Line Chart with Highest and Lowest Values (Auto) Highlighted

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Chart Type
Line Chart
Use For
Trend over Time, Comparison, Pattern
You can customize this Line Chart for any report where you need to;

analyze trends and compare data over time against average and minimum target threshold.

Key Features

  • Highest and lowest values are auto highlighted using conditional formatting.
  • Average value is derived from absolute numbers using formulas.
  • Pre-built data setup with comments, so that you don’t have to spend time figuring out how to setup data correctly.
  • Uncluttered charts with professional formatting and styles that automatically adopt to your data, so that you don’t have to find, learn and fine tune tens of hidden settings.
  • Out-of-box single/dual axis charts for numeric, percentage and currency data, with pre-placed data labels, legends and offbeat markers for engaging presentations.
  • Fully functional data chart with real world data.


The line chart in this example shows (a) number of calls made by a sales rep on weekdays each week, indicated by orange line (b) average number of calls during the period, indicated by green line (c) minimum threshold / target given to the sales rep, indicated by area colored in red and (d) the points of highest and lowest calls made, automatically highlighted with data labels inside the markers.

A quick look at the chart shows that the rep has made 82 calls a day on an average, which is well above the minimum target of 60 calls a day. Looking at the area in red, the rep has fallen below target on 4 days during the period. The chart also shows that lowest number of calls were recorded on Tuesday of week 1 and highest number of calls were recorded on Friday of Week 2. An even careful look reveals that comparatively the performance has been below par in week 1 and week 3.

This data gives a good starting point for analysis and further investigation to identify what caused the drops and spikes. Also, what steps can improve the performance further. A must have chart for daily report and monthly report of activities or sales.

Chart Data

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 parent categories in column A.
  3. Enter child categories / sub-categories in column B. Parent categories and child categories are grouped together and plotted on X-axis.
  4. Enter corresponding series data for each sub-category in column C.
  5. Average of the series data is derived from numeric data. The series data and data average is plotted on Y-axis, in form of line chart.
  6. Enter the minimum threshold / target value in cell D3.
  7. Close the Excel sheet.

Video Demo

The following video shows how you can easily edit data and customize the PowerPoint chart template in minutes, for any report or data analysis presentation, irrespective of industry or job function.


Modern 16:9 aspect ratio. You can easily change to 4:3 aspect ratio, or resize to any dimension.
100% editable and fully customizable. You can edit data, change text and fonts, apply your custom brand colors. Basically, you can edit and  customize every chart element.
File Format:

PPTX. Compatible with PowerPoint 2010 and above.

Instant access and download. Can be saved as PDF, PNG, JPG to insert in MS Word or in other documents or to use on websites and blogs.
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