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Create a 3-D Power Map in Excel





Categories: Charts, Excel®

Microsoft’s latest release of Excel has some powerful updates. Our latest 2016 highlight is the popular Power Map add-in. This feature can plot geographic and temporal data on a globe or custom map in a three-dimensional presentation. You can view data changing over time and create animated presentations called “tours”. Imagine you’re creating a presentation […]

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Secondary Axis Charts in Excel





Categories: Charts, Excel®

If you have two data series that are related, but not comparable, it might be tough to chart it. For example, let’s say you have data representing the sales of products. You also have the production costs. When you subtract the production cost from the sales data, you get the gross profit. Divide this remainder […]

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Creating an Excel Gauge Chart with Pies and Doughnuts





Categories: Charts, Excel®

You might think you need some fancy add-ins to create charts that look like a speedometer. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create this snazzy image from a pie chart and a doughnut chart. Download CreatingGaugeChart.xlsx to follow along. The Steps Create the data for the speedometer. If a circle is 360 degrees, then […]

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How to Create Excel Graphs Templates





Categories: Charts, Excel®

We might not normally think of creating templates for Excel charts and graphs. But if you’re a frequent user of the charts feature in Excel, you may spend quite a bit of time getting the colors, appearance and elements of a chart just right. Who wants to keep doing that over and over?! You can […]

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Interactive Excel Charts: Create a Chart Selector





Categories: Charts, Excel®

More and more data has led to more and more opportunities to present it in visually understandable ways. However, it can get frustrating having to navigate through a large workbook, just to find the exact chart you need. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create an interactive chart selector. If you aren’t familiar with […]

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Animating Excel Charts





Categories: Charts, Excel®

There are a lot of cool new tools in the latest professional versions of Excel that allow you to add some animation to your charts and graphs. However, with a little help from PowerPoint, you can do some types of animation in almost any version! While animating chart data can seem a nifty thing, please […]

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The Right Way to Create an Excel Rolling Chart





Categories: Charts, Excel®

Creating reports on a regular schedule is a common task for the business Excel user. When you need to create a Rolling chart that reflects data in a specific timeframe – such as the previous 12 months – you can quickly find yourself in a maintenance nightmare, updating your charts manually to include the new […]

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How to Make a Radar Chart in Excel





Categories: Charts, Excel®, Uncategorized

Pie charts, bar charts and line charts are familiar friends to Excel users. But there’s a less well-known chart out there that can pack a lot of information into a single, visually powerful image. The Radar Chart, also sometimes called a spider or star chart, lets you compare multiple items against multiple criteria. You could […]

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