Pareto Chart

This example 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 … Continue reading “Pareto Chart”

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 group, click … Continue reading “Gantt Chart”

Thermometer Chart

This example teaches you how to create a thermometer chart in Excel. A thermometer chart shows you how much of a goal has been achieved. To create a thermometer chart, execute the following steps. 1. Select cell B16. Note: adjacent cells should be empty. 2. On the Insert tab, in the Charts group, click the … Continue reading “Thermometer Chart”

Gauge Chart

A gauge chart (or speedometer chart) combines a Doughnut chart and a Pie chart in a single chart. If you are in a hurry, simply download the Excel file. This is what the spreadsheet looks like. To create a gauge chart, execute the following steps. 1. Select the range H2:I6. Note: the Donut series has … Continue reading “Gauge Chart”

Combination Chart

A combination chart is a chart that combines two or more chart types in a single chart. To create a combination chart, execute the following steps. 1. Select the range A1:C13. 2. On the Insert tab, in the Charts group, click the Combo symbol. 3. Click Create Custom Combo Chart. The Insert Chart dialog box … Continue reading “Combination Chart”

Sparklines

Insert Sparklines  |  Customize Sparklines Sparklines in Excel are graphs that fit in one cell and give you information about the data. Insert Sparklines To insert sparklines, execute the following steps. 1. Select the cells where you want the sparklines to appear. In this example, we select the range G2:G4. 2. On the Insert tab, … Continue reading “Sparklines”

Error Bars

This example teaches you how to add error bars to a chart in Excel. 1. Select the chart. 2. Click the + button on the right side of the chart, click the arrow next to Error Bars and then click More Options. Notice the shortcuts to quickly display error bars using the Standard Error, a … Continue reading “Error Bars”

Trendline

This example teaches you how to add a trendline to a chart in Excel. 1. Select the chart. 2. Click the + button on the right side of the chart, click the arrow next to Trendline and then click More Options. The Format Trendline pane appears. 3. Choose a Trend/Regression type. Click Linear. 4. Specify … Continue reading “Trendline”

Chart Sheet

So far we have only seen charts on the same worksheet as the source data (embedded charts). However, you can also move a chart to a separate sheet that only contains a chart (chart sheet). To move a chart to a chart sheet, execute the following steps. 1. Select the chart. 2. On the Design … Continue reading “Chart Sheet”