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  • Bullet Chart

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The bullet chart is an advanced Excel chart that you should learn if you want to improve your charting skills. When you need to demonstrate a single point target vs. achievement, this chart is ideal. According to Wikipedia, a bullet graph is a Stephen Few-developed version of a bar graph.

Bullet graphs are a type of bar graph that was created to replace dashboard gauges and metres. When comparing the performance of a major metric to one or more other measures, a bullet graph is beneficial. A single bullet graph depicting actual sales versus expected sales is shown below.

Stephen Few, a dashboard expert, created bullet charts, which have now become widely accepted as one of the best charting representations for showing success against an objective.

  • Choose the data range that you'd want to plot. What exactly is this?
  • Select the Chart option from the Insert menu.
  • A new chart will be put above the cells as a floating element, and the Chart Editor sidebar will emerge with editing options for the chart.
  • Your graph will be transformed into a histogram.

A histogram is a graph that divides numeric data into bins and shows them as segmented columns. They're used to show how often values fall into ranges in a dataset's distribution.

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