Creating Excel charts with Subcategory axis – [Quick Tip]

This is definitely a neat trick. Usually we have single X-axis chart element. But you can have multi-category axis to show the information in a much more arranged manner. Following is what we are after....

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...

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...

Creating and Working with Dynamic Charts in Excel

Title should be "making charts dance to your command in Excel" but lets keep it technical :) OK let me be very quick at it as I learnt about this almost by chance. I used...

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...

Budget vs Actual Variance Reports with “In the Cell Charts” in Excel

In life we all want to be in control. And usually we measure or judge whether things under control by comparing whats happening with what should be happening. In other words, we tend compare the actual events/results with...

Excel Chart with highest value in different colour – Multi Color Bar Charts [How...

Reports and charts goes together and the biggest reason to have charts in reports is to add visual treat that makes it super easy for everyone to decide instantly. To toss it even further...

10+ ways to make Excel Variance Reports and Charts – How To

Whether it is daily life thing or any day at work, we are always comparing to see whats good and what is not so good. This differential analysis has a much popular name as variance...

Excel chart of Top / Bottom “N” values using RANK() function and Form controls

Ever fancied that you have large set of data and from it you can have a chart of top or bottom N values and better yet you have the ability to switch between chart...

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...