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...

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...

Add a vertical line to Gantt Chart or Stacked Bar Chart in Excel –...

In last tutorial on gantt chart in Excel for project managers we learnt the simplest and fastest way to chart project activities/tasks. Today we are learning how to add a vertical line on the...

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...

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...

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...

Making BCG Matrix in Excel – How To

BCG matrix is a strategic decision making technique that helps in resource allocation among different cost centers or cost objects by categorizing or ranking them based on their ability to generate cash inflows against...

Custom Data Labels with Colors and Symbols in Excel Charts – [How To]

Is it possible to have colored data labels like red for negatives and blue or green for positive values inside excel chart? This question was asked by some when I posted Variance Analysis in Excel – Making better...

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...

Moving X-axis labels at the bottom of the chart below negative values in Excel

By default if you insert a bar chart or line chart, the x-axis labels are stuck at 0 position of the axis. This usual behaviour gets in the way especially if you have negative values...