Excel Variance Charts: Making Awesome Actual vs Target Or Budget Graphs – How To

In this tutorial we are learning how to make an awesome variance chart in Excel that clearly plots actual and target (budgeted) figures using bars and variances (favourable and unfavourable) with arrows so beautifully that...

Creating Scrollable Charts in Excel [How To]

Last time we discussed on how to have a subset of data within worksheet that scrolls independently and I called it scrollable data ranges. It was fun as we involved one of the Excel...

How to show data of hidden rows/columns in Excel Charts

By default if you hide a certain row or column of a data on which a chart is based, Excel will automatically hide that data too. I must confess that I was quite annoyed...

Dynamically Highlight data points in Excel charts using Form Controls

Charts and graphs and other visual means make information easier to understand and analyze. Excel gives plenty of options in this department as different types of graphs are possible. But in some cases wrong chart types in...

Making a Slope Chart or Bump Chart in Excel – How To

Excel has many different styles of charts and graphs inbuilt and one can make them with a single click. A great convenience to have. But for charts and graphs convenience is required, merited and...

Gantt Chart in Excel – How To + Free Template + Online Gantt Chart...

Gantt chart is the simplest-most effective visual for planners and project managers. The most favourite tool to make gantt charts is Excel for two reasons: we curate data in Excel and; Excel stacked bar...

Create Simple Dial Charts in Excel – How To

Charting or graphing is one of the biggest punch Excel has. Visual presentation of data greatly improves user's ability to comprehend the information and significantly cuts down the time to take decisions. That is...

Create Waterfall Charts in Excel – Visualize Income Statements!

A waterfall chart in Excel is a great way to visualize running totals making it super easy to understand how addition and subtraction of values affected starting value and how we reached the final...

Highlight instances in Excel charts in different colors with shaded bars in background

Suppose you have a variance chart and want to highlight those that require inquiry. Further suppose that you have two levels of inquiry: Variances that require moderate inquiry (highlighted by for example green color) Variance...

Conditionally Format Chart’s Background in Excel – How To

Excel charting is in the air for last few weeks and we are learning some really cool tricks on making charts better looking and also fulfilling the purpose. Today we will learn how to...