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How to create Waterfall Chart in a minute

How to create Waterfall Chart in a minute?

Waterfall Chart

A waterfall chart is also known as Stacked Column Chart, Bridge Graph. It is a quick way to provide a great visual representation for positive and negative values. The bars in a waterfall chart can grasp the attention of the audience. But, creating waterfall chart is little difficult in older versions of excels such as Office 2007, Office 2010 & Office 2013. Yes, it consumes little more time for a long data visualization. But in Office 2016, there is a dedicated option for waterfall chart. It is really a handy feature for users like us who work in such industries. 

As I explained above, the people have to spend around 30 to 40 minutes to develop a chart with 15 to 20 data sets. Little time consuming, right? So, the Office 2016 is really a happy news for everyone.  Okay without wasting any more time, let’s learn this new feature now.

How to Create Waterfall chart in Excel 2016?

We are going to create a waterfall char with the given data, which explains the year on year profit / loss status.

  • To develop waterfall chart just highlight or select the given data from A1 to B9 (A1:B9)
  • Navigate to Chart group under the Insert tab
  • Select the waterfall chart option from the gallery. That’s it,
  • The chart is created in the same sheet near the data sheet
  • Positive values plotted in one color
  • Negative values plotted in another color, which is not easy with older version

Look at the chart now.  A step by step representation is perfectly plotted in a single click. As I told, it is not this much easy with older versions. Do remember that I am using Office 2016 with office 365 subscription, which is the latest version now.

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