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6 charts for lively progress visualization

There are several different charts in Excel that can help you to create a perfect progress illustration.

Bubble and Area chart

In this tip we will show how to different charts could be combined in the one chart. In example we will combine a Bubble chart with an Area chart:

Adding Up/Down Bars to a line chart

If you have a line chart with two different data series, you might want to compare those series at each point along the horizontal axis. There are two different options for this, available in two locations along the Layout tab of the ribbon.

Glossy Gantt chart with a vertical line

If you need to create a simple Gantt chart, see Creating a Gantt chart or Gantt chart with progress. To add events to your Gantt chart, see Progress Gantt chart with events. This tip will help you to extend those charts by a vertical line that shows the current date.

Progress Gantt chart with events

Gantt chart is a pervasive project management tool intended to reveal task management problems. But you can enrich it with additional information like project milestones, presentation dates and similar events.

Gantt chart with progress

Gantt chart is a horizontal bar chart that is often used in project management applications.

How to add a vertical line to the chart

This tip is about how to add a vertical line in your chart. E.g., this will be useful to show data and highlight a current date.

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.

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.

Protect Excel spreadsheet options

To protect your spreadsheet, Excel proposes the following options: