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How to add drop lines in an Excel line chart?

By default, the horizontal gridlines are added automatically to help us read values in charts. Actually, we can also manually add drop lines to connect the data points and their X axis values in the chart. Here is the tutorial.

Add drop lines in an Excel line chart

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Add drop lines in an Excel line chart

For example, you have created a line chart in Excel as below screenshot shown. This method will guide you to add the drop lines in the chart easily.

Click the chart to activate the Chart Tools, and then click Design > Add Chart Element > Lines > Drop Lines. See screenshot:

Note: If you are using Excel 2010 or earlier versions, please click the chart to activate the Chart Tools, and then click Layout > Lines > Drop Lines.

Now you will see the drop lines are added to connect all data points and their X axis values in the chart. See screenshot:


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