Combination Chart (Column and Line) with Percent Change Over Previous Period

Use this line and column combination chart PowerPoint template to visualize and compare category data plotted on dual Y-axis.

Chart Template for PowerPoint

In this template, percent change is derived from numeric data, using formulas.

Chart Type

Combination Chart (Column + Line)​

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 (plotted on X-axis) and corresponding data in column B (plotted on primary Y-axis).
  3. You can add your data manually or copy data from Excel or any other data source. 
  4. Percentage change / percentage growth is derived from numeric data entered in column B. This is plotted on secondary Y-axis using a line chart.
  5. Close the Excel sheet.
  6. Restyle and customize to change text, fonts, colors etc. to match your brand guidelines, corporate identity / corporate design and preferences. 
  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 2010 and above.

Watch the following video for;

  • How to edit chart data.
  • How to add categories and data series, if you have more data than provided in this ready-to-use template.
  • Dynamic calculations of percent change and display on second Y-axis.
  • How to change chart colors easily.

Use case example: Annual revenue growth

What is the amount of revenue earned in each of the last five years and what is the year-on-year percentage growth in revenue. The chart in above example answers these questions with columns representing annual revenue amount of an organization over last 5 years and the line represents percentage growth in revenue over previous year. 

For comparison of quarterly revenue between two periods, use this line chart with 3 panels.

Example KPI Target: Increase YoY annual revenue by 20% in 2018.

Formula

% Change = [ (Revenue this year - Revenue previous year) / Revenue previous year ] x 100

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