Clustered Bar Chart with Four Panels and Largest Bar Auto Highlighted

Use this 3 series clustered / grouped bar chart PowerPoint template with grouped Y-axis and conditional formatting to present and compare data of three sub-categories within each main category, in form of clustered / grouped bars.

Chart Template for PowerPoint

This template with grouped Y-axis automatically highlights the bars with highest value in each category.


Clustered / Grouped Bar Chart


Comparison, Distribution

How to use and edit this chart template

To edit this chart template, execute following steps.

  1. Right click on the chart to open chart menu. Click Edit Data. This will open the linked Excel sheet (see video below).
  2. Enter parent categories in column A. 
  3. Enter child categories in column B. They are grouped together with the parent categories.
  4. Enter corresponding data in column C.
  5. You can add your data manually or copy data from Excel or any other data source. 
  6. Close the Excel sheet.
  7. Child categories with highest values within each parent category are automatically identified and highlighted in a different color.
  8. Restyle and customize to change text, fonts, colors etc. to match your brand guidelines, corporate identity / corporate design and preferences. 
  9. Modify the template for your own use case, industry or job function. Easily change, add or delete categories and corresponding data series, if you have more/less data than provided in this ready-to-use template.
  10. File format: PPTX. Compatible with PowerPoint 2010 and above.

Use case example: Sales volume by branches

The chart in above example presents monthly sales volume comparison of 4 branches during January, February and March. The data labels show the sales numbers for each branch for each month. 

In this chart template, for each of the 4 branches, months with highest sales volume are automatically highlighted in a different color to draw instant attention. 

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