Intermediate Excel Chart Skills

Intermediate Excel Chart Skills

  • Excel bar chart with conditional formatting based on MoM change %

    Conditional formatting of Excel charts allows you to have the formatting of the chart update automatically based on the data values. A common approach is to use the values as the criteria as shown in the article and video on creating a conditional formatting column chart. In this article and video I want to show… Continue reading Excel bar chart with conditional formatting based on MoM change %

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  • Conditional formatting for Excel column charts

    Conditional formatting is a very popular feature of Excel and is usually used to shade cells with different colors based on criteria that the user defines. We can apply the idea of conditional formatting to column charts by using multiple data series because the Excel feature applies only to cells, not charts. Define boundary values…

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  • Stagger long axis labels and make one label stand out in an Excel column chart

    The problem with long axis labels and the common solution If you have long axis labels in a column chart, Excel will rotate them to fit the full labels in if the chart is not wide enough. This is hard for the viewer to read. The common approach to solving this issue is to add…

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  • Using the CONCAT function to create custom data labels for an Excel chart

    You are familiar with data labels for Excel graphs, typically they are used for adding the values to columns or bars (part of my suggestions for making professional column or bar charts). Next level usage is to replace the legend in a line graph with series name labels on the end of each line (part…

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  • Marking the current date on a line chart in Excel

    In this video I show how to add a current date line that will always show the current date on a line graph.

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