Plot - Add to Graph

Add a plot to an existing graph by using the Home | Add to Graph | Plot command or the Graph Tools | Add to Graph | Plot command and selecting a plot type from the list. Or, right click on the plot in the Object Manager, choose Add Plot and select a plot type from the Select Plot Type dialog.

When adding a plot with the Home | Add to Graph | Plot or Graph Tools | Add to Graph | Plot command, the new plot always uses the default properties. To automatically vary the plot colors when adding new plots, use the Create button in the Plot page of the Property Manager or use the Graph Wizard.

To add a plot to a graph:

  1. Select any part of the graph (axis, plot, fit, or the entire graph).
  2. Choose a plot type by clicking the Home | Add to Graph | Plot command.
  3. Select the axes to use for the plot in the Choose Axes dialog. You can select existing axes or create new axes in this dialog.
  4. Choose a data file in the Open Worksheet dialog.
  5. Set the properties of the new plot in the Property Manager.

Plot Tips

  • The Plot command is disabled with pie charts and doughnut plots because pie charts and doughnut plots cannot have any graph types added to them. To add multiple doughnut plots to an existing doughnut plot, click the Create button in the Property Manager on the Plot tab.
  • The type of plot that can be added to the graph varies depending on the type of plot in the original graph. For example, if part of a polar plot is selected in step 1, only polar-type plots are available in the Select Plot Type dialog.
  • If your data are organized into one file, you can use the New plot option in some plot properties to add new plots to the graph.

See Also

Axis

Legend

Duplicate Axis

Creating Multiple Graphs on a Page

Home Tab Commands