Using Pie Charts and Doughnut Charts in Excel

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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 in those parts, and a doughnut chart will help you to do this.
Format chart in Excel 2016

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 2016
  • after the merger of some companies have received:
    Pie Chart 2 in Excel 2016

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

   1.    Select the first data range (in this example, B5:C10).

   2.    On the Insert tab, in the Charts group, select the Pie and Doughnut button:

Pie Chart in Excel 2016

In the Pie and Doughnut dropdown list, choose the Doughnut Doughnut chart in Excel 2016 chart.

   3.    Right-click in the chart area and do one of the following:

  • Under Chart Tools, on the Design tab, in the Data group, choose Select Data:
    Select Data in Excel 2016
  • Right-click in the chart area and choose Select Data... in the popup menu:
    Select Data in popup menu Excel 2016

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

Add data series in Excel 2016

   5.    In the Edit Series dialog box, select the second data range (in this example, C14:C22):

Edit Series in Excel 2016

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

Doughnut Chart in Excel 2016

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

See also this tip in French: Utiliser le graphique en secteurs ou en anneau dans Excel.

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