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.

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


Column Chart



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.

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. Close the Excel sheet.
  4. The category with highest value is automatically identified and highlighted in a different color from rest of the categories.
  5. File format: PPTX. Compatible with PowerPoint 2013 and above.

Numbers have an important story to tell. They rely on you to give them a clear and convincing voice.

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