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Warning: possibly dumb question :-(

I have two functions I want to plot with the Filling option, like:

Plot[{Sin[t], Cos[t]}, {t, 0, 4 Pi}, Filling -> Axis]

That's OK. But if I only want the sine filled, and try

Plot[{Sin[t], Cos[t]}, {t, 0, 4 Pi}, Filling -> {Axis, None}]

MMA returns error messages that Axis and None are not valid Filling specifications. How can I selectively apply Filling?

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Remember to look in the documentation when facing problems like this. Most options are well documented. For this case you could go to Filling and see that it states:

{i1->p1,i2->p2,...} fill from object ik to pk

So for your case you would write:

 Plot[{Sin[t], Cos[t]}, {t, 0, 4 Pi}, Filling -> {1 -> Axis}]
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+1 for the first sentence. –  J. M. Aug 16 '12 at 8:32
    
Thanks, jVincent. Easier than I anticipated. @J.M. - I had looked in the documentation, but stumbled over the fifth bullet item. Probably expected something more sophisticated. –  stevenvh Aug 16 '12 at 8:48
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