Vary colors by point is missing in Excel

This short article capture the screen on how to resolve the problem if you cannot find Vary colors by point in Excel.

You can have vary color on your bars in your Excel bar chart but sometime the Vary colors by point is missing.


You do not need to go to the forum and ask why the Vary color by point is missing in Excel 2013. You have to make sure you only have one entry in Legend Entries (Series).



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Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress ( till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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2 Responses to Vary colors by point is missing in Excel

  1. Brian says:

    I have one entry. Still missing.

  2. Brian says:

    For anyone else having my problem, I figured it out. It disappears if you have columns hidden in your range.

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