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Creating horizontal bar charts by repeating a symbol? [SOLVED]


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I saw this once, but now that I have an opportunity to do it, I can't remember how it was done. I have a series of numbers and I want to create a bar chart by repeating a character. Like this:


10 ||||||||||

20 ||||||||||||||||||||

25 |||||||||||||||||||||||||

And so on. So I need a formula in A2 that says, "|" x A1. Does anyone know how to write a formula that repeats a symbol?




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rept ofcourse... here is a tutorial.. http://chandoo.org/excel-formulas/rept.html

more examples here: http://chandoo.org/wp/2008/05/13/creating-in-cell-bar-charts-histograms-in-excel/


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Hi Denko,

Also I have used a font format in the cells(Albertus Medium)and inside the REPT" " use a thick bar like this █ from the Character Map and it turns out solid in length. Looks neat as well. Give it a try and see how it goes, but there's nothing wrong with what you are trying to achieve.

Les. ♪♫♪♫


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