4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 20, 2010 7:57 PM by John Witherspoon RSS

    Calculated Chart Titles

    Lucas Blancher

      Hi Everyone,

      I have a sheet that contains many hidden charts. I was asked to make the chart titles dynamic but I remember reading somewhere that even though a chart is hidden (not minimized) the chart title is still calculated. Does anyone know if this is true? or where I can find some more information on it? I understand that the chart title would be calculated in the chart is minimized, but don't know about when the chart is hidden by a show/hide condition.

      Lucas Blancher

      BizXcel Inc.

        • Calculated Chart Titles

          If i understood ....

          ....you need create a condicional title.....for example.....if user selected something, show a title as long as the condition are same the expression calculation.....

            • Calculated Chart Titles
              Lucas Blancher

              Hi,

              Not really, I have the calculation condition figured out. In the chart title, I want to put "filtered" in the title, something like ='My Chart Title ' & IF(ISNULL(getcurrentselections()),'','(Filtered)'). But I don't want to incur the extra calculation time when the chart is not displayed.

               

              Lucas

                • Calculated Chart Titles
                  Vlad Gutkovsky

                  Lucas,

                  I'm not positive, but I think you're correct that chart titles are always calculated. This is necessary for the object to be displayed in the Document Properties window (which is the only way you can unhide it manually). That window lists all objects and they need to have a title...

                  Regards,

                  • Calculated Chart Titles
                    John Witherspoon

                     


                    lblancher wrote:In the chart title, I want to put "filtered" in the title, something like ='My Chart Title ' & IF(ISNULL(getcurrentselections()),'','(Filtered)'). But I don't want to incur the extra calculation time when the chart is not displayed.


                    I wouldn't worry about the calculation time in this case. The time required to establish that chart title should be effectively 0 on any modern computer. If you want to verify my guess, make a text box with that title in it. Fiddle with the selections. Go into the sheet properties, objects tab, and check the CalcTime. I'm betting it's 0. Obviously it takes SOME time, but not enough for the computer to notice.