Charts

Excel Bar Chart

A bar chart is the horizontal version of a column chart. Use a bar chart if you have large text labels. To create a bar chart, execute the following steps. 1. Select the range A1:B6. 2. On the Insert tab, in the Charts group, click the Column symbol. 3. Click Clustered Bar. Result:  

Excel Pie Chart

Pie charts are used to display the contribution of each value (slice) to a total (pie). Pie charts always use one data series. To create a pie chart of the 2017 data series, execute the following steps. 1. Select the range A1:D2. 2. On the Insert tab, in the Charts group, click the Pie symbol. 3. Click Pie…. read more »

Excel Line Chart

Line charts are used to display trends over time. Use a line chart if you have text labels, dates or a few numeric labels on the horizontal axis. Use a scatter chart (XY chart) to show scientific XY data. To create a line chart, execute the following steps. 1. Select the range A1:D7. 2. On the Insert tab, in… read more »

How To Create Pareto Chart in Excel

This chapter teaches you how to create a Pareto Chart in Excel. The Pareto principle states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. In this example, we will see that roughly 80% of the complaints come from 20% of the complaint types. To create a Pareto chart in Excel 2016, execute… read more »

Everything about Charts in Excel

Learn all about how to Create a Chart, Change Chart Type, Switch Row/Column , Legend Position and  Data Labels A simple chart in Excel can say more than a sheet full of numbers. As you’ll see, creating charts is very easy. Create a Chart To create a line chart, execute the following steps. 1. Select the range A1:D7. 2. On the Insert tab,… read more »

Forecast vs Trend Function in Excel

The FORECAST and TREND function give the exact same result. When you add a trendline to an Excel chart, Excel can display the equation in a chart (see below). You can use this equation to calculate future sales. Explanation: Excel uses the method of least squares to find a line that best fits the points. The R-squared value equals 0.9295, which is a… read more »

How to Create Box and Whisker Plot in Excel

This example teaches you how to create a box and whisker plot in Excel. A box and whisker chart shows distribution of data into quartiles, highlighting the mean and outliers. The boxes may have lines extending vertically called “whiskers”. These lines indicate variability outside the upper and lower quartiles, and any point outside those lines or whiskers is… read more »

How to Create Column Chart in Excel

Column charts are used to compare values across categories by using vertical bars. To create a column chart, execute the following steps. 1. Select the range A1:A7, hold down CTRL, and select the range C1:D7. 2. On the Insert tab, in the Charts group, click the Column symbol. 3. Click Clustered Column. Result:   Note: only… read more »

How to Create Gantt Chart in Excel

Illustrate Project Schedule in Gantt Chart Excel does not offer Gantt as chart type, but it’s easy to create a Gantt chart by customizing the stacked bar chart type. Below you can find our Gantt chart data. To create a Gantt chart, execute the following steps. 1. Select the range A3:C11. 2. On the Insert tab, in the Charts… read more »

How to Create Area Chart in Excel

An area chart is a line chart with the areas below the lines filled with colors. Use a stacked area chart to display the contribution of each value to a total over time. To create an area chart, execute the following steps. 1. Select the range A1:D7. 2. On the Insert tab, in the Charts group, click… read more »

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