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To Make Blank semi-log paper Using


Microsoft EXCEL:
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Select any two blank cells


Select Chart Wizard
Select XY (Scatter) , then Finish
Right Click on Y-axis; select Format Axis
Select Scale Tab
Set the following (deselect Auto)
Minimum - 1
Maximum - 1000 (this will give 3 cycles, use 10000 for 4-cycles etc.)
Major Unit - 10
Minor Unit - 10
Value (X) Crosses X axis - 1
check box - Select Logarithm Scale, click OK
For X-axis, repeat 4, 5, 6 (remember to deselect all auto boxes)
Minimum - 1
Maximum - 10
Major Unit - 1
Minor Unit - .2 (decimal 2)
Value (X) Crosses X axis - 1
click ok
You don't want any data points. If there are any - Right Click on one of the
data points, Select Format Data Series, set it to blank.
Select Chart Options (Right Click just inside of chart box) - review tabs
Title Axis - deselect both X and Y
Gridlines - Select minor gridlines for Y and X axis
Legend - Deslect Show Legend
Data Labels click ok

10 Clear the axis scales by selecting Axis Tab and deselecting.


11 Recolor & Resize ---Plot Area (right click when mouseover says plot area)
if you acciendally click on a gridline, the menu for FORMAT GRIDLINES
appears, you want to click in a blank area until you get the menu:
FORMAT PLOT AREA
Chart Area (right clicking a blank spot in the margin)
Resize ---Left click any part of chart, then right click the chart area outside frame.
Drag the side (right click and hold on the center marker of a side) to
desired position.
12 Resize as desired, by clicking on chart area, then dragging the center marker
of the size you wish to expand.

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To Make Blank Log-log paper Using


Microsoft EXCEL:
Select any two blank cells
Select Chart Wizard
Select XY (Scatter) , then Finish
Right Click on Y-axis; select Format Axis
Select Scale
Set the following (deselect Auto)
Minimum - 1
Maximum - 1000 (this will give 3 cycles, use 10000 for 4-cycles etc.)
Major Unit - 10
Minor Unit - 10
Value (X) Crosses X axis - 1
check box - Select Logarithm Scale
Repeat
steps
- 6, data
for the
X-axisIf there are any - Right Click on one of the
You
don't
want4any
points.
data points, Select Format Data Series, set it to blank.
Right Click just inside of chart box - Select Chart Options
Select Gridlines panel - Select minor gridlines for Y and X axis
Now select Legend panel and deselect Show Legend
You can clear the scale by selecting Axis panel and deselecting.
Recolor Plot Area and Chart Area by right clicking a blank spot
Resize as desired. 4 cycle X 5 cycle fits 8.5 X 11 nicely (8" x 10")
It is simple to make semi-log paper by modifying step 7.