Excel 2016 from Scratch Exercise
Visualization M, Pivot Table and Chart, Conditional formatting
An Excel tutorial by Peter Kalmstrom
this demo in the Excel 2016 from Scratch series Peter Kalmstrom
starts with an Excel file where color coding has been used
to highlight values that are over budget.
Peter advises against using color coding this way. Instead
he recommends the more useful conditional formatting, that
makes it possible to present the data in a pivot table and
a pivot graph.
If you want to try the exercise yourself, please
download the Excel file Peter uses in the demo.
This is what Peter shows in the demo below:
Peter uses Excel 2016 for his demo, but the Excel visualization
tools are the same for earlier versions of Excel.
- How to format a range of cells as a table.
- How to add a column to the right in a table
by writing in a cell to the right of it.
- How to filter the values in a column and
how to clear the filter.
- How to remove color coding of cells.
- How to add custom conditional formatting
to a range of cells.
- How to create a pivot table to summarize data.
- How to create a view in a pivot table.
- How to insert a chart that visualizes the pivot