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Pivot Charts

August 21, 2017 - by Bill Jelen

Pivot Charts

Building a pivot chart to summarize a data set

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  • Building a pivot chart to summarize a data set
  • I start with a pivot table.
  • If you want years to go across the chart, make them go down the Rows area
  • Change Field Settings to Show Values as a Percentage of Row
  • Format the pivot table as % with no decimal places
  • Create the pivot chart
  • Immediately Cut, Ctrl + Home, Paste
  • Formatting the chart:
  • Adding a Title at the top
  • Triple click the title to edit in place
  • Select second series. Ctrl + 1. Narrow the Gap Width.
  • Add Data Labels to only the second series

Download File

Download the sample file here: Podcast2008.xlsx

Title Photo: jackmac34 / pixabay

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