Missing line on LibreOffice chart

I’m using LibreOffice Calc Version: on Ubuntu 14.04.1

I’m seeing unexpected behavior from the application but I’m not sure if I’m doing things right, so I’m not sure whether it’s a bug.

Action taken:

Open Libreoffice Calc

Paste data into spreadsheet, creating a simple two column, 16 line table with labels on top

(image 1)

Move mouse to the top of the screen to get file,edit… help menu
select insert–>object–>chart
select line chart
select “lines only” style

Click “Finish”. A new chart is created

(image 2)

Right click chart. Click “data ranges” from the menu.

(image 3)

Click “Add”. A new series is created.
Click “Select data range” button beside text entry box under “Range for Name”
Select a label as the series name from the table by clicking.
The data series is named.
Click “Y values” under “data ranges” list of dataset attributes.

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Click “Select data range” button beside text entry box under “Range for Y values”
Select a range of data from the table by dragging.
The data series is filled.

click “ok”

Expected behavior: A chart is drawn with a line that uses the selected data.

Actual behavior: A chart is created with no line.

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You need to fill the range for “Category” too. I miss that in your pictures and in your description.

Okay, I just did that but the line is still missing.

Recommend updating to by adding deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/libreoffice/ppa/ubuntu trusty main to your repos, can be done by sudo apt-add-repository 'deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/libreoffice/ppa/ubuntu trusty main';sudo aptitude update;sudo aptitude full-upgrade if you have aptitude [recommended] or sudo apt-add-repository 'deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/libreoffice/ppa/ubuntu trusty main';sudo apt-get update;sudo apt-get upgrade.

Did that, closed and reopened the program. Line is still missing.

Please provide the document itself, so that I can try how it looks here.

It can be downloaded at

Your currency numbers in column C are not really numbers but text. When you switch on the diagnostic tool View > Value Highlighting (Ctrl+F8) you can see, that the column C is in black, indicating text, and the column B is blue, indicating numbers.

To repair the entries do this: Cut the content, clear formatting, insert as “unformatted text”. You get the text import dialog. In that dialog set language to English(USA) and click on the header in the preview and set the type of the column to US-English. After inserting click the currency icon in the toolbar to format it as currency.

This fixed it. You rock!