Copy graphs from Excel to GUI

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My task involves to copy an excel plot from say... worksheet3 named "X_Plot" of an excel file (D:\Files\Excel Plots.xlsx) directly to a GUI axes for display.
I wonder if this is possible? If so, what steps can I take and what syntax can be used?
If not, what should be done?
Thank you for reading my concern and I will really appreciate any guidance on this :)
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chlor thanks
chlor thanks on 7 Jul 2016
Geoff- I don't believe the data and the plot are from the same excel file, since when I try to select data and edit the series, nothing pops up as highlighted values indicating the current series.
Plus there are already proper formatting done to the existing plots, so I try not to replot them using matlab...

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Guillaume
Guillaume on 7 Jul 2016
Edited: Guillaume on 7 Jul 2016
Excel charts and matlab figures are two very different beasts. There is no easy way to convert one to the other.
As per Geoff's question, you could copy the source data of the chart and regenerate the plots in matlab instead. If you really wanted to, you could query the properties of the chart and its subobjects (lines, axes, etc.) and try to match that with their nearest equivalent in matlab, but it's probably a lot more work than you just recreating the graph from scratch.
Alternatively, you could copy the chart as a picture and display that as an Image in matlab but that would not be editabla and is probably not what you want.
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chlor thanks
chlor thanks on 7 Jul 2016
Copy the chart as a picture is probably what I will prefer, thank you very much for your information, I will look more into the second option for this moment.

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