Creating a semaphore thermometer chart

Data visualization is a powerful cognitive tool that enables you to attract more attention to your statements. E.g., you can direct your organization's attention to insufficiently developed goals and praise them for successfully performed goals. This tip shows you how to update thermometer char colors automatically according to the current process status.

Creating a glossy thermometer chart

The thermometer chart (also known as a thermometer goal chart or progress chart) is an excellent indicator of the process with well-defined measures, e.g., task status. See also how to create a simple thermometer chart and twin or double thermometer chart. This tip will teach you how to make it more appealing to your audience.

Simple combination chart

Sometimes you want to show a single chart with a series of different chart types. These charts containing data series with different chart types for each of them (lines, columns, areas, scatter, etc.) are called combo or combination charts:

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:

How to create a histogram chart by categories in Excel

Histograms show the distribution of numeric data, and there are several different ways how to create a histogram chart. Distributions of non-numeric data, e.g., ordered categorical data, look similar to Excel histograms. However, you cannot use Excel histogram tools and need to reorder the categories and compute frequencies to build such charts.

Creating pictogram chart with colorful filling

A pictogram (also known as pictorgamme, pictograph, icon chart, pictorial unit chart, or picto) is a chart or graph which uses icons, symbols, illustrations, or pictures to represent data. Pictograms have become quite popular in modern infographics to present simple facts, but it is not obvious how to create this chart in Excel.

How to create a combination chart in PowerPoint

Is it really necessary to create a chart in Excel and then import it to your PowerPoint presentation? Here you will see how to create a complex chart in PowerPoint that later will be used for adding additional effects.

Using two axes in 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.

Tally chart in Excel

A tally chart is a quick and easy way to record data by filling the chart with vertical bars each time a piece of information is observed. In addition, vertical bars (or tally marks) are immediately divided into groups of five (rarely groups of seven or ten).

Comparison bar chart with differences

In Excel, you can create a variety of different charts to compare two or more data sets. When comparing two data sets, charts such as butterfly, mirror, tornado, etc., are often used, where the differences in the data sets are not always clearly visible.