2 Replies Latest reply: May 15, 2012 2:04 PM by Keith Ó Dúlaigh
Keith Ó Dúlaigh Level 1 (0 points)



I'd like to make a scatter plot where each dot represents some x-y value but the dots also have a temporal property so I want to draw a connecting line between the dots to show this. In theory this means the dot on the far left could be connected to one on the far right and then the connecting line reaches back to a dot in the middle of the chart.


Is there a way of controlling how the line connects the dots?


Any help appreciated.




MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4), Keynote 9
  • bwfromspring hill Level 4 (1,470 points)

    The only way I can think to do that would be to manually add line objects (shapes) between data points - draw a line and set its style then Option-Drag to clone the line to connect to the next pair of plotted points. You could even add arrowheads to give a sense of direction, if you think it might need that.


    Before doing this, I suggest you lock down the chart (Arrange > Lock) so that you don't mistakenly move the chart while placing the connecting lines.


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    Good Luck.

  • Keith Ó Dúlaigh Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the reply! I was doing something really stupid. Keynote actually has support for this already. But points for your creative solution!

    All the best.