Excel Functions

Excel Basics

16.1 Importing Data from Text Files into Excel 15.4 Dynamic Formulas by Using Excel Data Validation Techniques 15.3 Adding a Custom Excel Data Validation Error 15.2 Excel Decimal Data Validation 15.1 Creating an Excel Data Validation List 14.6 Excel Function: SUBTOTAL() 14.5 Excel Function: DCOUNT() 14.4 Excel Function: DAVERAGE() 14.3 Excel DSUM Function with AND Criteria 14.2 Excel DSUM Function with OR Criteria 14.1 Excel DSUM Function Single Criteria 13.9 Removing Duplicates in Excel 13.8 Using Conditional Formatting to Find Duplicates 13.7 Format a List as a Table 13.6 Creating Subtotals in a List 13.5 Filter an Excel List Using the AutoFilter Tool 13.4 Using Custom Sorts in an Excel List 13.3 Sorting a List Using Multi-Level Sorts 13.2 Sorting a List Using Single Level Sort 13.1 Understanding Excel List Structure 10.4. Creating a Custom Template 10.3. Opening an Existing Template 10.1. Intro to Excel Templates 9.4 Printing a Specific Range of Cells 9.3 Adding Header and Footer Content 9.2. Changing the Margins, Scaling and Orientation 9.1. Viewing your Document in Print Preview 8.6. Working with Excel Pie Charts 8.5. Moving a Chart to another Worksheet 8.4. Formatting an Excel Chart 8.3. Adding and Modifying Data on an Excel Chart 8.2. Working with the Excel Chart Ribbon 8.1. Creating an Excel Column Chart 7.4. Working with Excel SmartArt 7.3 Formatting Excel Shapes 7.2 Inserting Shapes In Excel 7.1 Inserting Images and Shapes into an Excel Worksheet 6.9. Using Conditional Formatting 6.8. Merging and Centering Cells 6.7. Creating Styles to Format Data 6.6. Using Excel’s Format Painter 6.5. Formatting Percentages 6.4. Formatting Data as Currency Values 6.3. Adding Borders to Cells 6.2. Changing the Background Color of a Cell 6.1 Working with Font Formatting Commands 5.7 Moving and Copying an Excel Worksheet 5.6. Deleting an Excel Worksheet 5.5 Renaming an Excel Worksheet 5.4 Hiding and Unhiding Excel Rows and Columns 5.3. Changing the Width and Height of Cells 5.2. Inserting and Deleting Rows and Columns 5.1 Moving and Copying Data in an Excel Worksheet 4.9 Using the AutoFill Command to Copy Formulas 4.8 Excel’s AutoSum Shortcut Key 4.7 Using the AutoSum Command 4.6 Adjacent Cells Error in Excel Calculations 4.5 Working with the COUNT() Function 4.4 Working with the AVERAGE() Function 4.3 Working with the MIN() and MAX() Functions 4.2 Working with the SUM() Function – Excel 4.1 The structure of an Excel Function 3.7 Understanding the Order of Operation 3.6 Relative Versus Absolute Cell References in Formulas 3.5 Creating Basic Formulas in Excel 3.4 Working with Cell References 3.3 Entering Date Values in Excel 3.2 Working with Numeric Data in Excel 3.1 Entering Text to Create Spreadsheet Titles 2.10 Common Excel Shortcut Keys 2.9 Opening an Existing Excel Document 2.8 Saving an Excel Document 2.7 Understanding the Structure of an Excel Workbook 2.6 More on the Excel Interface 2.5 Customizing the Excel Quick Access Toolbar 2.4 Introduction to the Excel Interface 2.2 Microsoft Excel Startup Screen 2.1 Opening Microsoft Excel

8.6. Working with Excel Pie Charts

When we first started talking about charts, I did mention that there are many different types of charts you can work with. Some charts are better suited for large amounts of data, Like a cluster call them chart. Some charts are better suited for smaller amounts of data perhaps a single column of data or a single row. An example of this would be a pie chart.

Let us look at how you create a pie chart within Microsoft Excel.

I am going to go back to my quarter one sheet back to where all my data is at.

Now remember the first step is to select the data that you want to chart.

I am going to grab the same range that I grabbed earlier I will grab from A3 down to D8. There we go.

Now what that date is selected. I am going to create a pie chart but remember a pie chart is better suited for a single axis of data, a single column like a single month or a single bill a single row.

I have got all that data selected I am going to go up to insert tab.

I am going to go over the charts and this time I am going to grab a pie chart and I will just do the default to the flat chart.

Working with Excel Pie Charts 1

What did you give me? Excel give me all of the months with all the bills, remember a pie chart better suited for smaller amounts of data a single column a single row. So, what I really guy here is a single row worth of data. I got Rent for all three months. So, I got an equal pot pie chart there. Well that is great right.

But maybe it is not rent that I wanted maybe I wanted gas or maybe I did not want to bill maybe I wanted to break this up by a month. I want to see February’s data with all the bills. Why do not I do that.

We talked about changing the data source earlier, Remember that.

I Select my chart. Scroll back up. Never the color-coded areas. Now let us say I only want a specific month. I only want February. So, I am just going to grab the blue bar to shrink that up. It was great this site as well. Let us shrink that up. And now I have just got February data.

Working with Excel Pie Charts 2

But I am only looking at rents. That is weird. February rent is not much of a pie chart. I need to make a change here again with my chart selected. I am going to go to the Design tab, and I have this feature called switch row column.

Right now, I am looking at this by row a single row where the data rent for a single month. I am going to change it from row to column and I will get this button click. And now I have got February with all the bills one button press two change the data source. And then I switch the row column.

Working with Excel Pie Charts 3

A pie chart effective in describing your data. Kind of more percentage wise of this 100 percent pie. But remember it is better suited for a single column or a single row of data. So, you can manipulate the data pick up on the specific month or specific bill but remember on the Design tab you have got the switch row column feature. You can pick up on the appropriate data.

Try this out. Build a pie chart. You decide if you want to do a specific month. Do you want to do a specific bill worked with the switch row column get a feel for working for it with a pie chart and how to present that data? Try it out.