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Old 10-08-2009, 09:36 PM   #1
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how do I label chart data in OpenOffice calc?


In OpenOffice Calc, I made a chart, a bar graph, from two rows of data. But I can't figure out how to label the data. Or to make the legend useful--all it says right now is "Row 1" [blue] and "Row 2" [red].
 
Old 10-08-2009, 11:35 PM   #2
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In OpenOffice.org Calc, click on the Help menu. Select OpenOffice.org help, and enter Charts. Then select the entry for data labels.

You will find the explanation there.
 
Old 10-09-2009, 12:53 AM   #3
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Thank you. I was looking in the wrong place.
 
Old 10-10-2009, 11:55 AM   #4
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OpenOffice Calc is not as good as Writer

Does anyone else think OpenOffice Calc (the spreadsheet) fails to compare with MS Excel the way OO Writer compares with Microsoft Word? I had an awful experience with Calc a couple of days ago, taking hours to make what I still think is a fairly simple and straightforward bar graph for a school assignment. It's been a year or two since the last time I used Excel, but I'm sure I didn't have that kind of trouble. I think Calc needs work, unlike Writer.
 
Old 10-11-2009, 10:12 AM   #5
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Does anyone else think OpenOffice Calc (the spreadsheet) fails to compare with MS Excel the way OO Writer compares with Microsoft Word? I had an awful experience with Calc a couple of days ago, taking hours to make what I still think is a fairly simple and straightforward bar graph for a school assignment. It's been a year or two since the last time I used Excel, but I'm sure I didn't have that kind of trouble. I think Calc needs work, unlike Writer.
Calc had always been weaker in graphics, but made strides with version 3.1. Which version are you using?

Also, I've had miserable experiences with Excel charts and graphs, too, so what one might think was straightforward might actually not be.
 
Old 10-11-2009, 01:21 PM   #6
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Ehh, let me check...I know it must be the latest, because even with the Sid repository, I can't upgrade it. It's...3.1.0.
 
  


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