How to Add Multiple Trendlines in Excel

A trendline helps a chart navigate its movement over an extended timeline. Multiple trendlines are useful in various situations where you have multiple sets of data. Sometimes you may need to add more than one graph trendline to represent a comparison or record analysis. To accomplish this task, I will guide you through this article. Let me show you how to add multiple trendlines in Excel. Let’s begin!

Introduction to the Dataset

I’ll be using a table from company XYZ in the present instance. From 2020 to 2025, company XYZ sold varying numbers of these five automobile types.

Process to Add Multiple Trendlines in Excel

Usage Guide

Step_1: First click on any cell from the data table and press CTRL+A.

This will select the entire data table.

Step_2: Next, go to the Insert tab.

Step_3: Now select a Scatter Plot from the Scatter drop-down menu under the Charts group.

Note: Otherwise, you can choose a chart style from the Recommended Charts.

Your preferred chart will pop up on the worksheet beside the data table.

Inserting scatter plot in Excel

Notice, that the data points range from the years 2020 to 2025. However, the horizontal boundaries were in place from 2019 to 2026. The horizontal boundaries are normally expanded in Excel when generating a chart. You will have to trim the boundaries in this case.

To do that,

Step_4: double click on the horizontal values.

This will open the Format Axis task pane.

Step_5: Go to the Axis Options.

Step_6: Insert 2020 as Minimum Bound and 2025 as Maximum Bound.

Method to change the Axis Bounds in Excel

Step_7: Now click on any of the trendlines.

I selected the trendline of Safari.

Step_8: Go to the Chart Elements.

Step_9: Put a tick mark in the Trendline box.

Process of adding trendline in a chart

The trendline from Safari will appear on the chart immediately.

Adding a single trendline in Excel worksheet

Repeat the steps from Step_7 to Step_9 to add multiple trendlines to the graph.

Final Result >

I have added all the trendlines for each data series. You can take a look at the following image:

Added multiple trendlines in an Excel worksheet

Customize the Trendline Appearance

To professionalize the appearance of the chart, you can customize the trendlines.

Step_1 Right-click on the trendline.

Step_2: Go to the Outline.

Step_3: Open the Dashes drop-down menu.

Step_4: Select a wider dash style.

Your chart will appear more attractive this way.

You can also explore other customization options.


I hope you got a complete idea of adding multiple trendlines in Excel sheets. Drop your comment about this article in the comment box. Also, keep visiting our website for learning more about Microsoft Excel and its different features. Thank you!

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