Excel | Advanced charts exercise | Butter - Combination Charts

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Software ==> Excel  (151 exercises)
Version ==> Excel 2016 and later
Topic ==> Advanced charts  (4 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Subject ==> Excel training
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Open the file contained within the folder name shown above.

Press CTRL + A to select all the data, then press F11 to create a default chart.

Use the chart filter tool to exclude (remove) the % of population series from the chart.  This is the chart you have so far:

Basic chart

We want to improve this chart!

The chart would look much better if the Total Population series used a different scale as the numbers are much larger.

Change the chart type to a Combo chart and change the chart type for the Total Population to a line chart on a secondary axis:

Creating a Combo Chart

Just the Total Population series is set to a Line chart on a Secondary Axis.

The chart will now have 2 axis scales:

Combo chart with 2 axis scales

You can edit each axis scale separately.

Use the formatting options to make the Total Population line chart clearer:

Formatted chart

A darker, dotted line could be easier to see more clearly.

Use Save As... to save the file in your own new Excel work folder.

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