Designer Column Chart with Conditional Formatting for Highest Value

Use this designer column chart PowerPoint template to compare category data and automatically highlight value category / column using conditional formatting.

Chart Template for PowerPoint

In this template, the category with highest value is automatically highlighted in a different color from rest of the categories. 


Column Chart



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 category values in column A (plotted on X-axis) and corresponding data in column B (plotted on Y-axis).
  3. You can add your data manually or copy data from Excel or any other data source.
  4. Close the Excel sheet.
  5. Restyle and customize to change text, fonts, colors etc. to match your brand guidelines, corporate identity / corporate design and preferences. 
  6. The category with highest value is automatically identified and highlighted in a different color from rest of the categories.
  7. 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.
  8. File format: PPTX. Compatible with PowerPoint 2013 and above.

Use case example: Monthly sales

The uncommon column chart in above example compares monthly sales for six months – from January to June. The month with highest sales volume is automatically highlighted in green color, to draw instant attention.

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