Single Series Column Chart

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

Chart Template for PowerPoint

  • 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

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. You can add your data manually or copy data from Excel or any other data source.
  4. Close the Excel sheet.
  5. Restyle and customize to change text, fonts, colors etc. to match your brand guidelines, corporate identity / corporate design and preferences.
  6. This chart plots category data on X-axis and their corresponding values on Y-axis.
  7. Pre-formatted for both positive and negative values.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.

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.

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