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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.

Combining several charts into one chart

If you want to combine more than two different data series with common horizontal and different vertical values, you could not just add another axis to the chart. You need to combine several charts into one chart.

Using two axes in the one chart

Sometimes you want to show several axes in one chart to demonstrate each data series with different formatting and with different axis in one chart.

How to add deviations into your chart

Sometimes you can give your charts a more impressive view by showing deviations of some real process from its expected flow.

Using Arrows in a Chart

The Expressiveness of business graphics sometimes determines the success or failure of the presentation, and you can achieve a better perception of the audience by using in charts intuitively obvious representation of data by arrows.

How to add Dividers to the chart

Most reports and presentations contain a lot of boring charts that describe the state before and after some event, action, etc. However, using simple visual tricks, you can shake up the audience and draw attention to the essence of your presentation.

Creating automatically extended plot ranges

If you often need to adjust your data ranges so that your charts plot an updated data range, you may be interested in a trick that forces Excel to update the chart's data range whenever you add new data to your worksheet.

Creating a Gantt chart

A Gantt chart is a horizontal bar chart that is often used in project management applications like Microsoft Project or GanttPRO Gantt chart software.

Creating picture charts

Excel makes it easy to incorporate a pattern, texture, or graphic file for elements in your chart. E.g., you can create a funny burger sales chart for your colleagues.