Single Series Column Chart Template

Use this single series column chart PowerPoint template to show data comparison across categories.

  • This chart template is pre-formatted for both positive and negative values. 
  • In case of negative values, the corresponding column colors change to red automatically.
  • In case of negative values, the X-axis position adjusts itself and moves to a low position so that the axis labels do not overlap the data series. 

Chart Type

Column Chart (Vertical Bar Chart)

Chart Function

Comparison

Use case example: Annual revenue

What is the amount of revenue earned each year in last 5 years? The chart in above example shows annual revenue of an organization over last 5 years – from 2014 to 2018. 

If you also want to present percentage growth (positive and negative) in revenue over previous period, use this column chart template.

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 and corresponding data in column B.
  3. Close the Excel sheet.
  4. Pre-formatted for both positive and negative values.
  5. In case of negative values, the corresponding column colors change to red automatically. You can change the default colors easily to choose colors of your choice.
  6. In case of negative values, the X-axis position adjusts itself and moves to a low position so that the axis labels do not overlap the data series.
  7. File format: PPTX. Compatible with PowerPoint 2010 and above.

See the following video for;

  • How to edit chart data easily.
  • How to add or delete data series.
  • How to change chart colors.
  • How to format axis to change currency and choose the currency of your choice from the options available within PowerPoint.

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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