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How to hide points on the chart axis

Sometimes you need to omit some points of the chart axis, e.g., the zero point. This tip will show you how to hide certain points on the chart axis using custom label format.

Waterfall chart using Error bars

The waterfall chart is normally used for understanding how an initial value is affected by a series of intermediate positive or negative values. As we have shown Creating a Waterfall chart it can be created using a combination of Excel Bar charts. This tip will show you how streamline this process using Error Bar chart. The waterfall chart is normally used for understanding how an initial value is affected by a series of intermediate positive or negative values.

Creating a Candlestick Stock chart

Candlestick chart is a style of bar-chart used primarily to describe price movements of a security, derivative, or currency over time. It is a combination of a line-chart and a bar-chart, in that each bar represents the range of price movement over a given time interval. It is most often used in technical analysis of equity and currency price patterns.

Creating a twin or double thermometer chart

"Thermometer" chart display the percentage of a task that's completed. How to create simple thermometer chart, see Creating a simple thermometer chart and Creating a glossy thermometer chart. But sometimes it will be more informative to display two results in one chart. This tip is how to create a thermometer chart with two competitive columns.

How to insert cell content to the shape

If you are creating chart or diagram in Excel with shapes, you might need to update the shape text automatically depending on the value in a particular cell.

Conditional formatting of chart axes

Another powerful trick to attain the attention of the audience and improve the effect of your presentation is to use axis label formatting customized for the specific value ranges.

Creating a simple thermometer chart

You're probably familiar with a "thermometer" type display that shows the percentage of a task that's completed. It's very easy to create such a display in Excel.

Adding error bars

For certain chart types, you can add error bars to your chart. Error bars often are used to indicate "plus or minus" information that reflects uncertainty in the data.

Removing excess spaces and nonprinting characters

Often, data imported into an Excel worksheet contains excess spaces or strange (often unprintable) characters. There are two handy functions TRIM and CLEAN to cleanup such data.

How to see formulas on the spreadsheet

Sometimes it is handy to view (and print) the formulas in all the cells in a spreadsheet with out having to manually enter each cell.