This is an example of the default settings for a bar chart in Excel. This is functional but could be far more effective; here are my main steps I use to create quick, effective data visualisations. Remove chart borders. Show data in a useful order (alphabetically, or ranked, or some other important order). Keep gridlines … Continue reading Quick Steps to Make Effective Data Visualisations
As a result of prodding around the excel subreddit I found a query from user innocuous_gorilla about creating drop downs that are dependent upon each other. Due to working at NHS England where we have a massive array of organisation types and hierarchies, I quickly learnt how to do this! For example, in NHS England … Continue reading HOW TO… Excel: Create a hierarchical series of drop down boxes
Preamble So, a recent issue I’ve had using VBA to create UserForms to handle data input is data validation. Throughout my UserForm I’ve included a variety of Combo Boxes that contain lists of information the user can select. In most instances I would like the user to have inputted exactly one of the options within … Continue reading HOW TO… VBA: Compare VBA Combo Box Values with Their Lists
Continuing the theme of automatically updating charts, we’re going to look at how to make a chart deal with a dynamically changing data range. This is useful for situations where you have multiple measures that each have a different number of independent variables (the variables plotted on our x-axis, which was the month of the … Continue reading HOW TO… Excel: Create a Dynamic Data Range for a Chart
Following on from our last series of HOW TO... Excel, we're going to expand the concepts used to create the dynamic data table and create another sheet for the same workbook that will be the home of an automatically updating chart! Unlike pivot charts, this will be able to update as soon as new data … Continue reading HOW TO… Excel: Create an Automatically Updating Chart
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