Join Curt Frye for an in-depth discussion in this video Formatting cells using data bars, part of Excel 2016: Pivot Tables in Depth.
- When you summarize numerical data using a pivot table,…Excel displays the values with either little formatting,…which can make the numbers difficult to interpret,…or using a number format.…In both cases, you need to keep the numbers in mind…and also which number represents which data point…and make your comparison.…That's easy enough to do with two values,…but with more than two, it becomes a little bit tricky.…In Excel 2016, you can create a conditional format…called Data Bars…that adds color bars to a cell's background…and the length of a bar…reflects the relative magnitude of the value in the cell.…
I'll show you how to create Data Bars…using an Excel workbook called DataBars.…You can find that in the Chapter05 folder…of your Exercise Files collection.…To start, click any cell in the body of the pivot table…and then, on the Home tab of the Ribbon,…click the Conditional Formatting button…and point to Data Bars.…The Data Bars palette has two main sections to it.…The first is Gradient Fill…which applies fills that get lighter…
- Formatting data for use in a PivotTable
- Creating a new PivotTable
- Connecting to data sources
- Consolidating data from multiple data sources
- Creating calculated fields
- Summarizing field data
- Sorting and filtering PivotTables
- Working with Excel slicers
- Formatting PivotTables with styles and formats
- Applying conditional formats
- Creating PivotCharts
- Printing PivotTables
- Running macros
- Creating a PivotTable using the data model
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Creating and Pivoting PivotTables
2. Summarizing PivotTable Data
3. Sorting and Filtering PivotTable Data
4. Formatting PivotTables
5. Applying Conditional Formats to PivotTables
6. Creating and Manipulating PivotCharts
7. Printing PivotTables
8. Manipulating PivotTables
Running an Excel macro6m 23s
9. Creating PivotTables Using the Data Model
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