx


Work Order - Oct 2012 Type line graph.xlsx

Expert:  Richard replied 3 years ago.
Thanks Sue, looking at it now
Expert:  Richard replied 3 years ago.
Done Sue

You can download it from here

If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to let me know.

Thank You

Customer: replied 3 years ago.



Is there anyway to combine categories (Helpdesk & Corrective Maintenance) on one line graph showing the trend for the types by month?

Expert:  Richard replied 3 years ago.
Yes it can Sue,

I have done it for you and it can be downloaded here

Feel free to ask if you need more information
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I can not open in excel .

Expert:  Richard replied 3 years ago.
What happens when you try to open it Sue?