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Making graphs in Excel

Download directions for making graphs from scratch in Excel (pdf file)

or


Download a template ((Right click or CTRL-click on the link. Drag down to something like "Save Link Target as..." or "Save this Link as..." or "Download Link to Disk" or "Download Linked File As..." or "Saved Linked File to Desktop...". Open the saved file in Excel.)

Excel 2010 or later should use the xlsm version and Excel 1997-2004 should use the xls version. Excel 2008 for Mac does not work with either version. Google sheets also do not work.

Graphing spreadsheet

More than one set of data may be plotted on the same graph. Excel will give a macro warning because this sheet uses macros to make plots. Enable the macros to make the buttons work.


graph.xlsm
or graph.xls

Linear least squares spreadsheet

A line can be fit to the data. Excel will give a macro warning because this sheet uses macros to make plots. Enable the macros to make the buttons work.


linear.xlsm
or linear.xls

Atomic absorption spreadsheet

Determines unknown with standard deviation for calibration curve standards. Excel will give a macro warning because this sheet uses macros to make plots. Enable the macros to make the buttons work.


aa.xlsm
or aa.xls

Histogram and averaging spreadsheet

Excel will give a macro warning because this sheet uses macros to make plots. Enable the macros to make the buttons work.


histogram.xlsm
or histogram.xls

Titration spreadsheet (volts or pH)

Plots titration data for the purpose of visually locating the endpoint. Excel will give a macro warning because this sheet uses macros to make plots. Enable the macros to make the buttons work.


pH_titration.xlsm
or pH_titration.xls
volts_titration.xlsm or volts_titration.xls

Absorption titration spreadsheet

Determines intersection of two lines from x-values in column A and y-values in columns B and C. Cut data from B to C to change which data point belongs which line. Excel will give a macro warning because this sheet uses macros to make plots. Enable the macros to make the buttons work.


linear2.xlsm
or linear2.xls

Calibration Curve spreadsheet

Determines unknown with statistics for calibration curve standards. Excel will give a macro warning because this sheet uses macros to make plots. Enable the macros to make the buttons work.


calibration.xlsm
or calibration.xls

Standard Addition spreadsheet

Determines x-intercept with statistics for standards added to a constant amount of sample. Excel will give a macro warning because this sheet uses macros to make plots. Enable the macros to make the buttons work.


std_addition.xlsm
or std_addition.xls

Band Edge spreadsheet

Extrapolates the user-selected linear portions of the absorbance as a function of wavelength to find the band edge.


semiconductor.xlsm

Last updated March 26, 2017 by George Lisensky