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Combining several charts into one chart

If you want to combine more than two different data series with common horizontal and different vertical values, you could not just add another axis to the chart. You need to combine several charts into one chart.

Using two axes in the one chart

Sometimes you want to show several axes in one chart in order to demonstrate each data series with different formatting and with different axis in one chart.

Excel 3-D Pie Charts

This tip is about how to create a pie chart such as in popular glossy magazines.

How to add deviations into your chart

Sometimes you can give your charts more impressive view by showing deviations of some real process from its expected flow.

Creating Pie of Pie and Bar of Pie charts

If you have several parts of something whole, you can demonstrate each item in one pie chart. But, when several parts each amount to less than 10 percent of the pie, it becomes hard to distinguish the slices.

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.

Creating a gauge chart

This chart resembles a speedometer gauge and displays a value between 0 and 100%.

Protect Excel spreadsheet options

To protect your spreadsheet, Excel proposes the following options:

How to manage Add-ins

Some function in Excel is available only when the add-in is installed. For example, Solver or the Analysis group is not available in standard ribbons, you need to install the add-in before you can use it. See also Using Solver.

How to count cells by criteria

Use COUNTIF if you need to sum values for a particular person or other criterion.