Stepped Areas Graph

The Stepped areas option is like the Stepped lines option, except that the area below a given line is shaded.

When the 2D graph is in stacked or side-by-side format, multiple Stepped line boundaries are created. The areas underneath these boundaries overlay each other. As a result, all values in a Stepped areas graph, regardless of height, are based at zero. Regions for lower values are shaded both by their own colors and by the colors shading higher values.

Negative values are allowed for this graph type.

Select Options ® 2D options to call up the 2D Options dialog window and choose the graph type. The Bar/column width indicator has no effect on the width of the steps for this graph type.