How to Create a Heat Map in Excel

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Use a heat map in Excel to create quick data visualizations! Today’s guide will be about how to build maps using conditional formatting. What is a heat map? Heat Map is the perfect solution for you if to want to highlight the crucial data points in a table or a range. Let us see a … Read more

Bullet Graph

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Bullet Graph is a great data visualization in Excel if you want to show key performance indicators using a quality scale. We will show you how to build a bullet graph in Excel using a few steps. If you need to build an Excel Dashboard, this chart is yours! How to build a bullet graph … Read more

Data connections

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How to use external data connections in Excel? Today’s tutorial is all about data import (SQL, CSV, and XML) and the managing of data sources. Stay with us! It is not surprising that we almost never store databases and a large amount of raw data in Excel worksheets. The main reason for this is that … Read more

How to Freeze Panes

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In this tutorial, you will learn how to Freeze Panes to lock specific cells, rows, and columns in place. If you are working with large data tables, this function is yours! When your spreadsheets become beyond control, you should have to freeze the rows and columns. Table of Contents Introducing the Freeze Panes feature in … Read more

Forecast Chart

Learn how to build a forecast chart in Excel! It is a custom combination chart which uses one column and two line chart. In this article, I’m going to show you how to create a simple forecast chart using conditionally formatted colors. What is a forecast chart? Let us see the main task: we want … Read more

Change Shape Color based on a cell value

Change Shape Color based on a cell value

Learn how to change shape color based on cell value in Excel using a few steps. In this tutorial, we will explain how to create interactive charts using conditional formatting. Believe it or not, it’s possible to change shape color on chart objects using some VBA tricks! You will learn how to extend the formatting … Read more

Gauge Chart

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The popularity of the gauge chart is indisputable. It’s a combination chart: a doughnut that displays the zones, and a pie chart indicates the actual value. Not only is it used by Excel PowerBI but leading BI providers too. When you take a look at the above visualizations, it is clear why it is so … Read more

How to create a drop-down list in Excel

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Using the drop-down list, we can choose elements from a predefined list. It is beneficial when, for example, we would like to show the efficiency of different departments within one company. It is worth using because when choosing its elements, the dashboard automatically refreshes and likewise the connecting charts. Forget all user-generated errors! Drop-down lists … Read more

Sparklines in Excel

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How to insert sparklines in Excel? In this article, you will learn all about sparklines. Get some useful examples! Now I’ve created this post to be a follow-along lesson. You can download the Excel file that I use during the article. Sparklines are in-cell Excel charts, and we are using these graphs to show variance … Read more

How to install an Excel Add-in

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Learn how to install an Excel add-in and how to fix the disappearing add-in ribbon using a few simple steps. Don’t forget to enable the Developer tab!