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How to create interactive chart with checkboxes in Excel

Excel has many different useful features that help you present data. One popular way to present data is to create an interactive chart with checkboxes. The Check Box control allows you to define which data series to display on the chart.

How to create interactive chart with radio or option buttons

Adding controls to Excel charts allows you to create interactive charts to avoid overloading a chart with many data series, or to highlight certain data instead of creating multiple charts. Usually, adding the Option Buttons (radio buttons) control leads to a copy of the data you need to display on the chart. This can be inconvenient in some cases, for example, with a large amount of data. To avoid overloading the spreadsheet, you can use Defined Names.

How to create simple interactive chart with radio or option buttons

Microsoft Excel has many useful tools for creating an interactive presentation of your data. One such feature is interactive controls that can be added to the Excel spreadsheet to create dynamic charts. To avoid cluttering the chart with many different data series, Excel offers using various controls, such as Option Buttons, that can be easily added and customized.

Creating a simple competition chart

Competition is an integral part of the development of any company and community. From childhood, we compete for our favorite toys among peers, for leadership in games, and so on. Healthy competition helps to achieve many goals: from quickly solving problems to choosing the most appropriate strategy.

How to create Waterfall chart

The waterfall chart, also known as the cascade or bridge chart, shows the positive or negative change of the initial value under the influence of various factors, such as time. The main purpose of this chart is to show the viewer how the value has increased or decreased over a certain period or under the influence of certain factors:

Bubble chart

The most popular charts display data in one (as a pie chart, radar, or spider chart) or two dimensions (any type of line chart or scatter plot). If you need to display data in three dimensions, you can use 3D charts or bubble charts.

Bubble and Area chart

Combination charts are a great opportunity to create a really creative and memorable data presentation. Unfortunately, you can't choose the Bubble chart as an alternative chart type for line, area, etc. charts in the Change Chart Type dialog box (see Using two axes in the one chart). This tip shows how to combine two different chart types into one chart.

Speedometer chart

A speedometer, dial, or gauge chart displays a single value (usually displayed as an arrow) on a colored or sectored dial. The speedometer dial can be a half or a whole circle (the simplest option) or a sector located symmetrically vertically:

How to create Master and Scrolled Detail charts

Scroll charts are often created to view detailed information for a small data range from a large dataset. For example, it is convenient to view weekly changes over a longer period of time, such as several months. Depending on the selected scroll step, you can view changes daily or weekly by moving the scroll bar.

How to create a Scrolling chart

The Scroll chart shows data for a long period in small scrollable time chunks. It makes easier to analyze data over a sufficiently long period in Microsoft Excel, Word or PowerPoint.
The Scroll chart displays some contiguous range of data from a large dataset. Using the provided Control tools, it is possible to add a scroll bar to the chart area and view the desired data range: