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Creating a Scrolling chart

Sometimes you need to create a chart that shows a large data amount. Then it would be useful to insert a scroll bar in your chart:

Bubble and Area chart

In this tip, we will show how to different charts could be combined in the one chart. For 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 with the Chart Design 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.

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.

Creating a twin or double thermometer chart

The thermometer chart displays the percentage of a task that's completed. See also how to create a simple thermometer chart, and how to create 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 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 specific points on the chart axis using a custom label format.

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 glossy thermometer chart

The thermometer chart is an excellent indicator of the process with well-defined measures, e.g., task status. How to create a simple thermometer chart, see Creating a simple thermometer chart. This tip will teach you how to make it more appealing for your audience.