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Displaying conditional colors in a column chart

To emphasize differences between data in the chart it will be interesting to create a column chart in which the color of each column depends on the value displayed.

Simple combination chart

Sometimes you want to show a single chart that consists of series that use different chart types.

Creating Master and Scrolled Detail charts

When you create a chart with a scroll bar, it will be useful to create a chart with all data to see which data fragment you see in the scrolling chart.

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 combine two different chart types into one chart. For example, to merge 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.

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