Excel Data Bars in Pivot Table
January 12, 2021
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My daughter, Sarah, just started making videos for me, so I gave her an easy one to start with -- show how to do quick division with Excel's Paste Special command.
To see Sarah's video, and to get the sample file, go to the Change Numbers With Paste Special page on my Contextures site.
Here are the steps for dividing a list of numbers by 1000:
For pivot tables with a one or two number columns, conditional formatting data bars can be a great way to show the results. I made a video to show how to set up the data bars, and then adjust the settings, so new data shows the data bars too.
To see my new video, and to get the sample file, go to the Pivot Table Conditional Formatting page on my Contextures site.
To add data bars quickly, use the Ribbon command:
Then, to make sure new data get the conditional formatting, go into Conditional Formatting Rules, and make this change for the Data Bar rule:
Here are a couple of Excel-related articles that you might find useful or interesting.
Tables: Jon Acampora shows 10 shortcuts for working with Excel Tables. Do you use all of them? My favourite it dragging the heading cell to move a table column. (Level - All)
Here's one of the things I did for fun over the holidays. The streets from my home town are at the left. It's quite different from the city where we live now, shown at the right!
To try this for yourself, use the city roads page on GitHub. The page is the plainest thing I've ever seen on the internet -- just 2 lines of text and a box to type in.
Type a city name and province/state, then press Enter. For some cities, you might have to choose from a list of suggestons, after you enter the name.
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Last updated: September 17, 2021 9:31 AM