Combination Chart with Actual and Average Values for PowerPoint

Use this column and line combination chart PowerPoint template to compare actual values against data series average value.

In this chart template, average value is auto calculated from absolute values and placed in chart.

Chart Type

Combination Chart (Column + Line)

Chart Function


Use case example: Average monthly revenue

In the above example, monthly revenue (dollar value) generated by an organization are plotted using column chart and the average revenue (auto-calculated) is plotted using a line chart with markers. 

KPI Target Example: Average Monthly Revenue > $300,000


Average Monthly Revenue = (Revenue for month 1 + month 2 + month 3 + ..... + month n ) / Number of months

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 (plotted on X-axis) and corresponding data for each category in column B (plotted on Y-axis).
  3. Average data series value is derived from absolute values (auto calculated using formulas). Average value is plotted on Y-axis in form of preformatted and auto placed line chart.
  4. Close the Excel sheet.
  5. This chart template is preformatted for both positive and negative values.
  6. File format: PPTX. Compatible with PowerPoint 2010 and above.

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

Stephen Few
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