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On 08/07/16 02:01, Pat Brown wrote:
Mike, the problem is that when I double click on the chart and I right
click, none of the options is "Data Ranges". The closest I can come is
"Data Table.." This is what has been frustrating me. I wonder if it
would help to re-install LO as there may have been some sort of
corruption during my last install. I am using version on Win 7 Pro. here. But it's behaved the same for as long as I remember.

OTOH, I'm charting a set of cells within the spreadsheet. If I double-click the chart, and select "View" from the menu bar, then "Data Table" is a greyed-out option. I have not the foggiest idea what it does -- the help system unhelpfully tells me:

  "Opens the Data Table dialog where you can edit the chart data.

  The Data Table dialog is not available if you insert a chart that is
  based on a Calc sheet or on a Writer table."

But if I double-click the chart and then R-click somewhere on it, I get different menus depending on what's been clicked (background, grid, point, trend line), but they /all/ finish with chart type, data ranges, copy, paste.

Do you have/can you borrow another machine you can run this on? IMO if you seriously think the installation is corrupted, reinstalling might be a good plan; but try moving your profile to one side first - I gather resetting that can cure a number of ills.

(BTW, it's almost always best to follow up to the list, rather than to any individual. At the very least, you get the benefit of the collected wisdom, while others may benefit from any discussion.)

On 7 July 2016 at 16:15, Mike Scott <
<>> wrote:

    On 07/07/16 14:37, Pat Brown wrote:

        Every year I open a new sheet in Calc to record data from a new
        year. The
        layout remains exactly the same each year, only the data
        changes. The
        simplest is to copy the whole of the previous year's sheet and
        past it into
        a new sheet. Then delete all the previous year's data and fill
        in the new
        data. I have two graphs on this page and this is where my
        problem comes in.
        The simplest method would be to select the graph and then change
        the Data
        Range to read from the new sheet, BUT, once a graph has been
        created I
        cannot find any way to edit the data range. Am I missing
        something or is
        this just not possible? Is it really necessary to re-create each
        graph from


    Double-click on the chart background to select it. Right-click on
    any point (or a trend line) and select "Data Ranges"

Mike Scott (unet2 <at> [deletethis]
Harlow Essex England
"The only way is Brexit" -- anon.

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