Intermediate Excel Chart Skills

Intermediate Excel Chart Skills

  • Lining up related column graphs at the horizontal axis

    The challenge If you have related column graphs, how do you line them up so the horizontal axis in each graph is aligned? If you’ve ever tried to position the graphs manually in Excel or PowerPoint, you know that it is impossible to do it by trying to drag the graphs into the right position.… Continue reading Lining up related column graphs at the horizontal axis

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  • Adding a watermark to an Excel or PowerPoint chart/graph

    What can you do if you want to share a chart via email, Slack, or Teams but the chart doesn’t have all of the final data yet or you want others to know it contains confidential data? A good solution is to place a watermark behind the chart so everyone knows it is a draft…

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  • 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…

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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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