Waterfall Chart

Use this waterfall chart PowerPoint template to present how individual components contribute to the total.

Chart Template for PowerPoint


Waterfall Chart


Part to Whole Relationship

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. They form the X-axis of the waterfall chart.
  3. Enter corresponding series data for each category in column B. These are plotted on Y-axis.
  4. You can add your data manually or copy data from Excel or any other data source. 
  5. Close the Excel sheet.
  6. 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.
  7. File format: PPTX. This template is compatible with Office 365, PowerPoint 2016 and above.

Use case example: Revenue from products

The waterfall chart in above example shows contribution of individual components (revenue generated by each of the 6 products in this example) to the total (total revenue in this example). 

Also see waterfall chart to visualize initial and final value

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