Column Chart with Negative Growth Auto Highlighted

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Chart Type
Column Chart
Use For
You can customize this Column Chart for any report where you need to;

compare percent increase/decrease in data values over a period or across categories.

Key Features

  • Percent growth (positive or negative / increase or decrease) is derived from absolute numbers using formulas.
  • Columns with negative growth are auto highlighted in a different color to draw attention.
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Column chart in above example compares month-over-month revenue growth of an organization from January to August. The percent growth is derived from absolute numbers (auto calculated) using formulas in Excel based datasheet.

This dynamic highlighting of columns in different color helps in instantly spotting months / categories with negative growth.


% Growth = [ (Revenue in this month – Revenue in previous month) / Revenue in previous month ] x 100

Chart Data

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 categories in column A (plotted on X-axis).
  3. Enter corresponding series data in column B (plotted on Y-axis).
  4. Percent change (increase/decrease) is derived from numeric values.
  5. The categories (months in this example) showing negative growth (decrease in revenue over previous period) are automatically highlighted in red color. You can change the highlight color.
  6. Close the Excel sheet.

Video Demo

The following video shows how you can easily edit data and customize the PowerPoint chart template in minutes, for any report or data analysis presentation, irrespective of industry or job function.


Modern 16:9 aspect ratio. You can easily change to 4:3 aspect ratio, or resize to any dimension.
100% editable and fully customizable. You can edit data, change text and fonts, apply your custom brand colors. Basically, you can edit and  customize every chart element.
File Format:

PPTX. Compatible with PowerPoint 2010 and above.

Instant access and download. Can be saved as PDF, PNG, JPG to insert in MS Word or in other documents or to use on websites and blogs.
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