Combination Chart with 4 Variables and 2 Y-Axis (Numeric and Percentage Values)

Use this professional column, line and area combination chart PowerPoint template to visualize and compare four variables (numeric and percentage) using dual Y-axis in one chart.

Chart Template for PowerPoint

Chart Type

Combination Chart (Column + Line + Area)

Chart Function

Comparison

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 categories in column A. They are plotted on X-axis.
  3. Enter variable 1 data values in column B. These are plotted on primary Y-axis in form of column chart.
  4. Enter variable 2 data values in column C. These are plotted on primary Y-axis in form of line chart.
  5. Enter variable 3 data values in column D. These are plotted on secondary Y-axis in form of area chart.
  6. Enter variable 4 data values in column E. These are plotted on secondary Y-axis in form of area chart.
  7. You can add your data manually or copy data from Excel or any other data source. 
  8. Close the Excel sheet.
  9. Restyle and customize to change text, fonts, colors etc. to match your brand guidelines, corporate identity / corporate design and preferences. 
  10. Modify the template for your own use case. Easily change, add or delete categories and corresponding data series, if you have more/less data than provided in this ready-to-use template.
  11. Easily change X-axis category labels from products to any other category labels.
  12. Easily change Y-axis data from currency to absolute numbers or percentages.
  13. Easily change currency symbol from USD to any other currency symbol.
  14. File format: PPTX. Compatible with PowerPoint 2010 and above.

Use case example: Annual revenue and profit percentage comparison

The combination chart in above example compares (a) monthly revenue generated in current year (column chart), with that of last year (line chart with markers) and (b) monthly profit percentage in current year (area chart 1) with that of last year (area chart 2). 

The quantitative numeric (dollar) values corresponding to each month’s revenue are plotted on primary Y-axis. The percentage values representing each month’s profit percentage are plotted on secondary Y-axis. 

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