## Excel 365

### Creating a simple thermometer chart

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**thermometer**chart is a kind of progress chart that shows the current completed percentage of the task or the value of any metric relative to the predefined value. E.g., the thermometer scale can display the sales plan status or client satisfaction rate.### How to create a funny dog breeds lifespan chart in Excel

**Span chart**, also known as a

**(**

*range bar graph***),**

*range column graph***,**

*floating bar graph***,**

*difference graph***, used to display the specific variable value range. Span charts are ideal for comparing ranges, and typically, each variable represents a particular category. All values for the selected category fall between minimal and maximal values that correspond to lower and upper bounds of the interval.**

*high-low graph*### How to create a span chart in Excel

**Span chart**, also known as a

**,**

*range graph***,**

*floating graph***,**

*difference graph***, shows dataset ranges between a minimum value and a maximum value:**

*high-low graph*### How to create a box and whisker plot in Excel

When you work with some statistical data such as lifespan, weight, or height of the specific
type of pets, you have different charts and diagrams to compare them. The

**box and whisker**chart is one of the useful graphical representation of statistical data that that shows the median, quartiles, and extreme values at one plot.### How to create a break-even chart in Excel

A revenue the company generates from selling the products or providing the services should cover the
fixed costs, variable costs, and leave a contribution margin. The point where the total operating
margin (the difference between the price of the product or service and the variable costs per item
or customer) covers the fixed costs is called a

**break-even point**.### Creating a Drop-Down List in a Cell

Manual data entry into spreadsheets and especially entering data into text cells
leads to many errors. Excel data validation tools allow you to reduce the inaccuracy
of Excel data entry by restricting the set of possible values to a pre-defined list.
Users can select the item from a drop-down list with few choices, instead of typing
text into the data entry form template.

### Change the decimal point to a comma or vice versa

When you import data into Excel spreadsheets from Internet pages or CSV files, Excel fails to
recognize some numbers and converts them to the default text type. Temporarily changing Excel
settings helps to reduce the amount of manual work and the number of errors on replacing comma
to point, dot to comma, semicolon to comma, etc. Also, you need to change decimal delimiter
settings for printing or exporting data for international users.

### How to create a Heatmap chart in Excel

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**Heatmap**or**Heat Map**chart looks like a table, which cells colors depend on the cell value. These charts are popular in biology, web and other analytics, geography, etc. Tabular data transformation for time series data projects one-dimensional data into two-dimensional time matrices, which simplify frequent pattern analysis.### How to hide the cell values in Excel without hiding cells

Conditional formatting of Excel cells simplifies
highlighting values by adding color scales,
data bars, sparklines, and in-cell icons to the cell. The exact values of the highlighted cells
rarely meaningful and may even interfere with the perception of information. Custom cell format
allows hiding values of such cells without hiding the cells.

### How to change comma to decimal point and vice versa in Excel

Because of different standards of different countries and cultures, there is a lot
of situations when you need to change commas to dots, decimal points or dots, decimal
points to commas in an Excel spreadsheet: