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How to show trend line in chart only in Excel?

As we all know, trend line can obviously display the trend of the data in a nearly future, and sometimes, we just need to show the trend line in chart only for more conveniently view and study. So now I will tell you how to show trend line in chart only in Excel.

Show trend line in chart only

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If you want to show trend line in a chart only, you just need add trendline for this chart firstly, and then hide original data series (color bricks) from the chart.

In Excel 2007/2010

1. Select the data series (the blue bricks) in the chart, right click and select the Add Trendline from the context menu. And then specify a trendline type and click the Close button in the popping up Format Trendline dialog.

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Note: Users can’t add the trendline for pie charts in Microsoft Excel.

2. Select the series in the chart, and right click to show the context menu, then click Format Data Series. See screenshot:

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3. In the Format Data Series dialog, click Fill in the left pane, and then check No fill, and click Border Color in the left pane, then check No line.

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4. Click Close to close the dialog, now only trend line showed in the chart.

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In Excel 2013

1. Add trendline with right clicking the data series (color bricks) and specifying the Add Trendline from the context menu.

Note: It’s not able to add trendline for pie charts in Excel.

2. Select the series, and right click to show the context menu, then click Format Data Series. See screenshot:

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3. Then in the Format Data Series pane, click Fill & Line tab, and check No fill and No Line in FILL and BORDER sections. See screenshot:

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Now only trend line showed in chart.


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