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I have created a scatter chart using the X and Y data below. As can be seen the data is made up of values from two groups A and B. I want the data markers to be different shapes and colors to show which group the point on the chart represents but I am unable to work out how to do this. Please can you help? I am using MS Excel 2003.

For example
Group A red triangles
Group B blue diamonds

X   Y    
37   2332   Group A
23   504   Group A
24   630   Group B
20   420   Group B
20   370   Group B
25   800   Group B
25   710   Group B

Many thanks, Grace


If you are not connecting the data on the graph with lines, then you can make two separate series.  

X YA___  YB
37 2332  ___          Group A
23 504   ___          Group A
24 ___   630          Group B
20 ___   420          Group B
20 ___   370          Group B
25 ___   800          Group B
25 ___   710          Group B

Then they should graph with separate markers.  In either case (whether you go with one series or two series) you can right click on a data marker and format it individually.  But if you want automatic separate formatting by groue, then you need to have separate series.

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