Using Pie Charts and Doughnut Charts in Excel

If you have several parts of something one, you can demonstrate each item in one pie chart. But sometimes you want to demonstrate the changes of those parts and doughnut chart will help you to do this.
Format chart in Excel 2007

For example, if you have several companies that operate in one business, you can submit a part of every company in this business:

Pie Chart in Excel 2007

After the merger of some companies have received:

Pie Chart 2 in Excel 2007

To create one chart of this data, follow these steps:

    1.    Select the first data range (in this example A4:B10).

    2.    On the Insert tab, in the Charts group, choose the Other Charts button:

Charts in Excel 2007

Choose Doughnut.

    3.    Right-click in the chart area. In the popup menu select Select Data...:

Select Data in Excel 2007

    4.    In the Select Data Source dialog box, click the Add button:

Add data series in Excel 2007

    5.    In the Edit Series dialog box, select the second data range (in this example B14:B20):

Edit Series in Excel 2007

After adding new data series your doughnut chart can be like this:

Doughnut Chart in Excel 2007

You can then make any other adjustments to get the look you desire.

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